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First, we look after our own. Then Wilson County reaches out to our neighbors in need. Volunteerism and philanthropy are on the upswing following Hurricane Florence’s heavyweight gut punch to … more
Remember the last time a momentary glimpse of a modern home in the rearview mirror ruined your visit to the museum down the road? Of course you don’t; we can’t imagine there’s a solitary … more
We have seen the worst of nature and the best of mankind. We have seen actions that make “rising to the occasion” a breathtaking understatement. And we have seen the terrible power of an intense … more
A tale of two lootings might start this way: It was the best of responses. It was the worst of responses. The contrast between break-ins at a Family Dollar store in Wilmington and a family-owned … more
Just as election officials across North Carolina were celebrating finalization of this fall’s ballot, and finally turning their focus to preparing for the important Nov. 6 midterm election, the … more
We won’t know the details until the end of the week, but we already know the story line: We’re going to get hit — hard — by a big, bad hurricane named Florence. The storm will cause enormous … more
THUMBS UP to Wilson County District 7 school board candidate Rhyan Breen, who made a clarion call for a return to representative democracy during his Friday town hall meeting. Local elected … more
Terrorists declare war on U.S. This is war. Make no mistake about it. When an enemy kills thousands of innocent Americans, it is a war, and America must treat Tuesday’s horrific terrorist … more
Even the Democrats, who might have gained from a court-supervised redrawing of this state’s congressional districts, recognized the folly of trying to do it now. The enormous confusion that would … more
A headline-grabbing, outrage-inducing story of a homeless veteran suing to collect money raised on his behalf serves as a reminder that fundraising and crowdfunding are not created equal. Katelyn … more
When all of the state’s living former governors, including Pat McCrory, and all of the state’s former chief justices, including arch-conservative I. Beverly Lake Jr., come out against something … more
Republican state lawmakers decided last week to investigate the Cooper administration’s slow response to Hurricane Matthew relief in some of the state’s hardest-hit areas, like this one. That … more
State Treasurer Dale Folwell asked a simple question: How much should North Carolina taxpayers be shelling out for state workers to receive care at UNC Health medical facilities? The University of … more
Something’s going on with the court battles between this state’s industrial-scale hog farms and their neighbors. We’re hoping it’s the kind of breakthrough solution we’ve been urging since … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was first published in The Wilson Times in September 2014. The industrialization of America in the late 19th century gave rise to many things. We became a giant … more
The small-town merchant bank founded 146 years ago in Wilson has remained true to its roots as it grew into a financial powerhouse with more than 1,900 U.S. branches and $220 billion in assets. … more
“North Carolina Is Ordered to Redraw Its Congressional Map” You’re not seeing double and it’s not a typo. These are headlines from Jan. 9 and Monday after a special panel of federal judges … more
Has the North Carolina General Assembly’s gerrymandering finally become so blatant and destructive of democracy that the courts will end politically inspired redistricting for good? Maybe. In fact, … more
Wilson County parents and community members are making their voices heard about the school board's reluctance to hear them out. Today's opinion page includes three letters to the editor in … more
John McCain’s sense of obligation to his country was shaped by a long family history of military service that included the contributions of two four-star admirals: his father and paternal … more
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