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THUMBS UP to the prospect of more state economic development dollars flowing to Wilson County projects when the N.C. Department of Commerce’s new tier rankings take effect next year. Wilson and … more
While a lot of the judicial confirmation news coming out of Washington, D.C., of late could at best be described as disappointing, there was some positive news recently. South Carolina Republican … more
Wilson County Health Director Teresa Ellen has a choice to make. Attorney Will Farris calls it a “no-brainer.” Farris’ client, For the Love of Dogs owner Max Fitz-Gerald, has asked to be … more
Wherever he’s been stowed away for safekeeping, Silent Sam is surely shaking his head. This week, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors rubber-stamped Chancellor Carol Folt’s … more
Editor’s Note: In recognition of American troops’ bravery and sacrifice following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, The Wilson Times is republishing two Times editorials … more
If we’re looking for proof that we don’t know what we’ve got until it’s gone, the presidency of George Herbert Walker Bush makes the point conclusively. He set the gold standard for … more
What’s going on in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District? An election certification is being held up. The person behind the delay is being a bit coy about it. The public is in the dark. … more
George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts. Although his parents were quite wealthy, he was raised modestly in a family that stressed public service. As a teenager, … more
In the next two weeks, our school board will add a new member and has plans to subtract a shortsighted set of restrictions on public comments. By our calculations, that arithmetic will serve to … more
By making it easier to sue for retaliatory arrests, Supreme Court justices could pump the brakes on “contempt of cop” cases where citizens’ cross words and surly attitudes lead to low-level … more
As many as 670,000 North Carolinians could gain sorely needed Medicaid coverage if Gov. Roy Cooper and members of both parties in the legislature will work together to help them. Now that voters … more
THUMBS UP to Brewmasters of Wilson for organizing another successful Adopt-A-Classroom school supply drive, and an enthusiastic thumbs up to the business’ patrons, sponsors and supporters who … more
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday comprise the unofficial retail holidays many Christmas shoppers are all too glad to celebrate. But there’s one more day that’s often … more
Members of the General Assembly will work off some of their Thanksgiving calories this week by returning to session in Raleigh, perhaps (we can only hope) for the last time this year. You may hear … more
Thursday is for turkey, family and football. Friday is for big-box doorbusters. And Saturday is for shopping local. Small Business Saturday, a campaign supporting mom-and-pop shops that’s only … more
The high winds and heavy rains that swept through the area Nov. 15 shifted our focus back to Hurricane Florence — specifically the damage so many structures sustained from rain infiltration. Not … more
Maybe this month’s midterm election served as a reminder to heed the voters’ will. Perhaps they heard the old classroom cliché about listening twice as much as we talk because we have two … more
After years of trying to pass laws to require photo IDs for voting, the Republican-led legislature finally succeeded grandly on Nov. 6 when its proposed constitutional amendment requiring such passed … more
Well, of course it’s blatant and outrageous gerrymandering, with state and federal legislative districts deliberately drawn to give one party overwhelming advantage over the other. Nobody … more
College campuses will more closely resemble the rest of American society under the U.S. Department of Education's proposed rules for handling sexual harassment and sexual assault … more
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