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A parent and a retired teacher who wanted to express support for embattled Fike High School girls soccer coach Toni Varacchi were silenced at this week’s school board meeting, but it’s the rules … more
Our state’s flagship public university can no longer hide behind federal student privacy laws when it comes to shielding the people it’s disciplined for sexual misconduct from scrutiny. A … more
It’s fashionable to argue that newspapers are dead, or at least rapidly dying. But this week’s unveiling of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes is a heartening reminder of journalism’s strength in America … more
College students may not understand free speech, but at the University of North Carolina, professors seem plenty willing to teach them. The UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Council voted 28-4 last Friday … more
It’s becoming increasingly evident that the spread of GenX into the water supply from the Chemours plant is an air-pollution problem too. There are, in fact, several ways that the chemical used … more
Shouting at a teacher, shoving a classmate in the hallway or swiping a snack from the cafeteria used to land kids in the principal’s office. Now these youthful indiscretions send them to … more
Should local authorities have a role in federal immigration enforcement? A comparative case study will play out in Wilson and Nash counties, next-door neighbors who are employing opposite … more
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
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