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Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Storm chances, humidity to rise next week

By Al Thomas
| July 24, 2021

Sunny and hot conditions, but with tolerable humidity, are forecast for the Wilson Times area this we...

Tara Baker

OPINION

Lack of enforcement enables sex buyers, human traffickers

By Tara Baker
| July 24, 2021

In the United States, various institutions and groups have made efforts to combat the problem of hum...

OPINION

Supporting local journalism supports this community

By Dean Ridings
| July 23, 2021

The Local Journalism Sustainability Act was recently introduced in the House and has now been introd...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Burning the midnight kilowatts

By Tom Campbell
| July 22, 2021

“There’s nothing good going on after midnight that you need to be part of,” my momma repeatedly told...

John Hood

OPINION

Effect of state policy isn't huge

By John Hood
| July 22, 2021

RALEIGH — For years, North Carolina conservatives and progressives argued incessantly about the effe...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Take away government's social media privileges

By Thomas L. Knapp
| July 22, 2021

“Modern technology companies have enabled misinformation to poison our information environment with ...

Sanda Baucom Hight

COMMENTARY

Ancient wisdom still spot-on for modern times

By Sanda Baucom Hight
| July 21, 2021

The world has always had its share of wise people. Those thought to be wise have a deep understandin...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Proxy voting in Congress? Do the job or quit

By Thomas L. Knapp
| July 21, 2021

“When the House revamped its rules in the early days of the pandemic to allow lawmakers to vote remo...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Summer heat expected to return this week

By Al Thomas
| July 19, 2021

The Wilson Times area will likely begin the process of returning to typical summertime conditions Tu...

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a federal law setting 21 as the minimum age to purchase handguns from licensed firearms dealers, ruling that the restriction violates 18-20-year-olds' Second Amendment rights.

OPINION

Court reopens age restriction debate

By Corey Friedman
| July 19, 2021

It’s not about guns. It’s about citizenship. That’s the takeaway from a 4th Circuit Court of Appeals...

John Hood

OPINION

We need more and better policing

By John Hood
| July 19, 2021

RALEIGH — One of the best ways to save Black lives and help poor North Carolinians would be to incre...

Gary Pearce

OPINION

Gov. Cooper maps an alternative path

By Gary Pearce
| July 19, 2021

North Carolina may go a third straight year without a new state budget. We definitely will go an 11t...

D.G. Martin

COMMENTARY

A missing woman in Manteo, and it's not Virginia Dare

By D.G. Martin
| July 19, 2021

What happened to her? If you raise this question in Manteo on Roanoke Island at the edge of the Oute...

Ken Ripley

OPINION

Vaccine resistance is selfish, stupid

By Ken Ripley
| July 19, 2021

I used to think Americans were a pretty smart people, at or at least somewhere near the top in the w...

Donna Crowe

COMMENTARY

Humans: Neither worms nor demigods

By Donna Crowe
| July 19, 2021

Have you ever heard of “worm theology”? It’s the belief that we humans are just awful beings, as low...

Fran Bunn

PEACHTREE NEWS

Nothing is impossible with God's help

By Fran Bunn
| July 19, 2021

Great day at Peachtree Baptist Church. The faithful were there to praise our Lord. The sanctuary flo...

DeeAnn Rivera

VICTORY GARDEN GAL

Hosting in the victory garden

By DeeAnn Rivera
| July 18, 2021

I woke up a couple of weeks ago with a brilliant idea. We should host a foreign exchange student thi...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Shower, storm chances usher in cold front

By Al Thomas
| July 17, 2021

The Bermuda high pressure system that dominated the weather this past week in the Wilson Times area ...

Mike Walden

YOU DECIDE

Which economic scenario will emerge?

By Mike Walden
| July 17, 2021

Mark Twain once said, “It’s difficult to make predictions, particularly about the future.” Economist...

Alice L. Bordsen

OPINION

Senate budget unfair to retired state employees

By Alice L. Bordsen
| July 16, 2021

During my organization’s half-century of advocating for the interests of North Carolina’s retired go...

John Hood

OPINION

Right, Left differ on personal agency

By John Hood
| July 15, 2021

RALEIGH — Because political behavior is a rich and fascinating field of study, you can find many val...

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