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This is the season of family gatherings and parties with friends. With the New Year coming, we will all have new dreams, hopes and challenges. Too often this opinion page is an endless battle … more
With all the commercialization of Christmas, many of us forget what the true purpose is for Christmastime. Christmastime is designed as a celebration for the greatest event since the creation of … 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, … 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
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: “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
I was TV-surfing on Saturday and I came upon the basketball game between N.C. State University and Penn State. The game was close in score until the last few minutes; N.C. State won by double … more
Re: Thursday’s editorial cartoon by Antonio Branco: Who are we to believe, the vast number of climatologists and other scientists and their warnings or the small but loud group of climate change … more
When the 14th Amendment was passed, there were many who did not want birthright citizenship as part of the amendment. It was only fair that birthright citizenship for those already here be part of … 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
For many years now, those reading these pages have been sickened with the incessant hatred of the 43rd president of the United States. For years now, I wondered when it would stop. More than that, … more
How do we begin to tell you how you have all blessed others this year? What may seem like fulfilling a request on the Angel Tree is really so much more. You have provided love in a tangible way to … more
As executive director of the Wilson Botanical Gardens, I like to express my deepest thanks to those who volunteered, supported and attended Wilson Winter Lights. We had a great number of local … more
Re: “Trump’s acting AG twists Justice Department,” by George Leach, Nov. 28: Thanksgiving not quite over the horizon, the turkey not yet fully digested and Mr. Leach is already regurgitating … more
The U.S. government is making it very hard on the working person trying to make an honest living. It costs a lot of money to live these days. Do you hardworking taxpayers really know how much we’re … more
Many times while reading your newspaper, I come across George Leach’s column. And every column is the same context: the persistent bashing of our presidency. Frankly it is getting old, and I am … more
Today while shopping at one of my favorite places, Raleigh Road Garden Center, a lady approached me and asked where I had picked up a certain item in my arms. I told her where to look within the … 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 to … more
Re: “Mother, daughter share coming-out story at Barton College,” Nov. 27: A thank-you to Kathy Proctor! Featured in a Wilson Times article with her daughter EJ, she represents thousands of … more
Re: “The ‘Three Liberaleers’ falsely blame Trump for hate, discord,” by Carl Hinson, Nov. 15: Yes, Mr. Carl, for sure I do resemble that remark of repetitiveness. This less than … more
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