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As chairman of the Wilson County Board of Elections, I am writing to respond to Carolyn Zolas’ letter, “Needed: People to work the polls,” published in Friday’s edition of The … more
Why can’t Wilson grocery stores, after closing time one designated evening a week, wipe down and disinfect all counters, cases and the normal surfaces a customer might touch, then the next morning … more
Donald Trump rode into his presidency as the recipient of a well-heeled, strong economy and the respect of foreign leaders around the world under President Obama. It was a far cry from the disaster … more
Fire Chief Van B. Etheridge was my father’s best friend. We were neighboring this last year as we renovated our family home around the corner from Van and June’s house. Over a year ago, June and … more
Now, more than ever, the value of booking with a travel adviser is clear. When things go wrong, we have your back.  Given the current circumstance our industry now faces, and the overwhelming … more
The conflict in Syria, now in its ninth year, started as a peaceful domestic uprising against an autocratic dictator. Over the course of the war, the Syrian theater has evolved into the crucible for … more
Watching the Democratic debates, I noticed a fallacy/irony that screams off the screen at each event and from each person on stage, yet is never addressed, by anyone. The candidates repeatedly, … more
Re: “Sheriff makes case for more patrol cars,” on Friday’s front page: These cars the deputies are driving would have been traded a long time ago if I was driving them. Mileage over 100,000 … more
Re: “Construction underway at Heritage Corner,” front page, Wednesday: More downtown parking sounds good, on the surface. I only hope some of these new parking spots will be available for the … more
This is certainly a time of year when we all would do well to utilize the word” lite,” in our diets, though unfortunately it has pervaded our lives when attached to the word “liberty.” … more
As an African American Democratic voter, I do not understand Joe Biden’s appeal to other African American Democratic voters, especially older ones. Biden compromised with segregationists in the … more
After witnessing three years of Democratic lies, half-truths, deception and fraud, and now this impeachment kangaroo court run by jackasses, there should be a nationwide uproar. Any person who votes … more
Well, the edict has come down from on high. Hope this moron we’ve got in the Executive Mansion is enjoying his power trip.   He and the people in his orbit don’t have to worry … more
The past weeks have been bittersweet for me. On July 8, I was confirmed by the full North Carolina General Assembly to become the newest member of the N.C. Board of Review. This role operates out of … more
This letter is a response to several comments from Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield’s column on Feb. 11 and to her advertisement she had in the Feb. 12 paper. You claim that you “fought” to … more
The decision by the Wilson County Board of Education to adopt the absolute worst of the state’s alternatives was to be expected. Given that the media and many politicians have hysterically … more
We each have a choice this November between two very different value systems. One operates on utter loyalty to the in-group, clearly displays contempt for anyone else and does “whatever it … more
Re: “Debt only delays what’s due,” by John Hood, WilsonTimes.com, Monday:  I can’t say that I enjoyed Mr. Hood’s column today because the preaching of reality … more
As Americans, we should all join together in our emphatic condemnation of the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of a law enforcement officer, and the ensuing violence to lives and property … more
There has been much written and said about our inability to shake hands as a way to control the spread of COVID-19.  Landis Wade’s column, “I Hope We’re Not Losing the … more
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