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When I was young, dentists always tried to get me to buy a mouthguard for sleep because I was bad about clenching (grinding) my teeth. I really, really wish I had! My molars are all crowns or … more
Having read the guest editorial, “Efforts may combat the proliferation of irritating robocalls” in The Wilson Times (by The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, West Virginia, Dec. 18), please let me … more
Before now, I disagreed with President Donald Trump’s description of mainstream news media outlets as “fake news.” I thought his comments were obnoxious, irresponsible and to a certain extent … more
Come we now to celebrate Him who appeared just because He loved us. He was born in a lowly state that’s transcendent from Glory. His life was short and yet He taught more than any man before … more
The holidays are a special time for families in North Carolina to gather and look ahead to the New Year with anticipation and enthusiasm. It’s also a time when we reflect on the past year, … more
This is the season of family gatherings and parties with friends. With the New Year coming, we will all have new dreams, hopes and challenges. Too often this opinion page is an endless battle … more
With all the commercialization of Christmas, many of us forget what the true purpose is for Christmastime. Christmastime is designed as a celebration for the greatest event since the creation of … more
On Sept. 17, 1918, the formal opening of the State Home and Industrial School for Girls — Samarcand Manor — took place. Until its closing in 2011, Samarcand ministered to the spiritual, … more
With all the controversy about the University of North Carolina’s decision concerning the relocation of the Silent Sam statue, students and faculty at UNC archrival Duke University must be … more
Remember the children’s story where we were warned of a wolf in sheep’s clothing? A forewarning to not necessarily trust someone who appears kind and friendly. In the same essence, we are … more
Re: “Cartoonist misses the mark on climate change,” by Charles Nimitz, Saturday: The Wilson Times may want to consider continuing its source for its political cartoons with Antonio Branco as … more
I was TV-surfing on Saturday and I came upon the basketball game between N.C. State University and Penn State. The game was close in score until the last few minutes; N.C. State won by double … more
Re: Thursday’s editorial cartoon by Antonio Branco: Who are we to believe, the vast number of climatologists and other scientists and their warnings or the small but loud group of climate change … more
When the 14th Amendment was passed, there were many who did not want birthright citizenship as part of the amendment. It was only fair that birthright citizenship for those already here be part of … more
On Sunday, a particular Greenlight channel that I wanted to watch had been off the air all afternoon, so I emailed Greenlight asking what the problem was. Within 15 seconds I received a phone call … more
For many years now, those reading these pages have been sickened with the incessant hatred of the 43rd president of the United States. For years now, I wondered when it would stop. More than that, … more
How do we begin to tell you how you have all blessed others this year? What may seem like fulfilling a request on the Angel Tree is really so much more. You have provided love in a tangible way to … more
As executive director of the Wilson Botanical Gardens, I like to express my deepest thanks to those who volunteered, supported and attended Wilson Winter Lights. We had a great number of local … more
Re: “Trump’s acting AG twists Justice Department,” by George Leach, Nov. 28: Thanksgiving not quite over the horizon, the turkey not yet fully digested and Mr. Leach is already regurgitating … more
The U.S. government is making it very hard on the working person trying to make an honest living. It costs a lot of money to live these days. Do you hardworking taxpayers really know how much we’re … more
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