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It wasn’t a mere mistake, sloppy detective work or prosecutorial tunnel vision that locked Charles Ray Finch away for a murder he didn’t commit, a bombshell lawsuit alleges. Instead, lawyers … more
For nearly six decades, C. Bruce Rose has served Wilson and its people with a singular selflessness. Today, Wilsonians offer their gratitude for a job well done. It’s Bruce Rose Day in the city … more
Thursday is for turkey, family and football. Friday is for big-box doorbusters. And Saturday is for shopping local. Small Business Saturday, a campaign supporting mom-and-pop shops that’s only … more
A political Thanksgiving tradition observed last week likely struck Charles Ray Finch and his family as more galling than charming. Gov. Roy Cooper spared 45-pound toms Orville and Wilbur from … more
Former President Barack Obama is urging the crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates to temper their progressivism with a dose of pragmatism. Far-left policies like eliminating all … more
President Donald Trump is in the thick of yet another high school free speech controversy. A North Surry High School student made a joke about Trump during an improv club meeting on Wednesday, … more
Author, businessman and decorated Marine veteran Karl Marlantes wrote, “When the peace treaty is signed, the war isn’t over for the veterans, or the family. It’s just starting.” In 1968, … more
If you live in the city of Wilson or in one of Wilson County’s seven incorporated towns and haven’t participated in one-stop early voting, today’s the day to make your voice heard. … more
THUMBS UP to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office for solving a 3 ½-decade-old homicide thanks to advances in forensic technology, persistence and good, old-fashioned detective work. Sheriff’s … more
Years of planning and painstaking work are making Wilson’s #DowntownTurnaround a reality. While we’ve joined civic boosters in celebrating each milestone along the way, Thursday’s economic … 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
Want to know how your Wilson City Council hopefuls plan to patch potholes, lure new industries to town, expand parks and recreation offerings and keep Wilsonians safe from crime? If you come out … more
Religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. If you can recite that list from memory, you’re ahead of 96% of American adults, according to the Freedom Forum Institute’s 2019 State of the … more
For the second time in six months, the bigwigs in Chapel Hill appear to be gunning for an East Carolina University chancellor’s job. Former Chancellor Cecil Staton announced his departure from … more
THUMBS UP to the Wilson Downtown Development Corp. for preserving tradition and easing community concerns by restoring “Christmas” to the Historic Downtown Wilson Christmas Parade’s … 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
Congress could do more than pay lip service to the U.S. Constitution on the 232nd anniversary of its signing today. If they’re serious about honoring the ultimate source of federal, state and … more
Editor’s Note: In observance of Patriot Day, The Wilson Times is republishing two editorials written shortly after Sept. 11 that reflect the local and national sentiment following a dark day in … more
Judges have sent North Carolina lawmakers back to the drawing board to redraft the state’s lopsided legislative district maps. Again. A panel of three Superior Court judges handed down the … more
THUMBS UP to Wilson County’s first responders, local governments and schools for their commitment to preparedness and public outreach in advance of Hurricane Dorian’s arrival. The Wilson … more
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