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Have you given some thought to what Wilson County can do today to attract the jobs of tomorrow? Maybe it’s time to throw your hat in the ring for a seat on the Board of Commissioners. Has your … more
After hearing recently that the 20 members of the new board placed in charge of Cardinal Innovations voted unanimously to accept a state-mandated corrective plan, we’re cautiously optimistic. Now … more
If the Powerball lottery announced that its $560 million jackpot was being awarded to a woman in another state whose identity was withheld, would you believe that was on the up-and-up? In this age … more
In separate online contests, readers of The Wilson Times can recognize their favorite restaurants, businesses, schools and local professionals and give a thumbs-up to the best letters to the editor … more
A lot of Frances McDormand fans across the country will be holding their breath when it’s time for the Best Actress award on Oscar night. She’s considered a front-runner for her role in … more
It's not just a laugh line from "Animal House." Students at the University of North Carolina really are put on double-secret probation.  UNC Chapel Hill refuses to identify the students it … more
Wilson’s city leaders are working to stamp out blight and bring dilapidated properties up to code. Enforcement is a key part of the equation, but it need not be the only answer. At last week’s … more
We’d call it an embarrassment of riches for Wilson County agriculture, but we’re not embarrassed at all — just pleased as punch and proud of our local sons of the soil. With 2018 scarcely a … more
Extreme partisan redistricting creates gridlock. Or not. Here in North Carolina, one of the most gerrymandered states in the nation, Republican supermajorities in Raleigh can rule unchecked. … more
A century and a half after the South surrendered, the likenesses of Confederate soldiers could be ordered to retreat for their own safety. The North Carolina Historical Commission is weighing Gov. … more
A presidential prescription could begin the process of healing the fractured American health care system. The only question is whether Congress will fill it. Elements of Tuesday’s State of the … more
The assessment by the National Institute of Correction couldn’t be anything but harsh after a bloody escape attempt at a North Carolina prison left four employees dead last year. Credit the N.C. … more
Some people in government want to hide what they’re doing from you, the public. Others understand that government exists only to serve you. With that, we present this week’s champion of the … more
It was only a few years ago that there was still ferocious — and often sarcastic — debate about the presence of female soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division. Women, they said, have no place … more
In the future, your car might not start if you’ve had too much to drink. Would that development give too much power to a machine, or justify itself by saving lives? The day for that policy … more
Frederick Douglass High School occupies a prominent place in Wilson County history. Passing the Douglass name along to the elementary school that replaced it will preserve that history for future … more
This looks like one of the worst kinds of legislative give-and-take: Give state funding to a family business of a former state legislator who’s a titan of the hog-farming industry and a generous … more
A hunter who took down a deer somewhere on the wing from Lake Wilson unwittingly caused a bald eagle’s untimely death. Miller Robbins discovered the listless bird in front of his London Church … more
North Carolina’s Republican lawmakers tout how much they have cut taxes, but they’ve also quietly allowed an increase in what are essentially hidden taxes — state fees. From the 2011-12 … more
Wilson residents who serve on the city’s appointed boards and commissions deserve gratitude, not guff. And they need reinforcements. That’s the message Mayor Pro Tempore James Johnson … more
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