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I appreciate Saturday’s Wilson Times editorial on the certificate of need laws. It was a subject I was working to address in a letter to the editor. I agree completely — this pandemic has … more
As Americans begin dealing with the spread of COVID-19, they can learn a lot from the example set by our nation’s farmers. For years, livestock farmers in North Carolina and beyond have been … more
The murder-suicide of six members of a family on March 15, in Moncure could have been prevented by a red flag law in North Carolina. Larry Ray, age 66, killed his wife Jeannie Ray, age 67, in … more
I regret all of Wilson’s finest were unable to see a fun -illed and fabulous production at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center. Miss Boykin would have been so very proud of the community actors. … more
Hello, my name is Hannah Zimmers and I am an 18-year-old living in Wilson County. I have noticed an extreme lack of concern and cautiousness among my generation about the spread of the coronavirus … more
Why can’t Wilson grocery stores, after closing time one designated evening a week, wipe down and disinfect all counters, cases and the normal surfaces a customer might touch, then the next morning … more
Thank you, Wilson County, for the decision to keep the Wilson County Public Library operating. Our library provides an indispensable service to our community. This is true at all times, but … more
“I’m going to keep fighting as long as I can.” My daughter — my firstborn, my baby girl — said that to me. My daughter has leukemia. She needs a bone marrow transplant. Her brother … more
As the founder of “Woman Up,” Tonchelle Lucas meets weekly with young ladies to develop their self-esteem and expand a foundation for future leaders. She exposes these young ladies to the proper … more
This week, I finished my two weeks of quarantine since returning to the U.S. Now the entire country is on quarantine for another two. We are looking at a virus that spreads more rapidly than most … more
Election primaries were held Tuesday in Arizona, Florida and Illinois, in the midst of a global pandemic, COVID-19, aka coronavirus. What are they doing? More importantly, why has the Democratic … more
A recent incident in Maryland where a man was killed by police attempting to serve a “red flag law” warrant reported by ABC News (https://abcn.ws/3a2uN8m) and The Guardian … more
I was blasted by someone who said banning guns is not possible because it takes two thirds of Congress to do that. The founders said that our right to defend ourselves with firearms shall not be … more
If you’ve never actually read about partial birth abortion, you need to do it. “When a preganant woman gets close to her delivery date, the medical team induces labor and the baby is pushed … more
The coronavirus may hasten the end of North Carolina’s rural hospitals. March 23 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Among its provisions was an expansion … more
As an African American Democratic voter, I do not understand Joe Biden’s appeal to other African American Democratic voters, especially older ones. Biden compromised with segregationists in the … more
The recent attention to the issue of declaring Wilson County as a Second Amendment sanctuary caught my interest. I wanted to contact my representative on the county Board of Commissioners to urge him … more
I wonder how many people are aware that Trump thinks he can win reelection if he can get 10% of black people to support his candidacy for president. This shows he really must think black people are … more
I attended the NAACP meeting on March 2. The theme of the program was the short- and long-term toxic distress — physical and emotional — on kids due to childhood trauma: hunger, bullying, … more
Trump wrote a book titled “The Art of the Deal,” and it would be easy for Obama to write one with the title, “The Art of Making Bad Deals.” One of the worst deals Obama made was the one … more
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