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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
“It just ain’t right,” “say it ain’t so” and “ought to know better” are just a few old sayings that come to mind. I’m not sure you even have to have good sense to know not to throw … more
The primary is done and now it’s on to the general election in just 238 days. I congratulate Rep. Jean-Farmer Butterfield on her win and look forward to campaigning with her to give the voters of … more
A headline we’d love to see: “Fike students save 1,500 lives.” Due to the diligent efforts of Fike High School students, staff and the people who support them, just last year enough was … more
Here’s a challenge to those on the progressive Democratic side of the political aisle. Without resorting to ad hominem arguments or stating personal opinions such as, “It’s the right thing … more
I am an alum of Wilson Community College and currently a graduate student at Pennsylvania State University studying international affairs. I have been in Korea for the last 9 months and the past week … more
On Monday, the Wilson County Board of Commissioners took a step that goes much further than just symbolically stating its support for the Second Amendment of our Constitution. Commissioners have, in … 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
Mark your calendar. Today is the first time in my life I have ever agreed with John Hood. I grew up in and around Charlotte where his father ran the school system. I cannot believe his father … more
People are entitled to their own opinions, but not to their own facts and statistics, and when they are used, they should be credible and verifiable — no use of alternative facts allowed. The … more
I have this little pimple on my face and I’m angry! My dermatologist told me it’s probably from a hair follicle that got trapped when I shaved. She prescribed an antibiotic cream to treat it. … more
Our son became completely enamored with the main branch of the Wilson County Public Library at a very early age. We started participating in the lap sit story time program somewhere around five years … more
In light of the rash of store robberies in Sharpsburg and with the suspects still at large, it’s time to review the Sharpsburg Police Department’s effectiveness and consider other plans to … more
In response to the recent letters by Ashley Robbins (“Can Wilson County work together to curb roadside littering?” Jan. 30) and Judith Batts (“Wilson’s litter problem requires prevention … more
I want to thank The Wilson Times for the article on Thursday’s front page, “Gun rights supporters to address county board.” It was very informative, timely and identified several concerning … more
A small but vocal minority is clamoring for Wilson County to officially advocate a tragic policy that is killing us in this state at a rate of 13 to 14 people per 100,000 residents yearly. I … more
During my campaign, I focused on the platform “One Wilson.” I also campaigned on being transparent. At this point, I want to put my words into action and lay my heart on paper. As the mayor, … more
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