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CNN’s presidential poll released on June 8 gives former Vice President Joe Biden a 14% point lead nationally over soon-to-be former President Donald Trump. According to the recent broadside … more
“You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise.”   — Maya … more
A six-block area of downtown Seattle gives an eye-opening view of the modern, radical Left’s agenda: not working within the system to effect change, as mainstream Democrats suggest, but … more
“1984” by George Orwell, written 35 years prior to that year, predicted what lay ahead if we the people allowed it to come about.  Sadly, we have slowly been moving in this … more
It appears that some people are unable to accept what are quaintly called “facts” as showcased in the letter from Tom Haitema where he stated that slavery was not unique to the United … more
Our police are being killed and assaulted. Where are protesters on behalf of our law enforcement? These men and women come to our rescue to protect us and our property.  Many Democrats are … more
For the howling yahoos who decry Gov. Roy Cooper’s phased reopening of businesses in the state, here are some eye-popping statistics.  The fatality rate for diabetes in North Carolina … more
What a saddened state of affairs we find ourselves in Wilson, the state and the nation.  First, the coronavirus pandemic has forced a major shutdown of schools and colleges, industry, … more
I watch the flames of racial divide being fueled by partisan politics and families, as well as our nation, becoming fractured with deep emotional scars. Where and when does the healing … more
Re: “Divisive politics won’t improve race relations,” by Tom Haitema:  Here, in this vile letter, Mr. Haitema has shown how the white “Christian” growers and … more
As we all know, the Fourth of July is just around the corner. And a lot of people like to celebrate with fireworks. But it’s sad that in North Carolina, we are limited to certain kinds of … more
The moment the premise for Sunday’s “It Ends Now” march in Wilson is espoused as recognizing and remedying “America’s original sin, and that is the sin of racism.” … more
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is one of the best tools our nation has to combat the coronavirus crisis. Prior to this pandemic, nearly 1.5 million North Carolinians … more
I have just become a member of an organization called Time’s Up. I am a lot like the character of Ralph Kramden from the old television series called “The Honeymooners” in that I … more
Over the past few weeks, times have been emotional and challenging for everyone. After being restricted for two months, upon releasing restrictions to regain some normalcy, we have encountered an … more
I just wanted to say that I am very pleased with Mayor Stevens. His “One Wilson” campaign and his leadership has been reassuring and transformative to me. I no longer see a city of … more
For years, we have been warned that filthy meat markets are breeding grounds for all sorts of dangerous viruses that can jump the species barrier, even mutating as they go from host to host. But now, … more
Mission accomplished. The Pat Douglas Ministry’s “Show Love” event was held in the 500 block of East Nash Street in the city of Wilson parking lot on May 30. The ministry’s … more
We are living in a time of historical civil unrest due to police brutality that led to the most recent atrocity, the murder of George Floyd, all while in the midst of an international pandemic called … more
On May 22, our community lost another icon. Gloria Burks was an educator, a musician, a parent, a friend and much more to a lot of people. She and I were like sister and brother by another … more
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