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Historic downtown Wilson will soon be the location for an emerging industry: hemp and cannabidiol. “Marijuana contains high THC, low CBD while the hemp plant contains high CBD and low THC,” … more
Miriam Moore Dunn, beloved teacher and mentor to dozens of local people, died at the age of 91 on Oct. 20, 2018. "Mickey" Dunn, as she was affectionately called, taught Spanish, English, … more
If you’ve ever been involved in political campaigns, you know there comes a point when you have drained every ounce of energy and resources available and exhausted, you declare, “it’s all over … more
RALEIGH — Where is the best place to find good employment opportunities in the technology industry? According to a new study by the Computer Technology Industry Association, it’s not Silicon … more
A little more than 20 years ago, a Danish-Norwegian group named Aqua released the single “Barbie Girl.” The lyrics were pretty scandalous, but I was striking out on my own as a college freshman, … more
The N.C. General Assembly has had its share of face-offs with the courts. Repeatedly, judges have ruled unconstitutional any laws that would give executive power to the legislature — most recently … more
November has arrived, bringing beautiful fall colors, cooler temperatures and the anticipation of Thanksgiving gatherings. Another event that occurs during November is National Diabetes Month. You … more
RALEIGH — Has politics become polarized? Even if you and I agree on little else, I’ll bet we agree that the answer is clearly yes. But as the wild and wacky elections of 2018 near their close, … more
As a senior who wants to go college after the “glorious” high school life, I am required to take the SAT and ACT tests. Now, I have done this a total of four times already and will continue to do … more
Just like we have been doing for the last 35 years or so, my wife, Gale, and I went to the state fair in Raleigh last week. Because of scheduling conflicts we chose closing day — Sunday, Oct 21 … more
Wilson small business owners united this week to encourage customers to “shop small first” throughout November and December. “The idea for the two-month focus on small business this fall is … more
I know people with favorite sports teams. People have favorite books, songs, movies and pictures. We all have a favorite food or drink. I have been known to like some flowers and plants over others. … more
When my son was a toddler and just beginning to navigate the world of relationships outside of our home, I quickly learned through the tears, hurt feelings and failures of three year olds to keep … more
Give a creative, curious couple a single-engine airplane and a half-decade of travel time, and you might be surprised at what they can discover. Such was the case for James and Deborah Fallows, … more
Strange connections are some of my favorite observations to point out. Each year as we move toward the end of October and into the beginning of November, we have within a few days’ celebrations of … more
Although it’s been less than two months since I moved to Wilson and joined this wonderful team at Wilson Medical Center, I’ve already seen countless times the amount of hard work and dedication … more
Ready or not, here comes another Halloween, that unusual holiday that does not carry the tradition of a Christmas, Easter or Fourth of July but is still a time to dress up in a costume and act like a … more
September marked a decade since the bursting of the housing bubble, which was followed by the stock market meltdown and the government bailout of the big banks and Wall Street. Last week’s frantic … more
Last Friday’s game, relationships and missed homework assignments are not the only things high school students talk about. Real-life problems like cancer are also catching students’ attention. … more
Numerous employees and employers were recognized recently as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Wilson Committee for Persons with Disabilities usually has a formal lunch … more
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