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With this letter to the editor, I would like to warmly thank Tom Curran and Barbara Conklin for their very important role in the reinvention of our historic downtown Wilson. Both were pioneers who … more
Re: “Political clothing offers no excuse to mistreat guests,” Times editorial, Friday:  I’ve been a patient of the doctor in question for several years and with each visit, … more
The path to voting in the 2020 election will almost certainly be filled with landmines. From concerns about voter suppression to the reliability of mail-in ballots, there is a great deal of angst on … more
I am writing to say that I don’t like the way schools are run. It has been shown COVID-19 doesn’t affect kids as it does adults.  I am a rising freshman at Hunt High School and I … more
Re: “4,000 patrons pardoned as Wilson library system phases out fines,” front page, July 24:  The recent article concerning the pardoning of 4,000 patrons by the Wilson County … more
Yes, parents are ready for students to go back to school. There’s no mistake that an education will take you to higher levels in life. However, there needs to be a strong shift of … more
A group of counterprotesters recently interrupted the sixth annual “Back the Blue” event in Denver. It even got to the point of violence where the police had to step in. A similar … more
After completing my walk on the beautiful Lake Wilson Park trail, I took a seat at one of the tables situated in the parking area to enjoy the lake view and drink my water. While sitting there, I … more
Institutions of higher learning have been politically transformed over the past 40 years. An environment that encourages open expression of thought is key for self-discovery in a young adult. … more
I am proud to be from North Carolina and to have Roy Cooper as our governor. Gov. Cooper has a wonderful health care team whose members are polite, thorough and to the point with scientific … more
Imagine, if you will, a collar being put around your neck, a chain or cable attached, a heavy coat wrapped around you, then being forced out into 100-plus-degree temperatures to suffer and die. It is … more
I am writing today to show my support for Dante Pittman to fill the vacant N.C. House District 24 seat. I wanted to reach out to tell you why Dante would be a wonderful individual for this … more
Jean Farmer-Butterfield has represented Wilson County faithfully for many years in the N.C. House of Representatives. However, as the result of her recent appointment to the N.C. Board of Appeals for … more
As Americans, we should all join together in our emphatic condemnation of the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of a law enforcement officer, and the ensuing violence to lives and property … more
The decision by the Wilson County Board of Education to adopt the absolute worst of the state’s alternatives was to be expected. Given that the media and many politicians have hysterically … more
I consider myself a moderate progressive social Democrat, and I support most of all 75-plus social programs presently active within our government structure, realizing our democracy is always a work … more
Of course parents are filled with trepidation when faced with sending their kids to school. After months of being told relentlessly that the virus is deadly and a super-killer; who wouldn’t be … more
Most nights, Dante Pittman and I walk the same 2 ½-mile route around Cavalier Terrace in Wilson. On these walks, we talk, dream and discuss what the future might be for our state, our country … more
Vladimir Putin’s puppet Donald Trump is a political dead man walking. Nov. 3 is the scheduled date of Trump the traitor’s political execution, which will be watched live on TV by hundreds … more
I believe the reason why President Trump focuses so much on the lifestyle, social, “identity politics” and “culture wars” issues while focusing much less on the economic, … more
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