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Re: “Cooper’s church occupancy limits unconstitutional,” Times editorial, Friday:  I’m not sure what is more foolish. The religious protest on the state capitol or The … more
As we navigate COVID-19, we keep hearing a term used in recent years — “the new normal.”  I spent many years in the U.S. Navy and often heard the “old-timers” … more
Masks, social distancing and no handshakes is the immediate new normal. We are gradually reopening North Carolina’s economy by entering Phase 1 of Gov. Roy Cooper’s plan.  Phase 1 … more
We thought we left our family in Maryland, but it seems we had “family” at Parker’s Barbecue in Wilson that we didn’t know about until today. Please let me explain. Leaving … more
A piece of research has been presented by Data for Progress and the Justice Collaborative Institute showing that more than 50% of Republican voters are in favor of a bill proposed by U.S. Rep. … more
The economic stimulus packages have had some issues in getting to the right small businesses, but there is another issue not addressed — the livestock agriculture industry. There is no program … more
Vladimir Putin’s psychotic servant Benedict Donald is not only the worst president in American history, traitor Trump is so demented he actually claims the assassinated Abraham Lincoln had it … more
In any crisis, leaders have the important responsibility, to every extent possible, to protect the communities they serve. The COVID-19 pandemic is a case in point. North Carolinians are faced with … more
In the past I have not been a politically active person, even drifting into apathy at times, but I cannot stand by quietly now while corrupted leaders do brazen power grabs, let us know they think … more
A message to the Wilson community: Good job!   The stay-at-home order issued by the governor ends Friday. I think we made wise choices. We trusted God and heeded public health advice. … more
Photo ID plans for elections have been pushed in some states for years. Car owners must have the acceptable photo ID to drive. Some poorer black people, college students and poorer older people are … more
It was very hard to read the Facebook Post from Tim Whitley, owner of the Kountry Kitchen, announcing the closure of the restaurant.  “It is with a very heavy heart that I announce the … more
Some of you may or may not be aware that in 1982, the Reagan administration transferred the Social Security trust fund to the General Fund — allowing politicians the use of the funds for … more
There has been much written and said about our inability to shake hands as a way to control the spread of COVID-19.  Landis Wade’s column, “I Hope We’re Not Losing the … more
Re: “Debt only delays what’s due,” by John Hood, WilsonTimes.com, Monday:  I can’t say that I enjoyed Mr. Hood’s column today because the preaching of reality … more
Now, more than ever, the value of booking with a travel adviser is clear. When things go wrong, we have your back.  Given the current circumstance our industry now faces, and the overwhelming … more
Over the last few weeks, there has been a growing movement to reopen business in North Carolina. The discussion on both sides of “to remain closed” and “to open up” is … more
I believe that justice demands that all conservatives and Republicans should return their unemployment insurance benefit checks to the U.S. Department of Labor, because most of them cold-heartedly … more
The Playhouse of Wilson had to cancel the last two productions of “Mamma Mia,” but is already planning ahead for its new season with “On Golden Pond” in … more
Re: “Schools to seek $24.4 million, 5% teacher raises,” Friday:  I read with interest the proposed budget for Wilson County Schools for next school year.  How wonderful to … more
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