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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
Hello, my name is Hannah Zimmers and I am an 18-year-old living in Wilson County. I have noticed an extreme lack of concern and cautiousness among my generation about the spread of the coronavirus … more
I found the recent letter “Wearing face masks is patriotic” surprising and troublesome. Surprising because the writer suggested that wearing a mask reduced the risk for the wearer of … 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
Recently I attended the Wilson City Council hearing on Lu-Ann Monson’s property at 509 Kenan St. The property and her personal residence at 301 Broad St. are within a very few blocks of downtown … 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
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