Opinion | The Wilson Times
The Wilson Times
Login
SearchHelpSubscriptions

EDITORIAL

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.”

EDITORIAL

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...

EDITORIAL

Our Opinion: New shelter can make Wilson a no-kill county

A Wilson Times editorial
| July 15, 2021

When Wilson County opens its new animal shelter this month, public and private stakeholders can cele...

Lori Wiggs leads an Aqua Zumba class Wednesday at the Sunset Pool at Recreation Park.

EDITORIAL

Our Opinion: Wilson council must seek buy-in on city pool plans

A Wilson Times editorial
| July 12, 2021

A pitch to phase out public pools and outsource the city’s aquatics programs to the Wilson Family YM...

Built Form Architecture released this preliminary aerial rendering of downtown Wilson redevelopment projects currently underway and in the pipeline.

EDITORIAL

Our Opinion: Centro project bringing buzz to downtown Wilson

A Wilson Times editorial
| July 9, 2021

THUMBS UP to developers’ ambitious plans for Centro at Pine-Nash, the mixed-use project coming to do...

This notice of candidacy form is the first step to running for office in a North Carolina city or town. Wilson County has 26 seats up for grabs in the 2021 municipal elections.

EDITORIAL

Our Opinion: Towns' voters deserve more choices in 2021

A Wilson Times editorial
| July 5, 2021

Before it became a cliché, it was an apt metaphor, and before that, a literal means of challenging a...

EDITORIAL

Our Opinion: Insulate public utilities from cities' politics

A Wilson Times editorial
| July 1, 2021

North Carolina’s most prominent civil rights organization entered the fray this week in a yearlong d...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Storm chances, humidity to rise next week

By Al Thomas
| July 24, 2021

Sunny and hot conditions, but with tolerable humidity, are forecast for the Wilson Times area this we...

Linda Cooper-Suggs

THE RALEIGH REPORT

Get your vaccine to boost Wilson County’s immunity

By Linda Cooper-Suggs
| July 24, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper announced the updated StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit on Wednesday. The toolki...

Tara Baker

OPINION

Lack of enforcement enables sex buyers, human traffickers

By Tara Baker
| July 24, 2021

In the United States, various institutions and groups have made efforts to combat the problem of hum...

Jessica Griffin

WCC CORNER

Growing Wilson one small business at a time

By Jessica Griffin
| July 23, 2021

The Wilson Community College Small Business Center places emphasis on entrepreneurship through helpi...

OPINION

Supporting local journalism supports this community

By Dean Ridings
| July 23, 2021

The Local Journalism Sustainability Act was recently introduced in the House and has now been introd...

Gregg Sigmon

OPINION

Medication can prevent Type 2 diabetes

By Gregg Sigmon
| July 22, 2021

I’ve been a practicing family physician in Wilson for more than 28 ½ years. For some time now, I hav...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Burning the midnight kilowatts

By Tom Campbell
| July 22, 2021

“There’s nothing good going on after midnight that you need to be part of,” my momma repeatedly told...

John Hood

OPINION

Effect of state policy isn't huge

By John Hood
| July 22, 2021

RALEIGH — For years, North Carolina conservatives and progressives argued incessantly about the effe...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Take away government's social media privileges

By Thomas L. Knapp
| July 22, 2021

“Modern technology companies have enabled misinformation to poison our information environment with ...

Cyndi Lauderdale

WELL PLANTED

Webworms only a threat to small or newly planted trees

By Cyndi Lauderdale
| July 21, 2021

Lots of times, garden geeks talk about how the common name of plants causes confusion and can be fru...

Sanda Baucom Hight

COMMENTARY

Ancient wisdom still spot-on for modern times

By Sanda Baucom Hight
| July 21, 2021

The world has always had its share of wise people. Those thought to be wise have a deep understandin...

COREY FRIEDMAN COLUMNS

OPINION

Half-baked bills target tech giants

By Corey Friedman
| May 3, 2021

Fuming at Facebook for deleting your post? Having a temper tantrum over a Twitter takedown? You coul...

OPINION

A comeback for campus kangaroo courts?

By Corey Friedman
| April 17, 2021

Whether or not Mukund Vengalattore dated a graduate student under his supervision, Cornell Universit...

OPINION

Comic villain just needed some therapy

By Corey Friedman
| April 12, 2021

A careless comparison meant to skewer Jordan Peterson is backfiring in a big way. The psychology pro...

OPINION

Boycotts can moderate Georgia voting law

By Corey Friedman
| April 3, 2021

Voter suppression, meet your match: corporate responsibility. Eight days after Georgia Gov. Brian Ke...

OPINION

Forced patriotism: Unlawful and un-American

By Corey Friedman
| March 27, 2021

Following high-profile national anthem protests, lawmakers passed a local ordinance requiring citize...

OPINION

Bring back the talking filibuster

By Corey Friedman
| March 22, 2021

President Joe Biden wants to make the filibuster great again. Facing the prospect of legislative log...

OPINION

Don't force gig workers to go pro

By Corey Friedman
| March 13, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic closed restaurant dining rooms, Americans skipped drive-thru and takeout ...

OPINION

Supreme Court case pits schools against parents

By Corey Friedman
| March 6, 2021

Battle lines are being redrawn in a First Amendment case on the Supreme Court’s docket. What started...

OPINION

Private flag, sign rules stifle speech

By Corey Friedman
| February 28, 2021

Mark Silverstein is seizing his chance to wedge a foot in the door for free speech. After suing a su...

Rifles, including semiautomatic carbines like the AR-15, are used in fewer homicides than knives and cutting instruments, blunt objects and even "personal weapons" such as fists and feet, according to FBI statistics.

OPINION

Trigger-happy gun ban will backfire

By Corey Friedman
| February 13, 2021

A sweeping gun control bill stoking red-state resistance may prove more of a blessing than a curse f...

RATHER BE COOKING

I love geting cookbooks, like these, as gifts.

RATHER BE COOKING

Cookbooks always a fun read for me

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| April 26, 2021

I got a few new cookbooks for Christmas and have taken my sweet time to read them. Although I enjoy ...

Strawberries and blueberries make the sheet pan pancakes even more yummy.

RATHER BE COOKING

Streamline your pancake breakfast

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| April 19, 2021

I love making weekend breakfast special at my house. Sometimes it’s as simple as buying our favorit...

This yummy spaghetti pie recipe makes a pie to eat and a pie to freeze.

RATHER BE COOKING

Spaghetti pie for you and a friend

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| April 16, 2021

Spaghetti is one of my favorite foods. I loved Mama’s spaghetti sauce when I was a child, and I love...

Start a new Easter tradition with hot cross scones.

RATHER BE COOKING

A new twist on an Easter favorite

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| March 30, 2021

One of my favorite Easter traditions is baking hot cross buns. I try to make them in time to eat on...

Lisa Boykin Batts

RATHER BE COOKING

Frosting makes lemon cupcakes even better

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| March 22, 2021

It’s always fun to try a new recipe for holiday meals or parties, and it’s even better when the reci...

Keep the ingredients on hand to make this delicious peach cobbler when you crave a sweet treat.

RATHER BE COOKING

Easy peach cobbler delicious way to end meal

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| March 15, 2021

I had a small bowl of delicious peach cobbler a few weeks ago at one of our monthly lunches at work....

Neapolitan cake is pretty on the inside and the outside.

Rather Be Cooking

Pretty cake has surprise inside

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| March 8, 2021

Who else loves a good cake mix recipe? I have an especially good one to share. Recently, my husband ...

Lisa Boykin Batts

RATHER BE COOKING

Warm up the family with delicious vegetable soup

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| February 16, 2021

I thought our snowy day last month was the perfect time to try a co-worker’s vegetable beef soup rec...

Tia Mowry’s new book is available at the Wilson County Public Library.

RATHER BE COOKING

Actress shares her journey to healthy eating

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| February 8, 2021

I enjoyed watching the sitcom “Sister, Sister” with my daughter when she was a little girl. I’ve alw...

This holiday bread is delicious as a winter treat.

RATHER BE COOKING

Quick bread packed with goodness

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| January 25, 2021

When Christmastime rolls around, I start making lists of goodies I want to make. Alas, the list gets...

Powered by Nash & Pine