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The tobacco warehouses, soda fountain and five-and-dime are gone, but loft apartments, offices, restaurants and boutiques are taking their place at a rapid clip. Historic downtown Wilson’s future is as bright as its glittering past. With … more
Max Fitz-Gerald is lobbying to save four-legged lives, and it’s not going well. For the better part of a year, the animal advocate has trekked to fruitless meetings with city of Wilson and Wilson County officials. His sole aim: Establish a … more
Civil discourse has been replaced by the lowest form of communication — shouting louder than those with whom you disagree. How sad it is that we can no longer discuss issues, whether in person or online. Rather than debate with facts, too … more
On the heels of a viral video that spread millions of smiles and sparked positive conversations about community policing, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office is again showcasing its social media savvy. Throughout the month of June, the agency … more
North Carolina’s flagship public university is misusing a federal law designed to shield transcripts, grades and class assignments in order to hide records on campus sexual misconduct. The Daily Tar Heel student newspaper filed a public … more
Patriotism is a way of life here in Wilson, in North Carolina and in the American sunbelt. We gather on solemn occasions to salute Old Glory and honor those who gave their lives in service to our nation. One reason for that, according to military … more
Editor’s Note: As we reflect on the service and sacrifice Memorial Day calls to mind, the Times is republishing editorials that were penned following the Vietnam War in 1975 and the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Paying the ultimate price for … more
Wilson’s reputation as a premier visual arts community is on the line, and our elected and appointed city officials must seize their opportunity to preserve it. Brewmasters has appealed its zoning violation order to the Wilson Board of … more
Some state legislators want to turn away federal funds that provide free meals for Wilson County schoolchildren. The N.C. Senate’s spending plan would eliminate a provision that allows families to qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition … more
Three schools made headlines this month for their overreaction to senior quotes in student yearbooks. Officials employed varying levels of censorship, from the modest to the heavy-handed to the extreme. Poston Butte High School apologized for at … more
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