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Billboard legislation threatens widening of I-95 House Bills 173, 578, 579, 580 and 581 threaten the future improvements to I-95 including the desperately needed six-laning project. A short summary of these toxic companion bills championed by … more
Seeking civility is about fostering better dialogue Re: “Writer’s demand for decorum merely seeks suppression,” April 20: Addressing folks who do not share your opinion with civility is not being PC — it is simply a … more
Teach phonics to overcome literacy crisis When are the parents of elementary-age schoolchildren going to demand that every child learns to read by the end of the third grade? It is apparent that whatever methodologies are being used now are not … more
I’ve been waiting a couple weeks now hoping to see in the newspaper where Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard had apologized to the Wilson County Humane Society for his heavy-handed response to a very simple misunderstanding. I would like … more
The epidemic of opioid addiction in Maryland was underscored by the remarks of the president of the university. The NCAA’s political interference into North Carolina’s legislative process is unprecedented and raises serious questions … more
Consumers, not the wealthy, need tax relief There is talk in Washington and Raleigh about cutting taxes. Republicans favor doing what Reagan did 30 years ago, though our current economic situation is far different than in the Reagan era. Their … more
With the Wilson Heart Walk this Saturday at the Eastern North Carolina School for the deaf, this is a good time to get smart about heart disease — the leading cause of death in the U.S. Managing your risk for heart disease is a puzzle with … more
Re: “Reject wrathful diatribes, or find someone who will,” April 12: To accomplish this, The Times, as suggested by the writer could hire someone; maybe, from one of the writer’s favorite liberal news outlets and this problem … more
Every one of the 600 homes in rural Pinetops has access to symmetrical, fiber-to-the-home, gigabit internet service. So why are state legislators trying to disconnect us and take away the biggest economic and education advantage we have had in … more
Today the United States is about $20 trillion in debt. Why? Many want to blame the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Those wars may very well be part of the debt. What about the war in Kuwait? That may very well be part of it. The debt problem … more
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