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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
In the age of COVID-19, is pushing a shopping cart really safer than holding a hymnal?  Gov. Roy Cooper’s May 5 executive order reopening parts of North Carolina’s economy allows … 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
With one unnecessary arrest and one tone-deaf tweet, police placed North Carolina smack dab in the middle of a national COVID-19 controversy.   Videos from Tuesday’s #ReopenNC protest … 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
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
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
THUMBS UP to the New Christian Food Pantry and Girl Scout Troop 555 for their efforts to make Easter special for hundreds of Wilson County children. The food pantry donated about 350 Easter … 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
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
No one owns the law, because the law belongs to everyone. It’s a principle that seems so obvious that most people wouldn’t give it a second thought. But that’s what is at issue in Georgia v. … 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
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
There’s Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade or the 2000 “hanging chad” election, but, for the most part, cases before the U.S. Supreme Court are pretty dull. Aside from criminal … 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
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
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
Editor’s note: It is, perhaps, the most well-known and beloved newspaper editorial of all time. On Sept. 21, 1897, The New York Sun answered 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon’s earnest question … more
Border Patrol agents with Customs and Border Protection, an agency already under scrutiny for how it treats migrants trying to receive asylum in the United States, gave the agency a major black eye … more
State lawmakers might hamstring North Carolina’s ascendant hemp farming industry because police can’t yet reliably tell the difference between hemp and marijuana. The 2019 farm bill has been … more
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