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Is this the redesigned turn from Nash Street to College Drive at the entrance to St. Therese/Barton College and the newly constructed pedestrian crossing we were promised four years ago? Both … more
Public education forms one of the foundational pillars of the Wilson County community. We have some spectacular private and charter schools. They are serving select students of Wilson County very … more
It’s baffling to me why people will always condemn an individual for service to the people of the United States; especially an individual who relinquished control of a business worth billions in … more
You know, it’s interesting how people have treated the Jesus of the Bible. They like to cite him when its convenient for their cause, but when his hardline, crystal-clear statements contradict … more
Re: “Fontenot no competition for courageous Farmer-Butterfield,” by Phil Valera, July 27: Mr. Valera, I don’t know much about Mr. Fontenot beliefs or policies, so I won’t attempt to … more
I, along with a group of friends, just returned for the Summer Sounds show of “The Breeze Band Starring You!” This was one in a series of concerts to raise money to replace and improve the sound … more
We want to take the opportunity to thank the many sponsors and participants of our inaugural bowling tournament, Bowling for Recovery, which was a fundraiser for the Flynn Christian Fellowship Home … more
Re: “Trump-bashing avoids mention of Clinton scandals,” by Art Tozzi, July 27: Arthur, do you have confidence that all those innuendos you spewed out in your recent letter to the Times to … more
As I am familiarizing myself with this local N.C. House race, several issues have come to my attention that fascinate me. One, according to her peers, it appears Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield … more
I think it’s safe to say that there are trends on the horizon that are beginning to disturb much of our society. For instance, in a TED X talk that has since gone viral because of its absurdity, a … more
Re: “Calling letter-writers fascists crosses the line,” by Deborah Baro, July 25: Ms. Baro, I read your letter and laughed, thinking you were joking. I read it a second time and laughed even … more
In his recent column (“Find solution to hog farm suits,” July 23) Tom Campbell describes lawsuits against hog farms as “nuisance” lawsuits and suggests they are more of a problem than the … more
Love: What is it? Is it something you do for a certain amount of hours, days, months or years? I thought love is something that lasts for eternity. Is it something that lasts only when things … more
Re: “Product warnings reach peak absurdity,” by Joe Weaver, Saturday: I enjoy Mr. Weaver’s column most of the time. He has an imagination that runs a little wild, but that’s OK with me; a … more
G.K. Butterfield has been our congressman in the 1st Congressional District for 14 years now, and it is time for a change. Our founding fathers saw public service as a burden — something that … more
I despair reading the letters to the editor from North Carolina House District 24 candidate, Ken Fontenot. Fontenot claims to be an independent, yet espouses the policies of the Republican Party … more
Re: “Is this Trump’s idea of foreign policy?” by George Leach, July 18: Mr. Leach, I hope you didn’t think you were going to get a pass on your latest column, which is pretty much the same … more
No good deed goes unnoticed by me, and with that being said, on behalf of The Salvation Army of Wilson, thank you Corey Friedman, et al, for the wonderful editorial entitled “Let’s rally behind … more
After 75 years I’m still amazed at how little many people understand about government operations. There are educated individuals who appear not to understand that governmental units do not sell … more
As our adolescents prepare to return to school, it’s important that we remember that while buying new backpacks and school supplies, signing up for sports and afterschool activities, we also need … more
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