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China. Cambodia. Russia. Removal of statues.Changing of street and place names.Attacks on traditions. Three very different places, different languages, cultures and people with a unifying theme; … more
I just wanted to say Happy Independence Day/Fourth of July week. This is a thank-you letter to remind you how valuable your company is to Wilson County veterans. Thank you for all you do for our … more
Happy 244th Independence Day!   On a day that should be celebratory with masses of people in a festive mood and crowding the beaches and backyards all across America enjoying fireworks and … more
Re: “Fascism: A corrupt alliance between government, big business,” by Dave Hager:  I’ll concede the chronological development of your point, but will end my argument with … more
It has come to the attention of members of the Wilson community that some of our citizens have begun criticzing the Wilson Police Department with the same critique as that being used by those who are … more
Want to stir your heart and  reflect on what the overwhelming majority of true Americans feel for our country? From 1974, find and play, “That Ragged Ole Flag” by Johnny … more
Re: “Wide overlap beteen fascism, socialism,” by Bill O’Boyle, Friday:  As you said, you are no social scientist.  The National Socialist Party, the Nazis, were … more
As we approach the dog days of summer, it is important to remember that hot dogs belong on the grill, not in a vehicle. Canines can easily overheat and die when left in a hot car. When a … more
Whether the government can enforce the wearing of a mask may be the real question. However, the state of North Carolina should be proud of itself, whether Republican, Democrat, unaffiliated or not … more
Re: “Downtown system to reduce flooding,” front page, Tuesday:  Kudos to the city of Wilson for its accomplishments within the area of stormwater management for the past 20 … more
Something that always bothers me is when some of my fellow “liberal/progressive” Democrats try to shame me because the economic and financial issues mean more to me than do the social, … more
Regarding your Friday editorial on Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to require facial masks in indoor public places (“Mask mandate drafts businesses as Cooper’s cops”): You say … more
From his Friday column, “Statue vandals and ‘Southern comfort myths," we can certainly agree with Hal Tarleton’s sentiment that, “America needs more clarity and understanding … more
As history unfolds, the nation marches and Donald Trump declares Antifa a terrorist organization, I find it astounding that American citizens would rather condemn a group and ideal such as Antifa … more
Re: “Hitler was a fascist, not a socialist,” by Dave Hager, Friday:  I have to disagree with your dichotomy between socialism and fascism. Though not a political scientist,. I … more
Re: “Leftists and their institutional racism,” by Julia Yancey, Tuesday:  I thought at first Ms. Yancey may have a point worth addressing. However, it turns out she’s … more
To the Donald J. Trump supporters, why should you listen to the haters of your messiah? I say you should listen to your messiah when he says this virus will disappear when it gets warm. Why … more
Opinions are formulated on truths and falsehoods, facts and fictions, deceptions and lies. By the educated and miseducated. From the opinions of others and life experiences. Newspapers and magazines … more
It’s been a rough month if you’re an old white man from the South. The rhetorical lash of racism has been unrelenting, pouring verbal brine into wounds opened during Southern … more
Over the weekend, we were appalled to see the events that took place on North Carolina’s Capitol grounds. Mayhem and anarchy ruled the scene. Protesters were allowed to pull down part of a … more
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