WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Editor's Note: It is, perhaps, the most well-known and beloved newspaper editorial of all time. On Sept. 21, 1897, The New York Sun answered 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon's earnest question about … more
When the wrapping paper comes off on Christmas morning, sometimes the pile of glittering gifts fails to live up to our sky-high expectations. The sweater’s a size too snug, the new electronic … more
Jerry Richardson’s statue stands outside Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, home of the Carolina Panthers. The heroic figure, 13 feet tall, extends an arm, its hand cupping a football — … more
Justice was not swift, but it has been served. On Dec. 8, U.S. District Judge David Norton sentenced former North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager to 20 years in prison for the shooting … more
For two decades, congressmen and senators facing sexual harassment complaints have picked taxpayers’ pockets to pay confidential settlements to their accusers, preserving lawmakers’ power and … more
Net neutrality may seem like an obscure political issue, but it could prove to be one that secures the attention of the electorate more than taxes, abortion or gay marriage, and it clearly … more
There is no question that at the highest levels of command, the American military is determined to stop the troubling level of sexual assault within the ranks. Nor is there any question that it’s … more
Without net neutrality, the gatekeepers to the information superhighway can become its traffic cops. Regulations scrapped Thursday in a 3-2 Federal Communications Commission vote prevented … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was first published in The Wilson Daily Times more than 50 years ago on Dec. 13, 1967, in commemoration of the Bill of Rights’ ratification on Dec. 15, 1791. The … more
Almost $4 million, the amount going in severance packages to four executives of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, could go a long way toward helping our state’s behavioral health-care … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published 50 years ago today, on Dec. 13, 1967, in The Wilson Daily Times under the headline “Many Weed Problems to Solve by ’68 Season.” A half-century … more
Whether it’s for business or pleasure, Interstate 95 is a big part of travel plans for many of us in this region. The most heavily driven North-South route on the East Coast and one of the most … more
There could be one N.C. Supreme Court seat on the 2018 ballot. Or seven. Or none. This uncertainty only 11 months before the election is astonishing. Yet it’s indicative of the chaos state … more
A brazen break-in three weeks before Christmas. A shameless looting of one of Wilson’s cornerstone charities. A lingering unease about property crime. We find ourselves dismayed to report that … more
The authorities in possession of video recordings of an assault on a black man by a group of white people in March 2016 can and should allow the public to access them. The Daily Reflector, other … more
Editor’s Note: In recognition of American troops’ bravery and sacrifice following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, The Wilson Times is republishing two Times editorials … more
The clang of the Salvation Army’s bells and the clink of coins in red kettles have returned to Belk stores after loyal shoppers expressed support for the charity’s Christmastime … more
The Wilson Housing Authority is using public health as a pretense to limit personal freedom. A federal mandate requires public housing communities to go smoke-free next year, but local officials … more
This is how business works (the really short and oversimplified version): You add up all the costs of doing what you do — labor, utilities, property, transportation, raw materials — and divide by … more
The Opportunities Industrialization Center of Wilson is perhaps best-known for its quarterly food distributions. The long queues, tired eyes and wide smiles are a stark reminder of the hunger and … more
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