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Did you know Wilson Community College now has funding to help recruit firefighters? The Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation has designated 20 North Carolina community colleges for a firefighter … more
I don’t know about you, but being at home has really upped my online shopping game. I am constantly receiving Amazon packages at the door. I am sure it’s due to a mixture of boredom and fear … more
I would like to share a story that happened to me recently in Wilson, the place I call home.  I feel pretty confident in saying most of us believe our world is unsettled today, to say the … more
I miss a lot of things about being in the church building for worship — the community and fellowship, the communal hearing of the choir as its members open our hearts to receive the … more
My wife recently got into reading “Citizens of London” by Lynne Olson, which I had read a few years ago after a friend strongly recommended it and lent me the book. Because I have a fear … more
These days when being around crowds is not advisable, long rides through the countryside prove to be a simple and safe diversion on the weekend. Last weekend, my husband Fred and I headed east on … more
Entrepreneurship is still very alive as a vibrant part of the American dream in urban and rural communities throughout North Carolina and across the 50 states. Our nation’s businesses have … more
Who knows Wilson better than those who live and work here? We have a tourism development authority, so get on with it!  With our own imaginations, plus input from business owners and/or … more
RALEIGH — For inveterate optimists, the past several months have been excruciating.  A pandemic has produced great suffering and death. A protest movement that began with righteous … more
North Carolina, like the nation, is facing three crises: COVID-19, racial strife and the economy. Everyone wants to return to the way things were before the virus, but that’s not going to … more
I hate wearing face masks! They are hot, uncomfortable and steam up my glasses. Nonetheless, I wear them anytime I am out in public and cannot socially distance and in my practice when I am seeing … more
RALEIGH — You may recall that back in early April, a panel of health analysts presented Gov. Roy Cooper with two forecasts: 250,000 COVID infections by June 1, if Cooper’s initial … more
If you’ve been around Democratic politics in North Carolina and the South for long, you’re asking today: “Is the backlash coming this time? Or is race-baiting politics finally … more
The old monuments have been taken down. The old battle flag has been lowered, folded and put away, even at NASCAR events.  Black Lives Matter is everywhere. Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima have … more
Without accusing him of a crime, police took Robert Reeves’ car, his two cellphones and all the cash in his wallet. The Detroit father of five had just visited a work site to interview for a … more
My mother died 20 years ago. Although she didn’t have much formal education — she dropped out of high school after two years — she was still a wise person. When my father, a … more
“Groupthink is a phenomenon that occurs when a group of well-intentioned people make irrational or non-optimal decisions spurred by the urge to conform or the believe that dissent is … more
I asked someone how they were doing earlier today and I got one of those stock answers everyone gives when they didn’t have a particularly swell week, but don’t want to burden the person … more
Did you know that Wilson Community College has programs in place to assist our students along the way? The Federal TRiO programs, established under the Higher Education Act of 1965, are federal … more
When I think of trees, I envision tall, sturdy, majestic structures created by God that provide shade, erosion protection, air filtration, recreation and food. The peach tree in my front yard is … more
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