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In April of 1912 an impressive cruise ship departed Southampton, England. It was headed to New York City. En route, the ship almost collided with an iceberg. Urgently, the ship swung wide and avoided … more
The gun control enthusiast loons are still at it. When are they going to realize that guns are not the problem? To be effective, guns must have an operator! In 2016, according to the FBI, firearms … more
As I sat in the Wilson Pregnancy Center meeting last evening, we realized together what an incredible opportunity was coming to Wilson in Gianna Jessen. Friday evening, as you all are aware, … more
What’s happened to civility? Attacks are all we hear The gross and gruesome’s on the rise Paralleled with fear. Tearing down our honor Just for publicity! How can a nation … more
A month ago, allegations surfaced that the Fike High School women’s varsity soccer coach, Toni Varacchi, had supervised a practice session during which she encouraged physical violence against a … more
I know things have gotten out of hand in this country and most of it is pure sorriness, but I personally think the worst thing people do is steal flowers and American flags out of the cemetery. My … more
In February, I mailed 15 Valentine cards from my personal rural mailbox. They were addressed to residents in Wilson, Lucama, Sims, Selma and Smithfield. No one received any of these Valentine … more
Re: Editor’s note on “Readers’ Choice contest yields questionable results,” Friday: I sincerely appreciate your publishing my letter, even though we are at odds on the integrity of this … more
This is for the leaders of our community: I was always told if it’s not broken, don’t fix it, and nothing missing and nothing broken. Well, I hate to be the one to say that there is something … more
Together, Americans have to build a new food system, says Mark Hyman, M.D. Please go to YouTube.com and enter “Our Food System: An Invisible Form of Oppression.” This video is a short speech Dr. … more
Re: “Fontenot avoids case for common-sense gun laws”: In Wednesday’s edition, Debroah Baro disparaged Ken Fontenot for, and I quote: for not making “logical arguments instead of … more
Schools first became integrated in 1970 in Wilson County. I entered the second grade in August of 1970. I went to school with whites and blacks from the second grade through 12th grade. Beginning in … more
Re: “Boykin most responsive to jail ministry inquiry” by Daniel Heath, April 13: I recently read a letter concerning a gentleman who has attempted to contact Wilson County Detention Center … more
Re: “Boykin most responsive to jail ministry inquiry” by Daniel Heath, April 13: Please be advised that the Daniel Heath letter written to your paper about the Wilson jail not allowing … more
Regarding his April 12 letter to the editor "Positive male role models can reduce violence," Mr. Fontenot makes several unsupportable gun regulation arguments. I'd rather imagine a world where … more
I will probably ruffle some feathers with this letter, but I cannot just sit back without making some questionable comments about this subject matter. On April 13, I retrieved my paper from the … more
Did anyone give thought to how HOT the new turf fields would be in the sweltering heat of a North Carolina summer? I was at the Gillette athletic fields on April 14 for opening day. The weather … more
One time while speaking with a doctor, she relayed to me one of the most interesting stories I ever heard. There was a patient who came in to be treated for severe pneumonia. The medical staff … more
It is so rewarding when people step up to the plate to help those in need, but, it is even more special and rewarding when members of our own Wilson Police Department step up to help! Our … more
Who knows when life will throw you a curveball? My family experienced this almost two years ago. What do you do? Who do you turn to? We turned to the wonderful people of Wilson County Home … more
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