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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
North Carolina was built on tobacco. Take a 30-minute drive outside any metropolitan area in our state and you can’t help but notice old tobacco barns, often accompanied by acres of tobacco fields. … more
The world has found out that the American people have elected an arrogant idiot to their highest office in government. This man goes abroad and makes some of the most preposterous claims, whuch … more
Re: “Library is open to all, but all should be asked to follow the rules,” by Tammy Smith, Thursday: Just to write and confirm what Ms. Smith wrote in her letter to the editor about the … more
Re: “Trump’s Iran sanctions could backfire in a big way,” by Cyrus Shamloo, Monday: I am bewildered how so many Americans are concerned with what other countries “think” about America … more
Dear Wilson, The Thomas Hadley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution thanks you for your support in purchasing wreaths for Wreaths Across America. Ninety wreaths were placed on … more
On Thursday evening, a huge tree fell in our neighbor’s yard across Canal and Sulgrave drives, taking with it all the power lines, leaving the neighborhood in the dark for almost five hours. After … more
What has happened to civil discourse? Why do the ultra-liberal, left-leaning, progressive-minded under-30 folks who supposedly believe in tolerance insist upon preventing those who disagree with them … more
The Wilson Botanical Gardens board, Wilson County Extension Master Gardener volunteers and I would like to express our deepest thanks to those who volunteered, supported and attended Wilson Winter … more
Trump really is lizard-like. He has no higher-order critical thinking skills, no empathy or compassion. Factor in his indifference to truth and fact, and he sows chaos. His supporters are … more
Re: “Could Jr. Golf tourney be near its end?” by Tom Ham, Saturday: After reading Tom’s article about the probability of losing the county golf tournament that for us kids many years ago … more
California wants to free criminals by the thousands, and it will as the state sinks deeper into the liberal abyss. My thoughts are that North Carolina could probably do the same so that prison … more
Out of the many political races ensuing across the state this fall, a contest that is being closely monitored is the race for city council seat Ward 4 in the city of Rocky Mount. Elections are Oct. … more
I listened to a teenager on TV this week lecturing the United Nations on global warming. She was very passionate about the subject. I have wondered on the subject for a long time. Al Gore has a … more
On Sept. 25, the Opportunities Industrialization Center of Wilson had a food giveaway. The complaint is that it does not make any sense for people to stand in line for five or six hours. We know … more
I laughed when reading the letter about Bruce Rose and James Johnson (“A reminder of why I left Wilson,” by Joshua Robinson, Oct. 23). Comments like “We don’t have no nightlife here. If you … more
Tom Campbell, in his recent column, made a pitch for restoring faith and trust in politics and public life. He asked, “Was it Vietnam and Watergate that destroyed our trust?” I write … more
Our city of Wilson municipal elections are coming in November. It is important that Republicans go vote even though our city elections are nonpartisan. This year, we have two choices for … more
I support Mayor Bruce Rose for re-election. After learning about the Wilson Christmas Parade being renamed, I saw the mayor jump into action and address the situation. He wrote a letter to the … more
Don’t be fooled this election. Mayor Bruce Rose has always represented and worked for our citizens in Wilson. Under his leadership, we have seen U.S. Highway 301 upgraded, our downtown … more
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