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Taking into account the tenor of the season, this writer will not attempt to humiliate or embarrass the writer of “Trump humiliates US on world stage” that appeared in the Dec. 24 edition of The … more
Are there really those who have the capacity of reason and good judgement still intact who do not see why congressional Republicans are resisting witnesses for the Senate impeachment trial? The … more
Re: “President Donald Trump impeached on 2 charges,” front page, Dec. 19: You got your headline — “impeached” — but it doesn’t feel the same as the others. It’s more like … more
Talk about drinking the Kool-Aid! The origin of that phrase stems from the incident Dave Hager uses to open his letter (“America on suicide watch”) from the Friday, Dec. 20 edition of The Wilson … more
Re: “Trump humiliates US on world stage,” by Merrell Washington, Tuesday: Thank you for your early Christmas gift by posting such an erroneous letter Tuesday. It is going to be so easy to … more
The Wilson Botanical Gardens board, Wilson County Extension Master Gardener volunteers and I would like to express our deepest thanks to those who volunteered, supported and attended Wilson Winter … more
All members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives share a common and sacred bond. Each member has sworn a solemn oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United … more
The world has found out that the American people have elected an arrogant idiot to their highest office in government. This man goes abroad and makes some of the most preposterous claims, whuch … more
Dear Wilson, The Thomas Hadley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution thanks you for your support in purchasing wreaths for Wreaths Across America. Ninety wreaths were placed on … more
The Kurds are the descendants of the ancient Medes spoken of in the Bible and were, in fact, the original Persians — 612 BC is considered their year 1 — who finally under their first leader, … more
Re: “Who do you believe should be above the law?” by Ron Taylor, Thursday: Mr. Taylor’s letter today produces some intriguing mingling of characters. The Al Capone example could be cited by … more
“Long before the day when whole families swallowed the poison together and nurses (actual nurses!) used hypodermics to squirt death down the throats of squalling infants, Jim Jones was preparing … more
Al Capone was a Public Enemy No. 1 during Prohibition. The FBI knew Capone was responsible for many serious crimes, but Capone destroyed evidence and intimidated or killed witnesses who might testify … more
When Justice Potter Stewart was asked what constituted obscenity, he gave his famous shorthand description: “I know it when I see it.” Had Justice Potter been asked about FBI bias, his … more
Congress should not expand the federal electric vehicle tax credit beyond its current 200,000-car maximum, as has been proposed. The EV tax credit was intended to encourage consumers to buy … more
My dad, B.L. Hedgepeth, was a fireman in Wilson. He died nearly 50 years ago. My dad loved to eat at Parker’s every two weeks on Sunday. And during the summer on the coast at the Sanitary Fish … more
Re: “Trump is damaging American democracy,” by Katherine Krabill, Saturday: How precious, another Trump-hater scurries out of the woodwork. Must be tough to be a Christian and hate so badly, … more
The GOP I have known and voted for my whole life understands our duty to act as adults in the room on issues that affect the future of the American people. Republicans may not have all the answers. … more
In 1984, Ronald Cotton was arrested and charged with the knifepoint rape of Burlington college student Jennifer Thompson. Cotton became a suspect in the crime after Thompson picked him out of a photo … more
I spent the day shopping at several local stores getting ready for Christmas. Unfortunately, I encountered two different situations that were appalling. Both pertain to the Salvation Army … more
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