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It is time to close the gap that has for too long divided our nation. We must come together and see our common needs and goals and with that vision take the necessary steps to become one nation united and strong. We cannot continue to let our fears … more
Welcome Eyes on Main Street guests to Wilson In about one month, the Eyes on Main Street photo festival will launch its third edition. We have been growing fast as we will offer you six exhibitions in total — visit … more
Wilson’s potholes make for a jarring bus ride Would someone please do something about the terrible potholes in Wilson County? This morning, I had to ride the bus from Parkwood Village to the eye doctor’s office — one block to … more
Confederate flag stands for heritage, honor March 4, 2017 is North Carolina’s Confederate Flag Day. This is a day marked in significance not for the mere material of various colors that fly on a flag staff but for what that “standard, … more
Times editorials a breath of fresh air Re: “Recent Times editorials short on facts,” Tuesday: First of all, may I remind the writer that the very top of the page which contains her letter in big bold print is the word … more
GOP can’t point to any positive contributions I thought the Grand Ole Party cult of moderate conservatives to those far-right nutcases who make up a portion of the GOP would have taken the opportunity to respond to the letter in the Times … more
NAACP wrong to oppose House Bill 2 Re: Butterfield: Civil rights struggle continues” on Monday’s front page: Yes, Americans of all colors have come a long way. The NAACP has been an driving force to bring equality to black … more
Recent Times editorials short on facts Your editorial in favor of defunding PBS loses credibility with the first sentence. Big Bird and Sesame Street’s other residents no longer live in the PBS house. They moved in with HBO quite some time … more
Pipeline protesters to walk through Wilson The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a bad deal for North Carolina and in spite of Duke and Dominion’s slick, big-money push to rush it through, it will not go unchallenged. Their high-pressure gas … more
Bellamy Brothers booked for final Boykin Series show On behalf of your Arts Council of Wilson, I wanted to thank our whole community for their patience while we worked to fill the huge void left by the passing of music icon Leon Russell. We … more
All the letters, opinions and articles I have read about HB2 seem to have missed the point. The bathroom portion of HB2 is there to protect our children! When it comes to protection, all adults of sound mind are capable of protecting themselves … more
Jones right to seek probe into Russian interference I thank and congratulate Rep. Walter Jones, who the Associated Press reports “became the first Republican member of the House of Representatives this week to support a proposed independent … more
President Trump is keeping his promises I’m so tired of the Democrats and left-wing news media attacking Donald Trump regardless of what he does. I voted for him and I’m glad I did. He is the only president over the past eight years … more
Tariffs could help level the playing field Many are up in arms about President Trump’s proposal to place a tariff on goods imported from foreign counties. President Trump also plans tariffs on countries that use unfair trade practices such … more
Well-begun is half-done Gratefully, my previous letter to the Times about the east side of Nash Street at College Drive — a main entrance to Barton College — was answered by the city of Wilson who promptly dispatched a crew to repair … more
Why I oppose the Convention of States project Like everyone, I get annoyed with things the government does — or doesn’t do. Government actions reflect the will of those who are in power at the moment. But our Founding Fathers intended … more
Arts council bustling with activity During the roof replacement on the Wilson Arts Center building, meetings and receptions continued in full force — as evidenced by a recent Tuesday night on which we had six different group activities … more
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