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They’re as popular as they are controversial, they’re growing like kudzu in eastern North Carolina and local governments struggling to regulate them first have to grapple with what in tarnation … more
Not many people in North Carolina have more reason to be disappointed than Darrell Frye. He has ramrodded Randolph County’s effort to assemble land for an industrial megasite — which was not … more
One of the affinities this region feels for Martin Luther King Jr. is that he was a Southerner. He was Georgia-born and educated, a top Baptist seminarian who went on to guide congregations in … more
Eleven large letters and hundreds of intricate illustrations served as the eye chart in a public policy vision test this week. Six members of the Wilson Planning and Design Review Board flunked … more
Wilson County history was a labor of love for Hugh Johnston Jr. The Atlantic Christian College professor pored over dusty deeds, moth-eaten marriage licenses and all manner of vital records to … more
It wasn’t the typical Legislative Building protest march. When hundreds of demonstrators gathered Saturday in frigid weather on the mall outside lawmakers’ offices in Raleigh, they were there … more
Investigative reporter Carl Bernstein learned journalism fundamentals at his high school newspaper. But today’s teenage scribes are more likely to learn lessons in censorship than the kind of … more
Shakespeare first posed the question more than 400 years ago, and everyone from philosophers to spin doctors has been repeating it ever since: What’s in a name? While it’s true that “a rose … more
History doesn’t change, but it can be hidden. One of the ugliest episodes in North Carolina, and U.S., history occurred in Wilmington in November 1898, when the city’s elected government was … more
Babe Ruth was hanging up his cleats, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president and gas was 10 cents a gallon when the North Carolina Public Records Act was written. Many sections of the state … more
The last federal census began nearly eight years ago. When it was completed, the General Assembly took the new population numbers and redrew the state’s legislative districts. The result has been … more
Many scoffed when President Donald Trump touted his tax cuts as a Christmas present for the nation. But for hundreds of Wilson County workers, the promise of more green under the tree rang … more
They weigh in on the happenings from Wilson to Washington, joust over politics, heap praise on unsung heroes and lay humble the high and mighty. Sometimes the scribes summon the blunt force of a … more
The sun rises and sets. So does the outlook for solar energy in an eastern North Carolina county. A three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled last month that developers were illegally … more
In April, Sgt. Meggan Callahan was beaten to death by an inmate at the Bertie Correctional Institution. Just six months later, four prison employees died in a failed escape attempt at the Pasquotank … more
New Year’s Day can’t come soon enough for Wilson County’s elected officials. It’s been a year marred with missteps, most notably tone-deaf city council and school board decisions in the … more
Wilson County is home to some intellectual heavyweights at various points along the political spectrum, but you wouldn’t know it from reading this week’s bilious batch of comments on … more
Downtown Wilson is open for business, but two prominent one-way streets in the city’s historic core look more like a no-trespassing sign than a welcome mat. Visitors are sometimes perplexed by … more
Beware Republicans bearing changes in the formulas used to fund public education in North Carolina. For one thing, they’re hardly cheerleaders for public schools, what with their strong support … more
Editor's Note: This editorial was published in The Wilson Daily Times on Dec. 26, 2008, and references bleak economic news during the Great Recession. While the nation's financial outlook is rosier … more
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