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Just a couple of years ago, we believed America’s military services had finally begun to deal effectively with a huge and out-of-control problem: a virulent epidemic of sexual assaults. The problem … more
THUMBS UP to the city of Wilson, which is encouraging residential rainwater collection by buying rain barrels in bulk and selling them to Wilson residents for less than half the retail price. The … more
The notion of arming public school teachers has come around again, from some of the usual suspects in the General Assembly. This idea was floated last year but got nowhere, even when Republicans … more
In 2001, a grieving nation vowed it would “never forget” the 9/11 hijackers’ brutality or the first responders’ indomitable courage. Less than two decades later, our elected leaders have … more
Downtown Wilson is ready for its closeup. With some of the world’s best photography adorning shop windows, thousands of eyes and hundreds of camera lenses will train their sights on the … more
THUMBS UP to Mecklenburg County Superior Court Judge Lisa Bell, who sent a powerful message about the public’s right to know when she ordered police to release the full contents of body camera … more
A bipartisan bill with strong support in the General Assembly would require that North Carolina public school students learn about the systematic genocide of millions of Jews and others during World … more
North Carolina already bans texting and driving. Now state lawmakers want to prohibit all handheld use of smartphones and tablet computers behind the wheel. House Bill 144, the Hands-Free N.C. … more
It’s a surprising coalition. Some of our most conservative lawmakers and some of our most liberal reformers have joined forces for court reform — and especially for sentencing reform. It’s an … more
Hundreds of Wilson County educators plan to join thousands of colleagues in a May 1 teachers’ rally outside the N.C. General Assembly building. After an eleventh-hour cancellation for last … more
Don’t let the partisan political fog machines cloud things like April’s pollen. North Carolina’s public school teachers aren’t coming to Raleigh for a holiday. They are not “far-left” … more
This is big for Fayetteville and even bigger for North Carolina and the South. The N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center is an ambitious project with a simple mission: To tell the … more
When Wilson institutions serving different populations join forces, everyone stands to benefit. Three such current collaborations are proving that premise true. • Wilson Community College and … more
Imposing stiff penalties for drug dealers whose customers suffer overdose deaths might sound like justice, but addiction treatment advocates warn that such laws carry unintended consequences. The … more
News consumption is growing exponentially, but for the past decade, the revenue to news publishers has been on a decline. This is, in large part, because of the unbalanced relationship between … more
In a standoff pitting patients and taxpayers against the powerful state hospital lobby, a majority of your representatives in the N.C. House voted against your interests this week. Lawmakers … more
If you care about safe water for all, you should be celebrating the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s decision to order Duke Energy to excavate coal ash from its power plant … more
The measles vaccine saves lives. And it does not cause autism. The researchers and medical professionals who have been trying for years to convince parents of those truths just got what ought to … more
Goldsboro High School’s principal is under the microscope after some say he required more than a dozen teachers to list examples of white privilege they observe in their daily lives and in the … more
We’ve got candidates campaigning. We’ve got issues. We’ve got voters and an election schedule. The do-over race for the 9th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives has … more
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