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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
While the furor continued over the Confederate monument Silent Sam, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is quietly changing the plaques on its football stadium. Good for them. Kenan … more
It’s sorely tempting to criticize Harnett Central High School Principal Cindy Gordon after she reportedly kicked a student out of a football game for wearing a Donald Trump shirt. But examining … more
The tally of this state’s agricultural losses from Hurricane Florence is daunting and it may signal a dark future for many eastern North Carolina farmers. So far, the tally of crop and livestock … more
The rains from Hurricane Florence have ended, and much of the flooding has receded. But the effects of this disaster, especially in the poverty-stricken eastern part of our state, will persist for … more
The Wilson Times does not endorse candidates for public office — but we won’t deny you the option of doing so. Candidate endorsement letters are an integral part of the debate and discussion … 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
A decade ago, a plan to widen Interstate 95 in North Carolina, and pay for the work with tolls, stoked an angry response that led to the plan’s demise. The image of toll booths turned radioactive. … more
The contents of Tiffany Fragoso’s bathroom sink and the stream flowing from the faucet look like the result of a biblical plague. After years of municipal drinking water whose hue ranges from … 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
Far too many people living in the 28 counties designated for Hurricane Florence disaster assistance don’t know where they’ll sleep a month from now, much less where they’ll be … 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
You plan to vote this election season, more and more of you are saying, a remarkable concept for an off-year election in North Carolina, when Congress tops the ballot. You either have a candidate you … more
The General Assembly is returning to Raleigh for a special session this week, sooner than originally planned, to deal with Hurricane Florence. That turns out to be a good thing, because there are … more
Ask teachers what they need to educate Wilson County’s children, and you’ll be struck by how humble many of the requests might seem. “I need some printer ink for my printer,” writes a … more
James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” Ernest Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms” and “The Sun Also Rises.” Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple.” All … more
THUMBS UP to animal advocates and concerned citizens whose support for animal rescuer Tammie Hedges of Goldsboro led Wayne County District Attorney Matthew Delbridge to drop a dozen criminal charges … more
Now that Hurricane Florence has dissipated, it’s easy to think that the worst of this disaster is over. But for many residents of North Carolina and our neighbors in South Carolina, the disaster … more
Hurricane Florence has lingered over North Carolina. The storm’s initial rain, high winds and storm surge flooding has been followed by even more rain, swollen creeks and rivers along with … more
First, we look after our own. Then Wilson County reaches out to our neighbors in need. Volunteerism and philanthropy are on the upswing following Hurricane Florence’s heavyweight gut punch to … more
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