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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
Not only does the public have a right to know what government officials are up to, in order to exercise our duty as citizens, we have a vital need to know. It’s not part of the Constitution, but … more
Public school teachers in North Carolina have long been undervalued, which has led in recent years to the departure of some to other, more financially rewarding states. But members of the state … more
March 11-17 was “Sunshine Week,” an annual focus on access to public information, sponsored by the American Society of News Editors, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and other … more
The difference between secrecy and transparency is on full display after body camera footage showed an Asheville police officer brutally beating an alleged jaywalker after a foot chase. Johnnie … more
Schools gravitated toward two extremes during Wednesday’s national walkouts, with some facilitating and even endorsing political protests and others threatening harsh punishment. Wilson County … more
Who should sign Ken Fontenot’s ballot access petition? Republicans. Democrats. Libertarians. Independents. Supporters. Opponents. In short, anyone who believes in the … more
Just in time for Sunshine Week, Gov. Roy Cooper’s office has released a working draft of guidelines to help state and local government agencies as they receive and respond to public records … more
The scandal that erupted in college basketball last fall when Adidas was linked to a pay-the-player scandal at four universities took on a new dimension this past week, when first Yahoo Sports, then … more
Digging for details and can’t get a straight answer? Curious about the goings-on in local government? Suspicious that public business might be happening in the shadows? For Sunshine Week this … more
Wilson isn’t alone in maintaining onerous rules for taxicab companies that throttle competition, limit innovation and saddle cabbies with burdensome costs. But following other cities’ lead has … more
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