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People who get their Real ID driver’s licenses now probably will be glad they did. The extended deadline for obtaining this enhanced driver’s license that includes a federally approved ID is … more
After blitzing through the state budget, North Carolina lawmakers have nearly a month of free time before an expected short session adjournment around Independence Day. We shudder at the … more
State Rep. Justin Burr seems to be contemplating a second career as a film critic, but his efforts thus far earn him two thumbs down. Burr, R-Stanly, filed a Thursday bill that would devote a … more
In a rare occurrence, the United States Supreme Court put some teeth back into the Fourth Amendment last week. All but one of the justices agreed Tuesday that police in Virginia went too … more
Both the Wilson City Council and Wilson County Board of Commissioners believe in supporting local nonprofits. But only the commissioners give citizens a say in the matter and verify that their … more
The perennial push to raise North Carolina's minimum wage to $15 an hour is back in the headlines, though anyone tracking the flow of legislation in Raleigh would be hard-pressed to tell you … more
Two U.S. senators from Maine — Republican Susan Collins and independent Angus King — recently filed S 2835, legislation that would suspend tariffs on newsprint and other paper imported from … more
Gov. Roy Cooper is at loggerheads with state lawmakers over teacher pay and school funding.  Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore unveiled the 2018-19 budget plan Monday, … more
Gov. Roy Cooper was in Fayetteville last Tuesday to campaign for his proposed boost in education funding. As he visited Massey Hill Classical High School, he called for state lawmakers to back his … 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
If school board members really wanted to hear from parents, they would’ve thought twice before rolling up the welcome mat and replacing it with a barbed-wire fence. Your Wilson County Board of … more
To some, “Made in the USA” has become both a rallying cry to renewed U.S. manufacturing power and a sign of civic pride. Shouldn’t we put America first? … more
Last week brought the good news that Bitty & Beau’s Coffee will open a location in Savannah, Georgia, its third store. The Wilmington-based company hires folks with intellectual and … more
When you’re flying blind, the smartest thing you can do is ease off the throttle … more
How many teachers does it take for a legislature to learn? On Wednesday, as many as 20,000 North Carolina public school teachers delivered a simple math lesson to lawmakers: If you put less in, … more
Twenty-eight years ago, Republican National Committee chairman Lee Atwater said the GOP is a big tent that can “house many views on many issues.” Justin Banks hopes there’s enough room in … more
Darden Middle School math teacher Dee Glover needs paper, pencils, binders and rulers. Margaret Hearne Elementary’s Liles Murphy needs markers and glue sticks. A Wilson Early College Academy … more
With a single vote, North Carolina’s U.S. senators can help stop a trade war in its tracks, preserve American jobs and prevent government from taking an unseemly swipe at the media watchdogs that … more
To its credit, North Carolina was a national leader in saying no to the payday lending that takes advantage of people who struggle to get by from paycheck to paycheck. Payday lending has been … more
The Greek state of Epirus’ clashes with Rome make a fitting history lesson for today, when thousands of North … more
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