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Editor’s Note: This editorial was published in The Wilson Times 30 years ago on Jan. 10, 1987. At the time, there was considerable sticker shock over the United States’ $1 trillion annual budget. Last year, the federal budget was $3.54 … more
You have to hand it to state Sen. Brent Jackson for creativity and pluck. Jackson represents parts of Duplin, Sampson and Johnston counties in North Carolina’s state Senate. He’s also a well-to-do farmer and a broker for other … more
Teenagers who aren’t old enough to vote, own real estate or buy a lottery ticket are routinely arrested on petty misdemeanors and booked into the same North Carolina county jails that house hundreds of adult inmates. If they don’t … more
Gov. Roy Cooper named cabinet secretaries and “caretaker supervisors” to run his fledgling administration Tuesday. He’s starting out like no other governor in memory. Cooper took the oath of office just after midnight Sunday. … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published in The Wilson Times 60 years ago today on Jan. 5, 1957, before Rocky Mount-Wilson and other regional airports had been built. The Times agrees with John Dortch Lewis, Goldsboro’s … more
Sen. Rick Horner didn’t create the mess, but he’s willing to roll up his sleeves to help fix it. Wilson County’s newest state legislator expressed optimism that cooler heads will prevail in the partisan grudge match still … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published in The Wilson Times 40 years ago today on Jan. 3, 1977. At the time, the editorial writer said tractor-trailers exceeding the speed limit were contributing to traffic crashes and unsafe road … more
New Year’s resolutions provide a catalyst for change and offer an opportunity for deep introspection. For an individual, it’s a positive exercise. For an institution, it can too easily miss the mark. Blind spots could skew … more
Stop us if you’ve heard this one. The North Carolina legislature passes a bad bill and sends it to Gov. Pat McCrory. McCrory says the bill includes provisions that are “wrong and short-sighted.” McCrory then signs the bill … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published in The Wilson Times 50 years ago today on Dec. 29, 1966. North Carolina’s recent gains in population and its favorable ranking among Southeastern states mirror a trend the Times touted half a … more
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