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Even gambling’s fiercest opponents have to grudgingly tip their cap to the innovators who power North Carolina’s video sweepstakes industry. State laws are written and rewritten in futile attempts to shut sweepstakes centers down. … more
Wilson City Councilman Donald Evans shifted the House Bill 2 debate from the philosophical to the practical. During a Friday legislative breakfast hosted by the Wilson Economic Development Council, Evans preempted the arguments for and against … more
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is ready to place campus censors on academic probation. The second-term Republican announced plans this week to work with state lawmakers on a bill to be titled the Restore Campus Free Speech Act, which would reverse a … more
You’ve heard about the nanny state. How about the pet-sitter state? An unnecessary if well-intentioned bill filed Wednesday in the N.C. General Assembly would outlaw driving with a live animal in your lap. Rep. Garland Pierce, … more
If pro is the opposite of con, so goes a popular political jab, then Congress is the opposite of progress. Just 19 percent of Americans approve of the job our federal legislative branch is doing, according to a Gallup poll taken last month. … more
The goal is still within reach, but time is ticking away. State lawmakers are facing renewed pressure to repeal House Bill 2, the unenforceable transgender bathroom ban that’s cost North Carolina an estimated half-billion dollars, before … more
In his crackdown on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump has taken a hard line with “sanctuary cities,” pledging in an executive order to starve them of grant funding if they refuse to cooperate with federal officials. The … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was first published 30 years ago on Feb. 6, 1987. We echo its sentiments about the agency now known as the Wilson County Cooperative Extension. The Wilson County Agricultural Extension Service holds a meeting … more
Wilson has spent years carefully cultivating its reputation as a Southern tobacco town transformed into a haven for art aficionados. The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, a downtown showcase of North Carolina’s official state folk art and a … more
THUMBS UP to the Wilson Academy of Applied Technology, the early college on the campus of Beddingfield High School that recently wrapped up its inaugural semester. Students’ enthusiasm and engagement show this experiment in hands-on learning … more
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