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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
On this 243rd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Americans will celebrate with hardly a thought for the risks and sacrifices of their forefathers. A little patriotic music, perhaps, some … 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
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
THUMBS DOWN to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services for withholding vital information about a COVID-19 outbreak at Wilson’s Longleaf Neuro-Medical Treatment Center from the public … more
Trump 2.0 was officially scheduled to launch Tuesday night as Donald Trump prepared to kick off his 2020 campaign with a rally in Orlando, Florida. In Cumberland County, area Republicans set a watch … more
The case for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina has only become more compelling with time. A new study suggests that it has resulted in fewer middle-aged Americans dying from heart disease. … 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
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
The North Carolina Supreme Court supports transparency in higher education and free speech for motorists, two well-reasoned Friday rulings suggest. A long-awaited decision in DTH Media Corp. v. … more
President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Greenville last week showed extreme positions on the right and left continue to edge away from the fringes and creep toward the center. Swift … 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 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
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
Charles Ray Finch is finally free. But after serving 43 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, he left state custody with little more than the clothes on his back. No mortal can return … 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
In 1984, Congress used its power of the purse to limit alcohol sales to buyers 21 and up. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act threatened state legislatures with a loss of federal highway funds if … more
It’s time to follow the Lone Star State’s lead — North Carolina needs a lemonade freedom law. On June 10, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 234 to prevent overzealous police … more
Wilson County education leaders are asking the state for $15 million in school construction funding to expand an innovative early college concept that could be a model for similar programs statewide. … 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
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