WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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President Trump is projecting again. By accusing the “Squad” of hating America, he is revealing his own feelings. It’s the president’s modus operandi — a maladaptive defense mechanism he … more
As a new “liberal/progressive” Republican, I believe that the national party must change and evolve in fundamental ways if it is to be at all competitive with the national Democratic Party in the … more
I’d like to offer some insights regarding the recent article about “free” breakfast in Wilson County high schools (“Breakfast essential to better learning,” Saturday). First, there is … more
Re: “Our mixed economy has always included socialism,” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Saturday: Nick, I have to disagree that our government is a hybrid of democracy and socialism. … more
The Wilson County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8 had another successful “Forget Me Not” fundraiser drive. This is our commitment that the DAV “will not forget the men and women who … more
On Monday, the Wilson County Board of Commissioners took a step that goes much further than just symbolically stating its support for the Second Amendment of our Constitution. Commissioners have, in … more
This is a sequel to my April 6 letter, “Is Lady Justice really blind?” An acquaintance whom I will refer to as “the driver” related this turn of events to me. The driver was motoring north … more
Too often in this world we do not stop and take the time to say thank you and be grateful for extraordinary dedication. I was reminded of this over the last two months as the Post 13 roster decreased … more
We will soon have an election and the voters can have the kind of government they choose. Everyone would like to have a good economy, but there are other important issues. A strong defense is … more
The U.S. and Iran have been on a collusion course for the past 15 years and while Soleiman’s demise was a forgone conclusion, the place where it occurred has created tensions that will continue for … more
Why would any legislator not want to fully fund the construction and maintenance of our highway system? But apparently they do not. They would rather send out a $125 check from a budget surplus to … more
There are many reasons why President Trump was right to say that anyone in Congress who is against Israel should resign. According to the Bible, it would destroy America if we ever turn against … more
I emailed Chris Hill about the newspaper article detailing the failure of the animal shelter’s inspection. He responded in less than 10 minutes giving his phone number and asking me to call. He … more
ACT For Youth wrapped up its season with the final performance of “Wind in the Willows” before an enthusiastic audience who gave the young actors a standing ovation. At the strike party … more
In reference to Senate Bill 559, I respectfully request as a North Carolina taxpayer and veteran that Duke Energy be held accountable for the coal ash pile fiasco and not allow them to pass on the … more
The Wilson Parks and Recreation Department is going to raise prices for seniors at the Wedgewood Golf Course on Saturday and Sunday mornings by 35% from $20 to $27. David Lee said you can play after … more
In reading Keith Barnes’ recent column on newspapers errors, typos and goof-ups dated July 17 in the Johnstonian News and Wilson Times, I remember a former local newspaper, the Kenly News, printing … more
I have been following the presidential candidate discussions on health care, specifically the push for Medicare for All. The North Carolina average for a family’s health insurance premium is … more
I am having a hard time trying to figure out why requiring a photo ID is significant evidence that the new law was racially discriminatory. Everyone has to show a photo ID. Some places you have to … more
Re: “Wilson weighing street repair costs,” front page, Feb. 7: “Currently, really and truly, in comparison to other places, we are not in bad shape.” After reading this quote from … more
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