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Past and prospective hospital patients will have an extra reason to celebrate when the clock strikes midnight and the date changes from Dec. 31 to Jan. 1. A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid … more
When civics teachers at Fike, Hunt and Beddingfield high schools look for examples of the democratic process in action, they needn’t look further than their own school district’s downtown Wilson … more
The Founders were clear about many aspects of the government they were creating, and especially this core value: that government belongs to the people. It follows, then, that government must be … more
Editor’s Note: It is, perhaps, the most well-known and beloved newspaper editorial of all time. On Sept. 21, 1897, The New York Sun answered 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon’s earnest question … more
No one opposes Obamacare more than we do, and Democrats are now confirming that it was designed as a way-station to government-run health care. But a federal judge’s ruling that the law is … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published in The Wilson Daily Times on Dec. 26, 2008, and references bleak economic news during the Great Recession. While the nation’s financial outlook is not … more
With no fanfare, no stirring speeches, no applause and no ceremonial trappings, your school board recommitted itself to openness and accountability Wednesday evening. The Wilson County Board of … more
It’s hard to top a late-season swoon or the star quarterback’s bum shoulder, but the winner for Headline Carolina Panthers Fans Didn’t Want To See Right Now is likely one that had nothing to do … more
We were a little surprised to see Gov. Roy Cooper veto the state’s new voter ID law. We had expected he’d let it become law without his signature. As a result of the November election, after all, … more
How many of us have missed an important phone call because we didn’t recognize the number? Nowadays if you don’t recognize the number, you don’t answer the phone. Why? Because of all those … more
All journalists enjoy getting recognition for their work. But by nature and tradition, they’d much rather tell the story than be the story. What motivates reporters, from Maryland to Myanmar, is … more
When state Rep.-elect Rachel Hunt predicted bipartisan support for improvements to North Carolina’s perennially underfunded public school system, we chalked it up to wishful thinking given all the … more
In an age where halls of higher learning play host to political correctness on steroids, it’s nice to see the University of North Carolina System leading the way to protect freedom of … more
While the National Flood Insurance Program covers only 134,000 households our of North Carolina’s 3.8 million, it will likely pay for repairs costing hundreds of millions of dollars. Add all the … more
THUMBS UP to the prospect of more state economic development dollars flowing to Wilson County projects when the N.C. Department of Commerce’s new tier rankings take effect next year. Wilson and … more
While a lot of the judicial confirmation news coming out of Washington, D.C., of late could at best be described as disappointing, there was some positive news recently. South Carolina Republican … more
Wilson County Health Director Teresa Ellen has a choice to make. Attorney Will Farris calls it a “no-brainer.” Farris’ client, For the Love of Dogs owner Max Fitz-Gerald, has asked to be … more
Wherever he’s been stowed away for safekeeping, Silent Sam is surely shaking his head. This week, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors rubber-stamped Chancellor Carol Folt’s … more
Editor’s Note: In recognition of American troops’ bravery and sacrifice following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, The Wilson Times is republishing two Times editorials … more
If we’re looking for proof that we don’t know what we’ve got until it’s gone, the presidency of George Herbert Walker Bush makes the point conclusively. He set the gold standard for … more
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