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Recently I read information about For the Love of Dogs in the paper. I am writing this letter to show my support for Max and Della Fitz-Gerald and For the Love of Dogs. They are in retirement and … more
George Leach’s column, “Shadow society? Not in my America” (Wednesday) deals with half-facts and skips bits of inconvenient history in order to paint, who else, but Republicans as mean and — … more
How very precious it was to see the picture of Bryleigh Sauls and her pig Inky (“First night of fun at the fair,” Wednesday) With all that’s going on that isn’t such a pretty picture, this … more
Re: “Constitution still controversial: Barton lecture spotlights document’s dueling interpretations,” on Thursday’s front page: The visual of a retired judge displaying seeming support for … more
Re: “Partisan decline is nothing new” by John Hood, Friday: Mr. Hood is spinning like a yo-yo again. While he admits that the GOP now has the lowest membership of major parties in our … more
I remember growing up as a youth in the ‘70s and ‘80s. We respected our parents and ate supper as a family. Looking back on those years, I realize how much has truly changed. We have gone … more
Women’s health to a large degree is inextricably linked with reproductive health, a fact totally ignored by the GOP in its zeal to repeal/replace the ACA (Obamacare) and cut funding from Planned … more
This is a very belated “thank you” for your time and effort in leading the Memorial Day celebrations this year in Wilson. I was lucky to be in Wilson that weekend and attended; my only disappointment was in the turnout. I realize that … more
Hispanic people seem hardworking and friendly. They work, purchase, own and pay taxes. Generally their grocery carts have healthy veggies and fruits like family foods. Seemingly polite, reasonable and glad to be considered. Not the people I … more
Re: “Conservatism and backlash: Trouble looms for GOP,” by George Leach, Thursday: Mr. Leach’s diatribe leaves one aghast at the depth and breadth with which he parrots the Democratic Party line and the falsehoods and fake facts on which … more
The letter “Rebel flag, Confederate monuments stand for slavery” (Tuesday) caught my attention and deserves a response. Mr. Castonoble Hooks begins by saying the Civil War was about slavery, plain and simple. I’m not sure if Mr. Hooks is a … more
For more than 10 years, who has offered a no-kill shelter for dogs in Wilson County and helped save more than 13,000 dogs’ lives here because of medical attention, love, care and prevention of … more
Re: “Not all statue supporters were racists,” by Bill O’Boyle, Friday: Happy I didn’t offend you. I’ll attempt to follow through in the same spirit. 1. Agreed. We don’t live life in … more
Re:”Confederate flag censorship teaches the wrong lessons,” editorial, Thursday: I read your paper daily, so I was not surprised to read your editorial today on the Confederate flag. What … more
As a pet parent I am grateful to have one of the best vets in the country — Dr. Shannon Foy — but I am also able to pay for her veterinarian services. What about the multitude of people who … more
There are many difficult questions in dire need for answers in today’s efforts to keep America great along with world obligations that require leadership and judgment of sound-minded individuals. These needed attributes are lacking in our … more
“Building a Stronger Community Together” is the slogan for the United Way’s campaign of 2017. As a volunteer, it is an honor to ask for your support for the United Way of Wilson County. The campaign is currently underway. Our local 15 … more
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 600-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia through Virginia and eight eastern North Carolina counties proposed by Dominion, Duke Energy and other partners is a project that is not needed. A brochure published … more
On the Fourth of July, fireworks were exploding all around our neighborhood. The noise frightened our cat Rowdy, and when the door was opened, our scared cat ran into the dark of night. In the … more
Re: “Liberals took a stand against Nazi intimidation” by Dave Hager: Ease your mind, Dave. You didn’t hurt my feelings, so need to feel “so sorry.” As to your letter, just a few observations, if you don’t mind. 1. My letter … more
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