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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Champs Bowl Champions - NCSU

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Rest In Peace Beloved Ivory Queen of Soul - Teena Marie

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Day

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Friday, December 24, 2010

Seasons Greetings

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Local Closings for the Christmas Holiday

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gwen Burton Speaks on the city's lawsuit

We know you've heard the old saying...things that make you go hmmm. Here's another one for you.

Councilwoman Gwen Burton remarked that even though jobs would be created by Sanderson Farms a poultry business looking to build in neighboring Nash County, she believes "the natural resources of Wilson are even more important." Now that's an interesting thought and definitely qualifies as something to make you go... hmmm.

Burton went on to say, "Water, like air, is necessary to life, both of human beings and communities. Wilson has invested many millions of dollars to establish a reliable supply of water. That water supply and our watershed must be protected. It is worth fighting for." And that's a comment worth examining.

Wilson is Walking Tall the Movie - Part II . . . The Follow-Up

 Guest Blogger: Daryl Barber

"I stood on the courthouse steps and watched with great pride as Calvin Woodard was sworn in as our new sheriff Monday, December 6th, 2010. It was a glorious and historic day for our county as a 28 year reign of "special interest, backdoor dealing, good ole boyism and political patronage" had finally come to an end. A new start, a new sheriff with honor, integrity and dignity to restore the tarnish that had come to represent the sacred office of Wilson County Sheriff."

Monday, December 20, 2010

From California to Carolina Your Signature Please - Online Petition Started

There's a petition going around ...have you seen it? It's called "Tell Nash County to Say NO to Polluting  Factory Farms. And if you have come across it ... Did you sign it? Is your signature amongst the close to 500 who have? Just wondering. For those who allowed their names to show publicly, the names are available for viewing. Check it out for yourself.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Simplifying Sanderson Farms

~ Sanderson Farms is helping to put somebody to work.

While Nash County and the City of Wilson continue the debate of a similar proposal, on a more positive note take a look at the new facility in Kinston opening in January. OK, here's a little something to think about folks. Do you really believe if this company had not complied with all federal, state and local rules, regulations and certifications the State of NC would be allowing them to open, let alone operate a poultry plant in a neighboring eastern NC town. We're just asking. And giving you something to chew on for a minute.

You know, Folks are not as dumb as some folks think or want them to be. FEAR... False Evidence Appearing Real is what happens when you rely on others to think for you. It runs rampant and takes you so far out left field you lose sight of the facts. Don't allow emotions and erroneous information to overcome you and hold you captive. Do your own research and draw your own conclusion. Don't be fed COW manure for chicken feed. Read more

Photo credit: KF Press gallery/ Charles Buchanan/ The Free Press

Monday, December 13, 2010

Council Members Weigh in on Nash County Board of Commissioners Decision to Purchase Land

Recently, City Council members Gwen Burton, Donald Evans and Bill Pitt voiced their concerns and opinions about Nash County Board of Commissioners' decision to purchase land near NC 97 and I-95 that would allow a chicken processing plant to be built near the Wilson County line.

The City of Wilson opposes the plant citing concerns the plant would have a significant negative impact on the city’s water supply, the general quality of life and would lower property values in that area.  Read more

Kinston NC - Sanderson Farms Newest Addition

Located on U.S.70, Sanderson Farms is poised to open their poultry processing plant early January in Kinston, NC. And while Wilson county is battling legalities with the company and Nash County, Lenoir county residents and officials are excited about Sanderson Farms’ plans to bring jobs to the area.

The people are excited about the opening. The area much like Wilson and Nash counties are severely suffering for new jobs. Folks out of work want to work. The new jobs are needed and Kinston is hopeful the project will prove a win-win for all.  Read more

Logo credit: Sanderson Farms

COW - News You May Have Missed

News Source: City of Wilson

NC Environmental Staff: "Vast Concerns" about Chicken Plant
Friday, December 10, 2010

In a letter addressed to Nash County’s consulting engineers, the NC Department of Administration has stated that the proposed Sanderson Farms chicken processing facility, and secretly known as “project baseball” raises “vast concerns” and requires further environmental review.

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Scumbag... Such Language Is Unbecoming

No need to ask whatever happened to civilty in the exchange of "agreeing to disagree." Times have "a changed" in these here parts and folks have become down right mean-spirited with ill-intent and it shows.

Do you remember the song, "every move you make, every breath you take, I'll be watching you?" Ironically, it was a very popular tune back in the day, sung by a vocal group called "The Police."  With no pun intended, it seems to be a lot of Wilsonians are taking that position when it comes to the new sheriff in town.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sheriff Calvin Woodard - Dream Come True

Wilson County Sheriff's Office - Swearing-In Ceremony
December 6, 2010 - Wilson County Courthouse Square
Sheriff Calvin L. Woodard Jr.

photo courtesy of Danita-Braswell Taylor

Monday, December 6, 2010

Good Morning Wide Awake Wilson