WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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We read your recent letter critical of your Democratic opponent, incumbent Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield. As friends who have known Jean for many years, we write to set the record straight with … more
I’d like to address a topic that’s never discussed. Many elderly and disabled people and veterans, I’m sure, will agree. They are doing without after working hard all their lives while many … 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
On Sept. 17, 1918, the formal opening of the State Home and Industrial School for Girls (Samarcand Manor) took place. Until its closing in 2011, Samarcand ministered to the spiritual, academic and … more
Vidant Healthplex-Wilson is officially open for business. We cut the ribbon on Thursday and celebrated the great work required on behalf of many to get us to this point. We are excited to open this … 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
Participating in athletics is an important part of the overall school experience for many students in Wilson County Schools. Beginning at the middle-school level and culminating with the final game … 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
Monday evening I attended the Wilson Youth Council’s Awards Night, held at the city’s operations center. This is the year-end event where the high school students celebrate their achievements … more
I would like to know: Don’t people have anything better to do than sit around and worry and gripe about statues that don’t do anything but just sit or stand? What’s the worry? They need to … more
Once upon a time, there was a peaceful land that lay in a wide valley sheltered between the angry, towering, dark-clouded crags of the Altright Mountains and the sun-capped ridges of the Rainbow … more
I join with so many Wilsonians in expressing sadness that A.P. Coleman is stepping down as a member of our city council (“Coleman cites health in council departure,” front page, Saturday). … more
John Hood’s column “State ranks high in education funding,” appearing in your Tuesday edition was a valuable reminder that North Carolina has established, supported and reaped the benefits of … more
“Another young woman was murdered by an illegal in Iowa, in the middle of our country! I am asking you: Why you will not support securing our borders by building a wall? Do you leave your front … more
Re: “Butterfield joins rural broadband task force,” Wednesday: I am glad to see that good old G.K. found something to occupy his time in Washington. The Rural Broadband Task Force sounds like … more
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