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I’ve seen a few letters, specifically from Gene Nemechek, that make some highly misleading claims about Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. First, I would like to commend Rep. Jean … more
Re: “4,000 patrons pardoned as Wilson library system phases out fines,” front page, July 24:  The recent article concerning the pardoning of 4,000 patrons by the Wilson County … more
Re: “Make America ‘great’ for all Americans,” by G.K. Butterfield, June 30:  America cannot be great for all when the viewpoints and cultures of all are not respected … more
Our city elections are coming up on Nov. 5. Mayor Bruce Rose and incumbent Wilson City Council members are running for re-election. We are better as a community with our current leadership. We … more
“Truth will ultimately prevail where there are pains taken to bring it to light.” George Washington said this. It would seem that the truth would be revealed through all the investigating going … more
For our form of government to work, the single most important thing you can do is vote! When we all get out and vote, every vote makes a difference. As a group, our votes give power to the people … more
Well, Tuesday night’s Democratic debate was another round of lies, misinformation and stupidity — the clown show. Bernie continued his praise of Communism and Communist leaders, “ Good … more
Here’s a challenge to those on the progressive Democratic side of the political aisle. Without resorting to ad hominem arguments or stating personal opinions such as, “It’s the right thing … more
I attended Monday’s candidate forum at Wilson Community College. There were fewer than five young people present. Having to be an observer, I have seen a huge generational gap among local … more
I am an alum of Wilson Community College and currently a graduate student at Pennsylvania State University studying international affairs. I have been in Korea for the last 9 months and the past week … more
Re: “Know your risks, screening options for PAD” by Jared Criddle, M.D.: I know of no better way to utilize the usefulness of letters to the editor than this most important letter from … more
Re: “Single-payer system would take the profit out of illness,” by Deborah A. Baro, Tuesday: In response to Ms. Baro’s plea for single-payer medical care, allow me to point out that … more
Wednesday was the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which is to say it’s high time for all of North Carolina’s leaders to get behind real climate action.  The global oil market crash … more
In any crisis, leaders have the important responsibility, to every extent possible, to protect the communities they serve. The COVID-19 pandemic is a case in point. North Carolinians are faced with … more
Let’s start by defining the word “ falsehood” and how it defines the substance found in William E. Biddle’s letter of Sept. 1, “A Biden vote supports tax hikes, … more
The budget battle on teacher pay is disturbing. Gov. Roy Cooper pandered to emotions and vetoed the bill by the legislature because the pay raise for teachers was not high enough. I do believe that … more
In reference to and in wholehearted support of a recent letter by Ashley E. Robbins Jr. (“Can Wilson County work together to curb roadside littering?” Jan. 30) I want to clean up our roadsides. … more
September is Suicide Prevention Month and it’s important that we are there for each other and take steps to prevent suicide.  The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s … more
First, I would like to say I was against the death penalty, but now I am sure there is a need for the death penalty for certain crimes. I am speaking about the cowardly scumbags who use a motor … more
I know of no one who has been more of a pest to their friends and family than I have over the subject of solar electric farms in North Carolina — not to be confused with rooftop solar panels on … more
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