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This week, “Matilda” will come to the Boykin Center. My daughters and I were cast in this wonderful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book “Matilda.” This is my first play since high school and … more
On Thursday evening, a huge tree fell in our neighbor’s yard across Canal and Sulgrave drives, taking with it all the power lines, leaving the neighborhood in the dark for almost five hours. After … more
First Fridays on the Lawn kicked off its 2019 season July 5 with an amazing performance by Charlotte-based R&B group On The Edge to an enthusiastic audience in the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, … more
Re: “Library is open to all, but all should be asked to follow the rules,” by Tammy Smith, Thursday: Just to write and confirm what Ms. Smith wrote in her letter to the editor about the … more
Over the past two years, the White House has initiated trade disputes, insulted allies and enemies alike and withdrawn from or refused to ratify multinational treaties and agreements. It has also … more
The Wilson County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8 has had another successful “Forget Me Not” Fourth of July fundraiser drive. This is our commitment that the DAV will not forget the men and … more
I recently received a statement from Wilson Medical Center stating that I have an outstanding bill for $11 and I could not remember what this might be for — this was back in January. So I did as … more
I had not been to the public library in many years and I recently started going again. It’s disheartening to see the decline that has taken place. On any given day, I feel I am walking into a … more
Most readers of these pages are bright enough to be following the Women’s World Cup that has been going on in France for at least a month now. The American team entered the event with the most … more
It is with a heart filled with gratitude that I realize that Wilson County is going to get a new animal shelter. The animals, who are sometimes referred to as “God’s other children,” are not … more
This past week, I had the distinct pleasure of spending a significant amount of time back in the Wilson community. My little brother’s all-star baseball team participated in the District 6 Little … more
Since the China-U.S. trade friction began, some opinions have voiced that China should make concessions if it wants to buy itself more time for development. This belief is ridiculous and … more
Re: “Deputies: Dog found starving, owner charged,” front page, Friday: Some people should never have pets. We are their caretakers. If you can’t handle it, do not ever have a pet! This is a … more
Re: “Political Notebook: Butterfield faces pressure to back Green New Deal,” Tuesday: I am so glad Rep. G.K. Butterfield is pondering the Green New Deal. He has been listening to the people … more
Re: “Women deserve better options than abortion,” by Susan Bane, June 28: It was a true pleasure to read Dr. Bane’s intelligent, and as she described it, empathetic response to Dr. … more
As we celebrate the Fourth of July this year, please realize that the colonies did not receive their independence on this date. It was miraculous that our nation was able to win its independence from … more
Kudos to Sen. Rick Horner, R-Nash, and our own County Manager Denise Stinagle and commissioners to work with Senator Horner in getting the state legislature to appropriate $200,000 in the state … more
Re: “Trump shouldn’t cheapen Fourth with partisan potshots,” by Ann Y. Barnes, Monday: Why don’t you get a big “I Hate Trump” stamp and place it on your forehead so all will know? … more
Re: “Yes, those are concentration camps,” by Thomas L. Knapp, Saturday: Thomas Knapp’s justification for seriously referring to the facilities at our border as actual “concentration … more
Fresh from his visits abroad with the president of Russia, the dictator of North Korea and the murderous young crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump has returned to America in time to stage a … more
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