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If looks could kill, then Roy Williams, the basketball coach for the national champion North Carolina Tar Heels, would have bagged himself a sports reporter during the stretch run to his team’s title game last Monday night against … more
Wilson is ready for its closeup. Crowds will descend on the downtown district today as the Eyes on Main Street photography festival’s third edition makes its debut. More than two-dozen international artists will walk our streets to admire … more
THUMBS UP to state Rep. Susan Martin, who is standing up for government transparency by supporting legislation that will keep public notices in the public eye. Martin, R-Wilson, signed on as a co-sponsor to House Bill 572, which Deputy Majority … more
Gold Rock’s government gentrification is well underway, and it should serve as a lesson of what not to do in Wilson — or anywhere else that cares about property rights. Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone and county commissioners have … more
When it comes to amending the U.S. Constitution, liberal groups have chosen to take the most meandering and circuitous path possible. Bills filed in the N.C. General Assembly on March 22 seek to place a referendum on the 2018 general election … more
It’s plain to see that bills filed in the state legislature that would allow optometrists to perform surgical procedures that are currently restricted to the domain of ophthalmologists is a bad idea. Both House Bill 36 and Senate Bill 342 … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published in The Wilson Times 50 years ago today on April 3, 1967. The practice of churches operating for-profit businesses has fallen out of favor in the last half-century, with 16,416 churches and charities … more
State Sen. Rick Horner wants to ensure public legal notices — important announcements of special meetings, land transfers, contract bids and other government actions — are posted where North Carolinians can find them. Horner, … more
Legal analysts are fond of predicting how the Supreme Court will rule based on the questions justices ask and the language they use during oral arguments. Applying the same level of perceptive scrutiny to Brewmasters’ zoning case with the … more
The Restore Campus Free Speech Act won’t give North Carolina college students any new freedoms. It will, however, protect rights that are routinely ignored, overlooked and outright trampled. Fifteen of the 16 University of North Carolina … more
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