WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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The conflict in Syria, now in its ninth year, started as a peaceful domestic uprising against an autocratic dictator. Over the course of the war, the Syrian theater has evolved into the crucible for … more
Re: “Sheriff makes case for more patrol cars,” on Friday’s front page: These cars the deputies are driving would have been traded a long time ago if I was driving them. Mileage over 100,000 … more
Rep. James Gailliard made the right decision to uphold Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the anti-choice, anti-woman, anti-doctor, anti-health care Senate Bill 359. In his June 7 op-ed, Rep. Gailliard … more
Today while shopping at one of my favorite places, Raleigh Road Garden Center, a lady approached me and asked where I had picked up a certain item in my arms. I told her where to look within the … more
Re: “If House impeaches Trump, Senate won’t convict,” by Carl Hinson, Saturday: Surprise, I agree. For now, anyway. Truly if the votes to impeach Trump were held today, then the Senate would … more
I recently had to set up an account with the city of Wilson’s customer service area to have a new water meter set for the construction of a new home. I had a great experience at the city in dealing … more
The city of Wilson has formed several committees to look at improving the appearance and function of U.S. 301, which runs a considerable distance through the city. Well, it appears that House Bill … more
Kudos to Sen. Rick Horner, R-Nash, and our own County Manager Denise Stinagle and commissioners to work with Senator Horner in getting the state legislature to appropriate $200,000 in the state … more
I am totally shocked at the advertising of our Wilson parade this year! Whose idea was it to remove Christmas out of our much-loved traditional parade? Let me guess! It was surely not someone … 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
Re: “Trump shouldn’t cheapen Fourth with partisan potshots,” by Ann Y. Barnes, Monday: Why don’t you get a big “I Hate Trump” stamp and place it on your forehead so all will know? … more
As we all celebrated Thanksgiving with our friends and family, I had to take a moment to submit this letter. I am thankful for the Wilson community, and surrounding region, for attending the 14th … more
Re: Retirement of Wilson City Councilman A.P. Coleman: As one of the businessmen of the Wilson Forward group who contacted you more than 40 years ago about running for city council, I say — job … more
Remember my letter about adopting Baby the cat from the Brentwood Veterinary Center? (“Adopted cat’s love is a treasured blessing,” July 22) Besides the joy she gives this old lady — … more
A recent article on suicide and its warning signs and possible causes was both timely and informative as suicide rates have risen 25% in the last 20 years. A very disturbing fact is that 8-year-olds … more
Re: “Mother, daughter share coming-out story at Barton College,” Nov. 27: A thank-you to Kathy Proctor! Featured in a Wilson Times article with her daughter EJ, she represents thousands of … more
The only way by which a rabid animal can be eliminated is by killing it, thus safeguarding the health of a community. One of the political parties has been acting for some time now like a rapid … more
I have recently learned the disheartening news that my longtime dentist of 45 years, Dr. Bill Boles Jr., has left the very successful dental practice that he built himself, from the ground up. My … more
Re: “For secure elections, choose paper ballots over machines”: In a letter published Aug. 27 regarding the use of voting machines in Wilson County, we indicated that the county was still … more
It is with a heart filled with gratitude that I realize that Wilson County is going to get a new animal shelter. The animals, who are sometimes referred to as “God’s other children,” are not … more
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