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During my campaign, I focused on the platform “One Wilson.” I also campaigned on being transparent. At this point, I want to put my words into action and lay my heart on paper. As the mayor, … more
I would like to submit the following response to Mick Rankin’s Wednesday letter, “Elected officials shouldn’t make primary endorsements”: It’s a shame that the Republican nominee for … more
Friends, my name is Joyah Bulluck, and I’m proud to be from Wilson County. Wilson County embodies Americana. Our industry and agriculture, cities and towns, lakes and reservoirs, schools, … more
As a recently renewed subscriber to The Wilson Times, I am intrigued by the many supporting opinions by close associates of Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield. Nevertheless, as a lifelong resident of … more
As a former educator, assistant principal and principal in Wilson County, I have come to appreciate the hard work that is required if one is to become academically successful. The pursuit of good … 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
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
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
Re: “Farmer-Butterfield, Wilson pastors should weigh in on abortion,” Feb. 19: I don’t know what more Gene Nemechek needs to see than insistence from people who have worked at the … more
My name is Helen Torres, the former Latino president of the Wilson County Caucus for the North Carolina Democratic Party. I am honored to write this letter on behalf of Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield. … more
A recent advertisement for Jean Farmer-Butterfield noted endorsements by a former North Carolina governor, a sitting U.S. congressman, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, and the current city of Wilson mayor, … more
This letter is meant for all political candidates. This past Sunday was the first I have ever had someone witness a candidate go into the church for nothing more that to hand out a handful of money … more
As a military retiree, I am amazed at President and Commander-in-Chief Trump’s failure to understand the military. After the Iranian missile attack on U.S. forces, President Trump proclaimed to … more
In a recent article on your front page, a person running in the next election mentioned they helped Elm City get help in repairing its water and sewer systems. Is this fact or fiction? Also, this … more
I am writing to let your readers know why I am supporting Michele Nix for Congress. As the former vice chairwoman of the North Carolina Republican Party, Michele knows and appreciates the hard work … more
Hello, friends! My name is Lee Rodio. I had the honor of serving as Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield’s co-campaign manager during the 2018 election. With college graduation looming, I’m unable to … more
A 100-year-old oak helped shade my 100-year-old home until the aging tree threatened danger to the public and the city of Wilson ruled that it had to come down. Two other oaks were also removed from … more
I wrote a letter to the editor about background checks (“Background checks won’t deter determined criminals,” Tuesday) and my hope was that all would see that background checks are limited in … more
Re: “Construction underway at Heritage Corner,” front page, Wednesday: More downtown parking sounds good, on the surface. I only hope some of these new parking spots will be available for the … more
Fire Chief Van B. Etheridge was my father’s best friend. We were neighboring this last year as we renovated our family home around the corner from Van and June’s house. Over a year ago, June and … more
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