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Re: “Is Trump a racist, or just your basic bigot?” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Nov. 2: Check Webster’s dictionary for the definition of bigot and you will find Mr. Smith’s picture … more
“The battle is not ours, but the Lord’s.” As a Christian, I’ve sung this song many times in church services. This battle of discourse we the people are fighting is and will be never-ending. I … more
 It is that time of year again. The silly season. We all will be caught up in the hustle and bustle of Christmas, and let us not forget the spending. So many of us burn up the credit cards and … more
Have you paid or do you still pay taxes to be put into the Social Security trust fund? All of your money has been stolen out of this fund and replaced with worthless paper IOUs by greedy federal … more
I’m 74 years old and wonder why one branch of Congress has turned rabid. The closest thing I can compare their behavior to is what happens when you throw a bag of bones into a large dog pen. The … more
I am writing in response to the Oct. 31 guest editorial, “We all share blame for the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting,” by The Fayetteville Observer. I, for one, am so sick and tired of being … more
I’d like to address a topic that’s never discussed. Many elderly and disabled people and veterans, I’m sure, will agree. They are doing without after working hard all their lives while many … more
Vidant Healthplex-Wilson is officially open for business. We cut the ribbon on Thursday and celebrated the great work required on behalf of many to get us to this point. We are excited to open this … more
Participating in athletics is an important part of the overall school experience for many students in Wilson County Schools. Beginning at the middle-school level and culminating with the final game … more
Re: “Farmer-Butterfield’s record shines despite Fontenot’s mudslinging,” by Mildred Summerville, Saturday: This is Francesca Fontenot. I have been happily married to Kenneth just shy of … more
As an elementary school educator in North Carolina and the president of the North Carolina Association of Educators, I visit classrooms and talk with educators every day about their concerns and what … more
You’re pissed off. Guess what? I am too. Our politics right now are more toxic than they have ever been. In D.C or in Raleigh, it seems like all we’re ever presented with is bad news and childish … more
I noticed that the gentleman running against my friend Jean Farmer-Butterfield mentioned recently that he was in favor of school vouchers. He’s a public school teacher, and he is in favor of school … more
The recent attacks on Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield have no place in our democracy. Rep. Farmer-Butterfield is a lifelong member of our Wilson community. Her character, integrity and compassion for … more
I’m a lifelong Wilson native, and you won’t meet someone more proud of that heritage than me. We have a fantastic public school system, but it can still improve. Health care and internet access … more
It has been our pleasure to meet and get to know Stephanie Cyrus over the past 3 ½ years. We feel she, as a lifelong educator and mother of two children in Wilson County Schools, is the best choice … more
As a former teacher, assistant principal and principal in Wilson County for nearly 30 years, I was extremely disappointed to see the negativity associated with the election campaign of current … more
Voters need to look at the big picture when they go to vote on Tuesday. The two candidates running for the District 24 House seat could be no more different. We have Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, a … more
  Voters need to look at the big picture when they go to vote on Tuesday. The two candidates running for the District 24 House seat could be no more different. We have Rep. Jean … more
It has been our pleasure to meet and get to know Stephanie Cyrus over the past 3 ½ years. We feel she, as a lifelong educator and mother of two children in Wilson County Schools, is the best … more
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