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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
Today is a new day. Time for new ideas. Time for a new mayor. It’s just that simple. This is not a knockdown of what’s been done before, but a straightforward fact. If you don’t believe this, … more
I have been following the presidential candidate discussions on health care, specifically the push for Medicare for All. The North Carolina average for a family’s health insurance premium is … more
The Wilson Parks and Recreation Department is going to raise prices for seniors at the Wedgewood Golf Course on Saturday and Sunday mornings by 35% from $20 to $27. David Lee said you can play after … more
After watching last week’s candidate forum, I suddenly remembered why I left. My wife and myself are both Wilson County natives. Both first-generation college graduates of N.C. State, starting … more
Being a resident of Wilson and quite involved in politics and the community over the years, I am quite concerned that this year’s municipal elections have become so political that one loses sight … more
What has happened to civil discourse? Why do the ultra-liberal, left-leaning, progressive-minded under-30 folks who supposedly believe in tolerance insist upon preventing those who disagree with them … more
California wants to free criminals by the thousands, and it will as the state sinks deeper into the liberal abyss. My thoughts are that North Carolina could probably do the same so that prison … more
Seven and a half years ago, when I was chairman of the Wilson County Democratic Party, Mayor Bruce Rose told me something at a Democratic Party gathering at the Silver Lake Oyster Bar. He told me … more
Re: “‘Positive changes’ downtown: YMCA, retail, residential developments planned for Nash & Pine,” front page, Friday: I think the new development should be created in the towers that … more
North Carolina’s farmers have been asked to overcome a wide range of challenges in recent years: declining commodity prices, tariffs, hurricanes, floods and droughts. When federal lawmakers … more
I support Mayor Bruce Rose for re-election. After learning about the Wilson Christmas Parade being renamed, I saw the mayor jump into action and address the situation. He wrote a letter to the … more
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