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In his crackdown on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump has taken a hard line with “sanctuary cities,” pledging in an executive order to starve them of grant funding if they refuse to cooperate with federal officials. The … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was first published 30 years ago on Feb. 6, 1987. We echo its sentiments about the agency now known as the Wilson County Cooperative Extension. The Wilson County Agricultural Extension Service holds a meeting … more
Wilson has spent years carefully cultivating its reputation as a Southern tobacco town transformed into a haven for art aficionados. The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, a downtown showcase of North Carolina’s official state folk art and a … more
THUMBS UP to the Wilson Academy of Applied Technology, the early college on the campus of Beddingfield High School that recently wrapped up its inaugural semester. Students’ enthusiasm and engagement show this experiment in hands-on learning … more
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
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