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North Carolina is emerging as a national leader in renewable energy. We generate more solar energy than all but a couple of states. We are home to the largest wind farm in the Southeast, now … more
Those who refuse to stand during our national anthem insult our country and veterans. If they don’t like our country, they should find one they do like — and leave! Johnny Jakey Wilson … more
A gut punch is how I felt followed by sickness when I heard the “Fox NFL Kickoff” announcers say Michael Vick, then saw him standing and talking with commentators. What are you thinking? This … more
From the time I was brought up, we mostly knew Jesus as the guiding light. Helpful and wise. Never ostentatious. Humble and exemplary in all things. Of course, many faiths had parallels — … more
Re: “The right to redress of grievances” by George Leach, Wednesday: I have an alert on my Gmail so that whenever “Khe Sanh” gets mentioned in the media, I am sent the link. I am a retired … more
Let the monuments stand, just add to the present inscriptions that “The Civil War was fought for free labor and the greed of a few,” plain and simple. Two-hundred and fifty years leading up … more
Re: “Dogs’ illness sparks legal fight between owner, rescue group” on Saturday’s front page: When animals are abused and neglected like this, how could anyone make themselves return them? … more
This is the most formal means of communicating a big thank you to all the citizens of Wilson for such a successful food drive! What an awesome with the generous donations topping last year’s … more
The Mental Health Association in Wilson wishes to thank the many sponsors, supporters, vendors, contributors and therapeutic programs who helped raise more than $800 in a “Walk in Our Shoes” … more
Recently I read information about For the Love of Dogs in the paper. I am writing this letter to show my support for Max and Della Fitz-Gerald and For the Love of Dogs. They are in retirement and … more
George Leach’s column, “Shadow society? Not in my America” (Wednesday) deals with half-facts and skips bits of inconvenient history in order to paint, who else, but Republicans as mean and — … more
How very precious it was to see the picture of Bryleigh Sauls and her pig Inky (“First night of fun at the fair,” Wednesday) With all that’s going on that isn’t such a pretty picture, this … more
Re: “Constitution still controversial: Barton lecture spotlights document’s dueling interpretations,” on Thursday’s front page: The visual of a retired judge displaying seeming support for … more
Re: “Partisan decline is nothing new” by John Hood, Friday: Mr. Hood is spinning like a yo-yo again. While he admits that the GOP now has the lowest membership of major parties in our … more
I remember growing up as a youth in the ‘70s and ‘80s. We respected our parents and ate supper as a family. Looking back on those years, I realize how much has truly changed. We have gone … more
Women’s health to a large degree is inextricably linked with reproductive health, a fact totally ignored by the GOP in its zeal to repeal/replace the ACA (Obamacare) and cut funding from Planned … more
This is a very belated “thank you” for your time and effort in leading the Memorial Day celebrations this year in Wilson. I was lucky to be in Wilson that weekend and attended; my only disappointment was in the turnout. I realize that … more
Hispanic people seem hardworking and friendly. They work, purchase, own and pay taxes. Generally their grocery carts have healthy veggies and fruits like family foods. Seemingly polite, reasonable and glad to be considered. Not the people I … more
Re: “Conservatism and backlash: Trouble looms for GOP,” by George Leach, Thursday: Mr. Leach’s diatribe leaves one aghast at the depth and breadth with which he parrots the Democratic Party line and the falsehoods and fake facts on which … more
The letter “Rebel flag, Confederate monuments stand for slavery” (Tuesday) caught my attention and deserves a response. Mr. Castonoble Hooks begins by saying the Civil War was about slavery, plain and simple. I’m not sure if Mr. Hooks is a … more
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