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Re: “State’s public schools accelerating into 2018,” by Mark Johnson, Dec. 22: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson, is oh-so excited about where North Carolina’s public … more
Our society’s successful people have set goals, used mentors, gotten educated and worked hard to achieve their goals. Examples are Morgan Freeman, Judge Milton Fitch and Tim Farmer, Wilson’s … more
I've never seen such outward expressions of hate as we have had over the last nine years. Hate is the exact opposite of love. To hate someone is to wish that individual harm, be it physically, … more
There are 30,000,000,000,000 cells in the average human body, each with hundreds of organelles; sub-cellular components and every one of them producing, synthesizing and destroying proteins, hormones … more
As 2017 comes to an end, we look back over the preceding months with gratitude and look to the new year with hope. The Flynn Christian Fellowship home, a United Way of Wilson agency that provides … more
George, I find it ironic that you wish to “pick a few” items about Trump and do it “objectively,” after calling him “low, dangerous, and uncouth.” While I agree in part that he should … more
When you consider that Benjamin Franklin noted that nothing is certain except death and taxes, meat-eaters should not be surprised to find that the respected British publication The Guardian suggests … more
The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular rolled into the Boykin Center Saturday night with a lavish production boasting state-of-the-art lighting and sound reminiscent of Riverdance and the Michael … more
Re: “Appalled and disturbed by president’s actions,” by Cyrus Shamloo, Friday: Americans are far removed from the realities of everyday life in the Middle East and do not fully understand … more
According to made-for-TV movies, especially those on the Hallmark Channel, the real meaning of Christmas is how we can be forgiving, or restore a broken relationship, or learn to share and give of … more
Thank you to all who came out Saturday to drop some money in our kettles for Double Dollar Day! Early indication is that we probably topped our goal! Thanks to the donors who helped us pull off … more
I am a proud member of the 1968 Fike Cyclones class and I thank you for the recent series of articles about our football wins! Each time I have read these stories, I’ve felt a sense of pride … more
This letter is in response to the articles covering the sexual harassment allegations made against men in the media and government throughout the United States. To all males living in this country … more
Born, raised and indoctrinated in the three Abrahamic religions prior to the establishment of the State of Israel in the Middle East, I find it appalling and disturbing that our president continues … more
This is the season to celebrate gifts — Christ, life, grace, love and health, among others. In this season we all want presents — delightful surprises wrapped in colored paper in all shapes and … more
In response to the “Talk Back” section of the paper this morning, the Times posted some of the comments surrounding the break-in at the Boys and Girls Club last week. About half of the … more
The millennials running MoveOn.org aren’t old enough to know how the website originated. The recent documentary on Bill Clinton’s sexual predation was a chilling reminder. In short, the … more
The front-page article in Wednesday’s edition of The Wilson Times quoting Sheriff Calvin Woodard’s presentation to the county commissioners requesting consideration of salary increases for … more
Re: “Trump inept except when he follows Obama’s lead,” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Wednesday: Nick, I have to quibble with your opinion of Trump as “inept.” The man is inept enough … more
Last year, during the election campaign, we heard frequent assurances that refugees allowed to enter the United States were subjected to such an extreme process of vetting that we had nothing to fear … more
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