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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
Before it became a cliché, it was an apt metaphor, and before that, a literal means of challenging a top-ranked boxer to a bout. In the early 19th century, contenders would indeed throw their … 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
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
Counties in northeastern North Carolina are making real progress in developing wind energy. Unfortunately, the Republicans who control the state legislature are doing all they can to put the brakes … more
Changes are coming to your Wilson Times next week as we implement cost-saving measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its outsize impact on the Wilson business community. There will be … 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
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
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
Two decades. More than 2,300 U.S. troop deaths. Roughly a trillion dollars. Time, blood and treasure haven’t stamped out the scourge of terrorism or transformed Afghanistan into a stable … 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
Graduation always signifies an end and a beginning. Today, Wilson County Schools’ commencement exercises will conclude a time-honored tradition of recognizing individual academic excellence. … 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
During this coronavirus pandemic, access to accurate and trustworthy information in your community is as critical to life under quarantine and as sought after as hand sanitizer and face … 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
Lawmakers reversed course on a heavy-handed and unnecessary bid to ban smokable hemp this week, but they preserved a provision in the state’s 2019 farm bill that could cloak public records about … 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
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
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
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
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