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Many of us have been thinking about police brutality situations we’ve seen for years. Here’s one small thing we can do that would have a big impact.  Every county and city in the … more
I read the Times’ May 22 editorial titled “What’s Wilson’s plan to prevent utility shutoffs?” I’m appalled at the amount of people who took Executive Order 124 to … more
I believe the governor of a state is legally, morally and ethically responsible for looking out for the citizens and welfare of that state. I know many people in the hospitality industry in the … more
I have noticed that since the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many thanks given to law enforcement and even flyovers to thank nurses and doctors for their hard work and long hours. However, people … 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
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
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
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
May is Foster Care Month in North Carolina and across the country. During this time, many agencies and groups highlight the importance of having safe, stable foster homes where children can be placed … more
The other day, I was running errands for my daughter. At Petsmart, one employee and one other customer out of about 20 were wearing face masks. At Target, the employees were required to wear masks, … more
While I am very pleased with the reopening the state of North Carolina to Phase 2 from the governor, relative to COVID-19, I still don’t understand the exclusion and exception for bars and gyms … more
I apologize to Wilson for being absent for the past 23 years. My decisions as a youth landed me in the Virginia state prison system. I am very remorseful and have asked God, and those involved, to … more
Almost everyone would be better off to vote GOP this year. Workers are better off because there are more jobs. Employers are better off because there are fewer regulations. Women are better off … more
Re: “Cooper’s church occupancy limits unconstitutional,” Times editorial, Friday:  I’m not sure what is more foolish. The religious protest on the state capitol or The … more
As we navigate COVID-19, we keep hearing a term used in recent years — “the new normal.”  I spent many years in the U.S. Navy and often heard the “old-timers” … more
Masks, social distancing and no handshakes is the immediate new normal. We are gradually reopening North Carolina’s economy by entering Phase 1 of Gov. Roy Cooper’s plan.  Phase 1 … more
We thought we left our family in Maryland, but it seems we had “family” at Parker’s Barbecue in Wilson that we didn’t know about until today. Please let me explain. Leaving … more
A piece of research has been presented by Data for Progress and the Justice Collaborative Institute showing that more than 50% of Republican voters are in favor of a bill proposed by U.S. Rep. … more
The economic stimulus packages have had some issues in getting to the right small businesses, but there is another issue not addressed — the livestock agriculture industry. There is no program … more
Vladimir Putin’s psychotic servant Benedict Donald is not only the worst president in American history, traitor Trump is so demented he actually claims the assassinated Abraham Lincoln had it … more
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