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I’m very proud to see Wilson rebranding the Innovation Hub into the Gig East Hub. This effort made by a $1.1 million grant from the tobacco industry “guilt money” Golden Leaf Foundation, and … more
A while back, I wrote a letter that you published in your paper (“Blame county commissioners for lack of animal shelter funds,” April 28). Today, what I’m writing about is also a true … more
In 1954, Dr. Frederic Wertham published the book “Seduction of the Innocent.” It was a warning to all parents and an encouragement for the government to become heavily involved in monitoring the … more
Re: “Criticizing presidents an American tradition,” by Matthew Flint, Friday: I have read the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and everything else as well. Please do not attempt to advise me on … more
We don’t give our volunteer firefighters enough thanks and support! We had a bad fire at our home at 12:15 a.m. Feb. 2. My mom was staying with us and she was still awake along with my husband. … more
For the sake of curiosity, I watched the halftime show of the Super Bowl last Sunday. I congratulate all of you who extended your stay in the bathroom, kitchen, etc. I am still trying to figure … more
I always enjoy reading the articles, editorials and comments of folks in the Times. Recently I enjoyed LaMonique Hamilton Barnes’ “take” on what seeing “Hamilton” with her son meant. … more
After I read Lorraine Edwards’s letter to the editor published Feb. 5, “Disrespect for President Trump is offensive,” I felt the need to respond. Some of the things you stated were very wrong … more
Re: “Want term limits? That will require a convention of states,” editorial, Jan. 23: We’re currently bombarded by pundits, politicians and activists who insist that “government is … more
A couple of issues are very concerning to me and should be to everyone. The first is the call for Medicare for all. This would make the government the single-payer health care system in America and … more
In our beloved city, we are fortunate to have a local newspaper. Newspapers foster community identity and solidarity. They create an affirmation of the sense of place where we live. They are our … more
After I read and reread George Leach’s column of Feb. 1, “Trump and the shutdown: On-the-job training,” I felt the urgent need to respond. I personally felt that some of the words used were … more
On Saturday, we laid Richard L. Thackston Jr. to rest. Thomas-Yelverton at Evergreen officiated the funeral services and later burial at our family cemetery. That cemetery is on a farm in the … more
The outpouring of support for injured state trooper Daniel Harrell has been amazing and is a testament to the good people of Wilson and surrounding areas. A young girl on her own raised money to help … more
Re: “Petty and vindictive to move legislative press corps into basement,” guest editorial by the News & Record of Greensboro, Tuesday: I appreciate you publishing the guest editorial from … more
To all the residents of Wilson who are wondering where to go for a quick snack, hot, cooked food and some smiling faces to welcome you at a convenience store, it’s all possible at Stop ‘n’ … more
It is with great pride that we at Preservation of Wilson are able to recognize one of our own during this Black History Month. Wilson is privileged to claim Oliver Nestus and Julius Freeman, two … more
I am writing to thank Wilson residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Wilson and across the United … more
Re: “Three sentenced in drug conspiracy,” news story, Dec. 15: I continue to be encouraged when reading about the three people recently sentenced on federal drug charges. Hopefully there will … more
A few weeks ago while going to Nahunta, I saw a couple of Wayne County sheriff’s deputies guarding inmates who were cleaning up the roadside trash along one of the secondary roads. As I had just … more
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