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My name is Anthony Martin and I am a professional escape artist who resides in Wisconsin. Twenty-two years ago I became acquainted with a gentleman named Harvey Lee Boswell who lived in Elm City, … more
When I was in school, we used to be able to get extra credit points for bringing in tissues and various other school supplies. That practice was eliminated in the early 2000s when I was in high … more
The upcoming Nov. 6 election is without a doubt the most important midterm election in American history. It is imperative that Republicans, independents and conservatives get out and vote. We … more
It has been my honor to have known Rhyan Breen since his entry into Mrs. Sutton’s kindergarten class at Margaret Hearne Elementary School. From his beginning day he was interested in learning more, … more
There’s a story that I feel captures the essence of Wilson’s state House race. One day a frog was going to cross a river. He was approached by a scorpion who wanted a ride. The frog responded, … more
The decision of the Wilson County Board of Education affects every child in Wilson County Schools. The responsibilities of the school board are nonpartisan and should reflect policies and programs … more
Recently, Gary Bachara, a retired Marine, wrote a letter suggesting that Marines from Cherry Point, Camp Lejeune and New River along with soldiers from Fort Bragg be used to clean up and rebuild … more
Republicans have abandoned the rule of law for flawed ideology. The FBI’s investigation into Dr. Ford’s allegations was restricted specifically by Trump and McConnell from examining … more
The inconsistencies of the weather have once again offered a hard lesson. I know climate change is repugnant to the conservative element, but when a Nobel Prize is awarded for economics connected … more
October is breast cancer awareness month, and the Fike volleyball team is proud to sport pink jerseys to bring attention to this cause during our game against Northern Nash on Tuesday, Oct. 9. While … more
October is breast cancer awareness month, and the Fike volleyball team is proud to sport pink jerseys to bring attention to this cause during our game against Northern Nash on Tuesday, Oct. 9. While … more
Why is it so hard for people to visit someone in a nursing home? What is it that is so repugnant that a person seems so much better than those who have had to be transitioned to a different lifestyle … more
With the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, there’s no doubt that the Democrats have ignited dismay and disapproval with their reprehensible behavior. This action has ignited the #WalkAway movement to … more
In the editorial of Sept. 21 (“Museum can thrive without strict zoning rules in its shadow,”) several misconceptions were stated and I am writing to clarify the inaccuracies. The editorial … more
October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Anyone can become a victim of domestic violence regardless of religion, race, age, gender or income level. It does not discriminate. It can … more
For more than a week out, we heard that Florence was coming straight for the midst of North Carolina as a Category 4 hurricane with massive and devastating winds and rain. We did our best to prepare; … more
The news is often of troublesome, unkind things. We can all make the world a kinder, better place. This message was reinforced to me when I attended a conference in Europe. The keynote speaker … more
I would like to share a few things I really don’t understand. One is I’m sure at some point in time the two-party system worked, but now it seems that the Democrats and Republicans would … more
Re: “Trump lies 16 times a day; supporters don’t know or don’t care,” by Nancy Nichols Hawley, Saturday: Do you live in a bubble or are you just totally naïve? You speak about Glen … more
“We are the Borg! You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.” I was recently reminded of this Star Trek meme during the Kavanaugh hearings. I thought of the verbal lockstep of the radical … more
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