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Our Opinion: King's dream should convict, challenge and unite us

A Wilson Times editorial
| January 16, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream of equality, justice and unity with a quarter million people...

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Wishing for Wilson: Pandemic recovery and business revival

A Wilson Times editorial
| December 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic walloped Wilson County in 2020, infecting thousands, claiming more than 100 li...


Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

The New York Sun
| December 22, 2020

We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time ...

Spring Hope commissioners and Police Chief Nathan Gant discussed two young skateboarders during the town board's Dec. 7 meeting.


Our Opinion: Skateboarding is not a crime, commissioners

A Wilson Times editorial
| December 21, 2020

Psychologist and public intellectual Jordan Peterson’s bestseller “12 Rules for Life” should be requ...

Our Opinion: Free, independent press is a uniquely American concept

A Wilson Times editorial
| December 14, 2020

Religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. If you can recite that list from memory, you’re ahead o...

Our Opinion: Stealing signs squelches voters' political speech

A Wilson Times editorial
| September 28, 2020

It’s not a prank, a protest or political activism. Plain and simple, it’s a crime. Thieves uprooted more than 100 campaign signs for President Donald Trump from Wilson roadsides …

Our Opinion: Cooper-Suggs, Rankin share their Raleigh road maps

A Times editorial
| September 24, 2020

Linda Cooper-Suggs and Mick Rankin have each set their course for the same destination — a healthy, prosperous and well-educated North Carolina. They’re just following vastly different …

Our Opinion: King's dream should convict, challenge and unite us

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 27, 2020

Fifty-seven years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream of equality, justice and unity with a quarter million people in the nation’s capital.  Delivered from the Lincoln Memori...

Our Opinion: Wilson benefits from frank talk on race relations

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 20, 2020

Wilson Mayor Carlton Stevens says two police officers wrestled him onto the hood of his car during a traffic stop in a neighboring city.  Officers told him they were looking for an African …

Our Opinion: Crime coverage doesn't require mug shot gallery

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 10, 2020

When you see an unfamiliar face, your subconscious forms a first impression in less time than it takes to blink. Neuroscience tells us the human mind’s hardwired to interpret facial expressions …

Our Opinion: Political clothing offers no excuse to mistreat guests

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 4, 2020

Rachel Williams says a T-shirt got her thrown out of a Wilson doctor’s office. In the Charlotte suburb of Gastonia, Lydia Sturgues-Robinson said an ice cream parlor booted her over a …

Our Opinion: Wilson can relax mural, sign rules to boost business

A Wilson Times editorial
| July 23, 2020

THUMBS UP to Wilson city officials for recommending rule changes that would give businesses more artistic freedom and more leeway to advertise limited-time deals.  The Wilson City Council …

Our Opinion: Farmer-Butterfield gave Wilsonians a voice in government

A Wilson Times editorial
| July 10, 2020

Each desk on the N.C. House floor is equipped with a microphone. Jean Farmer-Butterfield said she’d use hers to amplify Wilson County residents’ voices, and she’s kept that promise …

Our Opinion: Founding principles still inspire America

A Times archive editorial
| July 3, 2020

Happy birthday, America!  Like many holidays, Saturday’s celebration of the Declaration of Independence’s signing is wrapped in myth and collective wisdom.  The …

Our Opinion: Mask mandate drafts cashiers, clerks as Cooper's cops

A Wilson Times editorial
| June 25, 2020

North Carolina’s newest law enforcers won’t be sworn to protect and serve. They’ll be unarmed, and instead of badges, their uniforms will feature name tags from supermarkets, …

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