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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
I love Lake Wilson Park but have problems with getting to the kayak launch. You don’t realize how heavy a kayak is until you have to carry it over the street and concrete sidewalks to get to … 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
I want to send a big thank you to the town of Elm City.  I have been riding my Segway in Elm City for the past year. I’ve been using the sidewalks and having to dodge tree limbs and … 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
As you listen to the PC rhetoric that tries to set the standards for what you and I must do to meet the liberal Democrats’ ideal life, much of which has no logical meaning, I wonder what each of us … more
Re: “Trump can’t blame predecessor for coronavirus chaos,” by William T. “Nick” Smith:  An understandable statement, I must admit.  I certainly have no … more
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