WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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I am writing in response to the column “Navy threw Capt. Crozier overboard“ by Hal Tarleton (Saturday). I find it interesting the range of commentary on the Navy’s treatment of Captain … more
Regarding Wednesday’s letter to the editor, “Don’t make health insurance a government monopoly,” calling government health insurance a monopoly is nonsense. It’s gobbledygook. Sole … more
Last month, we celebrated the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. This month, we celebrate Black History Month. It is fitting the two celebrations follow one another. It gives us the … more
The GOP I have known and voted for my whole life understands our duty to act as adults in the room on issues that affect the future of the American people. Republicans may not have all the answers. … more
A recent advertisement for Jean Farmer-Butterfield noted endorsements by a former North Carolina governor, a sitting U.S. congressman, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, and the current city of Wilson mayor, … more
“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?” — Matthew 16:26. Dante Pittman once quoted this Bible verse to me when I asked him why our … more
Al Capone was a Public Enemy No. 1 during Prohibition. The FBI knew Capone was responsible for many serious crimes, but Capone destroyed evidence and intimidated or killed witnesses who might testify … more
This letter is meant for all political candidates. This past Sunday was the first I have ever had someone witness a candidate go into the church for nothing more that to hand out a handful of money … more
Re: “McAllister’s family waits for answers,” front page, Thursday: I am astounded that The Wilson Times has not allowed the investigation to follow an unbiased path. Speculation as to what … more
Talk about drinking the Kool-Aid! The origin of that phrase stems from the incident Dave Hager uses to open his letter (“America on suicide watch”) from the Friday, Dec. 20 edition of The Wilson … more
I am tired of partisan bickering. It appears everybody has echoed the GOP and Democrat line of thought on health care and other issues, but no one is going to do anything about it. Just like with the … more
Re: “Trump humiliates US on world stage,” by Merrell Washington, Tuesday: Thank you for your early Christmas gift by posting such an erroneous letter Tuesday. It is going to be so easy to … more
Re: “News deserts a threat to democracy,” by Hal Tarleton, Saturday: Well said, Mr. Tarleton. Hopefully, the trend will reverse. Social media posts and website “news” about celebrities’ … more
Early perusal of the daily newspaper can be a regular morning ritual. A missing newspaper can be a traumatic experience, for my carrier has brought the paper up to my front porch faithfully since she … more
Hal Tarleton’s column in Saturday’s paper (“Trump won’t repeat Nixon’s retreat”) tries to draw a parallel between Nixon’s impeachment woes and President Trump’s. The premise fails … more
Several years ago, Wilson almost lost our Christmas parade. The Wilson Jaycees, after running the event for decades, notified the city that they would no longer hold the event. I recall a true effort … more
The murder-suicide of six members of a family on March 15, in Moncure could have been prevented by a red flag law in North Carolina. Larry Ray, age 66, killed his wife Jeannie Ray, age 67, in … more
This is a letter from an inmate in prison for life without parole going through these times, and this coronavirus experience, with you.  Well before losing my freedom, I lost contact with … more
I regret all of Wilson’s finest were unable to see a fun -illed and fabulous production at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center. Miss Boykin would have been so very proud of the community actors. … more
Generation Z consists of people born between 1995 and 2015. This generation needs the necessary training so its members can do the best they can.  First, the trainers and mentors need … more
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