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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
On Sunday morning, April 14, the Lord God called home Wilson County’s “veteran’s veteran,” Eddie M. Price. Or, as we veterans say, the Supreme Commander called Eddie to report to him. In … more
Recently I was invited to see an antique tool display at Imagination Station. It was a good reminder that in many ways, our world has not always been like it is today, and everything we now have … more
Re: “Distracted driving calls for education, not more citations,” Times editorial, Wednesday: The editorial writer’s point about the range of driving distractions is taken, but complexity … more
Through minimal research, I learned it’s illegal to dispose of dead animal carcasses in all Wilson County’s landfills. I spoke with Drew Hammonds, the eastern environmental program supervisor … more
Re: “For drug offenses, unlock prison cells and let people heal,” guest editorial by The Fayetteville Observer, Tuesday: What is happening to our country? Laws are being ignored. Law … more
  I want to thank everyone who came out to the new monthly Conservative Men's Breakfast last Wednesday, April 17.  The guest speaker, Wilson City Councilman Tom Fyle, provided a great … more
This is a sequel to my April 6 letter, “Is Lady Justice really blind?” An acquaintance whom I will refer to as “the driver” related this turn of events to me. The driver was motoring north … more
There are many reasons why President Trump was right to say that anyone in Congress who is against Israel should resign. According to the Bible, it would destroy America if we ever turn against … more
ACT For Youth wrapped up its season with the final performance of “Wind in the Willows” before an enthusiastic audience who gave the young actors a standing ovation. At the strike party … more
April is the 33rd annual Alcohol Awareness Month. Founded and sponsored by Facing Addiction with the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence for 33 years, the theme this year is: “Help for … more
Re: “Butterfield sought blue light bill, had speeding tickets,” page 2A, Friday: I am shocked! G.K. Butterfield seeking special treatment from the North Carolina legislature. I can’t … more
In Jon Sanders’ April 10 piece (“Local governments still don’t need to get in broadband business,”) his argument that private companies are best suited to close the digital divide in North … more
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