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The most impressive statement to make about Sears as it seeks bankruptcy court protection is also the most damning: Sears was the Amazon of its time. Impressive because Sears really was that … more
Halls of higher learning are becoming a refuge for the intellectually fragile and perpetually offended. A majority of American college students believe controversial speakers should be thrown off … more
The people, not the politicians, are the intended governors. The people govern by electing representatives to manage our civic affairs. When the people do not vote or when the impact of voting is … more
Jamal Khashoggi’s last column for The Washington Post, written shortly before his Oct. 2 disappearance and published Thursday, espouses the cause that animated most of his life: free expression in … 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
After Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael left their trails of death and destruction across North Carolina, it’s time to clean up, repair, help those in need and move forward. But it also … more
Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical Christian pastor from Black Mountain who had been jailed in Turkey, came home over the weekend. Following pressure from the U.S. government, including … more
THUMBS UP to Wilson County District 7 school board candidate Rhyan Breen, who followed in the footsteps of Martin Luther by raising concerns about a misguided Fike High School fundraiser. On his … more
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
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