WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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It’s a sad circumstance that our president cannot complete a sentence without a lie. There have been 20,000 falsehoods and counting in his 40-some months in office. It’s dawned on me why … more
The following are excerpts from a letter I wrote in April 2019. “An acquaintance whom I will refer to as ‘the driver’ ... was motoring north on U.S. 301 and upon entering the … more
Re: “Retired fire chief receives national honor,” Tuesday:  I have had the pleasure of working and talking with former fire chief Don Oliver for only about eight years. Mostly, we … more
I want to join the growing chorus of Wilson County citizens supporting Linda Cooper-Suggs for the North Carolina House. The evidence shows that Linda takes action when it comes to contributions to … more
1. Maxine Walters exhorting her listeners to follow, harass, make clear that Republicans are not welcome. 2. Tom Perez telling Dems to use all means to disrupt Republican gatherings and thwart the … more
“Hatred corrodes the container that carries it.” Those words were spoken by former Sen. Alan Simpson at the funeral of his friend, George H.W. Bush. Attempting to describe his dear … more
While the focus this election cycle is on the president and U.S. Senate race, every office on the ballot in North Carolina is important. Your vote for who represents our district in the General … more
As a Catholic, I have been forced to examine my own reasons for my voting choices in the upcoming election. What should inform my decisions as to who gets my vote? If my Catholicism actually means … more
The recent story on Rep. G.K. Butterfield announcing his support for legalizing marijuana with less than two weeks before the election is nothing short of outright pandering for votes. His stance on … more
I have been told — nay, it has been pounded into me — that global warming is science and it is an “existential” threat to all mankind and the globe. Fair enough, but  … more
I was slackjawed when I spotted three Catholic nuns front and center at a Trump rally! It has to be disheartening for Joe Biden. It was an amazing sight to see Catholic nuns at any political … more
The N.C. State Fair was canceled this year, once again because of COVID-19. I’ve been watching the coverage of WRAL promoting the “fair goodie food booths” where you can go and … more
A man or woman of integrity will do the right thing when nobody else is looking.  Some people I helped tried to cause me to fall. When the wicked are breaking, people continue to do the right … more
Driving impaired kills. Last year, North Carolina lost 35 people during the week of Halloween, and nine of those deaths were caused by impaired drivers who were drunk, high or under the influence … more
Thanks to Gov. Roy Cooper, North Carolina has a plan to lessen the negative impact of the increasing number and ferocity of storms caused by climate change. It uses two of our state’s most … more
Election Day is close. I have voted, and my vote went for the babies who can’t speak because they are or will be in the womb.  We have been educated to the horrors of what babies go … more
The wild horses who live on North Carolina’s Outer Banks are being endangered by discarded fishing line and hooks. In a recent Facebook post, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund wrote that horses have … more
The Wilson Breakfast Optimist Club would like to thank the Wilson community for all the support of our Christmas tree lot over the years. You have been a large part of helping us support the youth of … more
Are you voting against Donald Trump the man, or are you voting for the Democratic Party’s platform? Is your vote just a rejection of a personality, or are you making a conscious decision to … more
I have had the honor and privilege of personally knowing every North Carolina representative who has represented Wilson County since our own beloved Rep. Larry I. Moore was the speaker of the House … more
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