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A state historical marker in downtown Wilson notes the site of North Carolina's first Alcoholic Beverage Control liquor store.

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Our Opinion: Booze blunders hasten ‘last call’ for ABC system

A Wilson Times editorial
| September 23, 2021

North Carolina’s obsolete alcohol sales bureaucracy was dealt tandem blows this month as its chairma...

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Our Opinion: Why is Lucama’s mayor alienating a state lawmaker?

A Wilson Times editorial
| September 21, 2021

More than two dozen North Carolina cities and towns pay lobbyists to advocate for their interests in...

Workers remove the facade inscribed with the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution from the building that formerly housed the Newseum, a private Washington museum dedicated to exploring modern history as told through journalists' eyes, on Feb. 12. The facade was later reinstalled at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

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Our Opinion: Constitution Day celebrates principles that define America

A Wilson Times editorial
| September 17, 2021

It’s invoked in immigration debates, campus speaker controversies, gun law logjams, copyright clashe...

Elm City recently hired John Edwards as its part-time town administrator. Edwards is a Wilson Fire/Rescue Services captain and has previously served as an Elm City town commissioner.

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Our Opinion: Wilson fire hires reflect well on city leadership pipeline

A Wilson Times editorial
| September 13, 2021

THUMBS UP to two veteran Wilson firefighters who will advance their careers after recent selections ...

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Our Opinion: 9/11 attacks united Americans at devastating cost

Times archive editorials
| September 9, 2021

Editor’s note: In observance of Patriot Day, The Wilson Times is republishing two editorials written...

Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard, right, escorts Adrian Tynrell Horne to the sheriff's office Wednesday afternoon. Horne is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

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Our Opinion: Sheriff’s office quickly captured murder suspect

A Wilson Times editorial
| September 6, 2021

THUMBS UP to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office and its law enforcement partners for capturing a dou...

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Our Opinion: Video lottery bill ignores unregulated sweepstakes games

A Wilson Times editorial
| September 2, 2021

North Carolina legislators seem to be OK with gambling just so long as the House — the one that meet...

Nick, Lee and Soc Gliarmis, who are grandson, grandfather and father, respectively, stand in front of Dick's Hot Dog Stand. Lee Gliarmis passed away in 2019 and Soc currently runs the restaurant with his sister, Chrisanne Gliarmis.

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Our Opinion: Dick’s Hot Dog Stand serves 100 years of smiles

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 30, 2021

THUMBS UP to Dick’s Hot Dog Stand, an iconic Wilson restaurant preparing to celebrate its 100th anni...

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Our Opinion: Leave student phone searches to parents, police

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 26, 2021

School board members don’t have to vote against a policy allowing student cellphone searches because...

Vinson-Bynum Elementary School Principal Jenny Hayes gives students a thumbs-up on the first day of school Monday.

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Our Opinion: First day of school a rite of passage worth celebrating

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 23, 2021

THUMBS UP to the start of another school year in Wilson County. Traditional public school students ...

Rep. Susan Martin, R-Wilson, Sen. Rick Horner, R-Wilson, Sen. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, and Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, D-Wilson, listen to a question during the Wilson Economic Development Council legislative breakfast in February 2017. Court-ordered redistricting made Wilson County's legislative districts more compact, but it also shrank the county's legislative delegation from four members to two.

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Our Opinion: Split-county legislative districts are better for Wilson

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 19, 2021

Census figures showing dubious dips in population for Wilson and Wilson County may be a setback for ...

Volunteers Craig Barnes, left, Nekiita Hooks and Joyah Bulluck prepare to knock on doors in Wilson's Whitfield neighborhood on Aug. 29, 2020. The trio took part in Biking for Numbers, a community initiative to increase census response rates in historically hard-to-count areas.

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Our Opinion: Can civic boosters counteract Wilson’s census undercount?

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 16, 2021

THUMBS DOWN to disappointing U.S. Census Bureau figures that suggest the city of Wilson and Wilson C...

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Our Opinion: Protect charter school students' civil liberties

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 12, 2021

Families’ fight against a discriminatory dress code will continue, but a court ruling in the case co...

Officer M. McLaughlin and Sgt. R.H. Weatherford of the Wilson Police Department perform a K-9 demonstration with Boss during Wilson's National Night Out in August 2013.

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Our Opinion: National Night Out an opportunity to strengthen Wilson

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 9, 2021

THUMBS UP to National Night Out, which returns to Wilson on Tuesday after a pandemic-induced pause i...

A help wanted sign is displayed at a gas station in Mount Prospect, Ill., on July 27.

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Our Opinion: Compromise can solve our state’s employment crisis

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 5, 2021

It’s time for North Carolinians sidelined during the COVID-19 pandemic and businesses hobbled by pub...

Wilson Glass and Mirror employee Urbano Guerrero of Wilson prepares window framing on the presidential suite in the elevated press box being completed above Barton College's Electric Supply Company Field at Truist Stadium.

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Our Opinion: Countdown to Barton football kickoff begins

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 2, 2021

THUMBS UP to ongoing construction at Barton College’s Truist Stadium that will allow Barton to roll ...

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Our Opinion: Wilson council has time to wade into public pool dialogue

A Wilson Times editorial
| July 30, 2021

Before the Wilson City Council decides the fate of our community’s public pools, swimmers and other ...

Lucama Commissioner Patricia Uzzell walks among municipal records recovered earlier this month after being buried on town-leased property.

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Our Opinion: Buried public records call for criminal probe

A Wilson Times editorial
| July 26, 2021

When someone in Lucama decided to break the law, he, she or they took every anti-open government cli...

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Our Opinion: Lawmakers, be good sports and kindly butt out

A Wilson Times editorial
| July 22, 2021

When legislators have a vested interest in the outcome, no institution is safe from their meddling —...

The Healthcare Foundation of Wilson awarded $821,300 in grant money last week. Recipients include Wilson Youth United's The SPOT with $134,000 to implement “My Classroom Moves.”

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Our Opinion: Foundation grants will make Wilson healthier, happier

A Wilson Times editorial
| July 19, 2021

THUMBS UP to the Healthcare Foundation of Wilson, which is pouring more than three quarters of a mil...


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