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One Store Condones, Another Condemns Post-Florence Looters

A tale of two lootings might start this way: It was the best of responses. It was the worst of responses. The contrast between break-ins at a Family Dollar store in Wilmington and a family-owned … more

Let’s Do What We Can To Help Carry Each Other

One thing that will be absolutely essential is patience, especially in the next several weeks as emergency and life-threatening conditions persist. How much destruction and misery can one region … more

Benson Knows How To Take On Mother Nature

Want to know how to stay ahead of a storm like Hurricane Florence? Plan and invest. This is exactly what the Town of Benson did in anticipation of massive floodwaters that normally accompany a … more

Not All Heroes Wear Uniforms

Citizens of Harnett and surrounding counties have come to expect excellent service from public servants during emergencies. The men and women of the law enforcement, fire and rescue departments once … more

Tar Heel Editors Speak Out

It’s quite a sight, that big, blue crane downtown. It’s just a tool, of course — an essential one at that. It’s lifting the girders and other steel work that will build a new parking deck, … more

Flood-Weary Coastal NC Prepares For Worst, Again

Since 1999’s Floyd, we’ve come to the conclusion that with hurricanes, water is the new wind. Smarter construction methods — from beefed-up building codes to plain old common sense — seem … more

9/11 Terror Attacks United Americans At Devastating Cost

In observance of Patriot Day, The Wilson Times republished two editorials written shortly after 9/11. Here is one of them, published on Sept. 19, 2001. Sunday’s community service on the Wilson … more

We Should

It was now 17 years ago, like this year, on a Tuesday, that the worst terror attack in American history took place. Though the years continue to pass by, and Sept. 11, 2001, fades further into the … more

Win Battles, Lose A War

There was a big drug bust in Harnett County last week. Warrants were issued for 30 people, 16 of whom were arrested Thursday. Investigators seized drugs, guns and cash and brought charges that … more

Tar Heel Editors Speak Out

The worst thing about the grim news on the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is realizing that so many of those people did not have to die. Nearly a year after the storm slammed the … more

Secret Price Lists Inflate Taxpayers’ Health Care Costs

State Treasurer Dale Folwell asked a simple question: How much should North Carolina taxpayers be shelling out for state workers to receive care at UNC Health medical facilities? The University of … more

Keep N.C. Government In Balance, Accountable

When all of the state’s living former governors, including Pat McCrory, and all of the state’s former chief justices, including arch-conservative I. Beverly Lake Jr., come out against something … more
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