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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
To Downtown Wilson The small-town merchant bank founded 146 years ago in Wilson has remained true to its roots as it grew into a financial powerhouse with more than 1,900 U.S. branches and $220 … more
Merit: For the Fayettteville Police Department’s Lt. John Somerindyke and his Special Victims Unit, which arrested and charged a suspect with committing a string of rapes that terrified residents … more
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