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Want to stir your heart and  reflect on what the overwhelming majority of true Americans feel for our country? From 1974, find and play, “That Ragged Ole Flag” by Johnny … more
Re: “Wide overlap beteen fascism, socialism,” by Bill O’Boyle, Friday:  As you said, you are no social scientist.  The National Socialist Party, the Nazis, were … more
As we approach the dog days of summer, it is important to remember that hot dogs belong on the grill, not in a vehicle. Canines can easily overheat and die when left in a hot car. When a … more
Whether the government can enforce the wearing of a mask may be the real question. However, the state of North Carolina should be proud of itself, whether Republican, Democrat, unaffiliated or not … more
Re: “Downtown system to reduce flooding,” front page, Tuesday:  Kudos to the city of Wilson for its accomplishments within the area of stormwater management for the past 20 … more
Something that always bothers me is when some of my fellow “liberal/progressive” Democrats try to shame me because the economic and financial issues mean more to me than do the social, … more
Regarding your Friday editorial on Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to require facial masks in indoor public places (“Mask mandate drafts businesses as Cooper’s cops”): You say … more
From his Friday column, “Statue vandals and ‘Southern comfort myths," we can certainly agree with Hal Tarleton’s sentiment that, “America needs more clarity and understanding … more
As history unfolds, the nation marches and Donald Trump declares Antifa a terrorist organization, I find it astounding that American citizens would rather condemn a group and ideal such as Antifa … more
Re: “Hitler was a fascist, not a socialist,” by Dave Hager, Friday:  I have to disagree with your dichotomy between socialism and fascism. Though not a political scientist,. I … more
Re: “Leftists and their institutional racism,” by Julia Yancey, Tuesday:  I thought at first Ms. Yancey may have a point worth addressing. However, it turns out she’s … more
To the Donald J. Trump supporters, why should you listen to the haters of your messiah? I say you should listen to your messiah when he says this virus will disappear when it gets warm. Why … more
Opinions are formulated on truths and falsehoods, facts and fictions, deceptions and lies. By the educated and miseducated. From the opinions of others and life experiences. Newspapers and magazines … more
It’s been a rough month if you’re an old white man from the South. The rhetorical lash of racism has been unrelenting, pouring verbal brine into wounds opened during Southern … more
Over the weekend, we were appalled to see the events that took place on North Carolina’s Capitol grounds. Mayhem and anarchy ruled the scene. Protesters were allowed to pull down part of a … more
Have you noticed that when the media, any media, shows a story about COVID-19, the outlet always shows video of crowded intensive care suites filled with people on ventilators? The media wants you to … more
“The left controls every major institution in America. Mainstream media, academia, administrative government, Hollywood, big tech. So if ‘institutional racism’ really does exist, … more
Re: “Cooper’s coronavirus precautions are necessary,” by Deborah Baro, Tuesday:  I am one of the yahoos you were talking about, but I feel I am a bit more informed and … more
• “Trees will tap dance, elephants will drive in the Indianapolis 500 and Orson Welles will skip breakfast, lunch and dinner before N.C. State figures out a way to beat … more
So it is in America — “members only” means all others don’t matter. Be it chambers of commerce, arts councils, private clubs and yes, even churches.  Are you a member? … more
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