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Local governments are required to post legal notices where the public is most likely to see them. Traditionally, that has been in general-circulation newspapers. It still is. But the state legislature is threatening to rescind requirements for … more
After laboring to make Wilson a better place for nearly four decades, Hal Tarleton is leaving the workforce for a well-deserved retirement. At month’s end, Tarleton will hang up his hammer at the Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity, the … more
THUMBS UP to state lawmakers for voting to raise the age for most adult criminal charges from 16 to 18, making North Carolina the last state to extend its juvenile court jurisdiction. After a “raise the age” bill cleared the N.C. … more
Imagine selecting the supermarket’s finest-quality produce, filling your buggy to the brim, skipping the checkout line and flinging a fistful of change at the cashier on your way out the door. Don’t give this a try — … more
The verdict’s in, and it should come as no surprise: Government can’t use intellectual property law to punish people for controversial speech. A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday struck down a portion of the 1946 Lanham Act, which … more
Let the punishment fit the crime. That should be the takeaway following Monday’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling that struck down a North Carolina law banishing all registered sex offenders from all forms of social media. The statute had … more
It was a classic American scene: Early in the morning, a group of men practicing for a baseball game against work rivals. But these weren’t regular guys. They were members of Congress. Nevertheless, they were playing in a public park, … more
Slowpokes in the left lane really grind Duane Hall’s gears. It’s a frustration many motorists share, but for most of us, it’s a minor inconvenience. As far as grievances go, it’s a watercooler gripe or banal banter for … more
THUMBS UP to badges and clerical collars coming together Wednesday morning for the third annual Sheriff and Pastors Unity Breakfast. Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard Jr. invited dozens of local faith leaders to the Wilson County Agriculture … more
Gov. Roy Cooper is trying to browbeat state lawmakers back to the drawing board in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down 28 of North Carolina’s legislative districts as racial gerrymanders. Cooper called a special session … more
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