WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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The conflict in Syria, now in its ninth year, started as a peaceful domestic uprising against an autocratic dictator. Over the course of the war, the Syrian theater has evolved into the crucible for … more
Re: “Sheriff makes case for more patrol cars,” on Friday’s front page: These cars the deputies are driving would have been traded a long time ago if I was driving them. Mileage over 100,000 … more
As your current Wilson County commissioner for District 7 and past Wilson City Council District 3 member, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to vote in the Wilson City Council … more
Mayor Rose is an outstanding leader. He represents everyone in our city as equals. Under his leadership, we have seen our electric rates drop. This has put more money in everyone’s pocket. No … more
As the Republican Party chairwoman for Wilson County, I would like to encourage all Republicans and Conservatives to vote in the upcoming city of Wilson municipal elections. Early voting starts … more
The Wilson County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8 had another successful “Forget Me Not” fundraiser drive. This is our commitment that the DAV “will not forget the men and women who … more
We will soon have an election and the voters can have the kind of government they choose. Everyone would like to have a good economy, but there are other important issues. A strong defense is … more
Like many people, I’m discouraged by the finger-pointing in Washington. This session of Congress has taken an inordinate amount of time to squabble across party lines, resembling toddlers fighting … more
Hal Tarleton’s column in Saturday’s paper (“Trump won’t repeat Nixon’s retreat”) tries to draw a parallel between Nixon’s impeachment woes and President Trump’s. The premise fails … more
Re: “Trump-haters ignore soaring economy, overlook Dems’ scandals,” by Art Tozzi, Thursday: First of all, Art, I am offended that you omitted me in your tantrum. Trump is a bully and … more
Recently I had an opportunity to sit with Carlton Stevens and hear from his heart the passion he has for our community. As a local businessman, Carlton has witnessed the effects of substance use and … more
I am B.J. Britt. Born and raised in Wilson, North Carolina. Growing up with my cousin Carlton Stevens, legs under the same table, I always looked up to him, as well as his parents Aunt Carol and … more
The N.C. House of Representatives reached a new low in civics and civility when it passed a state budget without informing House Democrats of an impending vote. In the process, the House was able to … more
Everybody wants money. In one day, four fundraisers requesting donations came in the mail to my house. A campaign to defeat the radical left’s fanatical crusade catches one’s attention. If the … more
Re: “Trump operates on mob boss mentality,” by Bob Plesha, Sept. 21: Apparently, Mr. Plesha is attempting to take over from Nick Smith and Deborah Baro as the grand poobah of the Trump-haters … more
Today, as I hung up on my seventh call from an utterly useless sack of crap, i.e., a telemarketer, a thought occurred to me. A thought so wonderful I thought I’d pass it along on the … more
I listened to a teenager on TV this week lecturing the United Nations on global warming. She was very passionate about the subject. I have wondered on the subject for a long time. Al Gore has a … more
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
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