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Finding hope in the face of disaster
With all the attention paid to stories of violence, whether here or around the globe, diseases, international tensions and political bickering, we sometimes lose sight of the goodness all around us. ...



Searching for a future for mall property
There was a time — not all that long ago — that traffic in the area of Tarboro Street and Ward Boulevard became extremely congested this time of year as the calendar barreled toward Dec. 2 ...



Suppression claim takes another hit
RALEIGH — Liberals are desperate to prove that North Carolina’s new election law constitutes the second coming of Jim Crow-era voter suppression. Their desperation reflects three desires. ...



EDITORIAL: Emilee Hunter, her family and friends make a lasting impression in Wilson County, beyond
At this time of the year back in the 1980s, it seemed as if every time you turned on the television the movie "It’s a Wonderful Life” was playing on some station. A lapsed copyright ...



University can't fight a losing battle
The judge didn’t exactly flunk University of North Carolina officials, but the message was unmistakable: Check your work, or you won’t make the grade. Playing the patient professor, Wak ...



Is that a budget storm out on the horizon?
The cupboard is a long way from bare, but it sure isn’t being restocked as fast as anyone expected. It’s the state budget cupboard we’re worrying about, where revenue isn’t ...



McCrory right to seek restored tax credits
Legislators who have been looking for ways to ease taxpayers’ pain realized that tax-credit programs tend to increase the tax burden on everyone who isn’t receiving a break. Reviewing and ...



News revolves around electricity
News this week dealt with a lot of power issues. Not the government or bosses kind of power, but the electrical type. We heard this week that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave its appro ...



Changes may be in order
In Thursday’s edition of The Wilson Times we covered a story that left us with some questions. It left some of our readers with questions as well concerning the concept of innocence before being ...



Jobs lost at a minimum
RALEIGH — Correct ideas are not always popular ones. I freely admit that most North Carolinians favor increasing the legal minimum wage, through either congressional or legislative action. Suppo ...



Wrong direction on film incentives
Linda Shaw left the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Monday for a much tougher job. She’s chairing the Piedmont Triad Film Commission just as the state is replacing a generous tax credi ...



Weighty issues and minor ones
There are times that governments and courts must deal with weighty issues. Matters of life and death. The difference between freedom and imprisonment. Then there are those other times when you wond ...



Spirit and strength never waned
Seventy-three years ago Sunday, Japanese air and naval forces attacked Pearl Harbor, sinking or damaging much of America’s Pacific fleet, killing thousands of American soldiers, sailors, airmen ...




Efficient department in Wilson city government I continue to be amazed at the efficiency of the sanitation division of Wilson city government. Over the Thanksgiving holidays I managed to gather ...



State system in need of an upgrade
In the year 2014, there is no excuse for North Carolina’s system for recording deaths to be stuck in the past. Abundant and easily accessible technology should make it easier, but the state V ...



Medicaid expansion not 'impossible'
State Sen. Ralph Hise has an odd definition of impossible. Hise said after a recent meeting of a legislative study committee meeting on Medicaid that expanding the program in North Carolina under t ...



Wrestling with the cost of water
Walk into any convenience store around here and go pick up a bottle of water. Now not every store charges the same amount, but for argument’s sake let’s say that one bottle (minus tax) is ...



Taking a look at who's watching you
Periodically while surfing the Internet you may find a WEHT question being posed. That stands for “whatever happened to?” People are curious about one-time celebrities who seem to have dis ...



Move over - it's the law, it's common sense
Most of us get a warm feeling – even with the cold weather – when we think about this stretch of time from Thanksgiving through Christmas and beyond to New Year’s Day. Collectively k ...



Agency doing too little on workers' pay claims
Between July 2013 and June 2014, 3,694 North Carolina workers asked the state Department of Labor for help in collecting wages that had been promised but never paid. In 2,011 of those cases, about ...



Secrecy persists in academic scandal
When Carol Folt said nine UNC-Chapel Hill employees would be fired or disciplined for their role in a long-running academic scandal, she didn’t add a taunt to the public: See if you can figure o ...



Bipartisan push needed to protect children
A panel of a Child Fatality Task Force has approved a plan put forward by N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper that could well help reduce the number of children who are being injured or killed by careles ...



This group has a positive plan
What does it mean when someone refers to a person as “a man with a plan?” It appears to us that the phrase isn’t exactly defined in stone. An independent film was released in 1996 ...



Today's main event is giving thanks
Which do you have at your home for Thanksgiving, stuffing or dressing? Do you go for jellied cranberry sauce or does your palate go more toward real berries? Sweet potatoes, yams or plain old mashed p ...



FBI agents should never pose as reporters
Americans of every stripe should echo The Associated Press’ recent demand that the Federal Bureau of Investigation never present its agents as journalists again. This appeal comes after the F ...




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