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State lawmakers might hamstring North Carolina’s ascendant hemp farming industry because police can’t yet reliably tell the difference between hemp and marijuana. The 2019 farm bill has been … more
If you live in the city of Wilson or in one of Wilson County’s seven incorporated towns and haven’t participated in one-stop early voting, today’s the day to make your voice heard. … more
THUMBS DOWN to continuing tension between Salvation Army of Wilson staff and volunteers and the national Salvation Army organization that’s threatening to overshadow the positive difference this … more
Will Bernie Sanders surge to victory in North Carolina, besting early favorite Joe Biden? Which conservative candidate has the best chance of giving U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield a run for his money … more
State officials are withholding vital public health information from Wilson County residents, leaving us in the dark on a COVID-19 outbreak at a Wilson food processing plant.  This week, the … more
Designating Wilson County a Second Amendment sanctuary won’t override any gun laws, but as part of a movement sweeping the state, it could stop new gun control efforts in their tracks. More than … more
As Wilson County enters a new decade, a modern animal shelter on N.C. 42 East will replace the crumbling eyesore on Airport Drive. And it took earnest efforts from Wilson County stakeholders to bring … 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
Along with public health, the COVID-19 pandemic is testing government transparency in North Carolina.  State officials have withheld vital information about coronavirus outbreaks that would … more
THUMBS UP to Gov. Roy Cooper for explaining that his statewide stay-at-home order designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 doesn’t prohibit public protests.  After N.C. Capitol police … 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
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
THUMBS UP to Wilson County residents and all North Carolinians who are limiting their travel, practicing social distancing and taking other precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19. Cellphone … 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
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
No air conditioning or box fans on boiling June days, no refrigerator humming to preserve food and no running water for showers, baths and hand-washing.  Those bleak conditions could become … 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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