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Re: “Trump is damaging American democracy,” by Katherine Krabill, Saturday: A recent letter chastised a fellow who pondered how anyone could continue to be a supporter of the Democratic … more
As a past member of the Salvation Army of Wilson Advisory Board and past chair of social services and communications, I am compelled to reply to Tuesday’s front-page headline in The Wilson Times: … more
I’m writing in reference to Monday’s candidate forum. It was indeed a very eye-opening and sometimes scary event. A couple of candidates said a lot but gave nothing of substance. I mostly heard a … more
I’ve been a public school teacher in North Carolina for 27 years,18 of those here in Wilson County. Here, like everywhere, parents send their children to schools where they expect them to be safe, … more
Re: “Trump operates on mob boss mentality,” by Bob Plesha, Sept. 21: Apparently, Mr. Plesha is attempting to take over from Nick Smith and Deborah Baro as the grand poobah of the Trump-haters … more
I support Mayor Bruce Rose for re-election. Mayor Rose has dedicated his life to Wilson. He is always bringing people together and treating everyone with respect and honor. You will see him … more
I am writing this letter because I know what time of year it is and I want to be ahead of the game. I spent my entire professional life working at Bridgestone-Firestone. I’m from Wilson, and … more
Re: “Republican candidates discuss issues,” front page, Monday: Maybe, just maybe, if one of these Republicans manages to unseat Congressman Butterfield, we’ll have someone in Congress who … more
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
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: “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
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
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