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The Edna Boykin Cultural Center was alive with music and singing Saturday night as Boykin Series 21 returned with the Motown Soul and Groove Show with Chrissy Oravits and The Nutones band. A … more
In spite of budgetary constraints that have entailed the dismissal or reassignment of teachers from ancillary positions such as reading coach to the regular classroom, Wilson County Schools continues … more
I am sure your frequent letter-writers Deborah Baro and William T. “Nick” Smith were distressed to learn that President Trump had a perfect score on cognitive testing during his recent physical. … more
“Long before the day when whole families swallowed the poison together and nurses (actual nurses!) used hypodermics to squirt death down the throats of squalling infants, Jim Jones was preparing … more
I am curious as to who oversees the efficiency of the EMS service in Wilson. Is this a contract service for the city? My concern stems from two incidents: • 1. Last weekend during a … more
Again and again, liberals have criticized the Trump administration on a number of issues. Here’s my challenge: I would like to see a column or letter from one of the liberal Democrats that will … more
Democrats only want to help illegals and give them amnesty, but not help our veterans, homeless, fatherless and poor! Why is that? Leaked memos show that Democrats need votes and want these … more
At the Wilson County Department of Social Services, we strive to continuously improve the quality of our work and the services we offer to our fellow Wilson County citizens. We evaluate our efforts … more
Prohibition has ended! Hoist your glass of beer. The Wilson City Council has unanimously recognized that the sign — art — will stay. Great job, Rhyan Breen and Will Farris. And a shout-out … more
Mr. Youssef states “In the beginning, I did not see this concluding in our favor...” I am confused with his beginning. Was the beginning when he decided he would hire someone to create this … more
“Lying Donald,” during his campaign for the presidency, boasted that he “would be the greatest job creator that God has ever made” as he committed to create 25 million new jobs. After his … more
Many have hailed Oprah Winfrey’s speech at Hollywood’s latest self-adulation ceremony as presidential. Praising women who have come forward to accuse their male oppressors, Oprah envisioned a … more
As a member of the federal community who served our country for years, I am concerned with an attempt to force current U.S. Postal Service retirees onto Medicare Part B, after they previously … more
I seldom listen to Rush Limbaugh but the other day I had to do some running around, so I flipped the radio on to Mr. Limbaugh’s talk show. As usual, Mr. Limbaugh was on one of his rants. The … more
As a former educator, one of my favorite activities was to engender the appreciation of the wisdom and intentions of those who had gone before among my students. To that end, I would often use quotes … more
Yes, I remember MLK, his dream and his nonviolent approach to obtain his dream. His dream would be flourishing today had he lived. Our country would perhaps be living in racial harmony, but it is … more
Deborah Baro says the economy is faltering and not growing (Letters, Jan. 10). I’m wondering what she puts in her oatmeal every morning. The Dow has set 92 new records since the 2016 … more
Re: “‘Lying Donald’ has no legitimate achievements” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Thursday: Nick, I’ll concede the point: we’d both be hard-pressed to find a political figure who … more
Re: “Some cold, hard facts on global warming” by Ed Feulner, Thursday: Ed Feulner, founder of the Heritage Foundation, seems to be afflicted with the same lack of understanding as … more
Serving others without discrimination through Jesus Christ is exactly what happened when our community stepped up to the plate to give to our 2017 Red Kettle Campaign. With your contributions, we not … more
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