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In these inflationary times, 50 cents won’t buy you a steaming cup of coffee or a cold cola from a vending machine. But the clink of two quarters in the coin slot still gets you a copy of today’s … more
The callers were indignant — and misinformed. They were calling The Robesonian to express their displeasure over the news that Shanita Wooten, the superintendent of the Public Schools of Robeson … more
Margaret Spellings is right: Public education is too expensive. Paying for it is a tough burden for all but the wealthiest families. For people of average means, tuition, fees and other costs are a … more
What should be done to build on the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park’s momentum in order to make downtown Wilson a regional destination? Was the Wilson City Council’s 37 percent pay raise a … more
On National Newspaper Week, North Carolina lawmakers will consider yet another last-ditch effort to punish the free and independent press in an influential state senator's home district. A memo … more
Could President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans finally take a step forward for illegal immigrants after Democrats failed? It might be a relatively small step — but it sure would be … more
Wilson Energy customers who struggle to pay their utility bills may be astonished to learn what becomes of the late fees they’re charged. Each year, the city-owned electric company transfers … more
James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” Ernest Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms” and “The Sun Also Rises.” Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple.” All … more
A changing of the guard will take place Sunday at Wilson Fire/Rescue Services. Albert Alston, an 18-year veteran who joined the department at age 19, will assume his new role as Wilson’s fire … more
President Donald Trump can’t reform the nation’s health care system unilaterally, but there’s one thing he can do — end Congress’ free ride. As yet another attempt to repeal and replace … more
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