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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
Charles Ray Finch is finally free. But after serving 43 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, he left state custody with little more than the clothes on his back. No mortal can return … more
There’s a scourge threatening the neighborhoods of North Carolina. Thankfully, it’s no match for the long arm of the legislature. Earlier this month, a Republican lawmaker did what lawmakers … 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
Want to know how your Wilson City Council hopefuls plan to patch potholes, lure new industries to town, expand parks and recreation offerings and keep Wilsonians safe from crime? If you come out … more
In 1984, Congress used its power of the purse to limit alcohol sales to buyers 21 and up. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act threatened state legislatures with a loss of federal highway funds if … more
Larraine Mandeville is sick and tired of the excuses. And she isn’t alone. Voicing the frustration of dozens in the room and thousands of Wilson County taxpayers, the former animal control … more
Justice came four decades too late, but it finally arrived under overcast skies last Thursday in rural Greene County. Charles Ray Finch, a Wilson native who was railroaded through the court … more
It’s time to follow the Lone Star State’s lead — North Carolina needs a lemonade freedom law. On June 10, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 234 to prevent overzealous police … more
Wilson County education leaders are asking the state for $15 million in school construction funding to expand an innovative early college concept that could be a model for similar programs statewide. … 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
Before it became a cliché, it was an apt metaphor, and before that, a literal means of challenging a top-ranked boxer to a bout. In the early 19th century, contenders would indeed throw their … more
Judges have sent North Carolina lawmakers back to the drawing board to redraft the state’s lopsided legislative district maps. Again. A panel of three Superior Court judges handed down the … more
It wasn’t a mere mistake, sloppy detective work or prosecutorial tunnel vision that locked Charles Ray Finch away for a murder he didn’t commit, a bombshell lawsuit alleges. Instead, lawyers … more
Counties in northeastern North Carolina are making real progress in developing wind energy. Unfortunately, the Republicans who control the state legislature are doing all they can to put the brakes … more
Homelessness is not just about being without a home. It’s about being without a friend, without a family member, without someone who can be your first resort, or your last. As Robert … more
Eight decades after the anti-pot propaganda film “Reefer Madness” stirred a moral panic over marijuana, cops and prosecutors in North Carolina are bending the truth to bind hemp to its infamous … 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
While local liquor boards try to make the case that bureaucrats can do a better job than private businesses when it comes to managing the sale of alcoholic beverages, some small-minded censors at the … more
With the state legislature in session, one topic being approached from several directions deserves all the support that can be mustered: Education. And by “support,” we do mean … more
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