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Good for the state Senate for — finally — joining the N.C. House of Representatives in efforts to change the state’s unfair grading system for public schools. For several years, the House … more
On this 243rd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Americans will celebrate with hardly a thought for the risks and sacrifices of their forefathers. A little patriotic music, perhaps, some … more
Local government leaders who lobbied to make police body camera video confidential might lack the stomach for secrecy when loose lips could land them behind bars. In a fascinating legal twist, … more
Years of planning and painstaking work are making Wilson’s #DowntownTurnaround a reality. While we’ve joined civic boosters in celebrating each milestone along the way, Thursday’s economic … 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
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
Not long ago, measles was virtually extinct in America. Now the disease is back and spreading fast, and we have our own willful ignorance to blame. Consider “The Brady Bunch.” Some … more
The Wilson County Animal Shelter is “crumbling,” and county commissioners have no timeline to replace it despite collecting a full decade’s worth of pet registration fees to fund a new shelter. … more
Trump 2.0 was officially scheduled to launch Tuesday night as Donald Trump prepared to kick off his 2020 campaign with a rally in Orlando, Florida. In Cumberland County, area Republicans set a watch … more
If Wilson County commissioners plan to keep their word and expedite the construction of a new animal shelter, it appears they haven’t relayed that message to County Manager Denise Stinagle. The … more
The case for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina has only become more compelling with time. A new study suggests that it has resulted in fewer middle-aged Americans dying from heart disease. … 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
If the war in Afghanistan has been anything, it has been a disappointment. After 17 years of fighting that has seen thousands of deaths and nearly a trillion dollars in expenses, Americans are … more
THUMBS UP to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office for solving a 3 ½-decade-old homicide thanks to advances in forensic technology, persistence and good, old-fashioned detective work. Sheriff’s … more
President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Greenville last week showed extreme positions on the right and left continue to edge away from the fringes and creep toward the center. Swift … more
On Sunday, journalists’ inboxes overflowed with politicians’ statements of admiration for the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones and his consistent independence from party. On Monday, this headline … more
As North Carolina lawmakers convene the General Assembly’s 2019 long session today, student journalists, educators and press freedom advocates are calling on state legislatures throughout the … more
Thursday is for turkey, family and football. Friday is for big-box doorbusters. And Saturday is for shopping local. Small Business Saturday, a campaign supporting mom-and-pop shops that’s only … more
A Republican state Senate candidate is making headlines throughout North Carolina for all the wrong reasons. Dennis Nielsen was served with a domestic violence protective order after wife Karen … more
For the second time in six months, the bigwigs in Chapel Hill appear to be gunning for an East Carolina University chancellor’s job. Former Chancellor Cecil Staton announced his departure from … more
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