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THUMBS UP to Wilson County’s public and private agencies working to prevent the new coronavirus from spreading by sharing a common-sense prevention message without stoking fear. As of this … more
A Wilson County man’s recent brush with the law has brought a little-known dog ownership restriction in the town of Sharpsburg to light. Gregory Cherry of Lincoln Street is due in court Tuesday … more
Journalists and lawmakers don’t always see eye to eye. But three state legislators agree that North Carolina needs a free and independent press to hold elected officials and … more
Gun rights supporters plan to ask Wilson County commissioners for a Second Amendment sanctuary resolution during Monday’s meeting. But commissioners may have already made up their minds. County … more
Wilsonians who want to watch their representatives in action can tune in to Channel 8, Greenlight Community Broadband’s government access channel. But if you want to hear what fellow residents have … 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
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
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
One of the affinities this region feels for Martin Luther King Jr. is that he was a Southerner. He was Georgia-born and educated, a top Baptist seminarian who went on to guide congregations in … 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
As a Senate impeachment trial and the partisan spectacle of a presidential election cast long shadows over the New Year, Wilsonians can take solace that, at least on the local level, there are more … 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
Editor’s note: It is, perhaps, the most well-known and beloved newspaper editorial of all time. On Sept. 21, 1897, The New York Sun answered 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon’s earnest question … 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
Two decades. More than 2,300 U.S. troop deaths. Roughly a trillion dollars. Time, blood and treasure haven’t stamped out the scourge of terrorism or transformed Afghanistan into a stable … 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
For nearly six decades, C. Bruce Rose has served Wilson and its people with a singular selflessness. Today, Wilsonians offer their gratitude for a job well done. It’s Bruce Rose Day in the city … 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 political Thanksgiving tradition observed last week likely struck Charles Ray Finch and his family as more galling than charming. Gov. Roy Cooper spared 45-pound toms Orville and Wilbur from … more
Former President Barack Obama is urging the crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates to temper their progressivism with a dose of pragmatism. Far-left policies like eliminating all … more
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