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OPINION

Supreme Court case pits schools against parents

By Corey Friedman
| March 6, 2021

Battle lines are being redrawn in a First Amendment case on the Supreme Court’s docket. What started...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

After chilly weekend, warmup begins Tuesday

By Al Thomas
| March 6, 2021

A large high-pressure ridge has pushed cold air into the Wilson Times area, but by Tuesday, a quick ...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Raise North Carolina's minimum wage

By Tom Campbell
| March 3, 2021

Back when I started working in 1964, the minimum wage was $1.25, a Hardee’s hamburger was 15 cents, ...

John Hood

OPINION

Levers help charities meet needs

By John Hood
| March 3, 2021

RALEIGH — You may not know much about an ancient Greek mathematician and inventor named Archimedes. ...

James Gailliard

OPINION

Keep local government accountable, transparent

By James Gailliard
| March 3, 2021

Too often, the news is dominated by what divides us as Americans. Yet, there are values I think we a...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Expect a cloudy week with seesawing temps

By Al Thomas
| March 1, 2021

The sun is forecast to briefly return to the Wilson Times area Tuesday, only to give way to more clo...

LaMonique Hamilton

COMMENTARY

'This Lenten season does not belong to me'

By LaMonique Hamilton
| March 1, 2021

I’m not observing Lent this year. This is the first time in more than a decade that I haven’t partic...

Gary Pearce

OPINION

What is Roy Cooper's special sauce?

By Gary Pearce
| March 1, 2021

A national reporter recently wrote a flattering article about Gov. Roy Cooper, but seemed flummoxed ...

John Hood

OPINION

Reduce health care's cost, not just its price

By John Hood
| March 1, 2021

RALEIGH — Too many North Carolinians lack access to the medical services they need.  One possible re...

Jan Mills

COMMENTARY

Trips to town required clean underwear

By Jan Mills
| March 1, 2021

How many of us remember these words of wisdom spoken to us by our mama each time we were preparing t...

Ken Ripley

OPINION

Some pandemic adaptations are here to stay

By Ken Ripley
| March 1, 2021

One lesson of the world’s year-long struggle against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic is remembering tha...

Italian honeybees return to their hive at Wilson County's Cotton Boll Pollinators in February 2020.

VICTORY GARDEN GAL

Bring pollinators to your victory garden

By DeeAnn Rivera
| March 1, 2021

When my husband was in the military, we moved a lot! I used to joke that by the time I unpacked the ...

Fran Bunn

PEACHTREE NEWS

Persecution isn't punishment, but it can help us grow

By Fran Bunn
| March 1, 2021

Peachtree Baptist Church members came out on Sunday to praise our Lord Jesus. They prayed that the C...

Donna Crowe

COMMENTARY

Choosing the right treatment?

By Donna Crowe
| March 1, 2021

My grandma developed a sore on her leg, and she decided to try to self-treat it. So, what did she do...

OPINION

Private flag, sign rules stifle speech

By Corey Friedman
| February 28, 2021

Mark Silverstein is seizing his chance to wedge a foot in the door for free speech. After suing a su...

Joe Weaver

COMMENTARY

Groups are gravitating toward tribalism

By Joe Weaver
| February 28, 2021

There’s been a lot of talk about individuality these days, and about how we should just all accept e...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Temps to reach mid-70s before cold front

By Al Thomas
| February 27, 2021

A warming south to southwest breeze in the Wilson Times area should help power high temperatures to ...

OPINION

Who cares about public notices? You should

By Dean Ridings
| February 25, 2021

One of the great things about living in the U.S. is that our city and county governments are require...

John Hood

OPINION

Higher costs won't help economy

By John Hood
| March 1, 2021

RALEIGH — If you think the cost of living is too low, I bear good tidings. The Biden administration ...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Keeping kids first in education

By Tom Campbell
| March 1, 2021

Our legislators were correct in forcing the issue to reopen our schools. Their legislation was an a...


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Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

After chilly weekend, warmup begins Tuesday

By Al Thomas
| March 6, 2021

A large high-pressure ridge has pushed cold air into the Wilson Times area, but by Tuesday, a quick ...

Dudley

Deputies: Missing Nash woman found safe

From staff reports
| March 4, 2021

MIDDLESEX — A local woman reported missing last month has been found safe, according to authorities....

The Nash County Courthouse in downtown Nashville is shown in a N.C. Judicial Branch photo. Assistant District Attorney Clarence Turpin V handled cases in Nash County District Court.

Prosecutor arrested on impaired driving charge

By Lindell J. Kay
| March 4, 2021

NASHVILLE — A special prosecutor will represent the state against an assistant district attorney acc...