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Border Patrol agents with Customs and Border Protection, an agency already under scrutiny for how it treats migrants trying to receive asylum in the United States, gave the agency a major black eye … 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
Wilson officials have earned a belated pat on the back for their diligent work to reduce electric rates, which will remain below the state average even after a proposed 1.8% increase takes effect … 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
State lawmakers might hamstring North Carolina’s ascendant hemp farming industry because police can’t yet reliably tell the difference between hemp and marijuana. The 2019 farm bill has been … more
If you live in the city of Wilson or in one of Wilson County’s seven incorporated towns and haven’t participated in one-stop early voting, today’s the day to make your voice heard. … more
For the better part of two decades, Wilson County commissioners have kicked the can down the road. It’s up to county residents to decide when their elected representatives have finally run out of … more
When no crime’s been committed, there’s nothing to probe and no one to punish. So why are two North Carolina colleges wasting their time investigating protected speech? N.C. State University … more
THUMBS DOWN to continuing tension between Salvation Army of Wilson staff and volunteers and the national Salvation Army organization that’s threatening to overshadow the positive difference this … more
A bill put forward last week by state Sen. Joyce Krawiec of Forsyth County is worthy of every legislator’s support, as well as that of the public. The bill would ban female genital mutilation in … more
The first quarter of 2019 hasn’t closed and three of North Carolina’s top public higher education leaders are out of their jobs. The departures are no sign of their shortcomings. Rather, it is … more
Politicians hoard power for themselves and guard it jealously, while genuine leaders empower the people they represent. State Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield is showing Wilson County she belongs in the … 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
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
Before you swallow restrictionists’ claim that North Carolina’s state monopoly on liquor sales is a good-government success story, ask yourself where all the bottle rockets come from. Aerial … 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
Some college basketball players are calling out the NCAA for an ad that paints a misleading portrayal of a day in the life of a “student-athlete.” Good for them. The 30-second ad has been in … more
As Wilson County enters a new decade, a modern animal shelter on N.C. 42 East will replace the crumbling eyesore on Airport Drive. And it took earnest efforts from Wilson County stakeholders to bring … more
Usually they are ceremonial. Occasionally they’re controversial. And once in a blue moon, they can move mountains with an appeal to the human conscience that cries out for justice. Resolutions … 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
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