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Thank you for excellent story, look at our history Periodically I read the Wilson Times online to stay abreast of issues, concerns and activities in the eastern part of the state. Earlier this w ...



Boy Scouts teaches life skills
My name is Gabriel Shumate and I am a Boy Scout with Troop 4. I am writing about how Scouts is a great organization. I used to be a Cub Scout and I received the highest rank, which is the "Arrow ...




Woodard is a strong leader Who is Calvin Woodard? He is a man who stands tall and stands with the law not with the power behind the badge. He fought hard to become sheriff of Wilson County. ...




They have no new ideas to promote After watching the Fox News report on their so-called investigation into the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on our embassy in Libya, the question remains for me, why, and ...



Breakfast time
Breakfast time Recently in Letters to the Editor, it seems that nothing is important except “Breakfast at Bill’s.” I hope this saga will not have the longevity as the letters conc ...



Why did Woodard say no to debate?
Why did Woodard say no to debate? In response to two different articles in the Wilson Times on Friday, I would like to make the following comments. Candidates For Sheriff Face Off At Forum: I ...



'Do not put words in my mouth'
‘Do not put words in my mouth’ In my response to the subject of deputies being absent, I exercised my First Amendment right, and I was not expecting such an attack by Mark Levin. To you ...




Busy law enforcement Stephanie Cherry, please reread my letter. At no time did I assume anything; I asked questions because I don’t know the answer. That is the polar opposite of assuming. ...



Making decisions about Relay for Life
Making decisions about Relay For Life This year marks the 30th anniversary of Relay For Life. What began as one man’s trek around a track to raise money for cancer research has become the lar ...



Kay Hagan is not a moderate
Kay Hagan is not a moderate I read Deborah Baro’s laughable letter to the editor. She seems to think the best candidate for the U.S. Senate is Kay Hagan. According to Deborah, Hagan represent ...



Maybe officers too busy for breakfast
Maybe officers too busy for breakfast I am appalled at the letters from M. Levin and B. Thaxton regarding the absence of our sheriffs at the law enforcement breakfast at Bill’s. These two ...



What is best for North Carolina?
What is best for North Carolina? It deeply concerns me when politicians resort to lying and misinformation just to win an election. We see evidence of this every day in the dishonest campaign ads r ...



Kay Hagan is not a moderate
Kay Hagan is not a moderate I read Deborah Baro’s laughable letter to the editor. She seems to think the best candidate for the U.S. Senate is Kay Hagan. According to Deborah, Hagan represent ...



Duty and character are inseparable
Duty and character are inseparable When famed newsman, Erick Sevareid, was asked to assess Harry Truman, he didn’t tell about the great issues or great decisions. “Remembering him,̶ ...



Thaxton questions absence at breakfast
Thaxton questions absence at breakfast For years Bill’s BBQ has hosted a Quarterly Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast and this event was attended by all law enforcement in the county, pol ...



A better definition needed
A better definition needed I am requesting Nick Smith and\or Debra Baro to come back on these pages and define “middle class.” And, do they think they are in that “class.” ...



Assessing behavior of liberals
Assessing behavior of liberals I read Debra Baro’s letter of Saturday and it never fails to amaze me how liberals behave like preschoolers if you don’t give them every dollar for every ...



Hagan stands for the middle class
Hagan stands for the middle class Sen. Hagan’s claim that Speaker Tillis and the Republican General Assembly seek to punish women and the poor is correct. In 2011, Speaker Tillis prevented ...



Don't overburden safe drivers with disabilities
Rebecca Kay sustained an injury at age 16 that caused permanent damage. That did not stop her though from driving for 44 years without any modifications to her cars. Her decades-old injury was not get ...



Missing deputies at free breakfast?
Missing deputies at free breakfast? Does anyone have an idea why sheriff’s deputies are no longer showing up for the free breakfasts at Bill Ellis’? The gesture is generous and graci ...



Wonderful Wilson shopping
Wonderful Wilson shopping Recently, I decided to explore shopping options in Wilson. I was amazed at the diversity and quality that Wilson has to offer. Fabulous jewelry and shoes at Brentwood Shop ...



Remember the past
Remember the past My father told me the story of how his father bought his first farm for $2,300 during the depression. His wife’s family loaned him $500 and BB&T let him have the rest an ...



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 ...




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