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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
A bill put forward last week by state Sen. Joyce Krawiec of Forsyth County is worthy of every legislator’s support, as well as that of the public. The bill would ban female genital mutilation in … more
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday comprise the unofficial retail holidays many Christmas shoppers are all too glad to celebrate. But there’s one more day that’s often … more
For Matt Scott, making history might have been the easy part. Scott, the first American Indian district attorney in North Carolina, earned that distinction rather easily actually, despite facing … more
Most elected officials enjoy a honeymoon period after earning voters' stamp of approval. Sharpsburg Mayor Robert L. Williams has turned his into a bitter breakup. The mayor who made international … more
Politicians hoard power for themselves and guard it jealously, while genuine leaders empower the people they represent. State Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield is showing Wilson County she belongs in the … more
Darden Middle School math teacher Dee Glover needs paper, pencils, binders and rulers. Margaret Hearne Elementary’s Liles Murphy needs markers and glue sticks. A Wilson Early College Academy … more
A trip to the firehouse, school, church or community building to cast a ballot each spring and fall is a time-honored tradition for many of Wilson County’s steadfast voters, those for whom Election … more
Wilson County’s economy isn’t out of the woods yet, but local leaders are convinced we’re on the right path. That path has more twists and turns than we’d like, considering that a recent … more
Remember the last time a momentary glimpse of a modern home in the rearview mirror ruined your visit to the museum down the road? Of course you don’t; we can’t imagine there’s a solitary … 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
Before you swallow restrictionists’ claim that North Carolina’s state monopoly on liquor sales is a good-government success story, ask yourself where all the bottle rockets come from. Aerial … more
It’s been a whirlwind year in municipal and county government. As we close the books on 2018, The Wilson Times editorial page is sharing a few notable highlights and lowlights from the boardrooms … more
If you don’t think your vote can make a difference today, you haven’t done the math. Let’s crunch the numbers: There are 55,439 registered voters in Wilson County. Only Democrats (29,034) … more
When North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders have seen their work struck down in court as unconstitutional — as they have many times — they have frequently responded by attacking the … more
Just about every American knows the importance of 1776, when 13 colonies declared their independence and created a democratic experiment unlike any other in world history. We will celebrate the 242nd … more
Authorities were doing their job when they raided the Tuscarora Nation's unlicensed casinos. They stretched the truth, however, when they described the Tuscarora as a "sovereign citizen group." In … more
Hindsight is 20/20, the saying goes, but it’s still helpful — and necessary. With that in mind, local, state and federal officials met last Tuesday to discuss what went right, what went wrong … more
Wilson breathed a collective sigh of relief and saluted the Stars and Stripes when news of the armistice ending World War I broke on the morning of Nov. 11, 1918. “President Will Read Armistice … more
Kittens are intentionally poisoned with parasite-infested meat, studied and then burned alive — and it's happening on your dime. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. spoke out last week about a … more
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