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It’s time for me to think about what I want to achieve next in my career. Set myself a goal, build a plan and strive to accomplish it. Decide what’s important to me. Passions move us forward. … more
Thanks to Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, I am today announcing my latest business venture. At the age of 4, this remarkable public servant immigrated to the U.S. from Ukraine. A Harvard-educated … more
I just read Bill Biddle’s “Dems protest patriotic speech, high-octane economy” (Feb. 11). His description of the outlandish behavior of our esteemed Democratic congressmen was right on target. … more
This letter is a response to several comments from Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield’s column on Feb. 11 and to her advertisement she had in the Feb. 12 paper. You claim that you “fought” to … more
My wife’s son has a story that is almost unbelievable. He developed a huge tumor in his intestines at 30. It became cancer. When the tumor was removed, he was diagnosed with cancer. … more
A recent column advocated for a state bond issue citing a Debt Affordability Advisory Committee study that showed North Carolina could well afford borrowing money against issued bonds. (“Cooper’s … more
The way that gun issues are handled by the media, it is understandable that some people are motivated to be anti-gun. However, I hope that we all want to make our decisions based on facts and then … more
Again, our wonderful community of businesses and citizens of Wilson responded generously to the “Share Your Heart” Hope Station Food and Paper Drive on Wednesday, Feb. 12. God blessed us with a … more
Often, political letters are full of bravado, name-calling and absurd claims. Bill Biddle’s letter (“Dems protest patriotic speech, high-octane economy,” Feb. 12) is an example. Biddle … more
I have known Jean Farmer-Butterfield for many years. I’ve been able to observe her leadership firsthand and have seen the numerous positive effects she’s had on the Wilson community. She’s … 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
Re: “Wilson weighing street repair costs,” front page, Feb. 7: “Currently, really and truly, in comparison to other places, we are not in bad shape.” After reading this quote from … more
Remember Silent Sam? Well, he’s back. Apparently, a group of prominent UNC graduates and disgruntled neo-abolitionists are offended by Chancellor Folt’s $5.6 million solution, dissatisfied … more
Thom Tillis proposed five debates with North Carolina’s eventual Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in the upcoming general election. In contrast, Tillis refuses to engage in debates with … 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
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
Did you watch the State of the Union address? As I watched, I wondered what a self-respecting Democrat thought of Nancy Pelosi’s antics. She put on the most childish display by a speaker of the … more
So, Rush Limbaugh gets the Presidential Medal of Freedom from one of his minions during the State of the Union address? This is a man who has spread more lies, hatred and conspiracy myths than almost … more
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and a great time to remember that establishing good oral and dental hygiene habits early is critical to a child’s overall health and … more
I was so thankful to read “Can Wilson County work together to curb roadside littering?” by Ashley E. Robbins Jr., Jan. 30. The author had several suggestions; asking the sheriff to consider … more
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