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Add another sign to the green metal markers alerting drivers that they’ve entered Wilson County. It should read “Now Hiring.” When the N.C. Department of Commerce released unemployment … more
Teresa O’Dell, the clerk of superior court in Surry County, had an idea, a really awful, reprehensible idea that needs to be quashed as even a possibility, much less a strategy. O’Dell, a … more
What’s good for the gun control goose is good for the pro-life gander. That’s the principle behind a national student walkout scheduled today to protest abortion policies nearly a month after … more
A TV anchor stares at the camera and recites a seemingly benign script about the dangers of fake news and why her station prides itself on “quality, balanced journalism.” But it’s not just that … more
For the past few weeks, all the president’s talk about trade wars has been an abstract notion for most of us — a concern for policymakers in Washington but nothing that would come home to disrupt … more
A high-stakes game of one-upmanship between President Donald Trump’s administration and the Chinese government should give Wilson County farmers cause for concern. China recently announced plans … more
There are valid criticisms of the public pressure campaign to take conservative commentator Laura Ingraham off the air. The free-speech dodge isn’t one of them. The host of “Ingraham Angle” … more
A recent report from a progressive advocacy and research group that says North Carolina’s traditional public schools are becoming more segregated by race and income should concern everyone … more
Local history buffs can spend a Saturday preserving the site of the closest Civil War battle to Wilson County, a skirmish in the war’s waning days that marked the Confederate Army’s last … more
The congressmen came to Fayetteville last week to see how well the Department of Veterans Affairs is caring for the men and women who served their country in war and peace. And even in the town were … more
February may be the shortest month of the year, but you wouldn’t know it from reading The Wilson Times’ editorial page. We published 27 letters to the editor in February’s 24 editions of the … more
Considering the outsize role agriculture plays in Wilson County’s economy, it’s no surprise the annual 4-H Livestock Show and Sale holds the distinction of being our community’s largest … more
Editor’s Note: A version of this editorial first appeared in The Wilson Times in April 2014. We are in the midst of high holy days for both the Christian and Jewish religions. Today is Good … more
Tar Heels will have a fourth political party to choose from when updating their voter registration, and some North Carolina voters will see a new candidate designation on their ballots this … more
Thanks to Washington bureaucrats, freedom of the press is becoming considerably more expensive. The U.S. Department of Commerce has tagged Canadian paper imports with tariffs of up to 32 percent … more
The N.C. League of Municipalities just told us something we already know. Maybe this time more people will listen. The league, which represents the state's cities and towns, released a report … more
We could have been a contender. North Carolina’s film industry has struggled to regain the strong footing it had before the Republican-led state legislature axed the tax credits that once made film production companies feel welcome here. But it will take plenty of work to overcome Hollywood’s concerns, as the Winston-Salem Journal’s Richard Craver reported last week. more
Need a hotel room in Wilson? If your driver’s license lists a local address, you’re likely to find there’s no room for you at the inn. After 66-year-old Wilson resident Marlene Hutchinson … more
It’s no longer economically sustainable for government employees to dispense medication, provide physical therapy and assist disabled and chronically ill patients in their homes. That’s the … more
A little more than four years ago, when tons of coal ash from an old Duke Energy power plant poured into the Dan River at Eden in Rockingham County, the massive spill helped prompt a tightening of … more
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