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Education plan has no clear future
The Student Success Act replaces No Child Left Behind with “conservative reforms to restore local control and stop top-down education mandates,” House Speaker John Boehner’s office s ...



Despite pledges, you'll pay more taxes
Next state election cycle we think it will be interesting to see whether certain members of our state legislature will be working the spin machine at full throttle on the issue of taxes. Specifically ...



Chief justice will tell priorities today
North Carolina’s legislators are likely to be reminded today why they haven’t invited the chief justice to deliver State of the Judiciary remarks for the past 14 years: He always seems so ...



Back to the drawing board?
Joseph Heller not only wrote the book “Catch-22,” in the process he also gave the English language a new term. The book came out in 1961. We still use Catch-22 today to describe a circular ...



State picking winners and losers
Tax breaks for movie productions and historic property renovations are out. Tax breaks for more data centers are in. The North Carolina legislature is still picking “winners and losers,” b ...



Pivot back to markets
RALEIGH — Over the past four years, state policymakers in Raleigh have adopted a series of sweeping changes in public policy, including a new state tax code, school choice, new energy policies, ...



A huge victory, but battle may be ahead
By a vote of 3-2 Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission proclaimed that North Carolina law can’t restrict Greenlight’s broadband Internet service to just inside Wilson County̵ ...



Give ECU medical school more funding
The first class of the new four-year medical school at East Carolina University enrolled in 1977, and the mission of the school had been clearly stated by lawmakers who approved it: Boost the number o ...



Opinions, rules and free speech
Score one for free speech. Earlier this month the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition approved rules that will allow bloggers and others to offer their personal opinions on what constitute ...



An issue that keeps resurfacing
This week the Fayetteville City Council voted to offer Sanderson Farms incentives of $3.8 million if it would locate a chicken processing plant in Cumberland County. This follows an offer made last we ...



Air Force brass must answer for sneaky move
Top Air Force officials want to inactivate the 440th Airlift Wing, which is based at Fort Bragg’s Pope Airfield. After Congress set up hurdles to delay, review and possibly thwart those plans ...



Expand film grants to bolster competitive status
The film industry cried foul last year when state legislators halted an incentives program that had benefited TV and movie production. Lawmakers substituted less-generous grants. Until last week, e ...



United Way celebrates successful year
From “Mary Poppins” we learned that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. But the United Way of Wilson County found that a bit of medicine can help its annual fundraising campaig ...



This wasn't what we had in mind
When we previously stressed the need for action from the county on the controversial pet fee, this isn’t exactly what we had in mind. The county has begun (or resumed) sending threatening let ...



Unshackling the information
The Freedom of Information Act, first enacted in 1966, allows the public to see how their government functions — and fails to function — by providing access to official records. In fiscal ...



Safety first during this brutal weather
Sure, those groundhogs told us we had six more weeks of winter to go until spring. Who knew they were painfully accurate? For the past few weeks we’ve all been watching Old Man Winter’s ...



Arguments made, interesting ruling awaits
A decision on whether identification requirements will be mandatory in North Carolina elections could come from Superior Court Judge Michael Morgan at any time. Opponents of the voter ID law have s ...



Politics plus disease equals trouble
State health officials are right to urge North Carolina parents to get their children vaccinated for measles - even if there have been no cases reported in the state this year so far. Considering the ...



Congratulations to spelling champ
One doesn’t often think about the words “hydraulic” and “bratwurst” in the same context, but it’s likely that Olivia Pedigo will always associate them with her vict ...



State grading system doesn't add up
If we asked everyone in Wilson County to give a letter grade to each and every public school here, it’s likely we’d see a huge disparity in the responses. Each individual views a school th ...



How a tax cut becomes a tax hike
Good news, Wilson County motorists! Under a proposal making its way through the North Carolina General Assembly you and all drivers in North Carolina would be paying less tax on your gasoline purchase ...



Preservation tax credits: Keep reviving communities
In his “State of the State” address to the legislature Wednesday, Gov. Pat McCrory recommended reinstating some form of the historic preservation tax credits that the legislature allowed t ...



Dean Smith set example for us all
Dean E. Smith was neither a Tar Heel born, nor a Tar Heel bred. But North Carolinians can take pride in the fact that for more than 50 years he embodied the best our state could and should be and did ...



County needs to make it right - and fast
It’s been said that the road to “you know where” is paved with good intentions. That seems to aptly describe the situation with Wilson County’s animal fee. Pet owners – ...



Funding for driver's ed to change?
Among proposed funding cuts state lawmakers are considering during this legislative session is a measure that would remove state support for driver’s education. The Pitt County Board of Educatio ...




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