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THUMBS UP to the Healthcare Foundation of Wilson and the 17 worthy benefactors it supported with roughly $1.1 million in community grants awarded during a Tuesday luncheon. If wealth brings health … more
In case you haven’t noticed, the Republican faction running North Carolina’s legislature doesn’t play well with others. If the game isn’t going their way, they’re likely to flip the board … more
Police officers aren’t asked to buy their own handcuffs or radios. … more
It’s encouraging to learn that Andrew Craig Brunson, the evangelical Christian pastor originally from Black Mountain who has been jailed in Turkey on what seem to be trumped-up charges, has been … more
The story is mind-boggling: Three full-fledged gambling casinos, doing business around the clock, policed by their own law-enforcement operation and owned by a group that claims to be an American … more
Truckers torqued off by Rocky Mount's ridiculous new parking rules thought they could find more hospitality and smaller government a few exits down Interstate 95. Not so fast, we regret to … more
The Statue of Liberty holds her torch aloft, but it's the blindfolded, scale-hoisting Lady Justice who will soon be asked, "Got a light?" Steamed smokers sued the U.S. Department of Housing and … more
Your North Carolina General Assembly steamed into special session on Tuesday allegedly to adjust the words that would appear on ballots this fall to help you understand proposed constitutional … more
Authorities were doing their job when they raided the Tuscarora Nation's unlicensed casinos. They stretched the truth, however, when they described the Tuscarora as a "sovereign citizen group." In … more
We hope that by the time Robert Wilkie is confirmed as the country’s next secretary of Veterans Affairs, there’ll still be a functioning agency left for him to run. The purge being carried out by … more
The immediate thought is to suggest the word “head” should be dropped from the title of University of North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora. Or to tell him to get his head back into the … more
From feeding needy families to providing afterschool activities for kids and teens to bringing the Christmas spirit to life, The Salvation Army of Wilson makes our community a better place. The … more
THUMBS UP to an expansion of early voting opportunities in November’s midterms that received the Wilson County Board of Elections’ stamp of approval this week. The four-member bipartisan … more
The N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center is making steady progress toward becoming a brick-and-mortar reality. Support for the center is growing, but not without great difficulty in … more
Editor’s Note: When a columnist for IndyWeek suggested the Durham Performing Arts Center should cancel Jordan Peterson’s upcoming lecture, I reached out to the alt-weekly and offered to provide a … more
Despite last weekend’s beautiful weather, many North Carolinians spent at least some of their time inside movie theaters, adding to the $76 million opening weekend profits of “Ant-Man and the … more
President Trump’s big reveal last Monday night introduced much of the country to his Supreme Court nominee, federal judge Brett Kavanaugh, whom Trump hopes will replace retiring Justice Anthony … more
THUMBS UP to Wilson County farmers who pooled their money and labor to repair the Silver Lake dam, a fix that’s already begun transforming the dry lakebed into a reservoir for agriculture and a … more
Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Monday night nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court is still sending shockwaves across the legal landscape. But even as they interpret law and chisel precedent in stone, the … more
Elected officials waded into constitutional quicksand Friday, opposing psychologist and author Jordan B. Peterson's Sept. 10 appearance at the Durham Performing Arts Center and pressuring the theater … more
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