3/9/2014 11:48 PM|
Don’t miss the blood drive Altruistic behavior results from civilized man’s desire to help his fellow man with no expectation of the accrual of benefits. Altruism is a character trait w ...
3/9/2014 11:48 PM
'Roast' adds to Allen Thomas' legacy
It takes character to laugh at yourself and still more maturity and self-confidence to let others make jokes at your expense. Legendary Wilson attorney Allen Thomas endured some quips, barbs and on ...
3/7/2014 10:31 PM
State decision misses the mark
Consider this: We all want kids to be winners, so the next time they play soccer or hockey why not eliminate the goaltender? Without that person minding the net the rest of the players have a better c ...
3/7/2014 10:31 PM
Flappy birds, Orangeades, and an empty wallet
A couple of weeks ago, my two sons and I went out to eat lunch with a friend of mine. We sat down at the table to eat, ordered our drinks, and before you know it, we all four were looking at our phone ...
3/6/2014 11:53 PM
An eye-opening 'snapshot' worthy of action
Not that long ago when someone talked about getting a snapshot we understood that meant making a picture with a Kodak Instamatic or a Polaroid. It was a quick photograph taken by an amateur to capture ...
3/4/2014 11:53 PM
Volunteers make county a better place
One man donated 12 tons of food to needy families and helped uninsured women pay for breast cancer screenings. Another helped raise thousands of dollars for children’s after-school care. Both ...
3/3/2014 6:50 PM
Accountability, action needed on coal ash
Massive amounts of toxic coal ash have spilled into the Dan River, a source of water for businesses, residents and farms along both sides of the North Carolina-Virginia line. Fish from the river are u ...
3/1/2014 12:46 AM
We enjoy serving our community
Please excuse us if we seem to be crowing loudly about ourselves today. But it’s difficult not to express our happiness and pride following this week’s presentation of journalism awards at ...
2/27/2014 10:39 PM
Debate, the law and guns
Two stories this week point out once again the touchy nature of guns and laws. It’s a debate that will probably never end, and that’s actually a good thing. We need to continue the convers ...
2/26/2014 7:01 PM
Bright spot with family farm trends
The American family farm is a proud tradition that has long been in decline. Farmland continues to disappear, according to the latest government survey, and while the farms that remain have grown in s ...
2/25/2014 11:13 PM
Grieving mother right to create list of hotels with detectors
The anguish that must be borne following the accidental death of a child often leads to a powerful sense of resolve by grieving parents. Organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and the Nat ...
2/24/2014 10:34 PM
Editorial: FCC threatens press freedom
Government censors reading news stories over a reporter’s shoulder and steering interviews with a scowl sounds like a surreal scene in a George Orwell novel. But that was bureaucrats’ visi ...
2/24/2014 8:36 AM
A record worth celebrating in Wilson
United Way of Wilson County shared great news with the community this week. The 2013 campaign set a record with $1,308,296 in contributions. When you consider the state of the economy during the pa ...
2/21/2014 10:14 PM
Thriving downtown has undeniable value
Back in the 1960s the singer Petula Clark scored a hit with the catchy song “Downtown.” Thanks to your AM transistor radio you were swept away to a better place – to where “the ...
2/20/2014 11:40 PM
GOP right to push for coal-ash cleanup
Since winning the legislature in 2010 and the governor’s office in 2012, Republicans have been softening the state’s regulatory approach to business, being a partner, not an adversary. But ...
2/19/2014 11:39 PM
Police close the book on Tommy Evelyn
Back in the summer of 2012 our community experienced a crime wave. Fortunately the crimes were not violent. But when one’s home is broken into, residents can still feel personally violated. W ...
2/18/2014 10:29 PM
Economic development in challenging times
Before last week’s winter storm brought most of our local economy to a standstill, local officials and business people gathered to mull over ideas to rev up Wilson’s economic engine. Wi ...
2/17/2014 11:44 PM
Don't play politics with the people's records
It’s not an choice between right or left, but a simple matter of right and wrong. A showdown between Attorney General Roy Cooper — a likely Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 2016 ...
2/17/2014 11:43 PM
Major change is around the corner
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, by the end of the month our hospital will be under new majority ownership. This past week the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office gave its approval ...
2/16/2014 11:18 PM
Editorial: Playing politics with public records
It’s not an choice between right or left, but a simple matter of right and wrong. A showdown between Attorney General Roy Cooper — a likely Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 2016 &mda ...
2/13/2014 1:30 PM
Officials must back words with action
Our trusty Merriam-Webster Dictionary tells us that one definition for the word paradox is "a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true.” ...
2/12/2014 1:57 PM
Winter storm calls for preparedness, common sense
Plain, honest language is often the best way to get a message across. In warning North Carolina residents to be careful during Wednesday’s winter storm, Gov. Pat McCrory didn’t disappoint. ...
2/11/2014 4:54 PM
Teacher pay raise a good step, but more needed
North Carolina’s public school teachers have not been treated well over the past five years and they’re responding with their feet. Veteran teachers are leaving their jobs, either teach ...
2/10/2014 11:06 PM
Downtown light display is a bright idea
Downtown Wilson is a little brighter this winter, and it will stay that way until daylight saving time brings an extra hour of sunshine next month. The Wilson City Council on Thursday chose to supp ...
2/10/2014 11:04 PM
Good move to offset the pain
If you need further proof that predicting what will happen to energy costs is next to impossible, consider last week’s news about the price of natural gas here in Wilson. Actually, it’s no ...
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