WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Ancient stories from Jewish scriptures — the Old Testament — tell us that a man named Abraham received an order from God circa 2000 BC to move from the Euphrates region to Canaan where he gave … more
How many times have we heard “I don’t like watching the news or reading the paper because it’s all negative”? Every time one reads the paper or watches the news, the leading stories … more
In her book, “Antisemitism Here and Now,” Deborah Lipstadt writes, “The notion of dual loyalty is a linchpin of the anti-Semitic stereotype, whether you use the word ‘cosmopolitan,’ whether … more
The national indignity is that the Democrats have denigrated the president of the greatest country in the world and cast aspersions on his office, character and competence, even his mental state. … more
This Labor Day, unions across the country will seize the opportunity to highlight their “pro-worker” achievements. But amid the holiday’s barbecues and beach trips, we shouldn’t forget the … more
When voters head to the polls on Election Day, they need to know their vote will count. Based on available evidence, computer scientists have clearly stated that paper ballots marked either by hand … more
We are on the verge of something rather historic here in our great state. Plans to install the first privately owned stone quarry on public land is underway. The Raleigh-Durham International … more
Recent articles in The Wilson Times on combating drug abuse in Wilson and surrounding communities provide information on sources of help. A drug addict is someone who is devoted to taking drugs … more
The next time a North Carolina family is killed in a car accident by a drunken illegal alien, thank Gov. Roy Cooper. The next time a 10-year-old little girl is sexually assaulted by an illegal … more
Joy Smith of Mississippi attempted to “educate” readers in this forum (“Padded shoes, action devices don’t harm horses,” Aug. 15) about the federal Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (H.R. … more
Re: “Trade war likely to hurt Americans more than China,” by Cyrus Shamloo, Tuesday: There seems to be a theme that America is shallow, shortsighted, foolish, reckless and always falling … more
Re: “News deserts a threat to democracy,” by Hal Tarleton, Saturday: Well said, Mr. Tarleton. Hopefully, the trend will reverse. Social media posts and website “news” about celebrities’ … more
Early perusal of the daily newspaper can be a regular morning ritual. A missing newspaper can be a traumatic experience, for my carrier has brought the paper up to my front porch faithfully since she … more
International trade is at best complicated and worst convoluted and Trump’s calculation appears to be that China has more to lose and so will back down. He is wrong. Headline statistics greatly … more
Out of the many political races ensuing across the state this fall, a contest that is being closely monitored is the race for city council seat Ward 4 in the city of Rocky Mount. Elections are Oct. … more
This week, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 86, the Small Business Health Care Act, which will help smaller businesses, sole proprietors and their families have access to lower-cost health … more
Wilson Parks & Recreation is to be commended for the very nice bridge around the north end of Lake Wilson. This is an excellent walking trail now that everyone can enjoy. The benches around … more
After 36 consecutive years of governing the great state of North Carolina, we have gained a perspective that few will ever experience. Although our policies and political viewpoints often differ, … more
On Monday, global markets tumbled on fears that President Trump’s latest tariffs on China will cause a worldwide economic slowdown. Then on Tuesday, markets surged on news that Mr. Trump had … more
It’s time to recognize election security as fundamental to America’s national security. Today, America’s elections are under attack from hostile foreign actors like Russia and Iran. That’s … more
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