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I have been accused of a lot of things in the half century I have been on this earth, but I have never been accused of being a morning person. I don’t hate mornings, per se, but I will admit … more
RALEIGH — When we commemorate the birthday of the United States of America, we don’t just celebrate a place, a set of governmental institutions and a shared history that binds together people … more
For the past 13 months, I’ve spent my evenings in downtown Wilson working with some of the finest journalists and media professionals in the state. It’s a privilege I don’t take … more
One of North Carolina’s great traditions is the annual community gathering to observe Independence Day. In the town of Oriental, all the churches unite for an outdoor community worship service held … more
Faith is a force that comes from our integrity. It is the expression of what we really are. Faith is the power of our creation because we use faith to create our life story and to transform our life … more
We charge you, King George, with “a long train of abuses” designed to “establish an absolute tyranny over these states.” Our 1776 Declaration of Independence was also a Declaration of … more
Opponents of partisan gerrymandering were bitterly disappointed last week when the Supreme Court ruled that the federal courts are not the proper remedy, upholding North Carolina’s congressional … more
All right, kids, our lesson for today will be devoted to the word “right,” possibly one of the most versatile words in the English language. While the basic definition for “right” as … more
RALEIGH — Many political and education leaders in North Carolina say our economy would be better off if our level of educational attainment was higher. They’re probably right about that, as long … more
I am in trouble and you can help. It is all about food, about the closing of some of the best barbecue and country cooking eateries that I featured in my “North Carolina Roadside … more
Is it possible to pluck one newsworthy moment from Wednesday night’s cacophonous 10-contestant Democratic quiz show? You bet. Here we go: Moderator Lester Holt asked, “Who here would abolish … more
“The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, pointed out in an Instagram video on June 18. Republicans quickly ducked … more
Summer has arrived, some would say with a vengeance. Humans have complained about the heat and the cold for unrecorded generations, but our modern civilization gives us more to talk about. Weather … more
“You can’t see the forest for the trees” is an idiom that can be interpreted in a number of ways. When you see a forest, do you see the trees, or do you see the complex combination of plant … more
Free breakfast! Bob would like to invite you to breakfast at 9 a.m. on Sundays at Ascension Lutheran Church on Nash Street. And when I say breakfast, I’m not talking Pop-Tarts and cold cereal. … more
I look around my house, and I see a lot of things that need to be fixed. I once tried to be a good homeowner and compile a list, complete with estimates, but it left me feeling overwhelmed and … more
RALEIGH — Our immigration system is clearly broken. The consequences are evident on our borders, in our judicial system and right here in North Carolina. Unfortunately, Gov. Roy Cooper, Democratic … more
Dr. John Scarra, author of a letter published June 18 in The Wilson Times, is a lot like me. We are both obstetricians. We are both passionate about the health care of women. And, we both want to … more
As adults, it is hard to sometimes fit our health into our busy schedules, especially if we think it may require more time spent in a doctor’s office or an additional cost. At Home Health of … more
In mid-June, Facebook — in cahoots with 28 partners in the financial and tech sectors — announced plans to introduce Libra, a blockchain-based virtual currency. The world’s governments and … more
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