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I am blessed to serve as a family physician in a tight-knit, rural community where many of the people we care for are not just our patients but also our neighbors and friends. Because I love this … more
The recent letter from Tom Haitema decrying abortion (“Failure to protect botched abortion victims a stain on the republic,” March 4) seems a bit too mild and does not really bring home to those … more
County music superstar Lorrie Morgan rolled into the Edna Boykin Cultural Center on a cold and rainy Friday night, but the weather did not dampen the spirits of an enthusiastic audience, and Lorrie … more
The postcard simply said, “Your blood has been used to save lives. Thank you.” That is the essence of what the Red Cross does with its blood collection services — save lives. Fike High School … more
Occasionally, I mention political philosophies in my letters and I’m sure many of you have formed the opinion that I am not a fanatic for the socialist theory of government for the simple reason … more
Republicans accuse Democrats of socialism for backing necessary social and climate change policies and for the soaring debt. The scare tactics and false statements never change. They said the same … more
I am a United Methodist since birth. I am so saddened by recent events at the 2019 General Conference. As a young child, I was impressed by the fact that my church allowed all people to come to … more
The Senate’s failure to move a bill forward that required doctors to provide sustenance and succor to babies who have survived an abortion is a stain on the American republic. Although our … more
“The evil that men do lives after them. The good is interred with their bones.” — Julius Caesar What began with the removal of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” from public libraries and … more
Re: “Don’t trash our county,” by Deborah Webb, Wednesday: The night before Ms. Webb’s letter appeared in the paper, my husband and I, bothered by the trashy appearance of the road, spent … more
Every morning when I get to my store in Rocky Mount, I drink a cup of coffee, eat a chocolate chip cookie and read The Wilson Times. I am now celebrating 50 years in business at J. Royal Regular and … more
Wilson County is becoming trashy — and I mean that literally. People of a certain age can remember those green plastic litter bags hanging from the cigarette lighter in the car. Children were … more
Re: “Not easy as ABC to abolish state’s liquor monopoly,” Times editorial, Saturday: This is a perfect example of socialism. Once the bureaucratic fatcats get a hold, they are glued to it … more
Never thought I would see the day when the Democratic Party would shift so far left that it’s now a socialist party. Democratic candidates running for president are proposing more government … more
We had our home of 28 years catch on fire in Stantonsburg on Feb. 2. We had insurance as most folks do but have been displaced with no house or RV camper available to rent. We have two dogs and … more
Today, I write another letter of critique that might yield the ire of tattoo enthusiasts, but I have no shame in placing this folly in the sunshine. The truth will set you free. Today my contempt … more
ACT for Youth did it again last weekend with an amazing live stage production of “Beauty and the Beast” starring Hannah McLaughlin and Seth Greene in the lead roles. Directed by Patricia … more
When a pendulum is brought to the height of its arc and released, it will often sway back and forth many times and over a long period before it finally comes to rest. The laws of physics ensure this. … more
Our country has changed from a cigarette-smoking, fist-fighting, law-abiding, hardworking, God-loving and safe country to a baby-killing, drug-using, pot-smoking, lazy, gimme, hate-filled, … more
I have a story to tell you. My name is Billy Ray Summerlin, and my wife’s name is Brenda K. Summerlin. I’m 64; she’s 63. We met when we were 17 and 18 and got married at 18 and 19. We have been … more
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