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The decision by the Wilson County Board of Education to adopt the absolute worst of the state’s alternatives was to be expected. Given that the media and many politicians have hysterically … more
I consider myself a moderate progressive social Democrat, and I support most of all 75-plus social programs presently active within our government structure, realizing our democracy is always a work … more
Of course parents are filled with trepidation when faced with sending their kids to school. After months of being told relentlessly that the virus is deadly and a super-killer; who wouldn’t be … more
Most nights, Dante Pittman and I walk the same 2 ½-mile route around Cavalier Terrace in Wilson. On these walks, we talk, dream and discuss what the future might be for our state, our country … more
Vladimir Putin’s puppet Donald Trump is a political dead man walking. Nov. 3 is the scheduled date of Trump the traitor’s political execution, which will be watched live on TV by hundreds … more
I believe the reason why President Trump focuses so much on the lifestyle, social, “identity politics” and “culture wars” issues while focusing much less on the economic, … more
“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?” — Matthew 16:26. Dante Pittman once quoted this Bible verse to me when I asked him why our … more
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly damaged the economy of our country and has killed around 137,000 people in the U.S. so far. This could have been largely prevented if President Trump had taken … more
I want to send a big thank you to the town of Elm City.  I have been riding my Segway in Elm City for the past year. I’ve been using the sidewalks and having to dodge tree limbs and … more
I love Lake Wilson Park but have problems with getting to the kayak launch. You don’t realize how heavy a kayak is until you have to carry it over the street and concrete sidewalks to get to … more
The past weeks have been bittersweet for me. On July 8, I was confirmed by the full North Carolina General Assembly to become the newest member of the N.C. Board of Review. This role operates out of … more
I witnessed the sweetest morning at Lake Wilson Park. The story involves Black and white people working together to find a car key. The story starts with a family of four or five standing in and … more
Speaking of anti-Trump Democrat leaders, they and the media became obsessed with hate because Trump won the election and became president. Their minds are extremely preoccupied with the idea of Trump … more
The Washington Redskins National Football League franchise is a disgrace! In the year 2020, Washington team owner Daniel Snyder cannot possibly continue to rationalize keeping his ridiculously racist … more
On our nation’s day of independence, I was reminded of how far we have come — in the wrong direction. It started with another day of society’s indifference to animals, earth and … more
China. Cambodia. Russia. Removal of statues.Changing of street and place names.Attacks on traditions. Three very different places, different languages, cultures and people with a unifying theme; … more
I just wanted to say Happy Independence Day/Fourth of July week. This is a thank-you letter to remind you how valuable your company is to Wilson County veterans. Thank you for all you do for our … more
Happy 244th Independence Day!   On a day that should be celebratory with masses of people in a festive mood and crowding the beaches and backyards all across America enjoying fireworks and … more
Re: “Fascism: A corrupt alliance between government, big business,” by Dave Hager:  I’ll concede the chronological development of your point, but will end my argument with … more
It has come to the attention of members of the Wilson community that some of our citizens have begun criticzing the Wilson Police Department with the same critique as that being used by those who are … more
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