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Free-market capitalism is the dominant form of economic organization worldwide, but it is not a perfect system. Unhindered, privately owned companies organized for maximum profit will produce large … more
Remember the children’s story where we were warned of a wolf in sheep’s clothing? A forewarning to not necessarily trust someone who appears kind and friendly. In the same essence, we are … more
Re. “Privatizing liquor sales is wrong for North Carolina” by Larry Etheridge, May 8: Please be aware that my comments are to discuss the control of alcoholic beverages and not the morality of … more
The Quran is not an easy book to read for understanding. Its suras — chapters — are not in any logical or chronological order, and within individual suras, a wide variety of themes and ideas can … more
Re: “Cartoonist misses the mark on climate change,” by Charles Nimitz, Saturday: The Wilson Times may want to consider continuing its source for its political cartoons with Antonio Branco as … more
Re: “Trump apologists double down on unwavering loyalty,” by Nancy N. Hawley, Thursday: Honesty compels me to say that, at times, I wish the president were more diplomatic, but after eight … more
With all the controversy about the University of North Carolina’s decision concerning the relocation of the Silent Sam statue, students and faculty at UNC archrival Duke University must be … more
Having read the guest editorial, “Efforts may combat the proliferation of irritating robocalls” in The Wilson Times (by The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, West Virginia, Dec. 18), please let me … more
There will always be nations, so any attempt to suppress nationalistic sentiment is like trying to suppress nature: Very hard, and dangerous, to do. What does any of this have to do with our … more
My first thought as I pen this missive is to state as Richard Nixon would say: “Now, let me make this perfectly clear...” that I am well aware that all citizens of this great country are … more
When voters head to the polls on Election Day, they need to know their vote will count. Based on available evidence, computer scientists have clearly stated that paper ballots marked either by hand … more
I am not surprised by Franklin Graham calling on Pete Buttigieg to repent for being gay. I consider Mr. Graham to be one of the narrow-minded individuals who accepts the view that homosexuality is a … more
Re: “Howell’s heroism saved students’ lives,” by Hal Tarleton, May 4: Your column was excellent for the most part and well deserving for a hero such as Riley Howell. Sadly, you didn’t … more
Re: “Deputies: Dog found starving, owner charged,” front page, Friday: Some people should never have pets. We are their caretakers. If you can’t handle it, do not ever have a pet! This is a … more
Re: “Adopted cat’s love is a treasured blessing,” by Elizabeth Ann Pittman, letters, July 22: What a warm, uplifting, feel-good letter. Thank you for sharing, Mrs. Pittman. Bill … more
C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band performed on a rainy and stormy Friday night (April 19) to a small but lively audience whose members were dancing in the aisles before the show ended at … more
Since the China-U.S. trade friction began, some opinions have voiced that China should make concessions if it wants to buy itself more time for development. This belief is ridiculous and … more
I would like to take this opportunity to recognize and commend Mike Bell and his staff for the outstanding job they have done in promoting the Wilson Tobs at Fleming Stadium here in Wilson. … more
I am almost 72 years old and I still cannot get used to the hypocrisy of Democrats. Reps. Deb Butler and Jean Farmer-Butterfield are “shocked and appalled” at the actions of the Republicans. … more
This is an additional thank you to Gary Proffitt’s July 15 Wilson Times letter thanking the Wilson Energy crews. The huge oak limbs that fell in the streets at the corner of Canal and Sulgrave … more
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