10/24/2014 9:47 PM|
WCC gets a green light to grow
One of the problems of having wrapped presents under the Christmas tree for days prior to Dec. 25 is that their contents go unused for all that time. The gifts are in sight, but at the same time out o ...
10/23/2014 11:02 PM
Make your voice heard
Pumpkins and falling leaves are giving way to pink ribbons. And purple ones. And blue ones. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month and National Bullying Preventio ...
10/22/2014 9:56 PM
'The rest of the story'
“Hello, Americans!” For more than 30 years, Paul Harvey opened each broadcast with that line. Harvey charmed radio listeners on the ABC network with his smooth voice and his knack for tell ...
10/21/2014 10:46 PM
So what is your priority?
This year, millions of dollars have been funneled into North Carolina. And for what purpose? To inundate our airwaves with attack ads. When is the last time you watched a local commercial television s ...
10/20/2014 11:05 PM
Profit sharing, appeals and politics
When a power company gets a tax break, are its customers entitled to share in it? Yes, the N.C. Utilities Commission said in May. No, it said last week, reversing itself over the strenuous objec ...
10/19/2014 10:28 PM
Congratulations to Barton College
Congratulations are certainly in order for Barton College, located right here in Wilson. The school made a dean’s list of sorts. Actually, two of them. Both the Princeton Review and U.S. News ...
10/17/2014 11:01 PM
A tough, essential lesson
Many of you reading this editorial likely first took the wheel of an automobile before the age of cell phones. Many others took driver’s education prior to the popular use of text messages with ...
10/16/2014 10:40 PM
There are health issues near and far
We certainly welcome news concerning all the preparedness work here in Wilson County concerning the Ebola virus. In light of the glaring errors made by health care workers in Texas, undoubtedly offici ...
10/15/2014 11:41 PM
How are lawmakers going to fix this?
Energy costs have a big impact on families’ bottom line. A difference of a few pennies may not seem like a lot, but psychologically it can be. When the price of gasoline goes down it frees up mo ...
10/14/2014 9:11 PM
How did we get here and there?
Memoirs by a former defense secretary and a former ambassador to Iraq raise serious new questions about President Obama’s candor and sense of direction in the foreign challenges now facing the n ...
10/13/2014 10:35 PM
The toll of domestic violence
After a string of domestic violence news related to the National Football League during September, Pitt County sadly had plenty of its own history to carry into Domestic Violence Awareness Month. D ...
10/12/2014 10:00 PM
Guns dominate headlines, spark debate
RALEIGH – Sometimes the news of the day begs for a broader discussion of important issues. That happened one day last week on an always polarizing topic. Scrolling through Twitter, news websi ...
10/12/2014 10:00 PM
Ebola precautions key, not panic
Boone-based Christian relief agency Samaritan’s Purse sent off a 747 loaded with supplies for Ebola-stricken Liberia Oct. 1. The next day, U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis called for a travel b ...
10/12/2014 9:58 PM
Meaning of majority also rewritten
Meaning of majority also rewritten Forty-seven years ago as a ninth-grader I took civics. We were taught that in a democratic society, if a vote was taken, the majority was the winner. Not only has ...
10/10/2014 10:36 PM
Assessing our crime rates
Did you feel any safer last year? According to the Annual Summary Report of 2013 Uniform Crime Reporting Data released this week, crime rates across North Carolina dropped 7 percent from 2012 to 2013. ...
10/10/2014 12:40 AM
Nothing wrong with challenging your taxes
America’s cowboy philosopher of the 20th century, Will Rogers, quipped “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.” ...
10/8/2014 10:18 PM
Event spread great message but included troubling decision
Regardless of one’s political leaning, this week’s Moral Monday rally here in Wilson yielded some sage advice: “It’s time for a moral march to the polls.” We agree. Vo ...
10/7/2014 11:20 PM
Be an informed voter
Have you had your fill yet of U.S. Senate television ads for Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis? Countless times throughout the day, you see Hagan questioning Tillis’ commitment to education as N.C. spea ...
10/6/2014 11:47 PM
These efforts must go further
Duke Energy didn’t finish cleaning up the Dan River. Nor its reputation. It pledged at least another $2 million to the effort last week, part of a $10 million water resources fund that will p ...
10/5/2014 11:33 PM
Medical examiner reform a pressing priority
When young football player Evan Raines died last year during practice at Seventy First High School, his family had to wait more than a year to find out why. But they weren’t singled out for w ...
10/5/2014 11:33 PM
'Cry wolf' is the name
OK, we realize the city of Wilson didn’t come up with the name of a website it’s using for registering alarm systems, but we find it difficult to resist commenting on the name. After al ...
10/3/2014 10:16 PM
Grease proves to be one sticky issue
Remember the title song from the show Grease? “Grease is the word, is the word that you heard; It’s got groove, it’s got meaning; Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion.R ...
10/2/2014 9:56 PM
Our best advice: Register to vote now
As of the time we wrote this editorial North Carolinians can register to vote and cast their ballots on the same day. As of this moment votes cast in an incorrect precinct in November will count. B ...
10/1/2014 10:09 PM
State needs reform in treatment of mentally ill inmates
It’s hard to overstate the travesty that occurred in March when a North Carolina inmate with mental illness died of thirst. Only worse is the fact that, after an investigation, the state hasn ...
9/29/2014 11:10 PM
Execution logjam saved a man's life
North Carolina’s execution logjam saved an innocent man’s life. Henry Lee McCollum was released from Death Row after 30 years of waiting to die. DNA evidence connected another man to th ...
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