WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Re: “Woodard is doing great things for Wilson County,” by Dixie Wyatt, May 2: I read with some interest the response from an avid devotee of the current sheriff. I had to agree that he seems … more
Public education forms one of the foundational pillars of the Wilson County community. We have some spectacular private and charter schools. They are serving select students of Wilson County very … more
I have waited nearly six months, since the end of my trial, to say anything because I didn’t want to rush ahead without guidance from my Heavenly Father. I bit my tongue and reminded myself to … more
There’s a story that I feel captures the essence of Wilson’s state House race. One day a frog was going to cross a river. He was approached by a scorpion who wanted a ride. The frog responded, … more
Hundreds of young children started school this year. One says, “Mommy, it’s so long,” and it is, after such carefree times. A year is a huge slice of a child’s life. Normally, the place where … more
You know things in life have changed over many years in this world today, so please tell me why schoolchildren are still walking back and forth to school. If you haven’t noticed, people and crime … more
Re: “Ignorance runs amok in Silent Sam’s toppling” by Jonathan Varnell, Wednesday: Apparently Mr. Varnell takes the position that the Civil War was fought primarily over the right of … more
I was a lifelong resident of Nash County until I moved to Wilson County in June 2017. After moving to Wilson County, I met Kenneth Fontenot at a gun show at the fairgrounds; he was handing out … more
Re: “Fontenot should campaign on issues instead of denigrating Farmer-Butterfield’s character,” by Linda Cooper-Suggs et al., Oct. 22: Ms. Farmer-Butterfield’s supporters’ … more
In a time when there is a great deal of mistrust encompassing media and government, there is something that I stumbled upon that could make things better, or at least more transparent. To give even … more
On a Monday, Sept. 3 visit to Lake Wilson Park, I counted over 40 cars — some said more. I observed bicyclists, kayakers, fishermen, runners, disc golfers, walkers and walkers with dogs. One … more
While shopping in the Piggly Wiggly store in Wilson in September, I purchased a 10-pound bag of potatoes. I came home and dumped them out on the table, but some remained in the bottom of the bag. … more
After attending the May 18 public hearing held by the Wilson County commissioners on whether to sell the county’s home health agency and reading the May 19 news report of that session, I want to … more
I know Jean Farmer-Butterfield as a longtime friend, colleague and seatmate on the floor of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Through the years, I have served with many big names and … more
My job as a voter is to choose candidates who I think will do best for my community, state and nation. These candidates tend to be conservative Republicans. David Gelernter captured my views and … more
Re: “Encourage dog-walkers to clean up after their pets,” by Mike Radford, Sept. 5: The recent letter regarding suggested improvements for dog walkers using Lake Wilson’s trail is an … more
Re: “Give teachers a helping hand by funding supplies,” editorial, Saturday: Too bad. Do people really understand what teachers go through on a daily basis? A class of 26 students and books … more
Re: “Calls for violence must be discontinued,” by Ed Feulner, Oct. 22: Judging from his recent op-ed, Mr. Feulner lives in another universe. Projection and gaslighting, maladaptive behaviors … more
A while back, a well-written opinion piece ended with “The need to bear arms is probably just as great today due to the violent culture that we live in as it was when our Founding Fathers … more
I’m writing to relay some exciting endorsements of Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield in her campaign for re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. “I’ve had the pleasure of … more
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