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Rare animal spotted in Wilson My wife, Sandra, found a koala mundi (South American coati or ring-tailed coati) in our backyard in the middle of the night. Has anyone else reported seeing one? It’s a native of South America. Could be an … more
Is health care a right or a privilege? OK, let’s start over again: Single-payer health care programs son’t own the hospitals, clinics or any other medical entity of the health care system. The services are paid for through … more
People kill, sometimes by accident, sometimes intentionally. The more guns in circulation, the more killing. The increased firepower and lethality of guns allows a single person to kill much more effectively. Gun regulation puts sensible limits … more
A previously rare disorder has reached epidemic proportions without much fanfare — Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, where caregivers inflict mental or physical abuse on their charge in order to garner attention for themselves. Victims are … more
As someone who believes in and has served in support of the Constitution of the United States, I am a bit concerned about newspapers and citizens who don’t understand or fully support the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United … more
The writer of the recent letter “U.S. forfeits leadership on climate change” bemoans the benighted behavior of President Trump with regards to the United States leaving the Paris climate accords. According to the United … more
Re: “A troubled nation needs to look back” by George Leach, June 21: Mr. Leach makes some valid points but as usual, only reports half the truth similar to the mainstream media’s reporting. He says all Trump’s interactions … more
Proponents of white privilege, the belief that Caucasians possess an advantage in life due to their race, have reached a nadir in their latest hate-filled rants against a dead white man. Otto Warmbier, a 22 year-old student at the University of … more
Our country’s health care system is in the midst of a massive upheaval. Never before have we witnessed such challenges that will affect both the type of care our community receives and the ability of our local hospital to continue providing the high-quality care that we know each of you have … more
Broken Obamacare needs GOP fixes Re: “GOP lacks the skills to govern,” by William T. (Nick) Smith, June 21: I couldn’t discuss all of the issues you raised, so I’ll use one and show why I disagree. I’ll pick … more
I am a elementary teacher in Idaho and I am in need of some help. I want to do a school project for the upcoming 2017-18 school year with my class. I need a retired license plate from the Tar Heel State. If you have one you could donate to me, I … more
In regards to the recent article regarding the walking track at Cavalier Park and the several letters to the editor that have followed, the incorrect terminology of “crush-and-run” has been used repeatedly. The correct term is … more
I read with interest Ray Shamlin’s June 15 letter on global warming and his take on its inevitability and the United States’ non-interest. Warming is science. Galileo was shunned and jailed in his time, but science ruled the day and … more
Republicans can’t seem to fathom the lack of support, cooperation and partisanship the Dems are showing toward the policy initiatives and efforts this Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress is putting forth. After all, … more
I would like to express my concerns about the proposed “beautifying improvements” planned for Cavalier Park. The best improvement was accomplished several years ago when the city put in a crush track for walking and running. I use it … more
We have so many to thank during our annual Memorial Day poppy distribution. First of all, we would like to thank all the citizens who gave so generously for the great cause of helping our local veterans. We did well with the total dollar … more
Thanks to all who paid tribute on Memorial Day As chairman of the city of Wilson Committee on Patriotism, again I want to thank The Wilson Times for the outstanding coverage of our Memorial Day program. Your professional and extensive coverage is … more
The Medici family ruled Florence during the Renaissance period without a crown or royal title. The nobles resented the interlopers’ erosion of their entitled positions and did all they could to destroy the Medici, who were considered mere … more
We stand at an energy crossroads, and our decision regarding the path we choose could not be more important. The choices are clear, although one side has purposefully clouded the debate in a petrochemical haze. The choice is fossil fuels or … more
As a creationist who also believes in evolution, I’m wondering why all the hoopla over getting out of the Paris climate change accord! As a creationist, I believe that wherever there is a connection with evolution and creation, there rests the … more
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