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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
For Matt Scott, making history might have been the easy part. Scott, the first American Indian district attorney in North Carolina, earned that distinction rather easily actually, despite facing … 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
Americans have grown all too familiar with the horror of school shootings. One of the worst ever, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, left 17 dead and provoked the state to … more
Much of official Washington, members of Congress and members of the press who regard themselves as wise heads on foreign policy are in a state of apoplexy over President Donald Trump’s decision to … more
Wilson’s “citizen spy” in the General Assembly has left the building. The dawn of a new year brought the sunset of Rep. Susan Martin’s service in the North Carolina House after three … more
We have a New Year’s resolution for the Wilson County Board of Commissioners, but it’s ultimately up to you whether it’s a pledge our governing body will keep. January 2019 marks a full decade since county commissioners began charging pet owners a yearly animal registration fee … more
It’s been a whirlwind year in municipal and county government. As we close the books on 2018, The Wilson Times editorial page is sharing a few notable highlights and lowlights from the boardrooms … more
Past and prospective hospital patients will have an extra reason to celebrate when the clock strikes midnight and the date changes from Dec. 31 to Jan. 1. A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid … more
When civics teachers at Fike, Hunt and Beddingfield high schools look for examples of the democratic process in action, they needn’t look further than their own school district’s downtown Wilson … more
The Founders were clear about many aspects of the government they were creating, and especially this core value: that government belongs to the people. It follows, then, that government must be … 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
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
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
With no fanfare, no stirring speeches, no applause and no ceremonial trappings, your school board recommitted itself to openness and accountability Wednesday evening. The Wilson County Board of … more
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
We were a little surprised to see Gov. Roy Cooper veto the state’s new voter ID law. We had expected he’d let it become law without his signature. As a result of the November election, after all, … more
How many of us have missed an important phone call because we didn’t recognize the number? Nowadays if you don’t recognize the number, you don’t answer the phone. Why? Because of all those … more
All journalists enjoy getting recognition for their work. But by nature and tradition, they’d much rather tell the story than be the story. What motivates reporters, from Maryland to Myanmar, is … more
When state Rep.-elect Rachel Hunt predicted bipartisan support for improvements to North Carolina’s perennially underfunded public school system, we chalked it up to wishful thinking given all the … more
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