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North Carolina’s misdemeanor confinement program is clearly in violation of the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. When you go on the N.C. Department of Public Safety … more
If Dr. King were here today What do you think he’d have to say? He’d say: I left with all of you my dreams Of working together for equality The way that God intended things to … more
My name is Hannah Zimmers and I am a 17-year-old home-schooled student. On Jan. 7, an article was published in your paper entitled “Restoration of Faith in Public Schools.” In this article, the … more
A lot of people have been talking about the border wall between Mexico and the United States. I think this would be a very good idea. I don’t think we should have open borders. It is too dangerous! … more
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
Following the Times’ exposé on the Wilson County school system, I wanted to make note of one day within the system that makes a clear illustration that great education can be had in our schools. … more
The inability of our elected leaders to compromise has led to the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. I am proud of my work as a federal employee in service to the country I love. Federal … more
This letter is in response to Jerome De Perlinghi’s Dec. 26 letter urging all Wilson County citizens to eat downtown. Let me begin by saying that my entire family was born in Wilson County and … more
Under the state misdemeanor confinement program, counties are reimbursed to house misdemeanor offenders for the state. Taxpayers are paying for low-level offenders to sit around, sleep and play cards … more
As of today, I am sick and tired of all the bellyaching and complaints about building an animal shelter. These politicians need to take responsibility for their actions and build the new shelter. … more
On Monday, Dec. 31 around 4:10 p.m., I arrived at the Wilson Medical Center ER. I had fell on the sidewalk where I work. My face was bleeding, my glasses all scratched up. After arrival we waited … more
I usually watch NBC Nightly News every night — not so much as to get the news; more for amusement. It should be named the Trump Bashing Show, because you can count on a lengthy tirade each night of … more
In reading the article,” Schools adapt to drive for diversity: Public education faces challenges on many fronts,” (front page, Jan. 3) it would seem that diversity is a key driver for public … more
While shopping in the Piggly Wiggly store in Wilson in September, I purchased a 10-pound bag of potatoes. I came home and dumped them out on the table, but some remained in the bottom of the bag. … more
Enough is enough, it’s time that the individuals elected to represent the law-abiding citizens of the United States started to honor the duties and responsibilities of the office they … more
The Wilson County Department of Social Services strives to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve, those we touch through our community partners, in the lives and families of our … more
The conduct of our county leaders regarding the animal shelter fund bait-and-switch is embarrassing. The blatant disregard and total lack of shame on the part of those we elect as “leaders” is … more
On Monday, Dec 31 around 11:45 a.m., my husband who has dementia fell forward on the sidewalk and split his head open, hurt his nose and bruised his face, his knee and his hand. We carried him to … more
Re: “Wishing for Wilson: New year must lead to new animal shelter,” Times editorial, Tuesday: When the citizens agree to fund a particular project, such as the citizens did for the new animal … more
As I approach a new year, I have new resolutions and new priorities. Time with old friends and new. Why do we choose New Year’s as a time to reflect and start anew? I have worked in EMS for more … more
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