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This year’s election was extremely challenging in many ways. All presidential elections have higher participation, and Wilson County voted a record-breaking 72% of registered voters this year. … more
Now that the Board of Elections has published the final results of the Nov. 3 general election, I would like to congratulate Rep. Linda Cooper-Suggs for her election to the N.C. House to represent … more
Today I accompanied my sister to be tested for COVID-19. She is undergoing a procedure next week and was required to be tested. She has worked as a lab technician in a hospital for 33 years, so … more
On Saturday afternoon, I heard these words in response to my question concerning the election: “What now, Holy Spirit?”  Immediately I heard “comfort ye — comfort ye … more
On Saturday, numerous media outlets declared Joe Biden winner of the presidential election. Mr. Biden immediately phoned Kamala Harris with the great news. However, media companies do not decide the … more
I want to thank the voters in District 6 who showed your support and confidence in me with your votes.  I heard your concerns and questions as I knocked on doors and talked with you during … more
It’s unbelievable. You will know what I’m talking about if you’ve tried to use the drive-thru window at the new bank downtown. What were they thinking when they built that new bank … more
The Senate Commerce Committee hearings on Oct. 30 questioned the CEOs of three major tech companies — Google, Facebook and Twitter. The hearing specifically addressed Twitter’s blocking … more
Like nothing before it, COVID-19 threatened access to behavioral health care. It led many people to put off or cancel necessary care. It created grave challenges for many health care professionals … more
I am pleased to take this opportunity to formally endorse Velma Hoskins Barnes for reelection to the Wilson County Board of Education for District 2.? As an experienced board member, she is … more
It’s a sad circumstance that our president cannot complete a sentence without a lie. There have been 20,000 falsehoods and counting in his 40-some months in office. It’s dawned on me why … more
The following are excerpts from a letter I wrote in April 2019. “An acquaintance whom I will refer to as ‘the driver’ ... was motoring north on U.S. 301 and upon entering the … more
Re: “Retired fire chief receives national honor,” Tuesday:  I have had the pleasure of working and talking with former fire chief Don Oliver for only about eight years. Mostly, we … more
I want to join the growing chorus of Wilson County citizens supporting Linda Cooper-Suggs for the North Carolina House. The evidence shows that Linda takes action when it comes to contributions to … more
1. Maxine Walters exhorting her listeners to follow, harass, make clear that Republicans are not welcome. 2. Tom Perez telling Dems to use all means to disrupt Republican gatherings and thwart the … more
“Hatred corrodes the container that carries it.” Those words were spoken by former Sen. Alan Simpson at the funeral of his friend, George H.W. Bush. Attempting to describe his dear … more
While the focus this election cycle is on the president and U.S. Senate race, every office on the ballot in North Carolina is important. Your vote for who represents our district in the General … more
As a Catholic, I have been forced to examine my own reasons for my voting choices in the upcoming election. What should inform my decisions as to who gets my vote? If my Catholicism actually means … more
The recent story on Rep. G.K. Butterfield announcing his support for legalizing marijuana with less than two weeks before the election is nothing short of outright pandering for votes. His stance on … more
I have been told — nay, it has been pounded into me — that global warming is science and it is an “existential” threat to all mankind and the globe. Fair enough, but  … more
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