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A lawsuit filed by the Greensboro News & Record and other Guilford County newspapers against state legislation that disenfranchises them has widespread implications for the public’s right to … more
Despite last weekend’s beautiful weather, many North Carolinians spent at least some of their time inside movie theaters, adding to the $76 million opening weekend profits of “Ant-Man and the … 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
We are in a good place when it comes to North Korea, historically speaking, and the table is set for President Trump in the much-anticipated summit between our countries in the coming weeks. North … more
We could have been a contender. North Carolina’s film industry has struggled to regain the strong footing it had before the Republican-led state legislature axed the tax credits that once made film production companies feel welcome here. But it will take plenty of work to overcome Hollywood’s concerns, as the Winston-Salem Journal’s Richard Craver reported last week. more
THUMBS UP to the Healthcare Foundation of Wilson and the 17 worthy benefactors it supported with roughly $1.1 million in community grants awarded during a Tuesday luncheon. If wealth brings health … more
With primary elections less than two weeks away, voters who wish to voice support for their chosen candidates are running out … more
Need a hotel room in Wilson? If your driver’s license lists a local address, you’re likely to find there’s no room for you at the inn. After 66-year-old Wilson resident Marlene Hutchinson … more
The numbers are troubling and on the edge of embarrassing — 2,386 North Carolina elementary school teachers have failed the math portion of their licensing exam since 2013. So says a report … more
The tug-of-war over construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has dropped in the direction that we believed it always would, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week giving the … more
When you’re flying blind, the smartest thing you can do is ease off the throttle … 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
Tar Heels will have a fourth political party to choose from when updating their voter registration, and some North Carolina voters will see a new candidate designation on their ballots this … more
A headline-grabbing, outrage-inducing story of a homeless veteran suing to collect money raised on his behalf serves as a reminder that fundraising and crowdfunding are not created equal. Katelyn … more
North Carolina’s Prohibition-era government monopoly on liquor sales may face its most formidable challenge in decades after last week’s scathing state audit showed widespread waste and … more
George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts. Although his parents were quite wealthy, he was raised modestly in a family that stressed public service. As a teenager, … more
Twenty-eight years ago, Republican National Committee chairman Lee Atwater said the GOP is a big tent that can “house many views on many issues.” Justin Banks hopes there’s enough room in … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was first published in The Wilson Times in September 2014. The industrialization of America in the late 19th century gave rise to many things. We became a giant … more
You may not know much about working conditions for reporters who cover the state legislature in Raleigh. But maybe you should. They’ve been consigned to a room in a basement. Or exiled or … more
Has the North Carolina General Assembly’s gerrymandering finally become so blatant and destructive of democracy that the courts will end politically inspired redistricting for good? Maybe. In fact, … more
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