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The difference between liking and a "Like"
For some people, a new bad four-letter word has emerged. Sure, the taboo character of this four-letter term will affect a very small number of people, but it’s worth our time to consider this ne ...



Look beyond band to larger issue of redistricting
We feel for the Beddingfield High School students who don’t know yet if they will have a band teacher, full-time or part-time, when the new school year starts. Band is an important part of th ...



Rights pushed aside as Feds overstep
At least now some of our local business owners have a few answers about why law enforcement agencies raided their stores nearly three months ago. The answers may not be satisfactory, but at least the ...



Channel the anger, hurt to positive action
People in Wilson are angry. Angry that a 7-year-old boy was killed last week while he played in his room. Angry that no one has come forward to accept responsibility for the shooting. Angry that no on ...




Here are some of the responses Wilson Times readers provided to questions and news stories posted on the newspaper’s Facebook page. The Times has more than 10,500 Facebook followers and shares b ...



Join Wilson's growing hunger fight
Focus. In the film “A Place at the Table” a fifth-grade girl has to write that word down in order to help her concentrate on her studies rather than her hunger. Focus. In Wilson this pa ...



A cruel, violent act takes one of our children
We live in a troubled world. Sometimes the bad news seems to come non-stop from all over the globe. Just within the past couple of weeks we’ve seen far more tragedy than anyone would want to ...



Forum privately shaping schools?
The North Carolina Public School Forum met in Greenville on Tuesday to discuss with public officials and candidates for public office pressing issues regarding public education. Unfortunately, the mee ...



McCrory kicking back on Medicaid
In his first year as governor, Pat McCrory often said he was stepping on toes of both Democrats and Republicans. Few Republican toes seemed to be bruised. And now, in the GOP governor’s se ...



This isn't a case of government overreach
When our nation’s founding fathers put together the U.S. Constitution and later what is known as the Bill of Rights, they had a lot of bad memories. Memories of being forced to give up their hom ...



Park holds great promise for downtown
Reading about the newest NEA grant to the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park announced last week reminded us just how excited we are to have this gem coming our way. When fully completed, the park will ...



Backpack drive helps our students start year right
A new school year will be here before you know it. So the push is on for collecting backpacks filled with school supplies for children in need. This past week we witnessed BB&T volunteers deliv ...



Legionella test results encouraging
Some good news on the health front this week in Wilson – the latest samples from Wilson Pines showed little to no signs of the bacteria responsible for an outbreak of Legionnaires Disease. Th ...



Taking a look at motel tax issue
You may be familiar with the saying about the word “assume” — what “you” and “me” might become when one assumes. That piece of wisdom came to mind when we ...



Eastern N.C. robberies threaten everyone
For most residents of eastern North Carolina, the daily commute between work and home is not particularly hazardous. For workers at Asian restaurants, the experience has been one of fear, dread and co ...



Program for prisoners is practical, humane
One day, most inmates will be released. The problem that’s long plagued society is how to blend punishment with rehabilitation, to prepare the prisoners for productive lives on the outside ̵ ...



Does the state really need this paid position?
The governor’s pick for poet laureate has caused some head-scratching in North Carolina literary circles — but for all the wrong reasons. Gov. Pat McCrory on Friday named Valerie Macon ...



What largely explains the drop?
RALEIGH — The next time you see or hear a politician, policy analyst, activist, or journalist say that North Carolina’s unemployment rate has fallen “largely” because of worker ...



Medicaid has to be done right
Medicaid is too important and expensive not to get right. North Carolina leaders are set to make changes in Medicaid delivery — but they don’t agree among themselves, creating confusion ...



Do election officials care what you think?
Ancient Greek philosopher Plato wrote that democracy is "a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder.” Its disorder comes from the very thing that makes it democratic &ndas ...




Disappointed with All-Star Team coverage The 9-10 year old Wilson All-Star Team has just completed a great 3 days of baseball at the wonderful Gillette complex. They suffered their first defeat, 11 ...



An impressive stand for open government
Midway through his sophomore year in North Carolina’s executive mansion, Gov. Pat McCrory may be turning over a new leaf. The GOP governor rebuffed Republican legislative leaders last week, v ...



Let's celebrate some inspiring people - and their gifts
Gifts. We all enjoy receiving them. Sometimes they are expected, such as on birthdays or at Christmas. But for us, unexpected gifts bring so much more happiness and joy. These gifts come to us at t ...



Elm City residents excited about their library - and we are, too
SDLqMighty oaks from little acorns grow.” We couldn’t find a definitive source on when that expression might have been first used. It reminds us that great, large things or enterprises sta ...



Religious liberty wins with ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled rightly Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in Obamacare. This is not about employers imposing their religious ...




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UPDATE: Residents invited to candlelight vigil tonight (Sunday) to remember slain 7-year-old
Police charge convicted felon with murder in child's death
BAND TAKES A HIT
UPDATE: Convicted felon arrested in death of Kamari Jones
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Author Louise Shivers dies at age 84
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