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'Greece' no longer sizzles
‘Greece’ no longer sizzles Monday was a gut wrenching day for people who depend on their investments to survive and prepare for their retirement. The main stock market indexes dropp ...



What was the intent? A challenge?
What was the intent? A challenge? Why is it that reformed alcoholics often revel in their old ways? While waiting for my car to be serviced, I read the paper. One article in particular piqued my ...



Student gets guidance from a former counselor
Student gets guidance from a former counselor I have a niece who was scheduled to graduate from Hunt High School in June, but like a lot of young people she lost interest in school and it started t ...



Wonderful story of growth and tradition
Wonderful story of growth and tradition What a wonderful article reporting the story of growth and tradition of SPC Mechanical, formerly Southern Piping, the feature story in the Local section of t ...



A lesson to be learned
A lesson to be learned In one of the old “Andy Griffith” shows Aunt Bea served on jury duty. During the trial, she paid attention, she took notes, and then during the jury deliberat ...



'Standing together' in Wilson
‘Standing together’ in Wilson I would like to thank The Wilson Times for its coverage of Sunday’s service at St. John AME Zion Church, in remembrance, and in solidarity with Charl ...



A reply to recent letter by Dave Hager
A reply to recent letter by Dave Hager As one of my undergrad religion profs used to say, “The Bible is the word of God in the words of men.” That’s the crux of the issue. I doubt ...



What's that fence for? Just tear it down
What’s that fence for? Just tear it down Tribond is a board game where given three seemingly disparate facts the player has to say what they have in common. For example, “Never take dow ...



Religion and the Constitution
Religion and the Constitution When I was a kid growing up in the paternalistic textile town of Mt. Holly, North Carolina, in the days before air conditioning, the First Presbyterian Church and the ...



Freedom to drive
Freedom to drive I am fortunate to own a Cummins pick up surrounded by a Dodge Ram. I love this truck and our American freedom to drive it. We are so fortunate here in North Carolina to have the be ...



Will we continue to disobey?
Will we continue to disobey? When we read the Constitution of the United States of America, we can see that they are based on the laws, statutes, and precepts of God’s Holy Word, which is goo ...



Another perspective on background checks
Another perspective on background checks In response to the letter of Ray Shamlin, I will begin by thanking him for his service. I suspect we agree on items from the death penalty to the protection ...



The right to bear arms
The right to bear arms The N.C. General Assembly has taken a small step in the right direction in reducing the infringement upon an individual’s right to bear arms. But many liberal leanin ...



Rules are for everyone, but where's the compassion
Rules are for everyone, but where’s the compassion I am writing in regard to the article, front page Saturday June 13, concerning the unfortunate incident at the courthouse. Apparently M ...



The heady fumes of power
The heady fumes of power What happens to people when they go to Washington, D.C.? Perhaps delusions of grandeur set in and they envision themselves as overlords of the masses. How else to explain R ...



An incredible performance
An incredible performance Last Saturday night I had a “Once in a Lifetime” experience! At Fike High School along with an auditorium of others I attended, “Les Mis” sele ...



Current pistol permit system flawed
Current pistol permit system flawed The current pistol permit system used by North Carolina’s 100 sheriff’s departments is part of the Jim Crow era, and was designed to keep firearms fr ...



Thank you for another successful event
Thank you for another successful event We have so many to thank during our Annual Poppy Memorial Day Distribution. First of all, we would like to thank all the citizens that gave so generously for ...



Beautiful American flags
Beautiful American flags The Friday before Memorial Day, I went to the People’s Chapel Church Cemetery (Elm City). A little country cemetery, I looked around and saw little American flags ...



Western civilization has got to stay
Western civilization has got to stay Don’t you ever wonder why western civilization is sliding into anarchy and chaos and how it came to this? I came across a Youtube video by Bill Whittl ...



It's nothing but net
RALEIGH — According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, North Carolina added some 11,000 jobs in April and nearly 107,000 jobs over the 12-month period. That’s a annual growth rate in ...



A letter in support of Buck Newton
A letter in support of Buck Newton On behalf of the Wilson County Republican Party, I would like to take this time and opportunity to endorse Sen. Buck Newton as our next attorney general represent ...



Do Republican candidates have new proposals?
Do Republican candidates have new proposals? I am all for Hillary Clinton debating the duly selected Republican adversary once they narrow the field to their champion, and the big money brokers hav ...



Governor Hunt's impact unparalleled
Governor Hunt’s impact unparalleled A week or so ago, television did a show about former Gov. Jim Hunt. I know he was a truly great governor, but I had forgotten how far he had taken North Ca ...



The new liberal boogeyman
The new liberal boogeyman First we were warned about the “Population Bomb” (Dr. Paul Ehrlich, Stanford) in the early 70’s, that was going to create no space to turn around and fos ...




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