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Voters need to look at the big picture when they go to vote on Tuesday. The two candidates running for the District 24 House seat could be no more different. We have Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, a … more
  Voters need to look at the big picture when they go to vote on Tuesday. The two candidates running for the District 24 House seat could be no more different. We have Rep. Jean … more
It has been our pleasure to meet and get to know Stephanie Cyrus over the past 3 ½ years. We feel she, as a lifelong educator and mother of two children in Wilson County Schools, is the best … more
  As a former teacher, assistant principal and principal in Wilson County for nearly 30 years, I was extremely disappointed to see the negativity associated with the election campaign of … more
The man is a bigot. It is hard to explain why Trump thinks and talks on issues as he does. Every group with whom he doesn’t identify: Black, Latina, Muslim, Mexican, Cuban, Arab, Korean-Americans, … more
Orange County District Court Judge Beverly Scarlett recently compared Silent Sam to Hitler and, by extension, the human suffering of slaves to that of the Holocaust. Based upon her remarks, it is not … more
This letter is pertaining to why I voted for Rhyan Breen for Wilson County school board District 7. I met Rhyan through mutual friends but really got to know him when his son started taking karate … more
I lived in Wilson for 40 years before retiring to where I grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland. Biggest difference other than traffic is Maryland’s general lack of hateful political bickering … more
Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield has stated in the paper and at her “listen and learn” events that she lives in Wilson County. This disputes the fact that her mortgage loan, a public and sworn … more
I take issue with a number of Rep. G.K. Butterfield’s claims in his Oct. 27 newsletter. First, most United States citizens do not want to have more illegals in our country. Foreigners have a … more
As Americans, we have historically looked to our presidents in times of crisis. We remember George Bush’s strong and dignified response to the events of 9/11, when even as he condemned the … more
Next Tuesday, the N.C. House of Representatives District 24 for the people of Wilson and Wilson County will come down to a fundamental choice. Jean Farmer-Butterfield — epitome of the status … more
Given enough time, any organization tends to evolve into a self-perpetuating and self-protecting entity. Thus, it may turn inward and decide to carry out its mandate “the way it has always been … more
I support Wayne Willingham for the Wilson County Board of Education in District 7 because he has shown to be a person willing to work in and for the community. From his work as a former PTO president … more
Back in the 1970s, the local Knights of Columbus began “giving away” Tootsie Rolls and asking for donations to help our organization assist children and adults who are being cared for by the … more
I am delighted to write this letter of support for Rhyan Breen, who is running for the school board. As a retired teacher who taught in the system for 32 years, and also taught Rhyan for four of … more
How much is your life worth? Unfortunately — and in the eyes of the law at least — it depends on the color of your skin, the color of your attacker’s skin and your chosen occupation. Allow me … more
When the good Lord delivers you out of bondage from drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, lies and any addiction plus crime, you do not go back to it. Let your past be your past! You can’t keep living … more
Re: “Farmer-Butterfield saved jobs, helped Wilson County families,” by Lee Rodio, et al., Thursday: It’s nice to see that Farmer-Butterfield’s two campaign managers, two deputy campaign … more
My name is Stephanie Cyrus and I am running for the District 7 Board of Education seat because I care deeply about the children of Wilson County. I believe in the power of education and I want to … more
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