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Along with public health, the COVID-19 pandemic is testing government transparency in North Carolina.  State officials have withheld vital information about coronavirus outbreaks that would … more
No air conditioning or box fans on boiling June days, no refrigerator humming to preserve food and no running water for showers, baths and hand-washing.  Those bleak conditions could become … 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
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
State officials are withholding vital public health information from Wilson County residents, leaving us in the dark on a COVID-19 outbreak at a Wilson food processing plant.  This week, the … more
THUMBS UP to Gov. Roy Cooper for explaining that his statewide stay-at-home order designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 doesn’t prohibit public protests.  After N.C. Capitol police … 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
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
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
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
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
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
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