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Re: “First legal hemp seedlings sprout,” front page, April 29: What a wonderful state of affairs that Wilson County agriculture is in the vanguard of the coming hemp revolution. Young farmers … more
In the past year I have been fortunate enough to work on several film and television projects. I have traveled to Georgia, before the new abortion bill, and more often to South Carolina. Why? … more
Re: “Pastor arrested on child porn charge,” front page, Friday: While we never want to have a story about sexual abuse be necessary, it is one of the dark truths that we sometimes find … more
Re. “Privatizing liquor sales is wrong for North Carolina” by Larry Etheridge, May 8: Please be aware that my comments are to discuss the control of alcoholic beverages and not the morality of … more
Do you feel guilty because descendants of Southern slavery have not received reparation payments? If so, it’s probably because Ivy League New Yorkers with a Bronx perspective of the universe are … more
Re: “Trump apologists double down on unwavering loyalty,” by Nancy N. Hawley, Thursday: Honesty compels me to say that, at times, I wish the president were more diplomatic, but after eight … more
There will always be nations, so any attempt to suppress nationalistic sentiment is like trying to suppress nature: Very hard, and dangerous, to do. What does any of this have to do with our … more
Re: “Howell’s heroism saved students’ lives,” by Hal Tarleton, May 4: Your column was excellent for the most part and well deserving for a hero such as Riley Howell. Sadly, you didn’t … more
I am a physician practicing hematology and oncology in Wilson since 2003. I treat patients without regard to insurance or ability to pay. The letter to the editor published in The Wilson Times on May … more
Re: “City seeks sponsors for Toisnot Park’s new dog park,” front page, Monday: The Wilson City Council has allocated $150,000 of the estimated $212,500 budget, so Parks and Recreation … more
May 10 in North Carolina is Confederate Memorial Day. This day is to mark and honor those who answered the call of the state and left their everyday lives to go and defend their homes from an … more
Re: “Cognitive dissonance: Malware for the human computer,” by Alvin R. Bass Jr.: Mr. Bass did a good job explaining cognitive dissonance in his Monday column, describing it as malware for the … more
House Bill 971 was recently filed in the North Carolina House of Representatives. This bill would privatize the current Alcoholic Beverage Control system in North Carolina, allowing for liquor to be … more
I recently had to set up an account with the city of Wilson’s customer service area to have a new water meter set for the construction of a new home. I had a great experience at the city in dealing … more
The city of Wilson has formed several committees to look at improving the appearance and function of U.S. 301, which runs a considerable distance through the city. Well, it appears that House Bill … more
The month of May takes on special significance for the Wilson Chamber of Commerce and greater Wilson business community. We join a national observance of Small Business Week during the first week of … more
As business leaders in the state of North Carolina, we know firsthand that a strong workforce is essential to North Carolina’s economy. We also know that employee health is a big contributor to the … more
C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band performed on a rainy and stormy Friday night (April 19) to a small but lively audience whose members were dancing in the aisles before the show ended at … more
I am not surprised by Franklin Graham calling on Pete Buttigieg to repent for being gay. I consider Mr. Graham to be one of the narrow-minded individuals who accepts the view that homosexuality is a … more
We in Wilson have lost two great icons who will never be replaced. Lee Gliarmis was a lifelong friend and a great inspiration to all who enjoyed sports and loved life. He was always inspiring … more
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