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Our Opinion: Free speech case ends foolish NC beer label ban

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 19, 2022

Political appointees who run North Carolina’s booze bureaucracy will no longer play amateur art crit...

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Our Opinion: Those who vote chart course for city, state, nation

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 16, 2022

THUMBS UP to all Wilson County residents voting in Tuesday’s elections, whether they will cast ballo...

No one would dare deprive a cancer patient of pain medication or question his morals for filling a lawful prescription, and that’s despite opioids’ grave potential for harm. Why should North Carolina call him a criminal for using medical cannabis?

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Our Opinion: Compassionate Care Act is about patients, not pot

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 12, 2022

North Carolina’s first legal marijuana plants could sprout from Wilson County soil if lawmakers appr...

Wilson City Council members look at stickers and window clings used in other communities’ social districts to designate which businesses sell alcoholic beverages that can be taken into participating shops along with which businesses allow and which ones prohibit the drinks. The council is considering creating a social district within downtown Wilson, but no action was taken during a Thursday work session.

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Our Opinion: Social district can give our downtown businesses a boost

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 9, 2022

THUMBS UP to city officials’ pitch for a downtown social district that would encourage bar and resta...

Wilson Appearance Commission members plant trees on the Rest Haven Cemetery grounds in December 2014. The Wilson Cemetery Commission oversees the Rest Haven and Maplewood cemeteries, but unlike the appearance commission and Wilson’s 16 other appointed advisory boards, the cemetery panel’s volunteer members supervise paid employees and maintain financial accounts separate from the city of Wilson.

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Our Opinion: Why won’t Wilson take charge of its public cemeteries?

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 5, 2022

Before they can defend the Maplewood and Rest Haven cemeteries’ continued separation from city gover...

Assistant Police Chief Michael Koster shows a first-generation body camera at the police department in Mitchell, S.D., on June 12, 2018.

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Our Opinion: Body cameras still valuable as a silent witness

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 2, 2022

THUMBS UP to Sheriff Calvin Woodard’s bid to outfit all Wilson County deputies and Animal Enforcemen...

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Our Opinion: Planning ahead pays dividends at polling place

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 29, 2022

To the uninitiated, “make a plan to vote” sounds like the high school essay version of a voter parti...

Eyes on Main Street founder and artistic director Jerome De Perlinghi said a new gallery space in the Whirligig Station apartment building allows the nonprofit to grow. Plans call for rotating monthly exhibits and a gift shop.

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Our Opinion: Eyes on Main Street finds fitting home near Whirligig Park

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 25, 2022

THUMBS UP to Eyes on Main Street, which will unite two of Wilson’s premier visual arts organizations...

The Wilson Cemetery Commission presents Dean Joyner of Joyner's Memorial, second from right, with an appreciation award for his service, volunteerism and donations to the Maplewood and Rest Haven cemeteries in April 2021. Pictured from left are Commissioners Cassandra Darden, Carol Stevens-Atkinson and JoAnn Hickman, Joyner and commission Chairman Charlie Pat Farris.

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Our Opinion: Will Wilson stop foot-dragging on cemetery reform?

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 21, 2022

Wilson’s willful neglect of its public cemeteries put city council hopefuls on the hot seat during W...

Foundation YMCA Executive Director Kathie Davis, left, chats with Wilson City Council members and Mayor Carlton Stevens in the foreground at right during an April 7 tour of the new YMCA's aquatics center.

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Our Opinion: Wilson council adds pool options without subtraction

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 18, 2022

THUMBS UP to the Wilson City Council for a partnership with the new Foundation YMCA that will provid...

Jason Spriggs at left and Brad Murphy at right are shown during The Wilson Times’ 1st Congressional District candidate forum at Wilson Community College.

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Our Opinion: Voters in charge of congressional ‘job interviews’

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 15, 2022

Julian Bishop called Wednesday’s congressional candidate forum a job interview, a comparison that dr...

Marcos Alices, foreground, asks N.C. Senate District 4 candidates Joe Democko, Toby Fitch, Buck Newton and Raymond Smith Jr. a question during Wednesday’s candidate forum at Wilson Community College.

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Our Opinion: NC Senate hopefuls showed respect to voters, each other

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 11, 2022

THUMBS UP to all who attended last week’s N.C. Senate District 4 candidate forum, especially those w...

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Our Opinion: Wilson schools wise to reduce student arrests

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 5, 2022

THUMBS UP to Wilson County Schools and its community partners for working to keep children and teens...

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Our Opinion: Most important seat for candidate forum is yours

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 31, 2022

Four men are vying to represent you in the N.C. Senate. If you want to know where they stand on stat...

Chief Walt Williamson of the Rock Ridge Volunteer FIre Department, left, moves out of the way after a hose broke while firefighters battled a Friday blaze at Triple J Produce outside Sims.

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Our Opinion: Firefighters’ quick action shows local volunteers’ value

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 28, 2022

THUMBS UP to the volunteer fire service, which proved its vigilance on Friday when personnel from se...

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: North Carolina’s uneven progress on police reform

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 24, 2022

Police reform advocates asked for a grand declaration, and legislators gave them an interoffice memo...

Sandra Lucas was among 11 speakers during the Wilson City Council meeting on Thursday. Most residents, including Lucas, urged officials to rebuild the Reid Street Community Center’s swimming pool.

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Our Opinion: Wilson residents turn out in force to preserve pool

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 21, 2022

THUMBS UP to heightened interest and increased citizen involvement in Wilson City Council meetings. ...

The N.C. Legislative Building in Raleigh is shown from a side view.

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Our Opinion: General Assembly should let sun shine on discipline records

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 17, 2022

Your state lawmakers just ended the longest legislative session in at least four decades, and despit...

Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard gives Best Friends Animal Society east region strategist John Graves a tour of the new Wilson County Animal Services Center on March 8. Graves spoke to animal enforcement officers about strategies to attain a no-kill shelter designation. Best Friends is a national nonprofit that helps shelters reduce euthanasia rates.

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Our Opinion: Wilson County makes strides toward a no-kill shelter

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 14, 2022

THUMBS UP to Sheriff Calvin Woodard and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office animal enforcement divisi...

Asheville resident Karly Sindy says the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles contacted her after someone lodged a complaint over her personalized license plate. Sindy formed a group called Friends of Asheville Recreational Trails to aid her DMV appeal to spare the plate from revocation.

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Our Opinion: ‘Good taste’ rule for license plates is unconstitutional

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 10, 2022

A North Carolina woman’s tongue-in-cheek crusade to keep her personalized license plate is making na...


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