WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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First Fridays on the Lawn kicked off its 2019 season July 5 with an amazing performance by Charlotte-based R&B group On The Edge to an enthusiastic audience in the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, … more
North Carolina was built on tobacco. Take a 30-minute drive outside any metropolitan area in our state and you can’t help but notice old tobacco barns, often accompanied by acres of tobacco fields. … more
A few weeks ago while going to Nahunta, I saw a couple of Wayne County sheriff’s deputies guarding inmates who were cleaning up the roadside trash along one of the secondary roads. As I had just … more
Re: “Trump, GOP to blame for soaring national debt,” by Deborah Baro, March 6: It’s obvious from reading your recent letter that you need some help with a dictionary. You say that Donald … more
Re: “Library is open to all, but all should be asked to follow the rules,” by Tammy Smith, Thursday: Just to write and confirm what Ms. Smith wrote in her letter to the editor about the … more
Re: “Trump’s Iran sanctions could backfire in a big way,” by Cyrus Shamloo, Monday: I am bewildered how so many Americans are concerned with what other countries “think” about America … more
The problem our country has is too many do-nothing Democrats in the House. It’s our fault; we elected them. There are people who were working for no pay during the government shutdown and then … more
On Thursday evening, a huge tree fell in our neighbor’s yard across Canal and Sulgrave drives, taking with it all the power lines, leaving the neighborhood in the dark for almost five hours. After … more
What has happened to civil discourse? Why do the ultra-liberal, left-leaning, progressive-minded under-30 folks who supposedly believe in tolerance insist upon preventing those who disagree with them … more
I usually watch NBC Nightly News every night — not so much as to get the news; more for amusement. It should be named the Trump Bashing Show, because you can count on a lengthy tirade each night of … more
I am fed up with hearing from Joe Scarborough and other Republicans saying what a great president Ronald Reagan was. In my view, Reagan was the worst thing that could happen to the American working … more
California wants to free criminals by the thousands, and it will as the state sinks deeper into the liberal abyss. My thoughts are that North Carolina could probably do the same so that prison … more
Re: “Who are America’s true traitors?” by Mark Levin, Friday: Jan. 25 was the morning your letter appeared attacking Deborah Baro. I could not be more elated, as it is the same date of the … more
In Jon Sanders’ April 10 piece (“Local governments still don’t need to get in broadband business,”) his argument that private companies are best suited to close the digital divide in North … more
Through minimal research, I learned it’s illegal to dispose of dead animal carcasses in all Wilson County’s landfills. I spoke with Drew Hammonds, the eastern environmental program supervisor … more
The Wilson Rose Garden held a tour and raffle for prizes and a wonderful chance to see artist painting roses in the bright sunlight of a wonderful Sunday afternoon May 19. We are from Wilson, … more
The Wilson County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8 has had another successful “Forget Me Not” Fourth of July fundraiser drive. This is our commitment that the DAV will not forget the men and … more
Out of the many political races ensuing across the state this fall, a contest that is being closely monitored is the race for city council seat Ward 4 in the city of Rocky Mount. Elections are Oct. … more
I listened to a teenager on TV this week lecturing the United Nations on global warming. She was very passionate about the subject. I have wondered on the subject for a long time. Al Gore has a … more
Re: “Three sentenced in drug conspiracy,” news story, Dec. 15: I continue to be encouraged when reading about the three people recently sentenced on federal drug charges. Hopefully there will … more
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