WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Re: “Want term limits? That will require a convention of states,” editorial, Jan. 23: We’re currently bombarded by pundits, politicians and activists who insist that “government is … more
A couple of issues are very concerning to me and should be to everyone. The first is the call for Medicare for all. This would make the government the single-payer health care system in America and … more
In our beloved city, we are fortunate to have a local newspaper. Newspapers foster community identity and solidarity. They create an affirmation of the sense of place where we live. They are our … more
After I read and reread George Leach’s column of Feb. 1, “Trump and the shutdown: On-the-job training,” I felt the urgent need to respond. I personally felt that some of the words used were … more
On Saturday, we laid Richard L. Thackston Jr. to rest. Thomas-Yelverton at Evergreen officiated the funeral services and later burial at our family cemetery. That cemetery is on a farm in the … more
The outpouring of support for injured state trooper Daniel Harrell has been amazing and is a testament to the good people of Wilson and surrounding areas. A young girl on her own raised money to help … more
Re: “Petty and vindictive to move legislative press corps into basement,” guest editorial by the News & Record of Greensboro, Tuesday: I appreciate you publishing the guest editorial from … more
To all the residents of Wilson who are wondering where to go for a quick snack, hot, cooked food and some smiling faces to welcome you at a convenience store, it’s all possible at Stop ‘n’ … more
It is with great pride that we at Preservation of Wilson are able to recognize one of our own during this Black History Month. Wilson is privileged to claim Oliver Nestus and Julius Freeman, two … more
I am writing to thank Wilson residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Wilson and across the United … more
Re: “Three sentenced in drug conspiracy,” news story, Dec. 15: I continue to be encouraged when reading about the three people recently sentenced on federal drug charges. Hopefully there will … more
A few weeks ago while going to Nahunta, I saw a couple of Wayne County sheriff’s deputies guarding inmates who were cleaning up the roadside trash along one of the secondary roads. As I had just … more
The problem our country has is too many do-nothing Democrats in the House. It’s our fault; we elected them. There are people who were working for no pay during the government shutdown and then … more
I am fed up with hearing from Joe Scarborough and other Republicans saying what a great president Ronald Reagan was. In my view, Reagan was the worst thing that could happen to the American working … more
Re: “Who are America’s true traitors?” by Mark Levin, Friday: Jan. 25 was the morning your letter appeared attacking Deborah Baro. I could not be more elated, as it is the same date of the … more
One week ago, 376 Central American migrants, mostly youth and children, dug several tunnels under the wall in Arizona, entered the United States and surrendered to border authorities. How many drones … more
Let us consider the Large Hadron Collider, the largest, most complex and expensive scientific instrument ever constructed on this earth. It is drilled through rock 330 feet beneath the surface in … more
Re: “If House impeaches Trump, Senate won’t convict,” by Carl Hinson, Saturday: Surprise, I agree. For now, anyway. Truly if the votes to impeach Trump were held today, then the Senate would … more
When I was living in my hometown of Brevard years ago, I had a ball in my high school days. This is a true story. We had to take home economics as part of our studies in order to graduate. The … more
Well, folks, I was going to focus my writing on just art matters. However, after listening again to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Street Sweeper” speech, I’m inclined to combine the … more
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