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On May 10, we celebrate Confederate Memorial Day in North Carolina. In light of recent political antics where our ancestors are portrayed in a negative light, take time on May 10 to give these … more
Guess who said, “We must revolutionize their institutions, habits and manners”? Hint: This person advocated suspension of civil rights and the use of troops to supervise elections to … more
I have a “Wilson: Simply Wonderful” sticker and a Barton College license plate holder on the back of my vehicle. To make Wilson “Simply Wonderful,” the violence must stop. Parents we must … more
I have sent several letters to the city of Wilson asking for a breakdown on how my taxes are being spent. I want to inspect the books with my own eyeballs to make sure that the city officials are … more
I begin with a quote that speaks volumes to our education and economic issues —the two are linked: “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that … more
Law enforcement is a very rewarding career. It is a career that exemplifies the ultimate in teamwork and working together. It is a career that requires great leadership and having strong trust in … more
National Stuttering Awareness Week begins Monday, May 7. Did you know more than 3 million Americans stutter? That’s more than the populations of Wyoming, Vermont, Alaska, North Dakota and … more
The opening weekend of Eyes on Main Street in downtown Wilson was such an inspiring four days for all the photographers from near and far. The residents and businesspeople from all four corners of … more
Re: “London killings don’t disprove gun control arguments,” by R.L. Watson, April 28: There are a number of different articles regarding the murder rate in London being higher than New York. … more
Re: “Valentines vanish in mail mistake,” by Anne Liles, April 25: I, too, share your frustration with our postal service. In 1989, a letters was sent to our son, then a student at UNC, … more
It appears that a course of action to sell the Wilson County Home Health Certificate of Need to a for-profit health care provider is being pursued expeditiously without public understanding of the … more
As commander of the Wilson County Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 8, I want to take this opportunity to reach out to the veterans of Wilson County, especially to members of DAV Chapter 8. … more
I thank you for doing the Readers’ Choice Awards. It is very informative and most worthwhile. However, Carl Hinson’s letter in response to questionable results (“Were winners really the … more
ACT for Youth presented its final show of the season over the weekend of April 21-22 with the live stage production of “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” with a cast and crew of about 60 … more
For the past eight years, I have seen our very own sheriff of Wilson County, Calvin Woodard, belittled, chastised and hatred shown toward him. It all started when Sheriff Woodard decided to run … more
As the school year draws to a close, it is time to celebrate the accomplishments of the students and all those who supported them in their successes. The Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf … more
Should those under the age of 18 be allowed to vote? It seems that Washington, D.C. believes 16 could be the next voting age. On April 10, District of Columbia council member Charles Allen, D-Ward … more
What freedom means to me is that you have the privilege or the permission to do something or wear something. I now have so much respect for people in the the past who had to go through miserable … more
In a Thursday letter attacking “loons” who support limiting access to firearms, Ray Shamlin of Rocky Mount states that London, which has stricter gun-control laws, has had more murders in 2018 … more
I am in complete agreement with the pet lovers’ anger and disgust with the Wilson County Board of Commissioners. When I get my paper, I read it from front to back, and I’m angry that these … more
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