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The Founding Fathers believed in checks and balances. The U.S. Constitution gives the legislature authority to correct improper actions by agencies in the executive branch. Congressional … more
Re: “Silver Lake worth saving,” front page, July 11: Thank you to the farmers — Bissette, Vick, Barnes and Glover. My family worked the grist mill and the restaurant back in the 1930s. … more
Re: “Let’s reel film industry back to North Carolina,” guest editorial from the Greensboro News & Record published in Tuesday’s Times: In July 2014, during the North Carolina film … more
Gone are the days when we did not have to lock our doors. We had an excellent watchdog; we named him Spot. He was a black and white dog with black spots going from the nose to the middle of his … more
Re: “Beware Trump’s creeping fascism” Deborah A. Baro, Wednesday: As I compare Ms. Baro’s letter with the definition of “fascism,” the word is more fitting of Ms. Baro, President Obama … more
Growing up in south side Chicago, it was very common to see peddlers on sidewalks. Some drew small crowds through gambling rackets. For $5 you could guess under which cup a small ping-pong ball was … more
Re: “Beware Trump’s creeping fascism,” by Deborah A. Baro, Wednesday: Ms. Baro’s letter illustrates the continuing problem the Left has with accepting the reality of Trump’s presidency. … more
Congress is a joke as the Department of Justice, FBI and their minions ignore all congressional subpoenas with no consequences. Why is that? Why has the list of congressional sexual harassment … more
Marvin Register passed away quietly and peacefully Saturday, July 7 after a brief illness. Marvin worked for years with Thurston Motor Lines in Wilson before his retirement. After retirement, he … more
What a “fan”-tastic idea to collect fans for those in need ! And with the community’s support once again, we have changed so many lives simply being able to provide them a fan during these hot … more
Usually one writes a letter about one subject, but I would like to comment on three stories that recently appeared in your fine newspaper. 1. Old Saratoga Inc., the water company Several years … more
I’d been ill and just was not thinking well. I’d left my purse in my vehicle overnight, which was not the norm for me, between Saturday evening and Sunday morning when I went out to crank my car, … more
The emergence of fascism is always incremental. It doesn’t happen overnight. Injustices are introduced slowly, one at a time, to inure the population to the growing outrage. First we accept a … more
Re: “Trump’s deficit will hobble Obama-inherited economy” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Saturday: Golly darn, Mr. Nick Smith, after reading your letters to the editor I have concluded … more
I was born on an eastern North Carolina tenant farm in 1944. My dad and mama raised tobacco, corn, peanuts, soybeans, cotton for market and a huge garden to feed us and our friends. About 20 black … more
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8 of Wilson County has had another successful Forget-Me-Not Fourth of July fundraiser drive. This is our commitment that the DAV “will not forget the men and … more
I have spent most of last week at the Little League baseball state championship event at Gillette Park in Wilson following my 7-year-old’s 8U baseball team from North Asheville. I would like to … more
Re: “Trump’s deficit will hobble Obama-inherited economy” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Saturday: Nick, just a few easy rejoinders. First, do you understand that if an economy grows … more
Kudos to the farmers four for restoring Silver Lake — a beautiful gift to the community! Bill Jeffrey Wilson more
I know Jean Farmer-Butterfield as a longtime friend, colleague and seatmate on the floor of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Through the years, I have served with many big names and … more
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