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Slavery is very much alive and well in the United States. Though it was abolished more than 150 years ago, if a profit can be made on the exploitation of others there is usually a willing … more
Driving through North Carolina’s countryside this time of year is both good for the soul and a reminder of the importance agriculture plays in our state. The N.C. State College of Agriculture … more
RALEIGH — As we once again commemorate the formal birth of the United States, it’s important to think about what makes America exceptional — what makes it, despite evident flaws, so worthy of … more
WHITE OAK SWAMP Named in a grant to John Thomas in 1741. Begins 5 1/2 miles N.N.E. of Saratoga and about a half-mile W. of the Edgecombe County line and runs southwesterly into Toisnot Swamp about … more
It was an incredible month of activity in the United States Supreme Court. An expert baker, workers forced to pay fees to public employee unions and pregnancy crisis centers required to give … more
I wonder when it was that the last court jester hung up his fool’s hat and called it a day. I wonder that because I see those waning days for myself. Now, you might not see the connection … more
Last year’s reading of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s “Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses” deepened my thinking and elevated my respect for moss. Until I read this book, I had … more
There are many invasive species that are native to North Carolina. There are plants. There are fish. There are rodents. There are large, vicious mammals. Here at the Weaver house, we have been … more
On Tuesday, The Wilson Times ran an In Our Opinion piece titled "Licensing quacks undermines trust in medical doctors." The author desired to bring attention to House Bill 277, which establishes a … more
"Abolish ICE!" is the new rallying cry for progressive Democrats," reports NBC News's Alex Seitz-Wald. It's "a radical idea and one that was confined to the fringes just months ago," but one that … more
The little girl at the border with tears in her eyes. We saw her on front pages, on TV newscasts and on the cover of Time magazine. It's a powerful image - perhaps more responsible than anything … more
RALEIGH — Even though Gov. Roy Cooper is a Democrat and the North Carolina Supreme Court has a majority of justices with Democratic backgrounds, state Democrats will be trying to make 2018 a … more
At no point in my life, as a child or an adult, could I have been accused of being fashion-conscious. Very little of my time has been spent shopping for clothes, with most of my shirts and pants … more
The pools are splashing. Campgrounds and ball fields are hopping. The highways are filled with families heading out to spend quality time at beaches, mountains and other fun destinations across the … more
It’s no surprise that Democrats and everyone in the liberal media are blaming President Trump personally for the crying immigrant children at the border. He gets blamed for everything their … more
Who knew that we had elected a president who did not give a damn about motherhood, women, tears, love, equality and children? Who knew he had an ingrained admiration for dictators and dictatorial … more
Just over two months ago, Wilson County Home Health employees learned of the county Board of Health’s recommendation to sell the certificate of need to a for-profit home health agency, eliminating … more
RALEIGH — Should all Americans be required to purchase health insurance? This was a major bone of contention among conservative reformers during the health care debates of the 1990s. It was an … more
“Whoever thought I was going to live so long?” my 96-year-old mother asked. She isn’t alone. Ten thousand of us turn 65 every day. In 1990, North Carolina’s median age — meaning one … more
Income inequality is one of those terms that receives different reactions from people. Some view it as a natural result of our economic system. Others view it as the rich robbing the poor. Still … more
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