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It’s hard to top a late-season swoon or the star quarterback’s bum shoulder, but the winner for Headline Carolina Panthers Fans Didn’t Want To See Right Now is likely one that had nothing to do … more
North Carolina already bans texting and driving. Now state lawmakers want to prohibit all handheld use of smartphones and tablet computers behind the wheel. House Bill 144, the Hands-Free N.C. … more
John McCain’s sense of obligation to his country was shaped by a long family history of military service that included the contributions of two four-star admirals: his father and paternal … more
Editor’s Note: It is, perhaps, the most well-known and beloved newspaper editorial of all time. On Sept. 21, 1897, The New York Sun answered 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon’s earnest question … 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
No one opposes Obamacare more than we do, and Democrats are now confirming that it was designed as a way-station to government-run health care. But a federal judge’s ruling that the law is … more
By now, we know that social media is more likely to bring out the worst in us than the best in us. Or, more accurately, it is likely to bring out the worst of us, while the silent many just groan and … more
Halls of higher learning are becoming a refuge for the intellectually fragile and perpetually offended. A majority of American college students believe controversial speakers should be thrown off … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published in The Wilson Daily Times on Dec. 26, 2008, and references bleak economic news during the Great Recession. While the nation’s financial outlook is not … more
When Carol Folt became chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill, she may have felt like someone who had just moved into a house that was on fire. The school was still embroiled in an ugly and embarrassing … more
A tale of two lootings might start this way: It was the best of responses. It was the worst of responses. The contrast between break-ins at a Family Dollar store in Wilmington and a family-owned … more
The new session of the General Assembly that convenes at noon Wednesday may hold some interesting political twists and turns. Things have changed a bit, in an important way. As it’s been … 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 County pet owners tired of their animal registration fees being misused have a chance to stand up and be counted. County commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. … 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
The tally of this state’s agricultural losses from Hurricane Florence is daunting and it may signal a dark future for many eastern North Carolina farmers. So far, the tally of crop and livestock … 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
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
No one owns the law, because the law belongs to everyone. It’s a principle that seems so obvious that most people wouldn’t give it a second thought. But that’s what is at issue in Georgia v. … more
In an era in which live sporting events routinely are scrutinized to the inch and micro-millisecond using super-high-definition replays, we are not permitted the same access to footage that, unlike … more
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