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On Sept. 25, the Opportunities Industrialization Center of Wilson had a food giveaway. The complaint is that it does not make any sense for people to stand in line for five or six hours. We know … more
My campaign slogan is “One Wilson.” Many people have asked what that means. It’s simple: It means that we as a city can grow together. We as a city can support each other in times of need. We … more
The Quran is not an easy book to read for understanding. Its suras — chapters — are not in any logical or chronological order, and within individual suras, a wide variety of themes and ideas can … more
I can recall the days of my youth when my stepdad leased the Wilson County Speedway. Those memories, along with my pit pass at Rockingham, are embedded in my memory forever. The Wilson Daily Times … more
Meredith Sutton’s column on suicide and its warning signs and possible causes (Mind & Body, Sept. 5) was both timely and informative, as suicide rates have risen 25% in the last 20 years. A … more
Recently I attended the Wilson City Council hearing on Lu-Ann Monson’s property at 509 Kenan St. The property and her personal residence at 301 Broad St. are within a very few blocks of downtown … more
I’d like to commend The Wilson Times for publishing the great columns on Friday’s Commentary page (7A). LaMonique Hamilton’s “Not Everyone Leads A Big Life” and Rob Evans’ “Who Would … more
In 2016, voters across the political spectrum took a chance on Donald Trump because they couldn’t stand the idea of voting for someone as corrupt as Hillary Clinton. After 20 years of Whitewater, … more
We live in what I call the microwave era. Food can be ordered and served in minutes. The internet allows us to access information in seconds, as compared to the hours or days it would take searching … more
The Mafia method is to prolong, disperse, delay and avoid the law and certainly politics. It’s about power, avoiding jail via some kind of result. Often the mob eliminates or threatens and enforces … more
Please, please keep the name Christmas parade! Why do we always have to bow down to those who are offended by everything? It is and has always been a Christmas parade. If people don’t like the … more
I believe, as well as many, that the parade name should not be changed to the “Holiday Parade” due to a few who requested its name change. It does not matter if the parade is hosted near … more
Americans are tired of the idiots in Congress and want to see the most intelligent lawmakers in the nation elected. It is time that qualification tests for running for office be incorporated into … more
I want to thank Pastor Tuck Taylor-Loveland and West Nash United Methodist Church for hosting a Summer Literacy Program serving elementary school children in our community. West Nash UMC was one … more
Several years ago, Wilson almost lost our Christmas parade. The Wilson Jaycees, after running the event for decades, notified the city that they would no longer hold the event. I recall a true effort … more
I am totally shocked at the advertising of our Wilson parade this year! Whose idea was it to remove Christmas out of our much-loved traditional parade? Let me guess! It was surely not someone … more
I am here today to get some important information from you. You are our elected officials, and we count on you to hear our concerns and to act on them. We count on you doing what is best for our … more
I am almost 72 years old and I still cannot get used to the hypocrisy of Democrats. Reps. Deb Butler and Jean Farmer-Butterfield are “shocked and appalled” at the actions of the Republicans. … more
Re: “‘Lying Donald’ and a trail of broken promises,” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Sept. 7: In the past, your letters, if not informative, were at least comical. Now they are just … more
I remember where I was when the planes struck the buildings. Besides concern for those killed or in danger, there was a palpable sense that something had changed forever. The wild-eyed violence … more
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