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Although it would be appropriate to remember those who gave their lives in the service of their country every day, Memorial Day was designated so that we the living, we the protected, we the … more
Recent events in Gaza were reminiscent of TV scenes from Birmingham during the ‘60s civil rights struggle. Palestinians using slingshots in the face of “shoot to kill” orders from Netanyahu’s … more
We often talk about issues and concerns when it’s in our family or home or when it affects someone we love or is close to us. We forget about important issues that affect other people on a daily … more
A while back, a well-written opinion piece ended with “The need to bear arms is probably just as great today due to the violent culture that we live in as it was when our Founding Fathers … more
“Trouble,” that pesky squirrel, is at it again, eating my birdseed, but he’s not even touching my new bird feeder. Not after the “wild ride” he took on it the other day! He jumped onto … more
Today, we are again confronted with another school shooting. Even as I write this, somewhere another student is thinking and planning for his or her forthcoming murderous assault on classmates and … more
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
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