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Two local luminaries’ hard work and dedication shined in the national spotlight on Wilson this month — one for a lifetime of public service and another for rebounding from adversity to take his … more
Trump 2.0 was officially scheduled to launch Tuesday night as Donald Trump prepared to kick off his 2020 campaign with a rally in Orlando, Florida. In Cumberland County, area Republicans set a watch … more
It’s time to follow the Lone Star State’s lead — North Carolina needs a lemonade freedom law. On June 10, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 234 to prevent overzealous police … more
There’s Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade or the 2000 “hanging chad” election, but, for the most part, cases before the U.S. Supreme Court are pretty dull. Aside from criminal … more
The case for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina has only become more compelling with time. A new study suggests that it has resulted in fewer middle-aged Americans dying from heart disease. … more
Graduation always signifies an end and a beginning. Today, Wilson County Schools’ commencement exercises will conclude a time-honored tradition of recognizing individual academic excellence. … more
Wilson County, your commissioners have heard you loud and clear. After a decade of delays, the Wilson County Board of Commissioners has committed to building a new public animal shelter to replace … more
It’s disheartening but not really surprising that both Republicans seeking their party’s nomination in this fall’s 3rd Congressional District special election are willing to pass on demanding … more
Alumni of the University of North Carolina system are in a better position than most people to judge how good a job the system’s 16 schools are doing. That doesn’t mean others don’t have … more
County commissioners can hear you — they just aren’t listening. That’s the only conclusion we can reach following a Wilson Times audit of constituent email contact with the Wilson County … more
North Carolina isn’t an especially welcoming or happy place for independent-minded municipal officials. The Old North State’s founders wrote a constitution that makes it clear that all the … more
Justice came four decades too late, but it finally arrived under overcast skies last Thursday in rural Greene County. Charles Ray Finch, a Wilson native who was railroaded through the court … more
Editor’s Note: As we reflect on the service and sacrifice Memorial Day calls to mind, The Wilson Times is republishing editorials that were penned following the Vietnam War in 1975 and the Persian … more
The Wilson County Animal Shelter is “crumbling,” and county commissioners have no timeline to replace it despite collecting a full decade’s worth of pet registration fees to fund a new shelter. … more
In almost every state, no means no. Except in North Carolina, where no means ... that depends. North Carolina law is pretty much the same as every other state when one party tells the other, … more
Wilson officials have earned a belated pat on the back for their diligent work to reduce electric rates, which will remain below the state average even after a proposed 1.8% increase takes effect … more
It was Nixon who went to China. And now the forces for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina have their own unlikely champion. Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson, a conservative firebrand best … more
If Wilson County commissioners plan to keep their word and expedite the construction of a new animal shelter, it appears they haven’t relayed that message to County Manager Denise Stinagle. The … more
When no crime’s been committed, there’s nothing to probe and no one to punish. So why are two North Carolina colleges wasting their time investigating protected speech? N.C. State University … more
Homelessness is not just about being without a home. It’s about being without a friend, without a family member, without someone who can be your first resort, or your last. As Robert … more
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