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Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Stalled front to dump rain on Wilson area

By Al Thomas
| August 3, 2021

Substantial rainfall, including a few embedded thunderstorms, is forecast for the Wilson Times area ...

A roadside banner beckons potential employees outside Channel Control Merchants LLC, an extreme value retailer and exporter of brand-sensitive secondary market inventories, in Hattiesburg, Miss. on March 27.

MAIN STREET MINUTE

Employers fight to hire Wilson workers

By Brie Handgraaf
| August 3, 2021

While Wilson County’s unemployment rate declined in the first half of 2021, improvements across the ...

Oliver Hedgepeth

COMMENTARY

The ‘passing of the torch’ is real

By Oliver Hedgepeth
| August 2, 2021

The Rosebud, Leggett and Maplewood cemeteries have become our visiting areas lately. I wonder if our...

John Hood

OPINION

Merit pay for teachers boosts student success

By John Hood
| August 2, 2021

RALEIGH — How much say should the public have about public education? Parental revolts against “wok...

Gary Pearce

OPINION

Democrats’ familiar debate: Left or center?

By Gary Pearce
| August 2, 2021

The headline raised the dreaded “c-word” that deeply divides Democrats — centrist: “Jackson projects...

D.G. Martin

OPINION

The ugliest word, or the sweetest

By D.G. Martin
| August 2, 2021

Revenge. It may be the ugliest word in the English language. Or the sweetest when it describes a pol...

Jessica Griffin

WCC CORNER

College, Greenlight to pilot nation’s 1st fiber optic program

By Jessica Griffin
| August 1, 2021

Wilson Community College and Greenlight are no strangers to partnerships. In fact, we work together ...

Linda Cooper-Suggs

THE RALEIGH REPORT

State guidance urges indoor masking for Wilson

By Linda Cooper-Suggs
| August 1, 2021

On Thursday, Gov. Roy Cooper and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services updated their guid...

Joe Weaver

HUMOR

Navigating brain fog with humor and grace

By Joe Weaver
| August 1, 2021

Before I get into this week’s column, allow me to warn some of you that you might find it offensive....

Cassidy Hall

COMMENTARY

Workshop focuses on nutrition labels

By Cassidy Hall
| August 1, 2021

In addition to preparing food, reading the Nutrition Facts label is a skill that is critical to impr...

Cheri Beasley

OPINION

Keep middle-class tax cut to boost NC families

By Cheri Beasley
| August 1, 2021

Earlier this month, families across North Carolina breathed a sigh of relief in July as the middle-c...

T. Ryan Gallaher

COMMENTARY

Delta variant’s spread renews vaccine urgency

By T. Ryan Gallaher
| August 1, 2021

The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines brought great hope in the battle against the deadly pandemic th...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Sunday rain likely, followed by cooldown

By Al Thomas
| July 31, 2021

Temperatures close to average and partly cloudy skies are set for the Wilson Times area Saturday. St...

Mike Walden

YOU DECIDE

Should wage and price controls return?

By Mike Walden
| July 31, 2021

Fifty years ago, I was sitting in a summer school class studying microeconomics. I had just switched...

Prospective Fike football players work on a drill during the first day of conditioning practice Aug. 1, 2019. Teams will open practice for the 2021 fall season Monday for the first August practice in two years after the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the 2020 fall season to this past spring.

COMMENTARY

Not quite normal yet, but hoping for a great year

By Paul Durham
| July 31, 2021

Fall sports practice starts Monday at all three Wilson County Schools high schools. Usually that mea...

This delicious fruit pizza is perfect for a supper dessert.

RATHER BE COOKING

Sweet way to enjoy fruit

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| July 29, 2021

This column first ran in July 2010. We still love this recipe. It’s been my son’s Christmas Eve “bir...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

An altar call for the unvaccinated

By Tom Campbell
| July 29, 2021

Sometimes I hate it when I’m right. My April Fool’s column predicted that our return to life as we ...

John Hood

OPINION

To do good or do better?

By John Hood
| July 29, 2021

RALEIGH — There are at least as many different ways to explain the origins of political disagreement...

Southern Nash football players prepare to take the field prior to the start of the NCHSAA 3-A championship game against Charlotte Catholic on Dec. 14, 2019 at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh. The end of NCHSAA championships could be at hand following the 2021-22 season if House Bill 91 passes both chambers of the North Carolina General Assembly and gets the signature of Gov. Roy Cooper.

COMMENTARY

In pursuit of power, NCHSAA a convenient pawn

By Jimmy Lewis
| July 29, 2021

Politics are a seedy game. It doesn’t take rewatching all six seasons of “House of Cards” to reach t...

Keith Lerro

COMMENTARY

Get vaccinated, go out and have fun

By Keith Lerro
| July 28, 2021

After a year of COVID, I’ve had a wonderful summer, having never worn a mask outside — not even once...


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