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Many scoffed when President Donald Trump touted his tax cuts as a Christmas present for the nation. But for hundreds of Wilson County workers, the promise of more green under the tree rang … more
They weigh in on the happenings from Wilson to Washington, joust over politics, heap praise on unsung heroes and lay humble the high and mighty. Sometimes the scribes summon the blunt force of a … more
The sun rises and sets. So does the outlook for solar energy in an eastern North Carolina county. A three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled last month that developers were illegally … more
In April, Sgt. Meggan Callahan was beaten to death by an inmate at the Bertie Correctional Institution. Just six months later, four prison employees died in a failed escape attempt at the Pasquotank … more
New Year’s Day can’t come soon enough for Wilson County’s elected officials. It’s been a year marred with missteps, most notably tone-deaf city council and school board decisions in the … more
Wilson County is home to some intellectual heavyweights at various points along the political spectrum, but you wouldn’t know it from reading this week’s bilious batch of comments on … more
Downtown Wilson is open for business, but two prominent one-way streets in the city’s historic core look more like a no-trespassing sign than a welcome mat. Visitors are sometimes perplexed by … more
Beware Republicans bearing changes in the formulas used to fund public education in North Carolina. For one thing, they’re hardly cheerleaders for public schools, what with their strong support … more
Editor's Note: This editorial was published in The Wilson Daily Times on Dec. 26, 2008, and references bleak economic news during the Great Recession. While the nation's financial outlook is rosier … more
Editor's Note: It is, perhaps, the most well-known and beloved newspaper editorial of all time. On Sept. 21, 1897, The New York Sun answered 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon's earnest question about … more
When the wrapping paper comes off on Christmas morning, sometimes the pile of glittering gifts fails to live up to our sky-high expectations. The sweater’s a size too snug, the new electronic … more
Jerry Richardson’s statue stands outside Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, home of the Carolina Panthers. The heroic figure, 13 feet tall, extends an arm, its hand cupping a football — … more
Justice was not swift, but it has been served. On Dec. 8, U.S. District Judge David Norton sentenced former North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager to 20 years in prison for the shooting … more
For two decades, congressmen and senators facing sexual harassment complaints have picked taxpayers’ pockets to pay confidential settlements to their accusers, preserving lawmakers’ power and … more
Net neutrality may seem like an obscure political issue, but it could prove to be one that secures the attention of the electorate more than taxes, abortion or gay marriage, and it clearly … more
There is no question that at the highest levels of command, the American military is determined to stop the troubling level of sexual assault within the ranks. Nor is there any question that it’s … more
Without net neutrality, the gatekeepers to the information superhighway can become its traffic cops. Regulations scrapped Thursday in a 3-2 Federal Communications Commission vote prevented … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was first published in The Wilson Daily Times more than 50 years ago on Dec. 13, 1967, in commemoration of the Bill of Rights’ ratification on Dec. 15, 1791. The … more
Almost $4 million, the amount going in severance packages to four executives of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, could go a long way toward helping our state’s behavioral health-care … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published 50 years ago today, on Dec. 13, 1967, in The Wilson Daily Times under the headline “Many Weed Problems to Solve by ’68 Season.” A half-century … more
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