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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
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
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
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
You may not know much about working conditions for reporters who cover the state legislature in Raleigh. But maybe you should. They’ve been consigned to a room in a basement. Or exiled or … more
Just a couple of years ago, we believed America’s military services had finally begun to deal effectively with a huge and out-of-control problem: a virulent epidemic of sexual assaults. The problem … more
Jamal Khashoggi’s last column for The Washington Post, written shortly before his Oct. 2 disappearance and published Thursday, espouses the cause that animated most of his life: free expression in … more
Under the guise of preventing mass shootings, North Carolina lawmakers tried to chip away at the Second Amendment this week. State Rep. Christy Clark, D-Mecklenburg, called a Thursday press … more
More North Carolinians are voting in this year’s election than in the 2014 midterm. Unless you’re among the thousands of folks who took part in one-stop early voting, today’s the day to make … more
James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” Ernest Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms” and “The Sun Also Rises.” Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple.” All … more
Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical Christian pastor from Black Mountain who had been jailed in Turkey, came home over the weekend. Following pressure from the U.S. government, including … 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
There is no other way to put this: Arming teachers in North Carolina classrooms is as boneheaded an idea this year as it was last year. And the year before. Small wonder a number of public school … 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
Downtown Wilson is ready for its closeup. With some of the world’s best photography adorning shop windows, thousands of eyes and hundreds of camera lenses will train their sights on the … more
December saw many of us nestled inside watching romantic Hallmark Channel movies, but January brings a counterpunch: a twisted Lifetime saga of sexual abuse and control. Not romance-gone-wrong … 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
Don’t let the partisan political fog machines cloud things like April’s pollen. North Carolina’s public school teachers aren’t coming to Raleigh for a holiday. They are not “far-left” … 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
For the better part of two decades, Wilson County commissioners have kicked the can down the road. It’s up to county residents to decide when their elected representatives have finally run out of … more
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