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Wilson County Board of Education member Rhyan Breen makes a point during the school board's June 7 meeting. The District 7 representative's comparison of Wilson County Schools' legal fees to those of other school districts proved persuasive.

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Our Opinion: School board wise to reduce law firm's contract length

A Wilson Times editorial
| June 14, 2021

THUMBS UP to the Wilson County Board of Education for striking a prudent compromise on its contract ...

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Our Opinion: Graduation is a beginning, not an ending

A Wilson Times editorial
| June 11, 2021

There’s a reason this weekend’s high school graduations are formally known as commencement exercises...

Wilson County emergency medical technician Peyton Davis prepares as she waits for a call.

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Our Opinion: Wilson partners still working to end opioid crisis

A Wilson Times editorial
| June 7, 2021

THUMBS UP to the Wilson County agencies working to provide help and hope to people battling opioid a...

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Our Opinion: State could fix Wilson's utility late fee fiasco

A Wilson Times editorial
| June 3, 2021

If struggling utility customers’ late fees continue to bankroll a Wilson City Council slush fund man...

Wilson Police Chief Thomas Hopkins, center, talks to Youth Police Academy participants in 2015.

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Our Opinion: Chief Hopkins set standard for Wilson community policing

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 31, 2021

THUMBS UP to Police Chief Thomas Hopkins, who hangs up his badge on Tuesday after more than 11 years...

Ray Finch wants to know why Gov. Roy Cooper hasn't pardoned him yet — two years after he was exonerated in a 1976 murder case that put him behind bars for 43 years.

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Our Opinion: Cooper's inaction on Finch pardon prolongs injustice

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 27, 2021

Justice delayed is justice denied. If Gov. Roy Cooper acknowledges the fundamental truth in that ne...

Details of disciplinary actions taken against government employees are already public record in 36 other states. Senate Bill 355 would unlock that information for North Carolina taxpayers.

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Our Opinion: Transparency foes don't represent NC stakeholders

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 24, 2021

Who says North Carolina’s state employees and schoolteachers are against transparency? Lobbying eff...

Superintendent Lane Mills, right, confers with attorney Richard A. Schwartz of Schwartz & Shaw during the Wilson County Board of Education's Monday meeting.

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Our Opinion: School board can fix its mistake on lawyers' contract

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 20, 2021

Good lawyering may not be cheap, but for a public agency like Wilson County Schools, a sweetheart de...

A group is seeking Wilson City Council approval to build four tiny homes at 906 Jordan St. to provide affordable housing for nearly homeless older adults.

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Our Opinion: Tiny homes offer hope for Wilson seniors in need

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 17, 2021

THUMBS UP to nonprofit and intergovernmental agency partners’ pitch to help struggling older adults ...

N.C. Senate Bill 355 would open more contents of public-sector employees' personnel files to public disclosure.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Taxpayers deserve transparency, not government secrecy

Carteret County News-Times
| May 13, 2021

Senate Bill 355, legislation that promotes and enhances public access to the performance records of ...

Wilson Energy Director Rich Worsinger speaks about replacing outdated street lights with more energy- and cost-efficient LEDs during the Wilson City Council's Thursday work session.

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Our Opinion: Switching Wilson street lights may be a bright idea

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 10, 2021

THUMBS UP to the discussions around energy efficiency, cost and community safety occurring after Wil...

This file photo shows a Los Angeles police officer wearing an on-body camera during a media demonstration on Jan. 15, 2014.

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Our Opinion: NC should let public review body camera video

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 20, 2021

The standard objection, a familiar talking point recited so often it’s become a cliché, goes somethi...

Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard presents his 2021-22 budget request to county commissioners on April 26. The Wilson County Public Library and Wilson County Public Waste also presented their proposed budgets.

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Our Opinion: Sheriff Woodard is wise to invest in deputies' training

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 3, 2021

THUMBS UP to Sheriff Calvin Woodard’s emphasis on training, which reflects both an investment in dep...

Capt. Scott Biddle wheels 2-year-old Jenathan Harold Creech around Walmart in a shopping cart loaded with toys during the Wilson County Law Enforcement Association's 18th annual Shop with a Cop event in December 2009. Biddle, who was promoted to major in 2011, has been named Wilson's next police chief.

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Our Opinion: Biddle a natural choice to lead Wilson Police

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 29, 2021

The Wilson Police Department is losing its longtime leader, but the top cop selected to succeed Chie...

Florida State players celebrates their victory over North Carolina in the NCAA Division I women's soccer championship game in Cary on Dec. 2, 2018. The Seminoles are the overall No. 1 seed in this year’s tournament that, along with the Division I men’s soccer tourney, will be played entirely in North Carolina. The J. Burt Gillette Soccer Complex will host four women’s games and two men’s contests.

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Our Opinion: Soccer tourney reflects well on Wilson facilities

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 26, 2021

THUMBS UP to a brush with the national spotlight for Wilson as the city’s J. Burt Gillette Athletic ...

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Our Opinion: 'Hands-Free NC' a flawed approach to highway safety

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 22, 2021

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey wants drivers’ hands on the steering wheel, not on their smartpho...

Engineering supervisor Donald Richardson works in Greenlight Community Broadband's temperature-controlled network server and switching facility in 2014.

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Our Opinion: Greenlight growth a win for Wilson and nearby towns

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 21, 2021

THUMBS UP to the city of Wilson’s plans to extend Greenlight Community Broadband service to four nea...

Social media profiles that spoof elected officials, celebrities and public figures by using their names and pictures are commonplace — particularly on Twitter, where clever trolling is an art form.

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Our Opinion: 'Impersonation' ban will punish protected speech

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 15, 2021

Before they vote to make online impersonation a crime, state senators should chew the fat with Jim A...

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Our Opinion: Indoor pools will make a splash in downtown Wilson

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 12, 2021

THUMBS UP to the Wilson Family YMCA’s plans to include two indoor pools in its new downtown home, wh...

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Our Opinion: Regulators wage a losing battle with drone pilots

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 8, 2021

Wilson city employees used drones to pinpoint stormwater system blockages. The Wilson Economic Devel...


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