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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...

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...

January 6, 2021

Health care providers issue plea When we undertook our role as health care providers, we promised to...

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...

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...

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...

Cuomo salutes Confederate flag censors

December 21, 2020

More than 155 years after the guns fell silent and the troops trudged home, New York is fighting the...

Corey Friedman

OPINION

Cuomo salutes Confederate flag censors

By Corey Friedman
| December 19, 2020

More than 155 years after the guns fell silent and the troops trudged home, New York is fighting the...

We have the tools to combat COVID-19

December 16, 2020

When I announced North Carolina had its first known COVID case on March 3, most of us didn’t expect ...


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 ...