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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
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
Your school board will be given a single-question multiple-choice test Monday evening. If members have done their homework, it’s one they can all pass with flying colors. The public comment … more
Wilson isn’t alone in maintaining onerous rules for taxicab companies that throttle competition, limit innovation and saddle cabbies with burdensome costs. But following other cities’ lead has … more
From feeding needy families to providing afterschool activities for kids and teens to bringing the Christmas spirit to life, The Salvation Army of Wilson makes our community a better place. The … more
THUMBS UP to Wilson County District 7 school board candidate Rhyan Breen, who made a clarion call for a return to representative democracy during his Friday town hall meeting. Local elected … more
As many as 670,000 North Carolinians could gain sorely needed Medicaid coverage if Gov. Roy Cooper and members of both parties in the legislature will work together to help them. Now that voters … 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
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
Schools gravitated toward two extremes during Wednesday’s national walkouts, with some facilitating and even endorsing political protests and others threatening harsh punishment. Wilson County … more
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