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Re: “Fontenot should campaign on issues instead of denigrating Farmer-Butterfield’s character,” by Linda Cooper-Suggs, et. al., Monday: Let me begin this letter by saying that I love … more
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the residents of Wilson County will be voting for state representative. I write this letter in support of Kenneth Fontenot. Upon arriving to Wilson in 2014, Kenneth Fontenot … more
We read your recent letter critical of your Democratic opponent, incumbent Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield. As friends who have known Jean for many years, we write to set the record straight with … more
On Sept. 17, 1918, the formal opening of the State Home and Industrial School for Girls (Samarcand Manor) took place. Until its closing in 2011, Samarcand ministered to the spiritual, academic and … more
Two-party politics is the virus of ignorance and journalism is the bad-tasting cough syrup that everyone hates. It’s true, and we’re all to blame. Let me explain. We all know them. They post … more
I have been watching the political scene unfold and feel a need to speak out. As a republic, we need a multi-party system that allows varying views. However, all the parties must have the same goal … more
As siblings who grew up with our sister, Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, in Wilson North Carolina, we are writing to express our full support for her re-election to House District 24. At this … more
“When in doubt, throw them out” — this truism applies to the disgraceful Democratic Party as seen in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing. I personally will vote for any Democratic candidate … more
ACT For Youth’s first show of the season, “Once On This Island: The Musical” was a visual and exciting live stage production and did not disappoint. A superb cast and crew of talented local … more
Re: “Young prospect joins Bulldogs family,” by Drew C. Wilson, Wednesday’s front page: What a heartwarming, feel-good story! Congratulations to Barton and Team Impact for recognizing this … more
I am always amused by the worst of the worst local conservatives attempting to win over the “hearts and minds” of the independent or undecided voters who live a reduced lifestyle thanks to the … more
Re: Talk Back comments on Wilson Medical Center CEO Mark Holyoak’s initiative to improve the emergency department: You wake in the morning and you suspect flu symptoms. At 8:30, you call your … more
I am writing to share my enthusiastic support for Wilson County school board District 7 candidate Rhyan Breen and to urge District 7 voters to join me. Rhyan is a Wilson native, son of a military … more
Re: “Trump just as ‘presidential as predecessors — and more effective,” by Arthur Tozzi, Oct. 3: Catching up on my reading, I saw a letter that seemed to dispute our ability to document … more
This is a review of the new business that has opened in Wilson — the Power Plex Athletic Center. I visited the facility with my grandson on Sept. 8 for its grand opening and I was really … more
Would you or anyone you know sign a blank check and give it to someone without knowing how they planned to use it? Of course not. And yet this is essentially what Sen. Phil Berger, Rep. Tim Moore and … more
It is often said that people vote with their feet and/or their wallet. If so, and you are happy with the economy under President Trump, then vote Roger Allison for Congress in the 1st Congressional … more
Sen. Lindsey Graham was right to call the Kavanaugh hearings a sham and despicable, but we can learn some important lessons from them. We can learn that if everyone was held to the same standard … more
Re: “State’s first lady rallies support for Farmer-Butterfield,” front page, Oct. 1: Given that we are now required to take a woman’s word unquestioningly, we can trust that North … more
No, this is not a continuance a of the Judge Kavanaugh debacle. However, this saga will endure through the midterm and the next general election. He will continue to be political fire for the … more
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