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The first quarter of 2019 hasn’t closed and three of North Carolina’s top public higher education leaders are out of their jobs. The departures are no sign of their shortcomings. Rather, it is … 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
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
This is big for Fayetteville and even bigger for North Carolina and the South. The N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center is an ambitious project with a simple mission: To tell the … more
THUMBS UP to Mecklenburg County Superior Court Judge Lisa Bell, who sent a powerful message about the public’s right to know when she ordered police to release the full contents of body camera … 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
THUMBS UP to the city of Wilson, which is encouraging residential rainwater collection by buying rain barrels in bulk and selling them to Wilson residents for less than half the retail price. The … 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
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
Some college basketball players are calling out the NCAA for an ad that paints a misleading portrayal of a day in the life of a “student-athlete.” Good for them. The 30-second ad has been in … 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
Supporters of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program say a new report by N.C. State University researchers shows that the state voucher program is helping students from … more
A judge’s ruling has prompted a new debate over an old issue in North Carolina. Let’s clear things up. On the night of Sept. 2, U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder allowed six LGBT … more
So now we know. Jerry Richardson’s public image as a gruff but honorable Southern gentleman was a myth. Behind closed doors he was a boor and a bully and a lecherous old man. An NFL … more
The immediate thought is to suggest the word “head” should be dropped from the title of University of North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora. Or to tell him to get his head back into the … more
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