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I doubt many people read the excellent editorial in Saturday’s edition of The Wilson Times (“Lift secrecy’s shadows and let the sun shine on state government”). It is March Madness season. … more
Re: “Gliarmis leaves legacy of service: Dick’s Hot Dog Stand owner dies at age 91,” Friday: A Greek family immigrated to America and settled in Wilson. Then stitched a legacy of hospitality … more
Wilson has another great restaurant. It’s New South BBQ, which recently opened on Wooten Boulevard. I read about this new restaurant in The Wilson Times a little while ago and thought I would give … more
Re: “Criminal justice system needs tougher penalties,” by Ashley E. Robbins Jr., Feb. 19: I’m not sure what rock the writer crawled out from under to come to the conclusion that the … more
It is with a balance of sorrow and adventurous excitement that I formally announce my intention to retire May 1, with my final work day being April 30. I have been privileged and amazed to have found … more
It’s rare in life when you can easily identify the best person you know. For the past 30 years, I answered that question by saying “Lee Gliarmis.” I was proud to call him “Papou.” It’s … more
I think there may be some hamburgers and hot dogs being flipped in Heaven right now. What a legend! Gary Proffitt Wilson more
When I read this statement from Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia, I felt a cold chill come over me. He said that when a baby is born during an abortion, it will be made comfortable while the mother and … more
“Benedict Trump” will go from the White House to the big house. This is the man who a 90-plus-percent majority of Republicans find presidential, and continue to defend him and his administration. … more
We had a house fire on Feb. 2. It has been a nightmare trying to find what we owned and lived in for 28 years. We have always been very hardworking folks and have never asked for anything. We worked … more
Re: “Trump, GOP to blame for soaring national debt,” by Deborah Baro, March 6: It’s obvious from reading your recent letter that you need some help with a dictionary. You say that Donald … more
I am blessed to serve as a family physician in a tight-knit, rural community where many of the people we care for are not just our patients but also our neighbors and friends. Because I love this … more
The recent letter from Tom Haitema decrying abortion (“Failure to protect botched abortion victims a stain on the republic,” March 4) seems a bit too mild and does not really bring home to those … more
County music superstar Lorrie Morgan rolled into the Edna Boykin Cultural Center on a cold and rainy Friday night, but the weather did not dampen the spirits of an enthusiastic audience, and Lorrie … more
The postcard simply said, “Your blood has been used to save lives. Thank you.” That is the essence of what the Red Cross does with its blood collection services — save lives. Fike High School … more
Occasionally, I mention political philosophies in my letters and I’m sure many of you have formed the opinion that I am not a fanatic for the socialist theory of government for the simple reason … more
Republicans accuse Democrats of socialism for backing necessary social and climate change policies and for the soaring debt. The scare tactics and false statements never change. They said the same … more
I am a United Methodist since birth. I am so saddened by recent events at the 2019 General Conference. As a young child, I was impressed by the fact that my church allowed all people to come to … more
The Senate’s failure to move a bill forward that required doctors to provide sustenance and succor to babies who have survived an abortion is a stain on the American republic. Although our … more
“The evil that men do lives after them. The good is interred with their bones.” — Julius Caesar What began with the removal of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” from public libraries and … more
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