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Our Opinion: Adding NCHSAA oversight is a wise compromise

A Wilson Times editorial
| November 24, 2021

The sausage-making isn’t always pretty, but sometimes, committee review and bipartisan debate transf...

This cartoon was first published in March to commemorate Sunshine Week, a national observance designed to raise awareness of open records and public meetings laws.

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Our Opinion: It’s not too late to bring records into the sunlight

A Wilson Times editorial
| October 18, 2021

As North Carolina lawmakers continue hammering out a state budget, they can make the most of their e...

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Our Opinion: Tackle tobacco with education, not regulation

A Wilson Times editorial
| October 7, 2021

A federally funded group of academics wants to snuff out tobacco use, but not by developing products...

A state historical marker in downtown Wilson notes the site of North Carolina's first Alcoholic Beverage Control liquor store.

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Our Opinion: Booze blunders hasten ‘last call’ for ABC system

A Wilson Times editorial
| September 23, 2021

North Carolina’s obsolete alcohol sales bureaucracy was dealt tandem blows this month as its chairma...

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Our Opinion: Why is Lucama’s mayor alienating a state lawmaker?

A Wilson Times editorial
| September 21, 2021

More than two dozen North Carolina cities and towns pay lobbyists to advocate for their interests in...

Workers remove the facade inscribed with the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution from the building that formerly housed the Newseum, a private Washington museum dedicated to exploring modern history as told through journalists' eyes, on Feb. 12. The facade was later reinstalled at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

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Our Opinion: Constitution Day celebrates principles that define America

A Wilson Times editorial
| September 17, 2021

It’s invoked in immigration debates, campus speaker controversies, gun law logjams, copyright clashe...

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Our Opinion: 9/11 attacks united Americans at devastating cost

Times archive editorials
| September 9, 2021

Editor’s note: In observance of Patriot Day, The Wilson Times is republishing two editorials written...

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Our Opinion: Video lottery bill ignores unregulated sweepstakes games

A Wilson Times editorial
| September 2, 2021

North Carolina legislators seem to be OK with gambling just so long as the House — the one that meet...

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Our Opinion: Protect charter school students' civil liberties

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 12, 2021

Families’ fight against a discriminatory dress code will continue, but a court ruling in the case co...

A help wanted sign is displayed at a gas station in Mount Prospect, Ill., on July 27.

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Our Opinion: Compromise can solve our state’s employment crisis

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 5, 2021

It’s time for North Carolinians sidelined during the COVID-19 pandemic and businesses hobbled by pub...

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Our Opinion: Lawmakers, be good sports and kindly butt out

A Wilson Times editorial
| July 22, 2021

When legislators have a vested interest in the outcome, no institution is safe from their meddling —...

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Our Opinion: Insulate public utilities from cities' politics

An Enterprise editorial
| July 1, 2021

North Carolina’s most prominent civil rights organization entered the fray this week in a yearlong d...

Details of disciplinary actions taken against government employees are already public record in 36 other states. Senate Bill 355 would unlock that information for North Carolina taxpayers.

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Our Opinion: Transparency foes don't represent NC stakeholders

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 24, 2021

Who says North Carolina’s state employees and schoolteachers are against transparency? Lobbying eff...

N.C. Senate Bill 355 would open more contents of public-sector employees' personnel files to public disclosure.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Taxpayers deserve transparency, not government secrecy

Carteret County News-Times
| May 13, 2021

Senate Bill 355, legislation that promotes and enhances public access to the performance records of ...

This file photo shows a Los Angeles police officer wearing an on-body camera during a media demonstration on Jan. 15, 2014.

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Our Opinion: NC should let public review body camera video

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 20, 2021

The standard objection, a familiar talking point recited so often it’s become a cliché, goes somethi...

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Our Opinion: 'Hands-Free NC' a flawed approach to highway safety

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 22, 2021

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey wants drivers’ hands on the steering wheel, not on their smartpho...

Social media profiles that spoof elected officials, celebrities and public figures by using their names and pictures are commonplace — particularly on Twitter, where clever trolling is an art form.

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Our Opinion: 'Impersonation' ban will punish protected speech

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 15, 2021

Before they vote to make online impersonation a crime, state senators should chew the fat with Jim A...

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Our Opinion: Misguided bill could make some criticism a crime

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 24, 2021

Some North Carolina lawmakers want public activism at government meetings to be a high-stakes affair...

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Our Opinion: Lift veil of secrecy shrouding public employee records

An Enterprise editorial
| March 15, 2021

Your taxes pay their salaries, but when police officers, teachers and other public-sector workers ar...

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Our Opinion: North Carolina should join states' convention call

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 11, 2021

Three out of four people want congressional term limits, but the likelihood that lawmakers will vote...


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