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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
The national debate over Donald Trump’s presidency is slowly shifting from legal questions to political considerations following special counsel Robert Mueller’s nearly two-year probe into … more
Body-worn cameras were supposed to serve as a silent witness in confrontations between police and civilians and usher in a new era of public confidence in law enforcement through transparency. As … more
THUMBS UP to the Healthcare Foundation of Wilson, which awarded nearly $700,000 in grants split between a dozen Wilson County nonprofits and public agencies. The money will pay dividends in our … more
For those who have not followed the reporting in recent weeks by this newspaper regarding our request for public emails and texts from the town of Youngsville pertaining to the sudden retirement of … more
Want to dust off the tackle box, grab the fishing poles and catch your own family seafood feast? Next Thursday, you’re fine. On Friday, you might have to pay a fine. Each year on the Fourth … more
When school begins on Monday, bus drivers will have their routes, students will have their class schedules and coaches will have their fall sports rosters — but teachers still won’t know how much … more
Turning its name into a cruel joke, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is planning to pull back important regulations on lenders who prey on people who struggle to make it from one … more
THUMBS UP to the Wilson County Board of Commissioners’ Animal Enforcement Committee, which agreed this week to fast-track the construction of a new animal shelter that would triple the current … more
Progressives predicted a hard swing to the right after Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation cemented a 5-4 conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court. So far this term, that fear hasn’t … more
It’s no exaggeration to call state Sen. Rick Horner a saver of four-legged lives. The Bailey Republican and Senate Education Committee co-chairman secured a $200,000 appropriation in the state … more
It was one of the deadliest years in the history of North Carolina’s prison system. Five prison employees were killed in two incidents at state prisons in 2017. Given the way our prisons were … more
It was Nixon who went to China. And now the forces for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina have their own unlikely champion. Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson, a conservative firebrand best … 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
While North Carolina has become more accommodating to those outside the two-party paradigm, with the recent recognition of the Green and Constitution parties, third-party and unaffiliated voters are … 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
Alumni of the University of North Carolina system are in a better position than most people to judge how good a job the system’s 16 schools are doing. That doesn’t mean others don’t have … more
A recently revealed report confirms the worst: that former U.S. Rep. Mel Watt “misused his position as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency by attempting to ‘coerce or induce’ a … more
Wilson County, your commissioners have heard you loud and clear. After a decade of delays, the Wilson County Board of Commissioners has committed to building a new public animal shelter to replace … more
THUMBS UP to Wilson County’s first responders, local governments and schools for their commitment to preparedness and public outreach in advance of Hurricane Dorian’s arrival. The Wilson … more
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