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There's a difference between Wilson's Civil War memorials and the statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia. That difference may not matter to those who want Confederate symbols … more
Not only have North Carolina's new legislative districts not been set in stone, they're yet to be inked in. But the framework lawmakers will use to draw the maps suggests a lurch to the left for … more
The tipping point, we believe, was reached on Saturday. About 500 Nazis got exactly what they wanted, which was attention and then violence, but to their regret they might have circled Aug. 12 as … more
A gruesome crime cast a pall over Christmas Eve in Wilson County. As Wilsonians settled in for yuletide celebrations, many saw news stories online and on TV reporting that sheriff's deputies had … more
Barton College provides students with a top-flight education on a stately campus and offers abundant opportunities for personal growth outside the classroom through athletics, student government, … more
If newly named White House Chief of Staff John Kelly succeeds in bringing some order to the Trump administration, we hope he'll get the president and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ponder this: … more
The need is staggering, but the surge of support is heartwarming. About 3,000 students will receive backpacks loaded with school supplies today as Darden Middle hosts Wilson County Schools’ annual Operation Backpack … more
College students buying back-to-school gear can trade in their muzzles for a megaphone. When the fall semester begins at North Carolina’s public universities later this month, a long-overdue state law protecting students’ free speech … more
Rep. George Holding’s reluctance to hold town hall meetings has made him an easy target in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s crosshairs. The fundraising group launched a website, HoldingTownHallWatch.com, keeping tabs … more
Complex rules designed to prevent risky lending at the nation’s trillion-dollar titans of “too-big-to-fail” finance likely cost Wilson its only locally owned community bank. Rocky Mount-based Providence Bank plans to acquire … more
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