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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
Thanks to Washington bureaucrats, freedom of the press is becoming considerably more expensive. The U.S. Department of Commerce has tagged Canadian paper imports with tariffs of up to 32 percent … more
Local history buffs can spend a Saturday preserving the site of the closest Civil War battle to Wilson County, a skirmish in the war’s waning days that marked the Confederate Army’s last … more
Considering the outsize role agriculture plays in Wilson County’s economy, it’s no surprise the annual 4-H Livestock Show and Sale holds the distinction of being our community’s largest … more
This isn’t really about guns. It’s about citizenship. President Donald Trump has suggested raising the purchase age for semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21, perhaps in a calculated concession … more
Gov. Roy Cooper was in Fayetteville last Tuesday to campaign for his proposed boost in education funding. As he visited Massey Hill Classical High School, he called for state lawmakers to back his … more
It’s the kind of anniversary no one wants to remember. A year ago Friday, four inmates at Pasquotank Correctional Institution beat to death four correctional employees in a failed escape … more
Why are we not surprised? Why is it so easy to believe that high school sports fans would taunt an opposing player about his father’s death? Why does that not seem impossibly mean-spirited … more
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was recently in Fayetteville to look at damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in October of 2016, to see what’s been fixed and what hasn’t. Nearly … more
Calls for reform from three first-time candidates and wise words from a respected leader show there’s reason for optimism on the Wilson County Board of Education. The Wilson Times published … more
February may be the shortest month of the year, but you wouldn’t know it from reading The Wilson Times’ editorial page. We published 27 letters to the editor in February’s 24 editions of the … more
The story is mind-boggling: Three full-fledged gambling casinos, doing business around the clock, policed by their own law-enforcement operation and owned by a group that claims to be an American … more
Like a good point guard on any winning team, the Commission on College Basketball set the offense in motion Wednesday and dished out several assists to help the NCAA, the NBA and the AAU make moves … more
Two U.S. senators from Maine — Republican Susan Collins and independent Angus King — recently filed S 2835, legislation that would suspend tariffs on newsprint and other paper imported from … more
There’s a new hope in the world today, a hope that we are safer and more united and that more than half a century of conflict that has separated Koreans under different governments is closer to a … more
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