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It’s bad news for North Carolina and its university system that Margaret Spellings is leaving the job of UNC president after only three years. Her departure is bad news for the university … more
Your school board will be given a single-question multiple-choice test Monday evening. If members have done their homework, it’s one they can all pass with flying colors. The public comment … more
Members of the N.C. General Assembly will get some legislative exercise to help burn off their Thanksgiving calories this year, returning to Raleigh for a late-November special session that will, … more
Wilson breathed a collective sigh of relief and saluted the Stars and Stripes when news of the armistice ending World War I broke on the morning of Nov. 11, 1918. “President Will Read Armistice … more
If you’re relieved that the bruising campaign for Wilson County’s state House seat is finally over, here’s a dark cloud for your silver lining: In less than two years, we’ll get to do this … more
Why are we not surprised? Why is it so easy to believe that high school sports fans would taunt an opposing player about his father’s death? Why does that not seem impossibly mean-spirited … more
The people of North Carolina need to answer two big questions: 1. Do we think that experiencing three major-flood-producing hurricanes in 20 years is a “new normal”? 2. If yes, based on … more
Hotheaded student-athletes and spiteful spectators gave the high school sports scene a black eye this week. Wilson County Schools leaders sidelined Hunt and Fike high schools from postseason play … more
More North Carolinians are voting in this year’s election than in the 2014 midterm. Unless you’re among the thousands of folks who took part in one-stop early voting, today’s the day to make … more
THUMBS UP to the N.C. Whirligig Festival, which will draw thousands of Wilson County residents and their eastern North Carolina neighbors to downtown Wilson's historic streets today and … more
The social network Gab.com styled itself as a defender of right-leaning and provocative speech that mainstream social networks couldn’t stomach. In that role, it blithely gave Robert Bowers, the … more
In the Trump era, buttoned-down, straight-laced conservatism is widely seen to have been replaced by wild-eyed, open-throated populism. Yet Trump has worked closely with Congress to deliver economic … more
We learned their names on Sunday. There were 11 of them, trapped and slaughtered in their house of worship, victims as old as 97. They died 500 miles away in Pittsburgh, and chances are that no … more
THUMBS UP to the Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity, which has kicked its fundraising efforts into high gear to make the dream of homeownership come true for more struggling Wilson County … more
Children in North Carolina aren’t learning to read fast enough or well enough. The state has invested millions. Hands are wringing, and heads are hitting hard against the wall. “Success” … more
Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield isn’t the first state lawmaker to face scrutiny over where she lives — nor is she likely to be the last. Residency challenges aren’t unheard of in local … more
The most impressive statement to make about Sears as it seeks bankruptcy court protection is also the most damning: Sears was the Amazon of its time. Impressive because Sears really was that … more
Halls of higher learning are becoming a refuge for the intellectually fragile and perpetually offended. A majority of American college students believe controversial speakers should be thrown off … more
The people, not the politicians, are the intended governors. The people govern by electing representatives to manage our civic affairs. When the people do not vote or when the impact of voting is … more
Jamal Khashoggi’s last column for The Washington Post, written shortly before his Oct. 2 disappearance and published Thursday, espouses the cause that animated most of his life: free expression in … more
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