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Better enforcement needed with dogs
Better enforcement needed with dogs Dogs cannot protect themselves against the many dangers of the modern world. Animal Control and citizens in our community are their protectors. County ordinances ...



We are quick to judge
We are quick to judge Recently, Tony Stewart hit a fellow driver who exited his car to confront Stewart. The track had poor lighting, and he wore a black suit. The car in front quickly ducks, and T ...



Tribute to Louise Shingleton Shivers
Congratulating Wilson Medical Center on 50th anniversary On behalf of the North Carolina Hospital Association, I’d like to congratulate Wilson Medical Center on its 50th anniversary. For half ...



A big thanks to Dr. Manning
A big thanks to Dr. Manning Last Friday we found out that Dr. Billy Manning, whom we had seen the day before, wasn’t going to be at the Cottage Animal Clinic in Stantonsburg any longer. Seems ...



Crossing the tracks 50 years ago
I wish to commend Barton College’s Hackney Library and History Department and the Freeman Roundhouse Museum for undertaking the "Crossing the Tracks” oral history project. It is impo ...



Please start helping and stop fighting among ourselves
Please start helping and stop fighting among ourselves In the last week, I have heard of the rioting and violence in Ferguson over a young man being shot and killed by a policeman. Who was right an ...



I want my money back
I want my money back With hard work, a forward plan and visionaries to carry on the future work, “Simply Wonderful” Wilson has achieved quite a bit to be proud of with the downtown reno ...



Letters to the Editor
Give us all a break and give him authorization to vaccinate. I know that the health department board is made up of intelligent, caring people. What I don’t understand is why they can’t ...



Grant Fitz-Gerald's request
Grant Fitz-Gerald’s request It is with sadness that I’ve seen in the newspaper that For Love of Dogs has been denied to become an appointed certified rabies vaccine administrator by the ...



End gassing at shelter
End gassing at shelter Most of us who are pet owners have at some time in our lives had to make the decision on behalf of our pet that it’s time to end their suffering or discomfort by having ...



Time to care for animals
Time to care for animals Whether terminated or not, inactive means no actions. Wilson, how long is this lack of caring for the animals going to last? Fact: I sent a check toward help with a new ...




Conservative revolution; N.C. under siege The governor is alarmed about migrant children’s well being and safety. Some 1,200 children to date have arrived in North Carolina since January a ...



Please revive the Animal Subcommittee
Please revive the Animal Subcommittee I addressed the county commissioners in the “Concerns of the Public” segment of Monday night’s meeting. In the August 2012 meeting, Commis ...



Where's the money coming from?
Where’s the money coming from? With all the talk of the bad economy, I would like to ask the question why is so much work being done on the streets around town, the sidewalks and paving? Coul ...



Tourism tax
Tourism tax The selfishness of a few is costing all of Wilson thousands of dollars a year. There is a 3 percent tax in place now which is collected from those staying in motels in Wilson County. Th ...



Treasure all the memories
Treasure all the memories Last week at the Larry Pittman Wilson County Golf Jr. Golf Tournament banquet I was presented with the Larry Pittman award. I was so shocked and believe it or not almost s ...



Thanks for helping 'fix,' save feral cats
Thanks for helping ‘fix,’ save feral cats We want to thank everyone who supported our yard sale fundraiser to “fix” feral cats. Our final figure is $1,107. Because we are ...



More about N.C. Education Lottery
More about the N. C. Education Lottery I am reasonably sure that the advocates of the lottery would enjoy some silence from me concerning the evils of the lottery, but they will never get their wis ...




Thanks for helping ‘fix,’ save feral cats We want to thank everyone who supported our yard sale fundraiser to “fix” feral cats. Our final figure is $1,107. Because we are ...



Lawful gun owners not the problem
Lawful gun owners not the problem Grass Roots North Carolina offers our deepest condolences to the family of 7-year-old Kamari Jones. We join the Rev. Freddie Williams in calling for the capture of ...



Stand up for cultural arts in school
Stand up for cultural arts in school Having read the article about the band director’s position at Beddingfield High School, I feel that it is my duty to write to the community and to the par ...



There are things to do in Wilson
There are things to do in Wilson I have often heard people say that there is nothing to do in Wilson. But there was something to do last Thursday through Sunday when the Wilson Arts Council present ...




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