WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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President Trump is projecting again. By accusing the “Squad” of hating America, he is revealing his own feelings. It’s the president’s modus operandi — a maladaptive defense mechanism he … more
This is a sequel to my April 6 letter, “Is Lady Justice really blind?” An acquaintance whom I will refer to as “the driver” related this turn of events to me. The driver was motoring north … more
Too often in this world we do not stop and take the time to say thank you and be grateful for extraordinary dedication. I was reminded of this over the last two months as the Post 13 roster decreased … more
It has been our pleasure to meet and get to know Stephanie Cyrus over the past 3 ½ years. We feel she, as a lifelong educator and mother of two children in Wilson County Schools, is the best choice … more
Why would any legislator not want to fully fund the construction and maintenance of our highway system? But apparently they do not. They would rather send out a $125 check from a budget surplus to … more
As a former teacher, assistant principal and principal in Wilson County for nearly 30 years, I was extremely disappointed to see the negativity associated with the election campaign of current … more
There are many reasons why President Trump was right to say that anyone in Congress who is against Israel should resign. According to the Bible, it would destroy America if we ever turn against … more
I emailed Chris Hill about the newspaper article detailing the failure of the animal shelter’s inspection. He responded in less than 10 minutes giving his phone number and asking me to call. He … more
Voters need to look at the big picture when they go to vote on Tuesday. The two candidates running for the District 24 House seat could be no more different. We have Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, a … 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
ACT For Youth wrapped up its season with the final performance of “Wind in the Willows” before an enthusiastic audience who gave the young actors a standing ovation. At the strike party … more
In reference to Senate Bill 559, I respectfully request as a North Carolina taxpayer and veteran that Duke Energy be held accountable for the coal ash pile fiasco and not allow them to pass on the … more
The new party within our government, and those who support it, have taken measures to erase the history and heritage of white, Southern Christians whose ancestors fought in the Confederacy during our … more
In reading Keith Barnes’ recent column on newspapers errors, typos and goof-ups dated July 17 in the Johnstonian News and Wilson Times, I remember a former local newspaper, the Kenly News, printing … more
I grew up in Wilson County public schools, attending B.O. Barnes, Hearne, Forest Hills and Hunt High School from 1988-2000. Wilson County Schools were a stabilizing force for me when things were not … more
“Benedict Trump” will go from the White House to the big house. This is the man who a 90-plus-percent majority of Republicans find presidential, and continue to defend him and his administration. … more
As former student body leaders and proud alumni, allow us to unequivocally express what the university’s official statement did not: we categorically denounce the expression of racism on our … more
I read in The Church Bell of First Christian Church, Vol. 62, Issue 10 (Oct. 1) that 30 percent of children in Wilson and Wilson County are in poverty. That’s 7 percent higher than the state … more
We had a house fire on Feb. 2. It has been a nightmare trying to find what we owned and lived in for 28 years. We have always been very hardworking folks and have never asked for anything. We worked … more
There are 120 seats in the N.C. House of Representatives. Republicans hold 75 seats, Democrats 45. It takes 72 House votes to override the governor’s veto. The N.C. Senate has 50 seats, Republicans … more
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