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Re: “Give teachers a helping hand by funding supplies,” editorial, Saturday: Too bad. Do people really understand what teachers go through on a daily basis? A class of 26 students and books … more
After attending the May 18 public hearing held by the Wilson County commissioners on whether to sell the county’s home health agency and reading the May 19 news report of that session, I want to … more
There has been a lot of print in The Wilson Times regarding animal control and the animal shelter. By no means do I suggest that this is not serious, but I would like to note that even in the … more
Thank you to The Wilson Times and Brie Handgraaf for the story on May 10, “Tax breaks promote historic preservation.” Historic buildings serve as a community touchstone — tangible icons of the … more
The May 15 editorial “Protest politics a poor strategy for school fixes” concludes by noting that if the teacher rally in Raleigh harmed chances for legislative action on teacher salaries and … more
There are a lot bad things happening daily — and a lot of them are reported. On the other hand, there are a lot of good things happening, most of which are not reported. One very good thing … more
As commander of the Wilson County Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 8, I want to take this opportunity to reach out to the veterans of Wilson County, especially to members of DAV Chapter … more
When I was in high school, it was possible for most members of my class to have a full-time job and still graduate on time with honors. As a matter of fact, I held a full-time job as a senior in high … more
I was born and raised in this wonderful town. I have all my family here, lifelong friends and enough sweet memories to last a lifetime. I married an out-of -owner and moved away in 1998. I have … more
President Trump is a personified example of narcissistic personality disorder that makes him and his actions a favorite of the Archie Bunkers  and other ultra-right wing folks of the GOP. … more
This has been on my mind and heart since it happened. A few months back, my friend and I stopped for gas on U.S. 301. I saw a young man lying on the ground beside a van. My friend thought he was … more
If you didn’t attend Senior Awareness Day on May 11, you missed a wonderful day of fun, entertainment and great togetherness by all. The Department of Social Services staff did just what they have … more
Re: “Lax gun laws make American violence deadly,” by Deborah Baro, May 10: Ms. Baro, I read the subject of your bloviation and wondered: Would you be happier if American violence wasn’t … more
Re: “Chaos, hypocrisy and fake news” by George Leach, Wednesday: As he is a new conservative media-watcher, I applaud Mr. George Leach for getting real news about tax cuts, record-low … more
Tuesday, May 8 in Sharpsburg, after the town’s mayoral electoral victory of Robert Williams Jr., the freshly elected official was pulled over by local law enforcement while allegedly driving under … more
Re: “Take Cosby’s phony doctorate and the rest, too,” editorial, Wednesday: Whoever wrote this opinion; my hearty thanks and congratulations. It is local articles like this that pleases me … more
This story I’m writing about is true, from start to end. Yesterday, May 4, I watched as a desperate squirrel found the hole where my birdseed was being put into my bird feeder. In his sheer … more
Re: “Chaos, hypocrisy and fake news” by George Leach, Wednesday: Mr. Leach’s column today presents what Shakespeare, and later, Faulkner, called “sound and fury, signifying nothing.” … more
Since the beginnings of our military, soldiers were considered to be either a rifleman or a cook. The job of cook was relegated to those who couldn’t shoot a qualifying score or for other reasons … more
The 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress numbers are in and the results are appalling, abysmal and pathetic. Often called the Nation’s Report Card, the NAEP measures proficiency in … more
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