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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
Don’t be fooled this election. Mayor Bruce Rose has always represented and worked for our citizens in Wilson. Under his leadership, we have seen U.S. Highway 301 upgraded, our downtown … more
I’m writing in reference to Monday’s candidate forum. It was indeed a very eye-opening and sometimes scary event. A couple of candidates said a lot but gave nothing of substance. I mostly heard a … more
I support Mayor Bruce Rose for re-election. Mayor Rose has dedicated his life to Wilson. He is always bringing people together and treating everyone with respect and honor. You will see him … more
Our city elections are coming up on Nov. 5. Mayor Bruce Rose and incumbent Wilson City Council members are running for re-election. We are better as a community with our current leadership. We … more
I attended Monday’s candidate forum at Wilson Community College. There were fewer than five young people present. Having to be an observer, I have seen a huge generational gap among local … more
Our city of Wilson municipal elections are coming in November. It is important that Republicans go vote even though our city elections are nonpartisan. This year, we have two choices for … more
I support the re-election of Mayor Bruce Rose. He has demonstrated his leadership in areas of redevelopment. Without his dedication and hard work, some of the following examples may not have been … more
As we approach the upcoming elections, I wanted to show support for an outstanding mayor — Bruce Rose. When I started preparing to retire from the Navy in 2013, we looked for a place to settle … more
I am writing to support Mayor Bruce Rose for re-election. Our city is prosperous. Our downtown is alive and growing. Bruce Rose believes in our downtown. He has been at the forefront in downtown … more
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