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In the wake of recent events, here are words to think on: “This is what NATO has given us: the longest period of general peace that Europe has enjoyed since the days of the Roman Empire. Our … more
Chinese-owned Smithfield Foods operates huge hog farms in North Carolina and collects all that pig poop in open-air ponds. Do the company’s farmers turn it into lawn fertilizer like the city of … more
Re: “It’s Dems, not Trump, flirting with fascism,” by Ray Shamlin, July 19: I do not call Donald Trump fascist  because of his “views.” Nor is he just anyone. He is president of the … more
Recently, Rep. G.K. Butterfield responded to President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court by saying, “In nominating Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump has selected … more
Where has the golden rule gone? Where is the respect for others been hidden? Will we ever smile at strangers again or help them? Will we ever have factual news again, without political bias? Can we … more
Recently, The Wilson Times carried a column about the constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot this fall. (“Lawmakers advance torrent of awful amendments” by Rob Schofield, July 6.) … more
The Salvation Army is privileged to serve Wilson County in much-needed areas every day. Whether it’s a bag of groceries, help with a light bill or shaping young lives, we could not do this … more
The Founding Fathers believed in checks and balances. The U.S. Constitution gives the legislature authority to correct improper actions by agencies in the executive branch. Congressional … more
Re: “Silver Lake worth saving,” front page, July 11: Thank you to the farmers — Bissette, Vick, Barnes and Glover. My family worked the grist mill and the restaurant back in the 1930s. … more
Re: “Let’s reel film industry back to North Carolina,” guest editorial from the Greensboro News & Record published in Tuesday’s Times: In July 2014, during the North Carolina film … more
Gone are the days when we did not have to lock our doors. We had an excellent watchdog; we named him Spot. He was a black and white dog with black spots going from the nose to the middle of his … more
Re: “Beware Trump’s creeping fascism” Deborah A. Baro, Wednesday: As I compare Ms. Baro’s letter with the definition of “fascism,” the word is more fitting of Ms. Baro, President Obama … more
Growing up in south side Chicago, it was very common to see peddlers on sidewalks. Some drew small crowds through gambling rackets. For $5 you could guess under which cup a small ping-pong ball was … more
Re: “Beware Trump’s creeping fascism,” by Deborah A. Baro, Wednesday: Ms. Baro’s letter illustrates the continuing problem the Left has with accepting the reality of Trump’s presidency. … more
Congress is a joke as the Department of Justice, FBI and their minions ignore all congressional subpoenas with no consequences. Why is that? Why has the list of congressional sexual harassment … more
Marvin Register passed away quietly and peacefully Saturday, July 7 after a brief illness. Marvin worked for years with Thurston Motor Lines in Wilson before his retirement. After retirement, he … more
What a “fan”-tastic idea to collect fans for those in need ! And with the community’s support once again, we have changed so many lives simply being able to provide them a fan during these hot … more
Usually one writes a letter about one subject, but I would like to comment on three stories that recently appeared in your fine newspaper. 1. Old Saratoga Inc., the water company Several years … more
I’d been ill and just was not thinking well. I’d left my purse in my vehicle overnight, which was not the norm for me, between Saturday evening and Sunday morning when I went out to crank my car, … more
The emergence of fascism is always incremental. It doesn’t happen overnight. Injustices are introduced slowly, one at a time, to inure the population to the growing outrage. First we accept a … more
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