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Oliver Hedgepeth

COMMENTARY

When things go wrong, hope whispers

By Oliver Hedgepeth
| January 27, 2021

Monday was a day we spent doing nothing, in the literal sense. Elizabeth and I have had several such...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Snow on Thursday? Don't rule it out yet

By Al Thomas
| January 26, 2021

Snow or no snow early Thursday morning? The weather models followed by the Weathercast are not in ac...

This holiday bread is delicious as a winter treat.

RATHER BE COOKING

Quick bread packed with goodness

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| January 25, 2021

When Christmastime rolls around, I start making lists of goodies I want to make. Alas, the list gets...

The Blue Fairy is set to reopen this weekend after relocating to 3453 Airport Blvd. NW, Suite C. The staff is shown from left: sales associates Madisun McClung, Madison Hinnant, Ashyn Collier, owner Lisa Patterson, social media manager Mo Euker, manager McKenzie Hinnant and social media representative Caitlin Hill.

MAIN STREET MINUTE

Boutique relocates to Airport Boulevard

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 25, 2021

A popular Wilson boutique will soon have a new place to call home, and it should be more convenient ...

Josh Stein

COMMENTARY

Stay safe from COVID-19 vaccine scams

By Josh Stein
| January 26, 2021

Over the past few weeks, North Carolinians have begun receiving long-awaited COVID-19 vaccines. This...

Gary Pearce

OPINION

The governor, the pro-tem and pandemic powers

By Gary Pearce
| January 26, 2021

Politics and the pandemic are inseparable in North Carolina. Last year’s gubernatorial election got ...

John Hood

OPINION

Federal bailout will punish our state

By John Hood
| January 26, 2021

RALEIGH — Now that Democrats control the White House and both chambers of Congress (however narrowly...

OPINION

Free broadcasters from political pressure

By Corey Friedman
| January 23, 2021

Voice of America can’t have it both ways. The broadcaster insists it’s not a government propaganda a...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Midweek snow showers? Forecast models are split

By Al Thomas
| January 23, 2021

When it comes to snow in the Wilson Times’ area, so many factors have to be just right that the weat...

Linda Cooper-Suggs

THE RALEIGH REPORT

General Assembly opens in bipartisan spirit

By Linda Cooper-Suggs
| January 23, 2021

The N.C. General Assembly convened Jan. 13 to begin the people’s business for the next two years. Le...

American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20.

COMMENTARY

Gorman in good company with other inaugural poets

By Sanda Baucom Hight
| January 23, 2021

Amanda Gorman dazzled with her “occasional poem” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday....

Jessica Bailey

WCC CORNER

Continuing education at Wilson Community College

By Jessica Bailey
| January 23, 2021

Did you know that Wilson Community College serves thousands of continuing education students every y...

Hal Tarleton

COMMENTARY

Fike vaccine clinic a model of efficiency

By Hal Tarleton
| January 20, 2021

The path to COVID-19 virus vaccination began at home. We saw the notices about a mobile vaccination ...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Frightened, frustrated and irritated

By Tom Campbell
| January 20, 2021

The great gift this Christmas was that help was on the way. The vaccine was a welcome gift 10 months...

John Hood

OPINION

NC lags in vaccine distribution

By John Hood
| January 20, 2021

RALEIGH — As of Monday, North Carolina has received about a million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Near...

Sanda Baucom Hight

COMMENTARY

'Rabbie' enthusiasts celebrate Burns Night

By Sanda Baucom Hight
| January 20, 2021

For those who love all things Scottish, Burns Night is a great time to celebrate the heritage, cultu...

Hunt players celebrate after winning a point against Greenville Rose during an NCHSAA 3-A second-round playoff match Jan. 14 at Hunt. While the Lady Warriors didn’t win this match, they were part of a postseason that had the feel of ones of old, writes Jimmy Lewis, in part because the COVID-19 pandemic shortened the playoffs by a round and created matchups truly deserving of the postseason for the first time in a long time.

COMMENTARY

COVID-19 postseason can set the path for NCHSAA

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 19, 2021

Granted, there’s not much to take with us from a high school sports season that will go down in hist...

Fike’s Kyshon Atkinson (2) drives into the lane against Beddingfield’s Johtavious Murray during a game at Beddingfield on Jan. 12. Due to a Bruins player testing positive for COVID-19, both teams are out of action and in quarantine this week, one of several setbacks so far for area teams. However, the attempt to have a high school sports season has been largely successful without any outbreaks caused by teams.

COMMENTARY

Sports are part of the solution, not the problem

By Paul Durham
| January 19, 2021

While the winter high school sports season has been less forgiving than the fall season was for priv...

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...

Oliver Hedgepeth

COMMENTARY

Read a book? For real?

By Oliver Hedgepeth
| January 18, 2021

“In grade school, middle and high school I was forced to actually go to the library, pick up a book ...


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Quick bread packed with goodness

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