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Over the past three decades, the cost of higher education has skyrocketed. College tuition has increased by 559 percent, while textbook prices have surged by an astonishing 812 percent. According … more
There is a lot of racket going on about the proposed tax cut and reform of the tax system. One thing that stands out is that most of those screaming about it appear to have no idea of the purpose of … more
It comes around once a year. A day to give thanks and gather with family. A day to remember the difficult struggle that the pilgrims had. They survived through the generosity of the natives. They … more
I find it interesting that when specific, troubling issues regarding the administrative level of the Wilson Police Department were presented at the accreditation hearing last Monday, a former police … more
I want to thank the entire Wilson community, and surrounding region, for attending the 13th N.C. Whirligig Festival. Early on, the planning committee realized that with the grand opening of the … more
Re: “Trump supporters’ spin gets the facts wrong,” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Nov. 4: Nick, I think you ought to get together with Deborah Baro and George Leach and y’all can have a … more
Re: “Hunt’s critics miss the mark on mayoral pick,” editorial, Wednesday: In reference to The Wilson Times’ opinion on Hunt endorsing an unaffiliated candidate over a Democrat, I have to … more
Since 1865, The Salvation Army has been dedicated to helping and meeting those in need. It is the season of giving and the Wilson Salvation Army needs your help. The Salvation Army is looking for … more
Re: “Setting the record straight on Uranium One” by Dave Hager, Wednesday: Mr. Hager, in his reply to my original letter condemning the sale of U.S. uranium reserves to a Canadian company … more
Webster’s defines opinions as judgement, less strong than positive knowledge. Facts: as the quality of  being actual, as in truth. Lies: as an untrue statement made with intent to … more
Re: “Clinton corruption is the nation’s true scandal,” by Tom Haitema, Thursday: Since Tom insists on using Steve Bannon as a news source, I will counter with NPR’s report from Nov. 6. … more
Fresh water is a scarce resource and competition for access to it is increasing each day. Wilson city and county leaders should join forces and purchase Silver Lake and Finches Mill. The basins … more
Re: “Smith sympathetic to radical liberals?” by Frank Conover, Thursday: I agree with Mr. Conover’s letter regarding Mr. Nick “liberal” Smith. have been wanting to write about his rants … more
Since last November, excuses have abounded about why Hillary, a “shoo-in” according to most polls and media outlets, lost the election. In 350 words, the various excuses can’t be addressed, but … more
Our Founding Fathers wrote the U.S. Constitution using Biblical teaching that individuals should be self-reliant and not dependent on the government or others for their support. To misconstrue the … more
Re: “2016 corruption on both sides of the aisle,” by Dave Hager, Tuesday: It was refreshing to see Mr. Hager’s letter wherein he abandoned his usual anti-Republican diatribe. He claims there … more
Re: “Trump supporters’ spin gets the facts wrong,” Saturday: William T. “Nick” Smith’s letter-writing makes one wonder about this guy who lives in Wilson. He has me worried about … more
Every time I drive on Raleigh Road Parkway in front of the shopping centers between Zaxby’s and Harris Teeter, I am disgusted with the attempt to “landscape” that strip that divides the four … more
From the establishment of the U.S. Congress on March 4, 1789 until Jan. 3, 2007, most if not all the legislation that passed was accomplished through compromise. What so many of us do, yes I am … more
Robert Mueller handed down the first of what is sure to be a long line of indictments last week. This one happened to involve Paul Manafort. Donald Trump wants Mueller to investigate “Crooked … more
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