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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
A judge’s ruling has prompted a new debate over an old issue in North Carolina. Let’s clear things up. On the night of Sept. 2, U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder allowed six LGBT … 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
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
As many as 670,000 North Carolinians could gain sorely needed Medicaid coverage if Gov. Roy Cooper and members of both parties in the legislature will work together to help them. Now that voters … more
THUMBS UP to the prospect of more state economic development dollars flowing to Wilson County projects when the N.C. Department of Commerce’s new tier rankings take effect next year. Wilson and … more
With no fanfare, no stirring speeches, no applause and no ceremonial trappings, your school board recommitted itself to openness and accountability Wednesday evening. The Wilson County Board of … 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
Much of official Washington, members of Congress and members of the press who regard themselves as wise heads on foreign policy are in a state of apoplexy over President Donald Trump’s decision to … 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
College campuses will more closely resemble the rest of American society under the U.S. Department of Education's proposed rules for handling sexual harassment and sexual assault … more
Wilson County Health Director Teresa Ellen has a choice to make. Attorney Will Farris calls it a “no-brainer.” Farris’ client, For the Love of Dogs owner Max Fitz-Gerald, has asked to be … 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
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
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
Anita Earls, who was elected last week to a seat on the N.C. Supreme Court, ought to be happy that legislative Republicans apparently spend so much time reading Niccolo Machiavelli’s 16th century … 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
You plan to vote this election season, more and more of you are saying, a remarkable concept for an off-year election in North Carolina, when Congress tops the ballot. You either have a candidate you … more
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