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Cyberbullying is real. It does affect people. A cyberbully will probably think it’s just one comment, but that one comment has meaning. The victim will read that comment, and it will be meaningful. … more
Re: “Woodard is doing great things for Wilson County,” by Dixie Wyatt, May 2: I read with some interest the response from an avid devotee of the current sheriff. I had to agree that he seems … more
In our community and throughout the nation, local, state and federal government employees serve and protect us. Public servants deserve our appreciation daily, but Public Service Recognition Week, … more
Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t see you there. As you can see, I have two things in my hand, but you only see one. I’m faking. A lot of people tend to fake on social media. What you type on a … more
“No one’s perfect, right? and I’m pretty sure we are equal here.” So my question is why? Why would you want to bully someone period — it’s not like you’re winning a billion dollars or … more
What is diversity? Well, it can include gender, religion, race and so many other variables. Diversity is all over, yet some people tend to acknowledge these differences by taking matters into their … more
In a Vox.com article entitled, “America’s unique gun violence problem explained in 17 maps and charts,” German Lopez writes one of the best, most extensively researched articles regarding the … more
On May 10, we celebrate Confederate Memorial Day in North Carolina. In light of recent political antics where our ancestors are portrayed in a negative light, take time on May 10 to give these … more
Guess who said, “We must revolutionize their institutions, habits and manners”? Hint: This person advocated suspension of civil rights and the use of troops to supervise elections to … more
I have a “Wilson: Simply Wonderful” sticker and a Barton College license plate holder on the back of my vehicle. To make Wilson “Simply Wonderful,” the violence must stop. Parents we must … more
I have sent several letters to the city of Wilson asking for a breakdown on how my taxes are being spent. I want to inspect the books with my own eyeballs to make sure that the city officials are … more
I begin with a quote that speaks volumes to our education and economic issues —the two are linked: “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that … more
Law enforcement is a very rewarding career. It is a career that exemplifies the ultimate in teamwork and working together. It is a career that requires great leadership and having strong trust in … more
National Stuttering Awareness Week begins Monday, May 7. Did you know more than 3 million Americans stutter? That’s more than the populations of Wyoming, Vermont, Alaska, North Dakota and … more
The opening weekend of Eyes on Main Street in downtown Wilson was such an inspiring four days for all the photographers from near and far. The residents and businesspeople from all four corners of … more
Re: “London killings don’t disprove gun control arguments,” by R.L. Watson, April 28: There are a number of different articles regarding the murder rate in London being higher than New York. … more
Re: “Valentines vanish in mail mistake,” by Anne Liles, April 25: I, too, share your frustration with our postal service. In 1989, a letters was sent to our son, then a student at UNC, … more
It appears that a course of action to sell the Wilson County Home Health Certificate of Need to a for-profit health care provider is being pursued expeditiously without public understanding of the … more
As commander of the Wilson County Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 8, I want to take this opportunity to reach out to the veterans of Wilson County, especially to members of DAV Chapter 8. … more
I thank you for doing the Readers’ Choice Awards. It is very informative and most worthwhile. However, Carl Hinson’s letter in response to questionable results (“Were winners really the … more
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