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Ned Walsh

Divided we fall, united we stand

By Ned Walsh
| January 19, 2021

Like thousands of my fellow Johnston County citizens, I watched in horror and disgust as a mob of Tr...

Corey Friedman

Cawthorn cries freedom, then plays censor

By Corey Friedman
| January 19, 2021

His name might be a nod to the Founding Father and fourth president, but Rep. Madison Cawthorn is no...

Roy Cooper

North Carolina: Strong, resilient, ready

By Roy Cooper
| January 19, 2021

Transitions are a time for reflection and a time for looking forward. My first term in this office w...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Chilly week, mostly clear skies ahead

By Al Thomas
| January 18, 2021

A good southwesterly wind flow Tuesday will likely push temperatures into the mid-50s Tuesday aftern...

Dave DiFilippo cartoon

OPINION

Cawthorn cries freedom, then plays censor

By Corey Friedman
| January 16, 2021

His name may be a nod to the Founding Father and fourth president, but Rep. Madison Cawthorn is no J...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Windy weekend, stable temps and mostly sunny days

By Al Thomas
| January 16, 2021

Stable and close to seasonable weather conditions are expected in the Wilson Times area through Tues...

What’s your definition of ‘savior’?

January 12, 2021

Savior. That word was on my mind this morning. So I looked it up in Merriam-Webster’s online diction...

Take me out to the ball game — please

January 12, 2021

I am a longtime subscriber to the New York Times, not for its politics, which are not my own, but fo...

Corey Friedman

A solution for budget-busting hospital bills

By Corey Friedman
| January 12, 2021

If you’re scheduling a surgery or screening this year, break out the calculator along with your cale...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Mild temps take hold before weekend cold front

By Al Thomas
| January 12, 2021

A warm-up, however brief, from recent below-average daytime temperatures has finally arrived for the...

OPINION

A solution for budget-busting hospital bills

By Corey Friedman
| January 9, 2021

If you’re scheduling a surgery or screening this year, break out the calculator along with your cale...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Cold, rainy days expected to linger

By Al Thomas
| January 9, 2021

The clouds should be on the way out at least by midmorning Saturday, but cold weather is expected to...

Paul Meyer

2021: Now is the time to act on digital divide

January 6, 2021

Roughly a year ago now, I spoke to Gov. Roy Cooper’s broadband task force and noted how the public-p...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Rain-snow mix could fall Friday night

By Al Thomas
| January 4, 2021

Cold air has settled into the Wilson Times area, and there is nothing in sight to change it — at lea...

Students are shown walking to classes at N.C. State University's Raleigh campus. The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity manages N.C. State's Bias Impact Response Team.

OPINION

Tide turning against bias response teams

By Corey Friedman
| January 2, 2021

When an off-color joke or clumsy come-on is reported, the speech police swoop into action, threateni...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Warming trend to usher in 2021

By Al Thomas
| December 28, 2020

A large high-pressure system should keep the Wilson Times area dry and cool through Wednesday, but a...

A recent update to TikTok’s terms of service bans multilevel marketing sales and recruitment messages.

OPINION

Social media can 'defriend' direct sellers

By Corey Friedman
| December 26, 2020

Facebook and Twitter courted controversy by flagging and fact-checking voter fraud claims on their p...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Sunny skies, cold temps for Christmas

By Al Thomas
| December 22, 2020

Seasonable temperatures and mostly sunny skies should give the Wilson Times area near-perfect last-m...

EVERYDAY GRACE

Let’s not forget the message of great joy

December 21, 2020

Yes, COVID-19 is real. Yes, it has affected many lives more than we could ever know. The economy nee...

A death in the Bolejack family

December 21, 2020

Our cat passed away the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Tiger Lily was an elderly cat, perhaps 21 years o...


Local news

Latest clinic gives 1,450 people a shot in the arm

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Public Health Department on Friday held its largest COVID-19 vaccin...

On vaccine, doctor says ‘To me, it’s a no-brainer’

In Johnston, health care workers have been among the most reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccine. “I ...