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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
Art Buchwald, a famous satirist, stopped writing his weekly column during the Watergate fiasco because he “couldn’t write anything as funny.” If he were alive today, he would look at the … more
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
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