WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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If you are “PO’ed” about the murderer of T.J. Hudson getting off as crazy; if you are “PO’ed” that Breanna Taylor’s killers won’t be charged; if you … more
In the October issue of Reader’s Digest, there appears a relatively short article titled “The Protesters and the Cop” that originated in The Louisville Courier-Journal that I … more
Until March, I was an independent voter, leaning Democratic. I voted for Nader, Obama twice and Clinton in 2016. In the past six months, I’ve surprised myself by becoming a supporter of our … more
I just heard on the television news that someone said teaching the history of how racism began in America was fake history. Really?  Maybe I was dreaming and had a nightmare. I cannot imagine … more
If you’ve been to Lake Wilson Park lately, you’ve seen what a wonderful addition it is for our parks and recreation system.  Also, you may have seen how inhuman people can be by … more
As a former Wilson resident — and fan of the Wilson Tobs! — I’m disappointed in Sen. Thom Tillis, specifically his support for approving President Trump’s Supreme Court … more
Since the end of World War II, Americans have recognized Russia and communism as the enemy of the American people. Yet today, many support a president who seems to be an agent of Russia. Let me … more
Father, thank you for sending pastors. For how can we hear without pastors? I pray that they be empowered through the Holy Spirit to boldly teach and preach your word. Help them not to lean unto … more
In my most recent letter to the editor (“Trump outperforms Obama-Biden administration,” Sept. 18) one item I failed to address in William T. “Nick” Smith’s letter … more
Psst: Hey, Trumpies, have you heard? Your man really thinks the COVID-19 virus is deadly, like the plague. We have him saying so on audiotape, part of Bob Woodward’s new book, … more
As Americans, there are two documents of paramount importance to American history: The Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set … more
I’m so sick and tired of political ads I may not vote. Some might say, “No, you must vote — it’s your patriotic duty.” I say no, it’s my right to vote or not … more
With news of late being so political and virus-related and the hatred being shown all around us, I would like to address a happier note, a diamond in the rough here in Wilson that many may not be … more
I recently met a person who said they do not vote and are not even registered. We had a discussion and I provided my information and encouraged that person to register and vote. The incident troubled … more
While watching a local church service online this morning, I was gratified to hear the pastor praise our president, albeit somewhat obliquely. She thanked our Lord in heaven for leaders who labor to … more
I am old. This election will matter more to my grandkids who cannot yet vote than to me. I wonder what they will need from the nation’s leaders to thrive in the decades ahead. • … more
On Saturday, hundreds of bikers rode into Wilson to honor Cannon Hinnant. Hundreds. There were zero broken windows. Zero fires. Zero landmarks destroyed. Zero thrown bricks. Zero … more
Well, I guess I am wasting my time, but I will respond to Nick Smith’s latest letter to the editor (“Trump backers spin falsehoods about Biden,” Friday) in which he decides to … more
To reach peace and unity among our people, we must try to understand. When hundreds of Black men are murdered by Black men, I hear absolutely nothing. Yet when one Black man is murdered by a white … more
I once asked my cousin Arthur if the opening scene in “Saving Private Ryan” depicting the Allied invasion of Normandy was a dramatization.  “No, that’s exactly what it … more
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