WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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A statue of Robert E. Lee probably won’t be the last historical monument to be unceremoniously removed from its perch at Duke University. Duke President Vincent Price named 16 people to the newly formed Commission on Memory and History Sept. 1 … more
Complex rules designed to prevent risky lending at the nation’s trillion-dollar titans of “too-big-to-fail” finance likely cost Wilson its only locally owned community bank. Rocky Mount-based Providence Bank plans to acquire … more
Student journalists at Evanston Township High School in Illinois explored a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use. Instead of praise for covering state politics, their efforts earned heavy-handed administrative censorship. The … more
College students buying back-to-school gear can trade in their muzzles for a megaphone. When the fall semester begins at North Carolina’s public universities later this month, a long-overdue state law protecting students’ free speech … more
Rep. George Holding’s reluctance to hold town hall meetings has made him an easy target in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s crosshairs. The fundraising group launched a website, HoldingTownHallWatch.com, keeping tabs … more
There's a difference between Wilson's Civil War memorials and the statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia. That difference may not matter to those who want Confederate symbols … more
The most powerful people in the criminal justice system don’t sport black robes or wield gavels. Nor do they carry the tattered briefcase of the trial lawyer or wear the bailiff’s badge and gun. They aren’t elected or … more
A three-judge panel has weighed in on the artistic merit of Brewmasters’ mural, and the decision conflicts with Wilson city officials’ claim that the art installation is merely an oversized sign. No, the dispute between the popular … more
Amid the usual assortment of celebrity catchphrases and insipid inspirational quotes, one student opted to take a political stand. “Build that wall!” with attribution to President Donald Trump, was published as a female … more
Americans who do business with big financial institutions trust them with important personal information, such as Social Security numbers and dates of birth. Those firms in turn hire companies like Equifax to run credit checks on customers applying … more
North Carolina has new legislative districts for 2018, and some incumbents — and the communities they represent — are at a disadvantage under the new maps. Republican Sen. Rick Horner of Wilson currently represents portions of Wilson, Nash … 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
Legislative leaders seem amenable to keeping Greenlight’s high-speed internet customers in Nash and Edgecombe counties online, though the return address on their monthly service bills could change. House Speaker Tim Moore suggested the city … more
When North Carolina prison officers weren’t gratuitously beating inmates or putting hot sauce on their testicles, they were selling them drugs, letting them carry out gang attacks or colluding with them on other crimes. And when they … more
When Republican state legislators once again are called to account for their gerrymandered districts, their best defense will be, “We’ve gotten away with it before.” That and “Democrats did it, too” are true. Republicans and Democrats … more
State lawmakers want to shield eastern North Carolina hog farms from high-dollar verdicts, but in doing so, they would stack the deck against private landowners and undermine jurors’ right to mete out justice for their neighbors. Two … more
It didn’t take a professionally produced “master plan” or a blue-ribbon panel of community leaders to develop a list of five opportunities for Wilson’s growth and development. We shared Wednesday’s editorial about … more
Local governments are required to post legal notices where the public is most likely to see them. Traditionally, that has been in general-circulation newspapers. It still is. But the state legislature is threatening to rescind requirements for … more
An important principle for a democracy was broken last Monday night in Middlesex. A citizen speaker recognized during the public comment portion of the town board meeting was prevented from finishing her remarks and escorted by police out of a … 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
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