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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.

EDITORIAL

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...

EDITORIAL

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...

EDITORIAL

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...

Election workers in Chester County, Pa., process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election at West Chester University on Nov. 4. Democrats plan to move quickly on the first bill of the new Congress, which would set federal election standards. The For the People Act would require states to offer early voting, same-day registration and the option of absentee voting for all registered voters.

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Our Opinion: Election integrity doesn't require a federal takeover

A Wilson Times editorial
| February 25, 2021

A sweeping overhaul of U.S. voting laws hurtling through the House would steamroll state legislature...

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Our Opinion: For innocent man, governor's pardon is too long overdue

A Wilson Times editorial
| February 24, 2021

A year and a half after winning his freedom, Ray Finch feels forgotten. The Wilson man spent more t...

Dave DiFilippo cartoon

EDITORIAL

Our Opinion: Counties once again looking to operate in the dark

February 5, 2021

Like a bad penny, legislation to hide public notices from the public is back in the N.C. General Ass...

In a Feb. 1, 1980 file photo, former North Carolina A&T students, left to right, Joseph McNeill, David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Jibreel Khazan, sit at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their historic sit-in. The four were not served in 1960, but their action launched the sit-in movement in more than nine states.

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Our Opinion: Greensboro Four sparked movement to end segregation

A Wilson Times editorial
| February 4, 2021

Six decades ago, four Black college students’ peaceful protest sparked a movement to end segregation...

Assistant Police Chief Michael Koster shows a first-generation body camera at the police department in Mitchell, S.D., on June 12, 2018.

EDITORIAL

Our Opinion: Bring body camera videos into the sunlight

A Wilson Times editorial
| January 25, 2021

Now shrouded behind a veil of secrecy, police body camera and dashboard camera recordings could beco...

Dave DiFilippo cartoon

EDITORIAL

Our Opinion: King's dream should convict, challenge and unite us

A Wilson Times editorial
| January 16, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream of equality, justice and unity with a quarter million people...

The Spring Hope Board of Commissioners discussed a rash of public complaints directed at two young skateboarders during the board's Dec. 7 meeting.

ENTERPRISE READER COMMENTS

Talk Back: Skateboarders elicit strong reactions

December 21, 2020

Enterprise readers shared their views on the newspaper’s editorial, “Skateboarding is not a crime, S...

Spring Hope commissioners and Police Chief Nathan Gant discussed two young skateboarders during the town board's Dec. 7 meeting.

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Our Opinion: Skateboarding is not a crime, commissioners

A Wilson Times editorial
| December 21, 2020

Psychologist and public intellectual Jordan Peterson’s bestseller “12 Rules for Life” should be requ...

Our Opinion: King's dream should convict, challenge and unite us

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 27, 2020

Fifty-seven years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream of equality, justice and unity with a quarter million people in the nation’s capital.  Delivered from the Lincoln Memori...

Our Opinion: Political clothing offers no excuse to mistreat guests

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 4, 2020

Rachel Williams says a T-shirt got her thrown out of a Wilson doctor’s office. In the Charlotte suburb of Gastonia, Lydia Sturgues-Robinson said an ice cream parlor booted her over a …

Our Opinion: Pandemic makes Pumpkin Festival in 2020 too risky

An Enterprise editorial
| July 14, 2020

As Nash UNC Health Care continues to cope with a growing number of seriously ill COVID-19 patients, Nash County — like the rest of North Carolina and the United States — is having to ...

Our Opinion: Police reform must start with transparency

A Wilson Times editorial
| June 11, 2020

As stakeholders work to repair North Carolina’s criminal justice system, they should make Louis Brandeis’ famous declaration their constant refrain: Sunlight is the best …

Our Opinion: Open government guarantee belongs in NC Constitution

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 28, 2020

Along with public health, the COVID-19 pandemic is testing government transparency in North Carolina.  State officials have withheld vital information about coronavirus outbreaks that would …

Our Opinion: Southern Nash shows its pride in our students

An Enterprise editorial
| May 18, 2020

Southern Nash County had never witnessed a graduation parade before, but the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended the last few months of the school year, creating a “new normal” and a new vo...

Our Opinion: Cooper's church occupancy limits are unconstitutional

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 21, 2020

In the age of COVID-19, is pushing a shopping cart really safer than holding a hymnal?  Gov. Roy Cooper’s May 5 executive order reopening parts of North Carolina’s economy allows …

Our Opinion: Transparency, free speech win in NC Supreme Court battles

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 4, 2020

The North Carolina Supreme Court supports transparency in higher education and free speech for motorists, two well-reasoned Friday rulings suggest. A long-awaited decision in DTH Media Corp. v. …


Local News

Wilson man dies in Nash County crash

From staff reports
| April 18, 2021

A Wilson man died in a single-car wreck on Interstate 95 in southern Nash County’s Coopers community...

Jan Mills

COMMENTARY

Tobacco planting and dirt-road racing

By Jan Mills
| April 18, 2021

At last, I’m not tracking through yellow pollen on the porch. Even though there is still some hangin...

Todd Ishee

COMMENTARY

Prisons' pandemic resilience paying off

By Todd Ishee
| April 18, 2021

It’s been a year since the pandemic first hit our state prison system. We’ve endured an awful year o...

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