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THUMBS UP to the Wilson County Board of Commissioners for hiring a construction company to build the county’s new animal shelter at long last. Commissioners voted on Monday to approve Rocky … more
The economic toll from the COVID-19 pandemic is open and obvious all around us: The shuttered restaurants, closed department stores and malls, empty schools and universities and public transit trains … more
City officials didn’t want you to hear Alana Johnson’s story. After The Wilson Times reported on March 24 that Johnson faced the prospect of a utility disconnection because she couldn’t pay … more
THUMBS UP to Wilson County residents and all North Carolinians who are limiting their travel, practicing social distancing and taking other precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19. Cellphone … more
By staying home and avoiding nonessential travel, many Wilsonians are doing their part to contain COVID-19 and prevent the pandemic from spreading further. They shouldn’t be stuck at home … more
As COVID-19 cases mushroom, state officials have suspended a rule that would have prevented North Carolina hospitals from adding beds. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced … more
When Barton College paused classes and on-campus activities March 12 and announced that several members of its campus community had been screened for the coronavirus, The Wilson Times was there to … more
THUMBS UP to Wilson Mayor Carlton Stevens for showing leadership by sharing facts, fighting misinformation and uniting the community in the effort to halt the spread of coronavirus through his daily … more
Want to know how much your police chief and school principal are paid? How about a full rundown of your city council’s spending during that out-of-state conference? The information’s yours for … more
Fifty-four middle school students stepped up to the microphone and put their knowledge to the test at the 32nd annual Wilson County Spelling Bee at Barton College’s Hardy Alumni Hall this week. … more
THUMBS UP to Wilson County’s public and private agencies working to prevent the new coronavirus from spreading by sharing a common-sense prevention message without stoking fear. As of this … more
A Wilson County man’s recent brush with the law has brought a little-known dog ownership restriction in the town of Sharpsburg to light. Gregory Cherry of Lincoln Street is due in court Tuesday … more
Journalists and lawmakers don’t always see eye to eye. But three state legislators agree that North Carolina needs a free and independent press to hold elected officials and … more
Gun rights supporters plan to ask Wilson County commissioners for a Second Amendment sanctuary resolution during Monday’s meeting. But commissioners may have already made up their minds. County … more
Wilsonians who want to watch their representatives in action can tune in to Channel 8, Greenlight Community Broadband’s government access channel. But if you want to hear what fellow residents have … more
Will Bernie Sanders surge to victory in North Carolina, besting early favorite Joe Biden? Which conservative candidate has the best chance of giving U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield a run for his money … more
Designating Wilson County a Second Amendment sanctuary won’t override any gun laws, but as part of a movement sweeping the state, it could stop new gun control efforts in their tracks. More than … more
A Republican state Senate candidate is making headlines throughout North Carolina for all the wrong reasons. Dennis Nielsen was served with a domestic violence protective order after wife Karen … 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
Eight decades after the anti-pot propaganda film “Reefer Madness” stirred a moral panic over marijuana, cops and prosecutors in North Carolina are bending the truth to bind hemp to its infamous … more
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