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I was perusing Thursday’s Opinion page and spotted the “Tell us what’s on your mind” box at its bottom. The guidelines seem to be largely unenforced, so why bother to include them? … more
It is not clear when the Democratic National Committee and old media bestowed the term “liberal progressive” upon their constituents. A hundred years ago, “liberal progressives” were called … 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
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
Re: “Benghazi, Uranium One ‘scandals’ discredited,” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Aug. 2: Nick, I’m surprised you would stoop to such a low level as to have to use terms such as … more
Is this the redesigned turn from Nash Street to College Drive at the entrance to St. Therese/Barton College and the newly constructed pedestrian crossing we were promised four years ago? Both … more
Public education forms one of the foundational pillars of the Wilson County community. We have some spectacular private and charter schools. They are serving select students of Wilson County very … more
It’s baffling to me why people will always condemn an individual for service to the people of the United States; especially an individual who relinquished control of a business worth billions in … more
You know, it’s interesting how people have treated the Jesus of the Bible. They like to cite him when its convenient for their cause, but when his hardline, crystal-clear statements contradict … more
Re: “Fontenot no competition for courageous Farmer-Butterfield,” by Phil Valera, July 27: Mr. Valera, I don’t know much about Mr. Fontenot beliefs or policies, so I won’t attempt to … more
I, along with a group of friends, just returned for the Summer Sounds show of “The Breeze Band Starring You!” This was one in a series of concerts to raise money to replace and improve the sound … more
We want to take the opportunity to thank the many sponsors and participants of our inaugural bowling tournament, Bowling for Recovery, which was a fundraiser for the Flynn Christian Fellowship Home … more
Re: “Trump-bashing avoids mention of Clinton scandals,” by Art Tozzi, July 27: Arthur, do you have confidence that all those innuendos you spewed out in your recent letter to the Times to … more
As I am familiarizing myself with this local N.C. House race, several issues have come to my attention that fascinate me. One, according to her peers, it appears Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield … more
I think it’s safe to say that there are trends on the horizon that are beginning to disturb much of our society. For instance, in a TED X talk that has since gone viral because of its absurdity, a … more
Re: “Calling letter-writers fascists crosses the line,” by Deborah Baro, July 25: Ms. Baro, I read your letter and laughed, thinking you were joking. I read it a second time and laughed even … more
In his recent column (“Find solution to hog farm suits,” July 23) Tom Campbell describes lawsuits against hog farms as “nuisance” lawsuits and suggests they are more of a problem than the … more
Love: What is it? Is it something you do for a certain amount of hours, days, months or years? I thought love is something that lasts for eternity. Is it something that lasts only when things … more
Re: “Product warnings reach peak absurdity,” by Joe Weaver, Saturday: I enjoy Mr. Weaver’s column most of the time. He has an imagination that runs a little wild, but that’s OK with me; a … more
G.K. Butterfield has been our congressman in the 1st Congressional District for 14 years now, and it is time for a change. Our founding fathers saw public service as a burden — something that … more
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