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The Wilson County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8 is honored and believes the residents of Wilson and Wilson County should share in that honor. Two of our members, John R. Lucas and Adjutant and … more
Ask any Democrat and he or she will tell you Donald Trump is totally incompetent and has destroyed our country. Listening to the Democratic debates, you soon learn that Trump has led us down the road … more
Many of us have been thinking about police brutality situations we’ve seen for years. Here’s one small thing we can do that would have a big impact.  Every county and city in the … more
We live in what I call the microwave era. Food can be ordered and served in minutes. The internet allows us to access information in seconds, as compared to the hours or days it would take searching … more
As the founder of “Woman Up,” Tonchelle Lucas meets weekly with young ladies to develop their self-esteem and expand a foundation for future leaders. She exposes these young ladies to the proper … more
Here’s a solution to telemarketing calls: Make it mandatory for the caller to be a live person, not a recording. Before their pitch begins, the telemarketers must ask: “Are you all right? … more
I had not been to the public library in many years and I recently started going again. It’s disheartening to see the decline that has taken place. On any given day, I feel I am walking into a … more
Re: “Trump to blame for lack of COVID-19 preparedness” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Saturday: For the umpteenth time, the letter from Mr. Smith is received loud and clear demonstrating his … more
“It’s an honor for me being able to file again for mayor of this great city that I love so much,” Mayor Bruce Rose said in the paper on July 5. This statement from Mayor Rose says so much. I … more
By all means, absolutely allow the protesters. I encourage them to assemble in vast, unmasked numbers. Huddle closely together in support of your president.  Exercise your freedom of assembly to … more
I would like to bring to the attention of the American people what I believe is the biggest threat to the well-being of this country that no Democrat running for president has addressed — the … more
Re: “Economy doesn’t mitigate Trump’s corruption, bullying,” by Dave Hager, Oct. 8: Mr. Hager, I didn’t omit you from my writing. I didn’t find your writings worthy of a response. You … more
Re: “Schools to seek $24.4 million, 5% teacher raises,” Friday:  I read with interest the proposed budget for Wilson County Schools for next school year.  How wonderful to … more
I attended the NAACP meeting on March 2. The theme of the program was the short- and long-term toxic distress — physical and emotional — on kids due to childhood trauma: hunger, bullying, … more
Trump wrote a book titled “The Art of the Deal,” and it would be easy for Obama to write one with the title, “The Art of Making Bad Deals.” One of the worst deals Obama made was the one … more
A recent incident in Maryland where a man was killed by police attempting to serve a “red flag law” warrant reported by ABC News (https://abcn.ws/3a2uN8m) and The Guardian … more
On Monday, global markets tumbled on fears that President Trump’s latest tariffs on China will cause a worldwide economic slowdown. Then on Tuesday, markets surged on news that Mr. Trump had … more
With COVID-19 deaths mounting in the U.S., perhaps this is a good time to come up with an amount that best represents the dollar value of a human life. To help with the math, I will employ one of … more
It’s time to recognize election security as fundamental to America’s national security. Today, America’s elections are under attack from hostile foreign actors like Russia and Iran. That’s … more
Today is a new day. Time for new ideas. Time for a new mayor. It’s just that simple. This is not a knockdown of what’s been done before, but a straightforward fact. If you don’t believe this, … more
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