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Oliver Hedgepeth

COMMENTARY

When things go wrong, hope whispers

By Oliver Hedgepeth
| January 27, 2021

Monday was a day we spent doing nothing, in the literal sense. Elizabeth and I have had several such...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

We have turned from grace

January 27, 2021

Our nation’s becoming unraveled. Our nation’s becoming undone. We’ve closed our eyes and rejected Go...

Dave DiFilippo cartoon

OPINION

Dave DiFilippo cartoon for Jan. 29

January 27, 2021

Josh Stein

COMMENTARY

Stay safe from COVID-19 vaccine scams

By Josh Stein
| January 26, 2021

Over the past few weeks, North Carolinians have begun receiving long-awaited COVID-19 vaccines. This...

Gary Pearce

OPINION

The governor, the pro-tem and pandemic powers

By Gary Pearce
| January 26, 2021

Politics and the pandemic are inseparable in North Carolina. Last year’s gubernatorial election got ...

John Hood

OPINION

Federal bailout will punish our state

By John Hood
| January 26, 2021

RALEIGH — Now that Democrats control the White House and both chambers of Congress (however narrowly...

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

EDITORIAL

Our Opinion: Bring body camera videos into the sunlight

A Wilson Times editorial
| January 25, 2021

Now shrouded behind a veil of secrecy, police body camera and dashboard camera recordings could beco...

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LETTER TO THE EDITIOR

Remember to take care of yourself

January 25, 2021

The clock struck midnight and the 2021 calendar opened to its first page, but the same problems foll...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Institutionalizing virtue led to political instability

January 23, 2021

America today seems more divided. Divisions of today are different from those of 50 years ago. Cultu...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Is unity a realistic goal?

January 23, 2021

Unity is an aspirational goal. The new president seemed to ask for it on Wednesday. Truthfully, it m...

OPINION

Free broadcasters from political pressure

By Corey Friedman
| January 23, 2021

Voice of America can’t have it both ways. The broadcaster insists it’s not a government propaganda a...

Linda Cooper-Suggs

THE RALEIGH REPORT

General Assembly opens in bipartisan spirit

By Linda Cooper-Suggs
| January 23, 2021

The N.C. General Assembly convened Jan. 13 to begin the people’s business for the next two years. Le...

American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20.

COMMENTARY

Gorman in good company with other inaugural poets

By Sanda Baucom Hight
| January 23, 2021

Amanda Gorman dazzled with her “occasional poem” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday....

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Ironic calls for unity from a divider

January 23, 2021

It is a bit rich to have calls for unity coming from a man who was personally involved, as per FBI r...

Dave DiFilippo cartoon

OPINION

Dave DiFilippo cartoon for Jan. 26

January 23, 2021

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church Women, from left, Melba Martin, Elizabeth Skinner and Linda Connor, led an effort to raise nearly $30,000 in the church's No Bake Sale Challenge.

EDITORIAL

Our Opinion: Church's creative fundraiser boosts Wilson charities

A Wilson Times editorial
| January 21, 2021

THUMBS UP to the Episcopal Women of St. Timothy’s, who collected nearly $30,000 for Wilson County no...

Hal Tarleton

COMMENTARY

Fike vaccine clinic a model of efficiency

By Hal Tarleton
| January 20, 2021

The path to COVID-19 virus vaccination began at home. We saw the notices about a mobile vaccination ...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Frightened, frustrated and irritated

By Tom Campbell
| January 20, 2021

The great gift this Christmas was that help was on the way. The vaccine was a welcome gift 10 months...

John Hood

OPINION

NC lags in vaccine distribution

By John Hood
| January 20, 2021

RALEIGH — As of Monday, North Carolina has received about a million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Near...

Sanda Baucom Hight

COMMENTARY

'Rabbie' enthusiasts celebrate Burns Night

By Sanda Baucom Hight
| January 20, 2021

For those who love all things Scottish, Burns Night is a great time to celebrate the heritage, cultu...


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