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The ease of involuntarily committing someone — rightfully or wrongfully — by local law enforcement agents in this community and state has got to stop! This dirty little secret has gone on long … more
After spending more than 20 years of my life defending the United States, the Constitution and its people, it is difficult watching the destruction of our freedoms one by one. The first attack … more
Donald J. Trump, duly elected president through the electoral vote system in the republic of the United States, is a proven habitual liar and cheat in all phases of his entire adult life. Yet he has … more
After lauding the children’s spontaneous, well-organized and totally organic demonstrations against gun violence the writer of “The children marching for our lives” (George Leach column, … more
One more gun in the hands of a hotel worker in Vegas, a teacher in Miami, a patron in Orlando and a moviegoer in Colorado could have turned the crazed killer into Swiss cheese and saved many young … more
Guns, icons and general malaise seem to be driving opinions right now. The president says it’s not chaotic and yet at times he is out of bounds because White House people are not required to swear … more
I would like to respond to a comment made by Wilson County Democratic Chairwoman Linda Cooper-Suggs during Saturday's convention as reported in Monday's edition of The Wilson Times. I also hope to … more
The "March For Our Lives" demonstration occurred Saturday. I applaud these young people in using their First Amendment rights to protest for something they passionately believe in, which is trying to … more
Re: "Butterfield's best ideas to empower American workers," editorial, March 2: These are G.K. Butterfield's "best" ideas to empower American workers? Being untruthful on federal job applications, … more
A huge thank you to the people of Wilson and surrounding counties in making our spring food drive a real success. I must admit I was concerned that the turnout would be low with it being so cold … more
When I was an idealistic freshman at East Carolina, I enrolled in my required history course. In the first class, the professor divided us into couples and gave each couple a history question to … more
N.C. Highway 42 east of U.S. 301 is filthy. Litter is terrible. I am ashamed of our state and county roadway maintenance. The right of way should be cleared of debris before cutting. There are … more
In Germany, 19 years after the demise of Hitler, fringe Nazi groups promoted German icons of their cause. Considering the lack of character and knowing prison ovens cremated more than 4 million … more
Re: “State’s voters will have more choices on ballot this year,” In Our Opinion, March 6: I find it interesting that you highlight in your editorial a picture of Judge Fitch with the caption … more
Taxpayers need to wake up before Democratic Socialism takes over the USA. Your gold, silver and property will be taken away and I don’t think all of us will like it! They will not care whether … more
Hudson Yards [in New York City] is a redevelopment and reimagining of the mall. Residential. Enclosed retirement village. Dining. Shopping with groceries and services. Parks instead of asphalt. … more
Re: “‘Valor in close combat’: Wilson native recounts fateful Vietnam mission that earned his Silver Star,” on Monday’s front page: Wilson has had a real hero hiding in our midst! Thank … more
Please do not try to rewrite history. I am a native North Carolinian and had nine ancestors who fought with N.C. troops for the Confederacy. None of them owned slaves and they all were average small … more
The synopsis of the Second Amendment, for the most part protects the right of citizens to “keep and bear arms.” This amendment cannot be deleted or changed by an act of Congress or by the … more
A recent writer asked, “does capitalism or socialism reflect Christ’s teachings?” A bit of research in the Bible would show that the Bible supports capitalism from cover to cover. God … more
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