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Here’s what North Carolina public school educators face in providing a quality education to the state’s children: • School buildings where sewage seeps up through floors and … more
It takes a lot of gall for cities that rely on involuntary taxation to penalize private charity. Fayetteville is making headlines this week for its bizarre ban on driver-to-pedestrian exchanges, … more
“We know a thing or two about health care because we’ve done a thing or two in health care.” Those are the words of Dr. Robin Cummings, the chancellor at the University of North Carolina at … more
Despite a recent bloom of political activism and passion, history suggests that come Election Day, most people will opt out of their most important duty as citizen — voting. The StarNews … more
A parent and a retired teacher who wanted to express support for embattled Fike High School girls soccer coach Toni Varacchi were silenced at this week’s school board meeting, but it’s the rules … more
Our state’s flagship public university can no longer hide behind federal student privacy laws when it comes to shielding the people it’s disciplined for sexual misconduct from scrutiny. A … more
It’s fashionable to argue that newspapers are dead, or at least rapidly dying. But this week’s unveiling of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes is a heartening reminder of journalism’s strength in America … more
College students may not understand free speech, but at the University of North Carolina, professors seem plenty willing to teach them. The UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Council voted 28-4 last Friday … more
It’s becoming increasingly evident that the spread of GenX into the water supply from the Chemours plant is an air-pollution problem too. There are, in fact, several ways that the chemical used … more
Shouting at a teacher, shoving a classmate in the hallway or swiping a snack from the cafeteria used to land kids in the principal’s office. Now these youthful indiscretions send them to … more
Should local authorities have a role in federal immigration enforcement? A comparative case study will play out in Wilson and Nash counties, next-door neighbors who are employing opposite … more
Add another sign to the green metal markers alerting drivers that they’ve entered Wilson County. It should read “Now Hiring.” When the N.C. Department of Commerce released unemployment … more
Teresa O’Dell, the clerk of superior court in Surry County, had an idea, a really awful, reprehensible idea that needs to be quashed as even a possibility, much less a strategy. O’Dell, a … more
What’s good for the gun control goose is good for the pro-life gander. That’s the principle behind a national student walkout scheduled today to protest abortion policies nearly a month after … more
A TV anchor stares at the camera and recites a seemingly benign script about the dangers of fake news and why her station prides itself on “quality, balanced journalism.” But it’s not just that … more
For the past few weeks, all the president’s talk about trade wars has been an abstract notion for most of us — a concern for policymakers in Washington but nothing that would come home to disrupt … more
A high-stakes game of one-upmanship between President Donald Trump’s administration and the Chinese government should give Wilson County farmers cause for concern. China recently announced plans … more
There are valid criticisms of the public pressure campaign to take conservative commentator Laura Ingraham off the air. The free-speech dodge isn’t one of them. The host of “Ingraham Angle” … more
A recent report from a progressive advocacy and research group that says North Carolina’s traditional public schools are becoming more segregated by race and income should concern everyone … more
Local history buffs can spend a Saturday preserving the site of the closest Civil War battle to Wilson County, a skirmish in the war’s waning days that marked the Confederate Army’s last … more
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