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If we want to know why North Carolina schools haven’t improved anywhere near as much as we need them to, we can get a pretty good insight from former state Sen. Tony Rand. It’s about our North Carolina Education Lottery and how present-day … more
A statue of Robert E. Lee probably won’t be the last historical monument to be unceremoniously removed from its perch at Duke University. Duke President Vincent Price named 16 people to the newly formed Commission on Memory and History Sept. 1 … more
When Republican state legislators once again are called to account for their gerrymandered districts, their best defense will be, “We’ve gotten away with it before.” That and “Democrats did it, too” are true. Republicans and Democrats … more
A Wilson business is going the extra mile to help Wilson County schoolteachers stock their classrooms with supplies — and it’s an effort we can all pitch in to support. Brewmasters has begun its third annual Adopt-A-Classroom drive and is … more
A controversial symbol that can stand for Southern pride as well as racial prejudice has been banned from three North Carolina public school districts. Durham Public Schools became the latest district to censor the Confederate battle flag on … more
They’ll only be here for a year, but in that time, six of Wilson’s newest residents will have an outsize impact on our community’s health and quality of life. A half-dozen young people have begun their service year in Wilson through … more
By denying them a place to speak, some American colleges are playing right into white nationalists’ hands. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill became the latest school to unwisely make a First Amendment martyr out of a racist … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published in The Wilson Times on Sept. 1, 2014. The industrialization of America in the late 19th century gave rise to many things. We became a giant economic powerhouse. More consumer goods were made available … more
While Trump supporters demand the Trump administration be given the benefit of doubt — because no official has even been charged with a crime — the administration is ensuring others don’t receive the same courtesy. Attorney General Jeff … more
North Carolina has new legislative districts for 2018, and some incumbents — and the communities they represent — are at a disadvantage under the new maps. Republican Sen. Rick Horner of Wilson currently represents portions of Wilson, Nash … more
Fall sports are in full swing, which means high school coaches and athletics directors should be thinking not just about W’s but three H’s: Hearts, heads and heat. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death among young athletes, … more
President Donald Trump doesn’t change his mind much. And he’s especially unlikely to do an about face before a national audience. But he did just that during a prime-time broadcast last week, and we’re happy he did. In a televised speech, … more
Somewhere recently in a back office at ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut, the following conversation or something similar was had. ESPN executive No. 1: “OK, so who we got on play-by-play for the Virginia and William and Mary … more
As we draw close to the final approvals for the $5 billion, 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline, there’s a growing chorus of voices saying, “Hey, wait a minute — what about this?” We’re pleased that someone with some clout — someone who can … more
A full 25 years after the Global TransPark project began, the colossus of a cargo air depot in Kinston remains largely vacant, and state lawmakers seem content to keep throwing good money after … more
Gov. Roy Cooper will protect access to public records his office and all executive branch agencies maintain, but in order to spread the sunshine to town halls and county boardrooms, the General … more
If North Carolina's "ghost voters" were all clustered in one place, the swelling population would leapfrog Cary as the state's seventh-largest city. In 22 out of our 100 counties, the number of … more
We've had a good view of multiple failed journeys toward federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe, and this one feels like it has a chance for a different and more satisfying ending. No one pushed … more
Scientists are looking forward to learning a lot from the solar eclipse today. But the nation's energy suppliers don't want any surprises. That's especially important in North Carolina, the … more
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
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