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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
Wilson County commissioners listened to their constituents, rolling back a proposed 3 percent increase in property tax during Monday evening’s meeting. Will the Wilson City Council show the same level of responsiveness on Thursday if … more
Two of the biggest bugaboos plaguing American colleges — censorship and the dearth of due process in student disciplinary hearings — will soon be under the microscope in Washington. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appointed Adam … more
When North Carolina prison officers weren’t gratuitously beating inmates or putting hot sauce on their testicles, they were selling them drugs, letting them carry out gang attacks or colluding with them on other crimes. And when they … more
Ten graduates earned the right to address their classmates during today’s commencement ceremonies as the class of 2017’s valedictorians and salutatorians. Academic all-stars like these are already a rare breed, but in Wilson County … more
Battle lines are drawn predictably — Second Amendment defenders on one side and gun control advocates on the other. But House Bill 746 has more to do with short-circuiting bureaucracy than expanding gun rights. You wouldn’t know it … more
If you didn’t laugh at comedienne Kathy Griffin’s decision to have a photograph published online of her holding what appeared to be the bloodied severed head of President Donald Trump, then you should see her act. It is equally … more
A state lawmaker’s personal grudge against the newspaper industry could end up hurting workers and delaying delivery for early risers. Sen. Trudy Wade, R-Guilford, filed a March 28 bill that would classify newspaper carriers as employees … more
Councilmen James Johnson and Tom Fyle will be on the right side of history if they vote against a city of Wilson budget that includes 37 percent raises for council members and the mayor. During a budget work session last Thursday, Johnson vowed … more
The tobacco warehouses, soda fountain and five-and-dime are gone, but loft apartments, offices, restaurants and boutiques are taking their place at a rapid clip. Historic downtown Wilson’s future is as bright as its glittering past. With … more
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