WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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My name is Helen Torres, the former Latino president of the Wilson County Caucus for the North Carolina Democratic Party. I am honored to write this letter on behalf of Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield. … more
A recent advertisement for Jean Farmer-Butterfield noted endorsements by a former North Carolina governor, a sitting U.S. congressman, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, and the current city of Wilson mayor, … more
This letter is meant for all political candidates. This past Sunday was the first I have ever had someone witness a candidate go into the church for nothing more that to hand out a handful of money … more
As a military retiree, I am amazed at President and Commander-in-Chief Trump’s failure to understand the military. After the Iranian missile attack on U.S. forces, President Trump proclaimed to … more
In a recent article on your front page, a person running in the next election mentioned they helped Elm City get help in repairing its water and sewer systems. Is this fact or fiction? Also, this … more
I am writing to let your readers know why I am supporting Michele Nix for Congress. As the former vice chairwoman of the North Carolina Republican Party, Michele knows and appreciates the hard work … more
Hello, friends! My name is Lee Rodio. I had the honor of serving as Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield’s co-campaign manager during the 2018 election. With college graduation looming, I’m unable to … more
A 100-year-old oak helped shade my 100-year-old home until the aging tree threatened danger to the public and the city of Wilson ruled that it had to come down. Two other oaks were also removed from … more
I wrote a letter to the editor about background checks (“Background checks won’t deter determined criminals,” Tuesday) and my hope was that all would see that background checks are limited in … more
Re: “Construction underway at Heritage Corner,” front page, Wednesday: More downtown parking sounds good, on the surface. I only hope some of these new parking spots will be available for the … more
Fire Chief Van B. Etheridge was my father’s best friend. We were neighboring this last year as we renovated our family home around the corner from Van and June’s house. Over a year ago, June and … more
Watching the Democratic debates, I noticed a fallacy/irony that screams off the screen at each event and from each person on stage, yet is never addressed, by anyone. The candidates repeatedly, … more
It’s time for me to think about what I want to achieve next in my career. Set myself a goal, build a plan and strive to accomplish it. Decide what’s important to me. Passions move us forward. … more
Thanks to Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, I am today announcing my latest business venture. At the age of 4, this remarkable public servant immigrated to the U.S. from Ukraine. A Harvard-educated … more
I just read Bill Biddle’s “Dems protest patriotic speech, high-octane economy” (Feb. 11). His description of the outlandish behavior of our esteemed Democratic congressmen was right on target. … more
This letter is a response to several comments from Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield’s column on Feb. 11 and to her advertisement she had in the Feb. 12 paper. You claim that you “fought” to … more
My wife’s son has a story that is almost unbelievable. He developed a huge tumor in his intestines at 30. It became cancer. When the tumor was removed, he was diagnosed with cancer. … more
A recent column advocated for a state bond issue citing a Debt Affordability Advisory Committee study that showed North Carolina could well afford borrowing money against issued bonds. (“Cooper’s … more
The way that gun issues are handled by the media, it is understandable that some people are motivated to be anti-gun. However, I hope that we all want to make our decisions based on facts and then … more
Again, our wonderful community of businesses and citizens of Wilson responded generously to the “Share Your Heart” Hope Station Food and Paper Drive on Wednesday, Feb. 12. God blessed us with a … more
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