WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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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
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
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
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
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
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
I think it’s safe to say that there are trends on the horizon that are beginning to disturb much of our society. For instance, in a TED X talk that has since gone viral because of its absurdity, 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
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 conduct of our county leaders regarding the animal shelter fund bait-and-switch is embarrassing. The blatant disregard and total lack of shame on the part of those we elect as “leaders” is … more
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