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I have thought about this subject for a long period of time, so folks, grab your seat and here goes. First, I’m a true sports enthusiast — love it all, especially football. In 2016, the … more
I was asked by a neighbor why I quit writing to the newspaper. He’s not the first to ask. I thought I would tell you even though I very much doubt you will share it. I seemed to be arguing … more
The War Between the States was fought over states’ rights! The war became about slavery because years, ago, President Lincoln made it about slavery because he needed the votes to win the election … more
Our country is composed people from all parts of the world. They came here legally by way of Ellis Island. Most have obeyed our laws and have made our country stronger by their skills, work and … more
I am a senior citizen now, having been born in this wonderful state and in this beautiful city. One does not have to be a genius to figure our state is being poisoned by violence. Once again, racism, … more
Re: “Ignorance runs amok in Silent Sam’s toppling” by Jonathan Varnell, Wednesday: Apparently Mr. Varnell takes the position that the Civil War was fought primarily over the right of … more
Kevin drove himself to the ER after having packed dry ice around both his legs for six hours. They were subsequently amputated upon becoming gangrenous. Chloe longs to have her spinal cord … more
Re: Editorial cartoon by Kevin Siers of The Charlotte Observer, published in the Times on Aug. 15: The illustrated figure declares, “We can’t have private companies involved in the liquor … more
The Boy Statue aka “Silent Sam” has been pulled down by a lawless mob while the UNC-Chapel Hill police force stood by and watched. There was a time in this land when truth held prominence, … more
It goes without saying that if Trump had to start his administration at the level of economic chaos left to President Obama by the Republican administration of George W. Bush, this country and most … more
One question I have received since beginning my campaign has been, “What is your experience?” I am more than happy to tell all those interested. In 2005 I had the privilege to enlist in the … more
In 2016, North Carolina as a whole had 17 percent of adults reporting binge drinking in Wilson County. We fall below the state average with 15 percent of adults over 18 reporting harmful alcohol use, … more
Re: "Privatize state's wasteful liquor sales monopoly," In Our Opinion, Wednesday: Based on your recent editorial supporting the privatization of liquor sales in North Carolina, we must assume you … more
I read the editorial entitled “Despite obstacles, Wilson’s economy still poised to grow” (Saturday) with great interest because I am honored to be the chairman of Wilson Economic Development. … more
At birth God grants us life, freedom and free will; how we use all these are up to us. It is our freedom and free will that allows us to make decisions for ourselves. God granted us freedom and … more
I was perusing Thursday’s Opinion page and spotted the “Tell us what’s on your mind” box at its bottom. The guidelines seem to be largely unenforced, so why bother to include them? … more
It is not clear when the Democratic National Committee and old media bestowed the term “liberal progressive” upon their constituents. A hundred years ago, “liberal progressives” were called … more
Today I am writing about a subject that might backfire and cause me pain in the future, but I guess I am a glutton for punishment with full steam ahead for disaster. Medicare is a so-called … more
To the culinary illiterate of Wilson, a chili dog is a hot dog bun filled with a weiner and topped with chili — not a bun filled with chili, that’s a sloppy joe. I asked for a chili dog at a … more
Re: “Benghazi, Uranium One ‘scandals’ discredited,” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Aug. 2: Nick, I’m surprised you would stoop to such a low level as to have to use terms such as … more
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