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First, I would like to say I was against the death penalty, but now I am sure there is a need for the death penalty for certain crimes. I am speaking about the cowardly scumbags who use a motor … more
My dad has had a great run as the mayor of Wilson! He lost tonight by around 255 votes. After serving 30 years with the city of Wilson Fire Department, eight consecutive wins and 28 years as … more
If you have carelessly allowed yourself to read any of my letters in the past, your first summation would be that I am a staunch conservative and of course, you would be correct. In this country’s … more
Tom Campbell, in his recent column, made a pitch for restoring faith and trust in politics and public life. He asked, “Was it Vietnam and Watergate that destroyed our trust?” I write … more
Dear Grandpa, You have been such an important part of my childhood. From my earliest days, the lessons you taught me have served as my guide to a good and proper life. When I denied taking cookies … more
My name is Latoya Joyner and I am the community relations coordinator for Carolina Donor Services. I serve the eastern part of the state. I wanted to inform you about how impressed I was with the … more
The Wilson Times held a candidate forum and printed some quotes from each candidate in its Oct. 15 issue and online. One printed quote from my comments: “We’re trying to make Wilson a place where … more
Wilson is looking like a rundown town. There’s homes and buildings that need be to knocked down. There are homes that have been around since my great-great grandfather was alive. Most people … more
In a Wilson Times article published last week, it appeared that the new YMCA is the “drop in the bucket” that will begin the ripple effect that could potentially lead to pushing many downtown … more
I used to be a diehard Republican. After years of being blind and not reading between the lines, God educated me on many matters. I am working on reading through the Bible from front cover to the … more
Today, Democrats have ensured that Trump will be impeached by changing the rules to prevent the premise “of innocent until proven guilty“ to protect our president. They have chosen to release … more
During my career, I have met thousands of elected officials, governors, council of state members, legislators, commissioners, council members, mayors and others. I’ve met many good ones as well as … more
There are more than 10,000 registered voters between the ages of 18-35 in the city of Wilson. I would like to know, out of that many people, how many of them vote during the local races? How many … more
I laughed when reading the letter about Bruce Rose and James Johnson (“A reminder of why I left Wilson,” by Joshua Robinson, Oct. 23). Comments like “We don’t have no nightlife here. If you … more
I have lived in the city of Wilson for over half a century. During this time, I have known every mayor since Littlejohn Faulkner. They all did a good job and helped to propel this city … more
I am writing to contradict the position Carlton Stevens has on funding our schools. First of all, it is clear that Mr. Stevens and his supporters have no idea what it takes to be mayor. They make … more
Re: “What is Trump’s plan for the Middle East?” by Cyrus Shamloo, Saturday: Evil America, again? Yawn. Allow me to offer several commonsense, practical points that unwinds the cliche … more
Re: “Trump-haters ignore soaring economy, overlook Dems’ scandals,” by Art Tozzi, Oct. 3: Give credit when it is due. President Trump, aka Lying Donald, in spite of his conception of right … more
It’s been true in Afghanistan and Iraq, where America’s longest wars once looked to be faring better. The Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq were both once reeling from the combined efforts of … more
Experience is great in the campaign for mayor. I noticed at the forum how James Johnson and the mayor were very supportive of each other because they have experience. However, the two “newbies” … more
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