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Something’s going on with the court battles between this state’s industrial-scale hog farms and their neighbors. We’re hoping it’s the kind of breakthrough solution we’ve been urging since … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was first published in The Wilson Times in September 2014. The industrialization of America in the late 19th century gave rise to many things. We became a giant … more
The small-town merchant bank founded 146 years ago in Wilson has remained true to its roots as it grew into a financial powerhouse with more than 1,900 U.S. branches and $220 billion in assets. … more
“North Carolina Is Ordered to Redraw Its Congressional Map” You’re not seeing double and it’s not a typo. These are headlines from Jan. 9 and Monday after a special panel of federal judges … more
Has the North Carolina General Assembly’s gerrymandering finally become so blatant and destructive of democracy that the courts will end politically inspired redistricting for good? Maybe. In fact, … more
Wilson County parents and community members are making their voices heard about the school board's reluctance to hear them out. Today's opinion page includes three letters to the editor in … more
John McCain’s sense of obligation to his country was shaped by a long family history of military service that included the contributions of two four-star admirals: his father and paternal … more
In many ways, the world starts over Monday morning as students head back to the classroom for the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. As we look forward to the crisp days of autumn, to a return … more
Buses will arrive and school bells will ring Monday, but the first Wilson County Schools homework assignment for the 2018-19 term will be one for the parents. In late May, your Wilson County Board … more
THUMBS UP to Advance Auto Parts’ decision to open a regional parts distribution center in Elm City, which could help pave the way for more commercial growth in northern Wilson County. The center … more
The most surprising thing about the toppling of “Silent Sam” on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus Monday night was that it took so long to happen. The statue of a Confederate soldier, standing with his … more
When demonstrators pulled Silent Sam from his perch Monday night, the University of North Carolina joined an ignoble list of colleges where peaceful protest gives way to lawlessness and mob … more
News from the front lines of the war on drugs is unchanged: We’re still losing. And despite the introduction of a few new weapons in the war — which dates back to the Nixon administration — … more
In Tom Fetzer’s defense of his recent actions as a member of the UNC Board of Governors, he was right about one matter: Secrecy is not paramount in the search for a new chancellor at one of our … more
Local businesses, nonprofits, families and individuals came through for Wilson County students, and the proof is on display this morning in the Fike High School auditorium. Wilson County Schools … more
It is remarkable when five former governors of the same state, three Democrats and two Republicans, stand shoulder-to-shoulder and sound the same message. But that is what happened on Monday when … more
State Auditor Beth Wood has found a big problem with the state’s wholesale and retail liquor distribution agency. Nearly $14 million worth of problem. And if this state’s … more
North Carolina’s Prohibition-era government monopoly on liquor sales may face its most formidable challenge in decades after last week’s scathing state audit showed widespread waste and … more
The back-to-school countdown has begun. Two weeks from Monday, the annual rite of passage will commence: students will board buses, pile into minivans and clamber into cars … more
The tug-of-war over construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has dropped in the direction that we believed it always would, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week giving the … more
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