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City: Commercial message of Brewmasters mural at fault

Free Regulation of a colorful mural on the side of a popular pub has stirred much debate from the public, but city officials say the issue is nothing personal. “There is no one, from an official standpoint, who has said this is not art. And that is not the issue with the sign at Brewmasters,” said Wilson Chief Planning and Development Officer Rodger Lentz. “The initial letter of violation and the subsequent appeal all rested on the fact that the …
LOCAL NEWS

Sheriff to address pastors on serious topics

Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard knows how vital faith-based leaders are in the community. He’s …

Times NIE golf tourney set to tee off June 9

Free Organizers of The Wilson Times’ inaugural NIE fundraiser golf tournament are …

Simon Awards finalists announced

Finalists have been announced for the 2017 David Simon Excellence in Education awards. The awards are the highest honor for Wilson County Schools employees. For elementary certified employee of the year, the finalists are Karen Morton, social …
NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
Supreme Court strikes down 2 N.C. congressional districts

Free WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states. The …

Mental health agency denies lavish spending in audit

N.C. to get $31 million for opioid programs

NATION & WORLD NEWS
Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will use his first visit to the Middle East to call for unity in the fight against radicalism in the Muslim world, casting the challenge as a “battle between good and evil” and urging Arab …

Prosecutors: Times Square driver wanted to 'kill them all'

Rape inquiry dropped, WikiLeaks' Assange remains in embassy

COLUMN

With quirky characters, Wal-Mart entertains

There is a website called “People of Wal-Mart” that features photos of strange sights at the store. Usually, the pictures are of someone scantily clad, or strangely dressed or both. Occasionally, you might see something truly unusual …

LIFE

Wilson Preparatory Academy dedicates new wing

Wilson Preparatory Academy cut the ribbon Monday on a new 26,000-square-foot, $5 million wing. According to Daryl M. Woodard, founder and executive director of the charter school, the new building has a high school gymnasium and 21 additional …

School sports
Heads of the class

Regardless of ability or external circumstances, every high school student begins each day with a full complement of 24 hours. Some will allow extraneous tasks to dominate their agenda, leaving little time for the grades and activities that …

Worrell claims Big East pitching honors

Waddell, Tucker sweep Big East softball awards

Lady Rams’ Norwood signs with UMO; Beaman to Meredith

Lee is Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year

Community sports
Area Calendar, May 27-28

Saturday, May 27 American Legion Baseball Wilson Post 13 at Cary Post 67, 4 p.m. Sunday, May 28 No events scheduled.

Murray-Ellis claims WCC’s inaugural Member Invite

Fedora shares goal-oriented approach

Overman honored as Wilson’s first hall-of-fame bowler

Wilson Recreation Department glance

CHURCH NEWS
Church news for the week of May 27

Rountree Rountree Missionary Baptist Church will have a gospel concert 3 p.m. Sunday featuring Maury Chapel Male Chorus, New Farmville Community Male Chorus and Rountree Male Chorus. City of Refuge The City of Refuge will end revival 7:30 …

Church news for the week of May 20

Church news for the week of May 13

EDITORIALS
Our Opinion: Wilson city officials must abandon bid to censor artist’s work

Free Wilson’s reputation as a premier visual arts community is on the line, and our elected and appointed city officials must seize their opportunity to preserve it. Brewmasters has appealed its zoning violation order to the Wilson Board of …

Free Our Opinion: Food stamp purge could benefit from study, compromise

Free Our Opinion: Yearbook censors see backlash for silencing students

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The decadence of modern American culture

The decadence of modern American culture The recent nonfiction book — liberals call it fictional — “Guilty as Sin” by New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein describes the political and scandalous political path of …

Colleges fail students by allowing suppression

Trump witch hunt: Shaky statements from shadowy figures

Generating ‘news’ in the liberal spin zone

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