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Jim Nabors was truly a wonderful actor, comedian and singer. His portrayal of Gomer Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Gomer Pyle, USMC” presented comedy “shazam,” caring and a … more
It’s been widely said that Obama spent more time while in office on “Organizing for America” than being president. His infamous “community organizing” ttime before being elected morphed to … more
I was recently devastated to learn of the closing of J.C. Harris Cadillac My family has been driving their cars for several decades and their service was second to none, and the only way to … more
Re: “Condemning wrongdoing needn’t be partisan exercise,” by Dave Hager, Monday: To reply, in brief, to Mr. Hager’s assertion that there has been, “only one eight-year period in the last … more
Re: “Critics still can’t accept that Trump is our president,” by Arthur B. Tozzi, Nov. 21: Yes, Arthur, to my chagrin, Donald J. Trump is the 45th president of the United States, and in my … more
I just cut up my Belk credit card with “customer since 1993” written on the front. I had planned to go to Belk today (Saturday) to pay my bill and purchase items on sale. But then I read … more
Re: “Clintons, Obamas set the standard for greed,” by Tom Haitema, Thursday: Tom forgets that I am and have been an independent. I am free to criticize any wrongdoings of any … more
I usually don’t agree with the issues in Washington and our state government, but this time, I do. President Trump recently gave a speech on the opioid epidemic. We truly have an opioid crisis, … more
“I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress,” stated Frederick Douglass, freed slave and … more
Re: “Do we really value Thanksgiving’s message?” by Dave Hager, Nov. 23: Mr. Hager’s acknowledgement of wrongdoing on the part of the Clintons, Obamas and other high-ranking members of the … more
Thank you to The Wilson Times for another professional coverage of the city of Wilson Committee on Patriotism’s Veterans Day program. If not for your outstanding coverage before during and … more
Recently, there was an article about how the Wilson Police Department was going to raise the pay of the three lowest levels of officers — police officer I and II and senior police officer. This pay … more
I sat down to watch a little football on Thanksgiving, but while flipping through the channels, I came across a C-SPAN replay of the 2017 National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal ceremony from … more
Over the past three decades, the cost of higher education has skyrocketed. College tuition has increased by 559 percent, while textbook prices have surged by an astonishing 812 percent. According … more
There is a lot of racket going on about the proposed tax cut and reform of the tax system. One thing that stands out is that most of those screaming about it appear to have no idea of the purpose of … more
It comes around once a year. A day to give thanks and gather with family. A day to remember the difficult struggle that the pilgrims had. They survived through the generosity of the natives. They … more
I find it interesting that when specific, troubling issues regarding the administrative level of the Wilson Police Department were presented at the accreditation hearing last Monday, a former police … more
I want to thank the entire Wilson community, and surrounding region, for attending the 13th N.C. Whirligig Festival. Early on, the planning committee realized that with the grand opening of the … more
Re: “Trump supporters’ spin gets the facts wrong,” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Nov. 4: Nick, I think you ought to get together with Deborah Baro and George Leach and y’all can have a … more
Re: “Hunt’s critics miss the mark on mayoral pick,” editorial, Wednesday: In reference to The Wilson Times’ opinion on Hunt endorsing an unaffiliated candidate over a Democrat, I have to … more
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