Election 2020
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CLEVELAND (AP) — The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden deteriorated into bitter taunts and near chaos Tuesday night as Trump repeatedly interrupted … more
RALEIGH — The post of lieutenant governor is a constitutional office in North Carolina, and the only one empowered to exercise both legislative and executive powers. Those powers are rather … more
Sure as autumn leaves turn color and fall is the inevitable political debate season now upon us. If you are old enough to remember the Kennedy-Nixon debates, you will recall the time when there was … more
Dozens of President Donald Trump’s campaign signs were reported stolen in Wilson this week, and police say a surveillance camera captured at least one theft on video.  “This week, … more
This election’s October surprise came in September, just as early voting began in the first few states. The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg not only upends the next six weeks … more
What is more interesting than the upcoming debates between candidates for major political offices? Of course, it is the debate about the debates. Some friends, well-informed and experienced in … more
Candidates for Wilson County’s state House seat will share their vision for public service and field questions from the press and public during The Wilson Times’ virtual candidate forum … more
Viewers tune them out; voters hate them; and researchers call them ineffective. But attack ads continue chewing up airtime as the slow march to Election Day becomes a six-week sprint. Campaigns … more
Once again, America has found itself at crunch time. We are a stone’s throw from another presidential election.  I never realized it before, but the campaign for president is a pretty … more
A challenger for a Nash County legislative seat claims his opponent wants to “defund the police,” an accusation the incumbent calls laughable.  John Check, R-Nash, is running … more
Wilson County Association of Educators members have endorsed state Rep. Linda Cooper-Suggs in her bid for a full term representing House District 24, the North Carolina Association of Educators … more
President Donald Trump’s critics are branding him a bigot again. This time, they’re crying wolf.  At Trump’s behest, the Office of Management and Budget told federal … more
Democrats are haunted this year by election ghosts. They’re suffering a form of PTSD — Past-Tuesdays Stress Disorder. They’re haunted by 1968: “The riots and protests will … more
If you’re closely following the 2020 presidential race and eagerly awaiting the results on Nov. 3, you may be disappointed, regardless of which candidate you’re supporting. This … more
As voters get bombarded with information about the November election at every turn, local officials are working to ensure residents are informed about how, when and where to cast a ballot. “We … more
As chairman of the Wilson County Board of Elections, I am writing to respond to Carolyn Zolas’ letter, “Needed: People to work the polls,” published in Friday’s edition of The … more
In only two months, we will be voting in the most important election in decades, and we must be ready. We must be certain that we are registered, that our registration information is correct and that … more
RALEIGH — Throughout his gubernatorial term, Roy Cooper has sought vastly to expand the power of his office at the expense of other statewide-elected executives, the legislative branch, local … more
COVID-19 has upended our schools, our jobs, our lives and, of course, our politics. Now the pandemic has upended that great political tradition — part circus, part TV infomercial and part … more
Election season is nearing. Are you excited yet? Are you ready to vote? In years past, we have been charmed, entertained and — lately — engaged in the conventions. I, myself, probably … more
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