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While local liquor boards try to make the case that bureaucrats can do a better job than private businesses when it comes to managing the sale of alcoholic beverages, some small-minded censors at the … more
Local government leaders who lobbied to make police body camera video confidential might lack the stomach for secrecy when loose lips could land them behind bars. In a fascinating legal twist, … more
It’s no exaggeration to call state Sen. Rick Horner a saver of four-legged lives. The Bailey Republican and Senate Education Committee co-chairman secured a $200,000 appropriation in the state … more
In a constitutional Catch-22, a divided N.C. Court of Appeals panel agrees motorists have a First Amendment right to flip the bird, but contends traffic cops can detain you for it anyway. Shawn … more
Helping women and minorities find their place behind the microphone and camera as broadcasters is commendable, but telling bureaucrats to monitor radio and television stations’ political leanings … more
THUMBS UP to the Healthcare Foundation of Wilson, which awarded nearly $700,000 in grants split between a dozen Wilson County nonprofits and public agencies. The money will pay dividends in our … more
Congressional hearings with former Special Counsel Robert Mueller have come and gone. If there is one takeaway, it is that Donald Trump will not be removed from office by way of impeachment. Many … more
For those who have not followed the reporting in recent weeks by this newspaper regarding our request for public emails and texts from the town of Youngsville pertaining to the sudden retirement of … more
Lawmakers reversed course on a heavy-handed and unnecessary bid to ban smokable hemp this week, but they preserved a provision in the state’s 2019 farm bill that could cloak public records about … more
President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Greenville last week showed extreme positions on the right and left continue to edge away from the fringes and creep toward the center. Swift … more
Good for the state Senate for — finally — joining the N.C. House of Representatives in efforts to change the state’s unfair grading system for public schools. For several years, the House … more
Editor’s Note: To celebrate the moon landing’s 50th anniversary, we are reprinting the editorial about this historic feat that was published in The Wilson Daily Times on July 21, 1969. The … more
Wilson County education leaders are asking the state for $15 million in school construction funding to expand an innovative early college concept that could be a model for similar programs statewide. … more
Border Patrol agents with Customs and Border Protection, an agency already under scrutiny for how it treats migrants trying to receive asylum in the United States, gave the agency a major black eye … more
State lawmakers might hamstring North Carolina’s ascendant hemp farming industry because police can’t yet reliably tell the difference between hemp and marijuana. The 2019 farm bill has been … more
Before it became a cliché, it was an apt metaphor, and before that, a literal means of challenging a top-ranked boxer to a bout. In the early 19th century, contenders would indeed throw their … more
Counties in northeastern North Carolina are making real progress in developing wind energy. Unfortunately, the Republicans who control the state legislature are doing all they can to put the brakes … more
Usually they are ceremonial. Occasionally they’re controversial. And once in a blue moon, they can move mountains with an appeal to the human conscience that cries out for justice. Resolutions … more
If your tax dollars are paying to lobby North Carolina lawmakers on its behalf, the Wilson County Board of Education wants to make sure you’re seeing a return on the investment. In a special … more
On this 243rd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Americans will celebrate with hardly a thought for the risks and sacrifices of their forefathers. A little patriotic music, perhaps, some … more
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