WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Re: “Fact-checkers provide irrefutable proof of Trump’s lies,” by Colin R. Leisy, Oct. 19: I read your letter and am still trying to figure out: What is your point? I had previously stated … more
Jamal Khashoggi was strapped to a table and dismembered alive by Saudi Arabian henchmen on Oct. 2. His pain and bloodcurdling screams were broadcast to the outside world on his Apple Watch for the … more
I felt compelled to respond to letters in your newspaper, “Trump just as professional...”(Oct. 3) and “Kavanaugh vindicated...”(Oct. 23) as they are offensive and misleading. Trump IS a … more
It is nearing time to make serious decisions and vote! Wayne Willingham is a lifelong Wilsonian, graduate of Wilson County Schools and has a vested interest in the school system. He has three … more
Monday’s letter, “Fontenot should campaign on the issues instead of denigrating Farmer-Butterfield’s character,” seemed more apropos of an obituary than a defense of Representative … more
I wonder how citizens feel having voted for G.K. Butterfield when realizing that he takes their vote for granted. He is so confident that voters will vote for the color of his skin and not his … more
Hundreds of young children started school this year. One says, “Mommy, it’s so long,” and it is, after such carefree times. A year is a huge slice of a child’s life. Normally, the place where … more
You know things in life have changed over many years in this world today, so please tell me why schoolchildren are still walking back and forth to school. If you haven’t noticed, people and crime … more
I was a lifelong resident of Nash County until I moved to Wilson County in June 2017. After moving to Wilson County, I met Kenneth Fontenot at a gun show at the fairgrounds; he was handing out … more
Re: “Fontenot should campaign on issues instead of denigrating Farmer-Butterfield’s character,” by Linda Cooper-Suggs et al., Oct. 22: Ms. Farmer-Butterfield’s supporters’ … more
In a time when there is a great deal of mistrust encompassing media and government, there is something that I stumbled upon that could make things better, or at least more transparent. To give even … more
My name is Willie R. Williams and I am a retired chief of police for the city of Wilson and currently serving as interim chief of police for the city of Rocky Mount. I have talked with Mr. Wayne … more
Jean Farmer-Butterfield is an outstanding representative for the people of Wilson. She loves this county and she loves the people she represents. If you want an example of the work she has done … more
I endorse Wayne Willingham for the Wilson County Board of Education District 7 seat because he has shown to be a person willing to serve the community. From his work as a former PTO president and … more
It has been an honor to serve as one of your representatives for the past six years. I have a unique perspective to share before you elect who, under new districts, will be Wilson’s only House … more
On Friday, Oct. 19, I enjoyed attending a fish fry campaign to re-elect Sheriff Calvin Woodard Jr. During Sheriff Woodard’s two terms of office I have consistently observed his concerns for … more
I grew up in Wilson County public schools, attending B.O. Barnes, Hearne, Forest Hills and Hunt High School from 1988-2000. Wilson County Schools were a stabilizing force for me when things were not … more
I read in The Church Bell of First Christian Church, Vol. 62, Issue 10 (Oct. 1) that 30 percent of children in Wilson and Wilson County are in poverty. That’s 7 percent higher than the state … more
There are 120 seats in the N.C. House of Representatives. Republicans hold 75 seats, Democrats 45. It takes 72 House votes to override the governor’s veto. The N.C. Senate has 50 seats, Republicans … more
I read Deborah Baro’s comedic letter “Kavanaugh mess shows need to vote GOP out of power” (Oct. 11). I’m wondering when, if ever, she does any research before writing. A lack of it is evident … more
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