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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
THUMBS DOWN to continuing tension between Salvation Army of Wilson staff and volunteers and the national Salvation Army organization that’s threatening to overshadow the positive difference this … more
When school begins on Monday, bus drivers will have their routes, students will have their class schedules and coaches will have their fall sports rosters — but teachers still won’t know how much … more
While local liquor boards try to make the case that bureaucrats can do a better job than private businesses when it comes to managing the sale of alcoholic beverages, some small-minded censors at the … more
Local government leaders who lobbied to make police body camera video confidential might lack the stomach for secrecy when loose lips could land them behind bars. In a fascinating legal twist, … more
It’s no exaggeration to call state Sen. Rick Horner a saver of four-legged lives. The Bailey Republican and Senate Education Committee co-chairman secured a $200,000 appropriation in the state … more
In a constitutional Catch-22, a divided N.C. Court of Appeals panel agrees motorists have a First Amendment right to flip the bird, but contends traffic cops can detain you for it anyway. Shawn … more
Helping women and minorities find their place behind the microphone and camera as broadcasters is commendable, but telling bureaucrats to monitor radio and television stations’ political leanings … more
THUMBS UP to the Healthcare Foundation of Wilson, which awarded nearly $700,000 in grants split between a dozen Wilson County nonprofits and public agencies. The money will pay dividends in our … 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
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