WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Which do you have at your home for Thanksgiving — stuffing or dressing? Do you go for jellied cranberry sauce or does your palate go more toward real berries? Sweet potatoes, yams or plain … more
While some Wilsonians fill their Christmas lists with the hottest toys and latest and greatest gadgets, others have their hearts set on more modest hopes. A pair of shoes that aren’t weathered … more
We’re not sure how much good it will do to sue the pharmaceutical industry, but the opioid crisis has become so severe that we must try. Buncombe County has filed a federal lawsuit naming 23 … more
Members of a General Assembly oversight committee last week got what we hope they found a frightening overview of this state’s opioid-abuse problem. What our lawmakers choose to do about it will … more
Gregory Parks is the only person who knows what transpired between him and 20-year-old Isabel “Chaveli” Palacios in his home on July 31, 2015 — but he wasn’t the sole witness. DNA test … more
Before the first fine was issued, a controversial red light camera scheme had already begun causing legal headaches for the city of Greenville. Automated traffic enforcement cameras began … more
So far this year, five prison employees have died from attacks by inmates. Four of those deaths were the result of an Oct. 12 escape attempt at Pasquotank Correctional Institution. The breakout … more
Former Gov. Jim Hunt’s endorsement of an independent candidate over a Democrat in the Raleigh mayoral race has ruffled some feathers among the party faithful. Hunt backed unaffiliated incumbent … more
Pop quiz: When teachers dig into threadbare pockets and purses to buy essential supplies for cash-starved classrooms, should the federal government demand a cut of what they spend? A.) No, … more
They’re right, and most legislators in both parties agree. The trouble is, it appears that the Republicans who are leading the remapping effort are putting a premium on getting more Republican … more
Author, businessman and decorated Marine veteran Karl Marlantes wrote, "When the peace treaty is signed, the war isn't over for the veterans, or the family. It's just starting." In 1968, at the … more
By all indications, Republican Rep. Walter Jones of eastern North Carolina is a man who has learned the lesson of war: It’s real and it has permanent consequences. More than 11,000 times in the … more
Wilson County has a profound local-level civic engagement problem. There is no other conclusion that can be drawn from Tuesday night’s election returns. Just 6.81 percent of eligible voters … more
Bipartisanship may be on life support in Washington these days, but two North Carolina congressmen were able to revive it in the ambulance. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a Wilson Democrat, and Rep. Richard Hudson... more
As an interest rate for your certificate of deposit or a glass of cold, creamy milk, 2 percent can be a good thing. As the proportion of eligible Wilson County voters to cast ballots in today’s … more
When two half-brothers from Red Springs were released from prison after spending three decades there for a rape and murder that they didn’t commit, what happened next was easy to predict: The … more
As Wilson celebrates its signature folk art with the North Carolina Whirligig Festival this weekend, city leaders are considering a compromise that would preserve another piece of our artistic … more
Trouble is, the declaration doesn’t mean anything new in the way of addressing the crisis. It also expires in 90 days (although Mr. Trump can renew it). Solving this long-festering problem will … more
A monument to Wilson County’s world-renowned folk artist and his whimsical creations will open its gates to the world today, fulfilling a dream seven years in the making. State and local … more
The approach offers … more
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