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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
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
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
To the Donald J. Trump supporters, why should you listen to the haters of your messiah? I say you should listen to your messiah when he says this virus will disappear when it gets warm. Why … more
I am totally shocked at the advertising of our Wilson parade this year! Whose idea was it to remove Christmas out of our much-loved traditional parade? Let me guess! It was surely not someone … more
It seems there are some who do not agree with my assessment of Donald Trump as president. Fine, they are entitled to their opinions. But let me correct a few things. One writer assumed I was a … more
Some of you may or may not be aware that in 1982, the Reagan administration transferred the Social Security trust fund to the General Fund — allowing politicians the use of the funds for … more
Re: “Leftists and their institutional racism,” by Julia Yancey, Tuesday:  I thought at first Ms. Yancey may have a point worth addressing. However, it turns out she’s … more
In light of the rash of store robberies in Sharpsburg and with the suspects still at large, it’s time to review the Sharpsburg Police Department’s effectiveness and consider other plans to … more
It was very hard to read the Facebook Post from Tim Whitley, owner of the Kountry Kitchen, announcing the closure of the restaurant.  “It is with a very heavy heart that I announce the … more
In response to the recent letters by Ashley Robbins (“Can Wilson County work together to curb roadside littering?” Jan. 30) and Judith Batts (“Wilson’s litter problem requires prevention … more
Photo ID plans for elections have been pushed in some states for years. Car owners must have the acceptable photo ID to drive. Some poorer black people, college students and poorer older people are … more
This week, I finished my two weeks of quarantine since returning to the U.S. Now the entire country is on quarantine for another two. We are looking at a virus that spreads more rapidly than most … more
Remember my letter about adopting Baby the cat from the Brentwood Veterinary Center? (“Adopted cat’s love is a treasured blessing,” July 22) Besides the joy she gives this old lady — … more
A recent article on suicide and its warning signs and possible causes was both timely and informative as suicide rates have risen 25% in the last 20 years. A very disturbing fact is that 8-year-olds … more
Re: “State deserves a budget compromise,” by Jean Farmer-Butterfield, Wednesday: Because Kansas expanded Medicaid with a Republican legislature and a Democratic governor, Rep. Jean … more
Re: “For secure elections, choose paper ballots over machines”: In a letter published Aug. 27 regarding the use of voting machines in Wilson County, we indicated that the county was still … more
All members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives share a common and sacred bond. Each member has sworn a solemn oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United … more
Re: “Trump unable, unfit to lead United States,” by Deborah A. Baro, Tuesday: The anti-Trumpers have run out of human adjectives and comparisons with history’s favorite villains; Hitler or … more
First Fridays on the Lawn kicked off its 2019 season July 5 with an amazing performance by Charlotte-based R&B group On The Edge to an enthusiastic audience in the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, … more
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