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As a new “liberal/progressive” Republican, I believe that the national party must change and evolve in fundamental ways if it is to be at all competitive with the national Democratic Party in the … more
I’d like to offer some insights regarding the recent article about “free” breakfast in Wilson County high schools (“Breakfast essential to better learning,” Saturday). First, there is … more
Re: “Our mixed economy has always included socialism,” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Saturday: Nick, I have to disagree that our government is a hybrid of democracy and socialism. … more
The Wilson County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8 had another successful “Forget Me Not” fundraiser drive. This is our commitment that the DAV “will not forget the men and women who … more
On Monday, the Wilson County Board of Commissioners took a step that goes much further than just symbolically stating its support for the Second Amendment of our Constitution. Commissioners have, in … more
We will soon have an election and the voters can have the kind of government they choose. Everyone would like to have a good economy, but there are other important issues. A strong defense is … more
Please help bring awareness to the Americans who are being bullied, humiliated and left helpless by our own country. My husband, 57, appears to be suffering with a mild but lingering virus. He … more
The U.S. and Iran have been on a collusion course for the past 15 years and while Soleiman’s demise was a forgone conclusion, the place where it occurred has created tensions that will continue for … more
Do you also find it hard to believe that only four weeks ago, a slate of presidential candidates were making last-chance stops here in North Carolina, vying for a Super Tuesday victory? How has time … 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
Re: “Species making a comeback: State biologist finds herring in Contentnea Creek,” Life, March 28:  I live in Greene County and have fished the Neuse River and Contentnea Creek … more
I have just become a member of an organization called Time’s Up. I am a lot like the character of Ralph Kramden from the old television series called “The Honeymooners” in that I … more
The Wilson Parks and Recreation Department is going to raise prices for seniors at the Wedgewood Golf Course on Saturday and Sunday mornings by 35% from $20 to $27. David Lee said you can play after … more
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is one of the best tools our nation has to combat the coronavirus crisis. Prior to this pandemic, nearly 1.5 million North Carolinians … more
I have been following the presidential candidate discussions on health care, specifically the push for Medicare for All. The North Carolina average for a family’s health insurance premium is … more
I am having a hard time trying to figure out why requiring a photo ID is significant evidence that the new law was racially discriminatory. Everyone has to show a photo ID. Some places you have to … more
Re: “Wilson weighing street repair costs,” front page, Feb. 7: “Currently, really and truly, in comparison to other places, we are not in bad shape.” After reading this quote from … more
A message to the Wilson community: Good job!   The stay-at-home order issued by the governor ends Friday. I think we made wise choices. We trusted God and heeded public health advice. … more
A letter by Gene Nemechek appeared this week in The Wilson Times criticizing me for my support of medicaid expansion in North Carolina (“On Medicaid, don’t follow in Kansas’ sinking … more
Remember Silent Sam? Well, he’s back. Apparently, a group of prominent UNC graduates and disgruntled neo-abolitionists are offended by Chancellor Folt’s $5.6 million solution, dissatisfied … more
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