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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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Our Opinion: Federal benefits shouldn't delay return to work

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 5, 2021

THUMBS DOWN to staffing shortages at many Wilson restaurants that managers attribute in part to enha...

Grand and reserve champion individual, junior champion showman and grand champion pen of three  winner Logan Ballance shows a pig during the Wilson County 4-H Livestock Show and Sale on March 25.

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Our Opinion: Supporters bring home the bacon for 4-H showmen

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 1, 2021

Wilson County always comes through for its 4-H’ers. This year, generous supporters made up for lost ...

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Our Opinion: Trash Bashers' first cleanup a Wilson success

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 29, 2021

THUMBS UP to the Wilson Trash Bashers, whose members and volunteers collected 31 bags of litter duri...

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Our Opinion: Misguided bill could make some criticism a crime

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 24, 2021

Some North Carolina lawmakers want public activism at government meetings to be a high-stakes affair...

SaYum Jamaican Restaurant & Ice Cream cashier Lacye Avent hands a bag of meals to a customer at the downtown Wilson eatery.

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Our Opinion: Diners' goodwill pays it forward to help hungry

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 22, 2021

THUMBS UP to Myra Powell for launching the pay-it-forward meal initiative in Wilson, and to SaYum Ja...

Volunteers pick up trash during an April 2010 cleanup along the Contentnea Creek.

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Our Opinion: Wilson leaders take leap toward liquidating litter

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 18, 2021

Wilsonians don’t wait for the cavalry, pinning their hopes on help from Raleigh or Washington. When ...

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Our Opinion: Lift veil of secrecy shrouding public employee records

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 15, 2021

Your taxes pay their salaries, but when police officers, teachers and other public-sector workers ar...

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Our Opinion: North Carolina should join states' convention call

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 11, 2021

Three out of four people want congressional term limits, but the likelihood that lawmakers will vote...

Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, left, converses with Wilson Mayor Carlton Stevens at the Wilson County Republican Party's Reagan Day Dinner as GOP Chairwoman Christy Fyle looks on. Stevens said he and Robinson enjoyed a cordial discussion.

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Our Opinion: Stevens' vision for 'One Wilson' transcends politics

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 8, 2021

THUMBS UP to Wilson Mayor Carlton Stevens for placing community outreach ahead of partisan loyalties...

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Our Opinion: Spring Litter Sweep provides chance to clean Wilson's roads

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 4, 2021

State transportation crews are working to rid our roadsides of litter and illegally dumped household...

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Our Opinion: Elm City water woes call for overdue solution

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 1, 2021

THUMBS DOWN to continued water woes in Elm City with no relief in sight after state officials answer...

Election workers in Chester County, Pa., process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election at West Chester University on Nov. 4. Democrats plan to move quickly on the first bill of the new Congress, which would set federal election standards. The For the People Act would require states to offer early voting, same-day registration and the option of absentee voting for all registered voters.

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Our Opinion: Election integrity doesn't require a federal takeover

A Wilson Times editorial
| February 25, 2021

A sweeping overhaul of U.S. voting laws hurtling through the House would steamroll state legislature...

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Our Opinion: For innocent man, governor's pardon is too long overdue

A Wilson Times editorial
| February 24, 2021

A year and a half after winning his freedom, Ray Finch feels forgotten. The Wilson man spent more t...

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Our Opinion: Pandemic produces a litter epidemic on Wilson roadsides

A Wilson Times editorial
| February 18, 2021

Plastic soda bottles, fast-food wrappers, cardboard, crumpled receipts and even full-size garbage ba...

The Wilson County Courthouse on Nash Street is shown in May 2014.

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Our Opinion: District attorney backs vital court system reforms

A Wilson Times editorial
| February 15, 2021

THUMBS UP to District Attorney Robert Evans for his work on a comprehensive report recommending refo...

An issue of The Wilson Times from 1896 is shown at left beside the Times' Feb. 2 edition.

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Our Opinion: After 125 years, Times still telling Wilson's stories

A Wilson Times editorial
| February 13, 2021

Newspapers are often called “the first rough draft of history,” and for a century and a quarter, Wil...

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Our Opinion: Counties once again looking to operate in the dark

February 5, 2021

Like a bad penny, legislation to hide public notices from the public is back in the N.C. General Ass...

In a Feb. 1, 1980 file photo, former North Carolina A&T students, left to right, Joseph McNeill, David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Jibreel Khazan, sit at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their historic sit-in. The four were not served in 1960, but their action launched the sit-in movement in more than nine states.

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Our Opinion: Greensboro Four sparked movement to end segregation

A Wilson Times editorial
| February 4, 2021

Six decades ago, four Black college students’ peaceful protest sparked a movement to end segregation...

Poles for new wayfinding signs installed in downtown Wilson include locally significant designs carved into the steel. Each sign directs drivers to nearby attractions, businesses and parking, with more signs scheduled for installation around the city.

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Our Opinion: A sure 'sign' of Wilson's growth as a destination

A Wilson Times editorial
| February 1, 2021

THUMBS UP to the city of Wilson’s effort to roll out the red carpet for visitors with colorful new w...


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