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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
Now that they weren’t able to nail President Trump with the Russia probe, the congressional Democrats have moved on to obsessing about and fixating on his tax returns. Meanwhile, they are almost … more
Re: “WWII vet Eddie Price dies at 94,” front page, Monday: Eddie Price has been a faithful servant to all of Wilson and the country. It is sad to learn of his death, and I hope his family … 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
I would sincerely like to thank the city of Wilson for making the very generous offer of donating its property on Airport Road to Wilson County for a new animal shelter. It makes a lot of sense … more
Re: “Are drug dealers really responsible for fatal overdoses?” Times editorial, Wednesday: Drug dealers are responsible for each death caused by drugs they sell. They should be punished even … more
I see that Greenlight hit the 10,000-customer mark and I’ve been in that group for almost a year now. I am so glad I switched for both my office and home internet and phone connections. The … more
Re: “Far more evidence of Clinton’s criminality than Trump’s,” by Art Tozzi, March 25: The GOP and the Democratic Party seem to feel “holier than thou” should be replaced with “less … more
If you’ve recently endured the TV news or read the newspaper, you would have not missed the Jussie Smollett saga. It seems that Mr. Smollett faked his own mugging for the publicity to strengthen … more
So now some Democrats have introduced legislation — House Bill 514 — hilariously misnomered “Equity For All.” If enacted into law, this ridiculous bill would allow discrimination against, … more
We’ve heard of the many negative impacts from the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines. Nevertheless, like the TV ads say, “But wait, there’s more.” The “more” is more … more
Re: “White supremacists, radical Islamists share common traits,” by Cyrus Shamloo, Friday: No logical person will attempt to defend white nationalism, but no logical person can be silent when … more
I want to recognize the Wilson Parks and Recreation Department for its recent efforts at Lake Wilson Park. Just a few of the improvements include trimming the lake edge along the walking path. … 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
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
The Wilson theater family lost a bright young rising star with the recent passing of Layla Leann Overby at age 17. Layla was involved with ACT For Youth and the Playhouse of Wilson, and her … more
Over the last 72-plus hours, we have witnessed the government and media go crazy over the release of the Mueller report. I find it interesting that so many smart people, especially those who believe … more
Re: “Long prison sentences don’t rehabilitate inmates,” by David Brinkley, March 19: A prisoner in Maury Correctional Institution? Poor baby. Are the police, the lawyers, the juries and the … 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
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