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Young North Carolina drivers learn to recognize road signs and who goes first at a four-way stop, but they aren’t taught what to do when police pull them over. A bipartisan bill co-sponsored by state Rep. Susan Martin, R-Wilson, might … more
Have some of Wilson County’s elected officials lost touch with the people they represent? That’s the impression we get following deeply disturbing votes by the Wilson City Council and Wilson County Board of Education. On Jan. 19, … more
The world would be a better place if everyone lived by Dell Joyner’s philanthropic creed. “You cannot out-give the Lord,” Joyner’s been known to say, “but it is fun to try.” For the years he’s spent … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published in the Times on Jan. 30, 1985. While North Carolina sales figures pointed to a shift from tobacco to poultry, the Tar Heel State led the nation in production of both tobacco and poultry and eggs … more
Wilson police want officers outfitted with body cameras in order to increase public trust. It’s too bad North Carolina law frustrates this laudable goal by keeping bodycam footage out of citizens’ hands. During its Jan. 19 meeting, … more
THUMBS UP to a $3.3 million surge of grant funding that could open the door to development in the town of Elm City next year. For nearly two decades, a moratorium on sewer capacity has throttled Elm City’s growth. Town officials … more
A time-honored tradition at Fike, Hunt and Beddingfield high schools is on the chopping block. Beginning in 2020, Wilson County’s public high schools will no longer honor the two top-performing graduates with the titles of valedictorian … more
Before the General Assembly’s return to Raleigh today, the first harebrained bill of the 2017 long session is already ricocheting around the state in newspaper articles and blog posts. Sen. Dan Bishop, R-Mecklenburg, has floated legislation … more
When workers in the public or private sector want a raise, they usually have to ask their boss — and show up prepared to make a compelling case for their pay hike. Elected officials are a different animal. The Wilson City Council voted … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published 56 years ago today on Jan. 23, 1961, shortly after newly inaugurated Gov. Terry Sanford spoke about the state’s self-reliance for public school funding. It’s relevant today as Gov. Roy … more
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