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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
I despair reading the letters to the editor from North Carolina House District 24 candidate, Ken Fontenot. Fontenot claims to be an independent, yet espouses the policies of the Republican Party … more
Re: “Is this Trump’s idea of foreign policy?” by George Leach, July 18: Mr. Leach, I hope you didn’t think you were going to get a pass on your latest column, which is pretty much the same … more
No good deed goes unnoticed by me, and with that being said, on behalf of The Salvation Army of Wilson, thank you Corey Friedman, et al, for the wonderful editorial entitled “Let’s rally behind … more
After 75 years I’m still amazed at how little many people understand about government operations. There are educated individuals who appear not to understand that governmental units do not sell … more
As our adolescents prepare to return to school, it’s important that we remember that while buying new backpacks and school supplies, signing up for sports and afterschool activities, we also need … more
In the wake of recent events, here are words to think on: “This is what NATO has given us: the longest period of general peace that Europe has enjoyed since the days of the Roman Empire. Our … more
Chinese-owned Smithfield Foods operates huge hog farms in North Carolina and collects all that pig poop in open-air ponds. Do the company’s farmers turn it into lawn fertilizer like the city of … more
Re: “It’s Dems, not Trump, flirting with fascism,” by Ray Shamlin, July 19: I do not call Donald Trump fascist  because of his “views.” Nor is he just anyone. He is president of the … more
Recently, Rep. G.K. Butterfield responded to President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court by saying, “In nominating Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump has selected … more
Where has the golden rule gone? Where is the respect for others been hidden? Will we ever smile at strangers again or help them? Will we ever have factual news again, without political bias? Can we … more
Recently, The Wilson Times carried a column about the constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot this fall. (“Lawmakers advance torrent of awful amendments” by Rob Schofield, July 6.) … more
The Salvation Army is privileged to serve Wilson County in much-needed areas every day. Whether it’s a bag of groceries, help with a light bill or shaping young lives, we could not do this … more
The Founding Fathers believed in checks and balances. The U.S. Constitution gives the legislature authority to correct improper actions by agencies in the executive branch. Congressional … more
Re: “Silver Lake worth saving,” front page, July 11: Thank you to the farmers — Bissette, Vick, Barnes and Glover. My family worked the grist mill and the restaurant back in the 1930s. … more
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