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For more than a week out, we heard that Florence was coming straight for the midst of North Carolina as a Category 4 hurricane with massive and devastating winds and rain. We did our best to prepare; … more
The news is often of troublesome, unkind things. We can all make the world a kinder, better place. This message was reinforced to me when I attended a conference in Europe. The keynote speaker … more
I would like to share a few things I really don’t understand. One is I’m sure at some point in time the two-party system worked, but now it seems that the Democrats and Republicans would … more
Re: “Trump lies 16 times a day; supporters don’t know or don’t care,” by Nancy Nichols Hawley, Saturday: Do you live in a bubble or are you just totally naïve? You speak about Glen … more
“We are the Borg! You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.” I was recently reminded of this Star Trek meme during the Kavanaugh hearings. I thought of the verbal lockstep of the radical … more
Many years ago as a youngster in Wilson, I became intensely interested in studying Jesus and began attending First Christian Church.  I began delving deeply into the gospels and when I … more
Facts don’t matter to President Trump’s supporters, and he knows it. Washington Post fact-checker Glen Kessler, who has been fact-checking politicians for the last 10 years, reports that … more
Folks are still struggling to get back on their feet from Hurricane Florence and Adams Carpet One would like to help them in whatever way we can — with your help. We have a job coming up in … more
While I read Brie Anne Handgraaf’s survivor story (“Victims further violated by flawed reporting system,” Thursday) I was moved by the clarity and measured description. While I, a man, can … more
If Kermit the Frog thinks being green is tough, he ought to try hopping in the shoes of old white men. Progressive-liberal misandrists want to suspend civil rights so women can level charges of … more
Well, folks, the Democrats have become completely unhinged and are demonstrating why no one should vote for them in November. The Kavanaugh hearings and the unsubstantiated allegations against … more
Every now and again, I have the privilege of answering the question of “why are you running for office?” While there are a few reasons that I am running, I am reminded of the two most … more
Is there a relatively unused resource not being utilized during North Carolina’s hurricane defense and rebuild projects? I read that 45 Marines from Cherry Point helped for about a day at Emerald … more
I’m responding to Tom Haitema’s letter, “Weigh Trump’s results, not the distractions” (Sept. 17). He is wrong — both because the results are not nearly as great as he writes, and … more
Robocalls have gone from being annoying to being criminal! I delete “calls received” regularly. On Friday evening I emptied the box. On Tuesday, there were 44 “calls received!” We wanted … more
Liberals consider individual liberty to be the most important political goal, and emphasize individual rights and equality of opportunity. I just copied that definition down from a multi-page … more
Every single business, private or public, should model its customer service after the city of Wilson’s electric linemen! We had a tree fall on a utility line, tearing down the pole and … more
Critical race theory proposes that a person who is racist cannot even recognize his own racism and thus perpetuates his racial animus through his own obliviousness. This sets the accused up for … more
Re: “Weigh Trump’s results, not the distractions,” by Tom Haitema, Monday: I was not a Trump supporter, but when Trump was elected I was willing to give him a chance and eager to see him … more
Illegal immigration is again in the news because of Mollie Tibbetts’ murder in the heartland by an illegal immigrant. The debate seems to increase and decrease over whatever news story is … more
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