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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...

Albert Thomas Jr.


Midweek snow showers? Forecast models are split

By Al Thomas
| January 23, 2021

When it comes to snow in the Wilson Times’ area, so many factors have to be just right that the weat...

Linda Cooper-Suggs


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.


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....

Jessica Bailey


Continuing education at Wilson Community College

By Jessica Bailey
| January 23, 2021

Did you know that Wilson Community College serves thousands of continuing education students every y...

Hal Tarleton


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


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


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


'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...

Hunt players celebrate after winning a point against Greenville Rose during an NCHSAA 3-A second-round playoff match Jan. 14 at Hunt. While the Lady Warriors didn’t win this match, they were part of a postseason that had the feel of ones of old, writes Jimmy Lewis, in part because the COVID-19 pandemic shortened the playoffs by a round and created matchups truly deserving of the postseason for the first time in a long time.


COVID-19 postseason can set the path for NCHSAA

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 19, 2021

Granted, there’s not much to take with us from a high school sports season that will go down in hist...

Fike’s Kyshon Atkinson (2) drives into the lane against Beddingfield’s Johtavious Murray during a game at Beddingfield on Jan. 12. Due to a Bruins player testing positive for COVID-19, both teams are out of action and in quarantine this week, one of several setbacks so far for area teams. However, the attempt to have a high school sports season has been largely successful without any outbreaks caused by teams.


Sports are part of the solution, not the problem

By Paul Durham
| January 19, 2021

While the winter high school sports season has been less forgiving than the fall season was for priv...