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There are a host of reasons why North Carolina has two distinct economies, one rich and the other in varying stages of poverty. It’s largely an urban-rural divide, with most of our big cities … more
Legal scholars are blowing the whistle on a North Carolina school district and the state’s high school sports sanctioning body following a free speech controversy. The North Carolina High … more
Spurred by a public health scare, Congress is considering a big-government power grab to save young adults from themselves. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, is reintroducing legislation to raise the … 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
Measles outbreaks continue to lacerate communities from coast to coast, and there’s absolutely no reason for it. The latest involve dozens of new cases in New York and in Clark County, Washington, … more
In a standoff pitting patients and taxpayers against the powerful state hospital lobby, a majority of your representatives in the N.C. House voted against your interests this week. Lawmakers … more
As Tar Heels bask under bright skies this week, North Carolina could use more sunshine in the dark corridors of state and local government. “Sunshine” is shorthand for good-government … more
Two local luminaries’ hard work and dedication shined in the national spotlight on Wilson this month — one for a lifetime of public service and another for rebounding from adversity to take his … more
It sounds like the makings of a creepy summer blockbuster: Venomous snake bites are on the rise in North Carolina, according to Dr. Michael Beuhler, the medical director of North Carolina Poison … more
Should the Wilson City Council be a referee who polices the playing field for fairness, a head coach calling the plays for growth or a quarterback responsible for moving the ball forward? If … more
Gov. Roy Cooper told the members of the General Assembly — and residents across the state who watched on TV Monday evening — that “the state of our state is determined.” Good line. We hope … more
Placing police officers in more of North Carolina’s public schools could be a positive step toward increasing school safety — if it’s done the right way. The school safety committee formed … more
The measles vaccine saves lives. And it does not cause autism. The researchers and medical professionals who have been trying for years to convince parents of those truths just got what ought to … 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
One of the affinities this region feels for Martin Luther King Jr. is that he was a Southerner. He was Georgia-born and educated, a top Baptist seminarian who went on to guide congregations in … more
Editor’s Note: As we reflect on the service and sacrifice Memorial Day calls to mind, The Wilson Times is republishing editorials that were penned following the Vietnam War in 1975 and the Persian … more
City of Wilson and Wilson County residents agree — it’s time to take out the trash. Roadside litter generated two letters to the editor last week, and each letter prompted dozens of comments … more
Could the president known for his turbulent relationship with the media and strident criticism of negative news stories become a free-speech savior? In a bombshell pledge during a two-hour speech … 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
As a Senate impeachment trial and the partisan spectacle of a presidential election cast long shadows over the New Year, Wilsonians can take solace that, at least on the local level, there are more … more
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