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The perennial push to raise North Carolina's minimum wage to $15 an hour is back in the headlines, though anyone tracking the flow of legislation in Raleigh would be hard-pressed to tell you … more
Two U.S. senators from Maine — Republican Susan Collins and independent Angus King — recently filed S 2835, legislation that would suspend tariffs on newsprint and other paper imported from … more
Gov. Roy Cooper is at loggerheads with state lawmakers over teacher pay and school funding.  Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore unveiled the 2018-19 budget plan Monday, … more
Gov. Roy Cooper was in Fayetteville last Tuesday to campaign for his proposed boost in education funding. As he visited Massey Hill Classical High School, he called for state lawmakers to back his … more
Editor’s Note: As we reflect on the service and sacrifice Memorial Day calls to mind, The Wilson Times is republishing editorials that were penned following the Vietnam War in 1975 and the Persian … more
If school board members really wanted to hear from parents, they would’ve thought twice before rolling up the welcome mat and replacing it with a barbed-wire fence. Your Wilson County Board of … more
To some, “Made in the USA” has become both a rallying cry to renewed U.S. manufacturing power and a sign of civic pride. Shouldn’t we put America first? … more
Last week brought the good news that Bitty & Beau’s Coffee will open a location in Savannah, Georgia, its third store. The Wilmington-based company hires folks with intellectual and … more
When you’re flying blind, the smartest thing you can do is ease off the throttle … more
How many teachers does it take for a legislature to learn? On Wednesday, as many as 20,000 North Carolina public school teachers delivered a simple math lesson to lawmakers: If you put less in, … 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
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
With a single vote, North Carolina’s U.S. senators can help stop a trade war in its tracks, preserve American jobs and prevent government from taking an unseemly swipe at the media watchdogs that … more
To its credit, North Carolina was a national leader in saying no to the payday lending that takes advantage of people who struggle to get by from paycheck to paycheck. Payday lending has been … more
The Greek state of Epirus’ clashes with Rome make a fitting history lesson for today, when thousands of North … more
The point of origin in this monstrous pandemic of opioid addiction always has seemed clear: Doctors overprescribed highly addictive painkillers that manufacturers overproduced and overmarketed. … more
The tiny town of Sharpsburg made national news for all the wrong reasons last week. Mayor-elect Robert Williams Jr.’s arrest on drunken driving charges — less than an hour after the polls … more
Wilson County animal advocates’ anger isn’t misplaced. It’s just been misdirected. Rescue group volunteers are right to be frustrated — furious, even — that pet owners have paid … 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
The news that a full seven out of 10 children in Robeson County were living in poverty in 2016 is distressing, mitigated mildly in that it was down a couple of percentage points from the year … more
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