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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 ...



We are not in a political battle; it's a spiritual battle
We are not in a political battle; it’s a spiritual battle Have you ever seen a cat playing with a dog? We all have heard the old saying “fighting like cats and dogs.” If people co ...




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 ...



Helping our veterans
Helping our veterans The documentary “A Place at the Table,” regarding the issue of hunger in America, was recently shown at a local church here in Wilson. This movie opened many eyes t ...



Downward spiral under Obama
Downward spiral under Obama The Fourth of July, the birthday of our nation just recently occurred, and I’m so proud to be an American. I’m so deeply concerned about the direction our co ...



PCH doesn't make phone calls
PCH doesn’t make phone calls I have received two phone calls from an individual with an Asian accent claiming to connected with the Publishers Clearing House (PCH). He was calling to inform m ...




Common sense and truth In reference to edition July 22, Patrick Gannon’s “What’s the plan on Incentives?” Mr. Gannon probably leans a little to the left as opposed to my lea ...



Past actions do influence future decisions
Past actions do influence future decisions Is it necessary to review past actions and commitments when developing present and future policies? When FDR assumed the reigns of government from Republi ...



Rural hospitals - we still need them
Rural hospitals — we still need them As a resident of Belhaven, I am writing to express my concern for America’s rural hospitals, especially the recent closing of Pungo District Hospita ...



Re-think motel tax
Re-think motel tax I just want to say how disappointed I am that the elected officials scrapped the increase in taxes on our motels. This money benefits our community so much. If you ride down 95 y ...




Robin Hood in reverse The article in Tuesday’s paper, “Don’t forget the losers in state lottery” by Patrick Gannon should be stuck to the door of every refrigerator door in ...



Is it paranoia or lack of confidence?
Is it paranoia or lack of confidence? Mr. Wilson County sheriff, what’s up with this! As a resident of Wilson County since 1974 and a three-term commissioner of Elm City, I have known most of ...



Other countries should be responsible for their own citizens
Other countries should be responsible for their own citizens Other countries should be responsible for their own citizens, not the U.S. Virginia’s Eric Cantor was defeated in his bid for r ...



Editorial missed the mark
Editorial missed the mark The Wilson Times editorial of June 17, 2014, missed the mark. The NAACP security guard at the Moral Monday rally on June 16th acted properly when they asked Dallas Wood ...




Thanks to Buck Newton Our public servants are often called on the carpet when citizens disagree with their actions and are rarely thanked for the good they do. I’d like to thank public servan ...



Wilson blessed to have angels among us
Wilson is so blessed to have such special angels among us.  The Angels are Bob and Jessica Satterfield along with the Newton family. The article PAIN to "SHEER JOY’ in today’s ...



Sen. Hagan's voice for N.C.
Sen. Hagan’s voice for N.C. Since January 2009, Sen. Hagan has worked in the U.S. Senate for N.C. The Armed Services; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; ...



The Southern Democrat
The Southern Democrat It seems today that you can only be either a flame-throwing conservative or a peace-loving liberal. The tea party wing of the GOP attempts to label any Democrat as a progressi ...



Why the attack on Woodard?
Why the attack on Woodard I read in Friday’s Times about the kickoff for Joey Gardner’s campaign for sheriff. I don’t understand why it is necessary to attack Sheriff Woodard. ...



Why the attack on Woodard?
Why the attack on Woodard I read in Friday’s Times about the kickoff for Joey Gardner’s campaign for sheriff. I don’t understand why it is necessary to attack Sheriff Woodard. ...



Moral Mondays new civil rights movement
Moral Mondays new civil rights movement I agree with Brian Grawburg when he said in his letter of July 2 that critical thinking and well constructed arguments are scarce today. However, while I cer ...



See the pattern?
See the pattern? Nick, there can be two reasons why we see no evidence in the scandals that are clinging to President Obama like lint on Velcro. One is that there is no evidence. And the othe ...



Personal responsibility and accountability
Personal responsibility and accountability I read with surprise your letter holding Mr. Pittman responsible for his actions and Mr. Proffitt accountable for appointing him. As you certainly know, ...




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