WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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A couple of issues are very concerning to me and should be to everyone. The first is the call for Medicare for all. This would make the government the single-payer health care system in America and … more
The week of March 4 was Read Across America Week. I was fortunate enough to have been asked to read to a Hearne Elementary School second-grade class by teacher Paula Michalak. On March 4, I chose to … more
Re: “How can GOP defend Trump?” by William T. “Nick” Smith, March 14: Months ago, the writer said he had quit writing. We had a Nick Smith-quit-writing cocktail party and throngs … more
On Sunday, a particular Greenlight channel that I wanted to watch had been off the air all afternoon, so I emailed Greenlight asking what the problem was. Within 15 seconds I received a phone call … more
A while back, I wrote a letter that you published in your paper (“Blame county commissioners for lack of animal shelter funds,” April 28). Today, what I’m writing about is also a true … more
Gone are the days when we did not have to lock our doors. We had an excellent watchdog; we named him Spot. He was a black and white dog with black spots going from the nose to the middle of his … more
Re: “Beware Trump’s creeping fascism” Deborah A. Baro, Wednesday: As I compare Ms. Baro’s letter with the definition of “fascism,” the word is more fitting of Ms. Baro, President Obama … more
My name is Maxwell Bane, but you can call me Max. I am 15 years old and I am a freshman at Fike High School. I am a lot like most teenagers — some days I don’t want to get out of bed and go … more
Re: “Trump a disgrace to American presidency,” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Monday: I believe you have conflated your personal dislike of Trump with dubious “facts” and condemned the … more
The Wilson County Department of Social Services strives to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve, those we touch through our community partners, in the lives and families of our … 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
Under the state misdemeanor confinement program, counties are reimbursed to house misdemeanor offenders for the state. Taxpayers are paying for low-level offenders to sit around, sleep and play cards … more
We had our home of 28 years catch on fire in Stantonsburg on Feb. 2. We had insurance as most folks do but have been displaced with no house or RV camper available to rent. We have two dogs and … more
On Sunday morning, April 14, the Lord God called home Wilson County’s “veteran’s veteran,” Eddie M. Price. Or, as we veterans say, the Supreme Commander called Eddie to report to him. In … more
Today I am writing about a subject that might backfire and cause me pain in the future, but I guess I am a glutton for punishment with full steam ahead for disaster. Medicare is a so-called … more
White supremacists regard radical Islamists as their polar opposites, but upon further scrutiny, their hateful ideologies resemble each other. Both worldviews are paranoid, exhibit a toxic blend of … more
Re: “First legal hemp seedlings sprout,” front page, April 29: What a wonderful state of affairs that Wilson County agriculture is in the vanguard of the coming hemp revolution. Young farmers … more
To the culinary illiterate of Wilson, a chili dog is a hot dog bun filled with a weiner and topped with chili — not a bun filled with chili, that’s a sloppy joe. I asked for a chili dog at a … more
Liberals consider individual liberty to be the most important political goal, and emphasize individual rights and equality of opportunity. I just copied that definition down from a multi-page … more
Two-party politics is the virus of ignorance and journalism is the bad-tasting cough syrup that everyone hates. It’s true, and we’re all to blame. Let me explain. We all know them. They post … more
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