WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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To its credit, North Carolina was a national leader in saying no to the payday lending that takes advantage of people who struggle to get by from paycheck to paycheck. Payday lending has been … more
The Greek state of Epirus’ clashes with Rome make a fitting history lesson for today, when thousands of North … more
The point of origin in this monstrous pandemic of opioid addiction always has seemed clear: Doctors overprescribed highly addictive painkillers that manufacturers overproduced and overmarketed. … more
The tiny town of Sharpsburg made national news for all the wrong reasons last week. Mayor-elect Robert Williams Jr.’s arrest on drunken driving charges — less than an hour after the polls … more
Wilson County animal advocates’ anger isn’t misplaced. It’s just been misdirected. Rescue group volunteers are right to be frustrated — furious, even — that pet owners have paid … more
We are in a good place when it comes to North Korea, historically speaking, and the table is set for President Trump in the much-anticipated summit between our countries in the coming weeks. North … more
The news that a full seven out of 10 children in Robeson County were living in poverty in 2016 is distressing, mitigated mildly in that it was down a couple of percentage points from the year … more
Disgraced comic Bill Cosby, now a convicted sex offender, is losing degrees faster than a garden thermometer in a midwinter snowstorm. Over the years, Cosby’s racked up roughly five-dozen … more
If you don’t think your vote can make a difference today, you haven’t done the math. Let’s crunch the numbers: There are 55,439 registered voters in Wilson County. Only Democrats (29,034) … more
It’s been 19 months since Hurricane Matthew slammed into North Carolina and dropped record-setting rainfall that caused record-setting flooding. Cumberland and Robeson counties were among the worst … more
It’s time for Wilson County voters to stand up and be counted. Today is the final day of early voting in the 2018 primaries and Election Day is Tuesday. Those who haven’t already made it to … more
Beddingfield High School students survived a brush with danger when a charter bus ferrying them home to Wilson from a Florida trip veered off the highway and into a ditch last Sunday. The … more
It was only a few years ago that most Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly were pushing hard for reforms that would take redistricting power away from lawmakers and give it to a nonpartisan … more
Like a good point guard on any winning team, the Commission on College Basketball set the offense in motion Wednesday and dished out several assists to help the NCAA, the NBA and the AAU make moves … more
Just about every American knows the importance of 1776, when 13 colonies declared their independence and created a democratic experiment unlike any other in world history. We will celebrate the 242nd … more
A powerful person or organization attacks your personal credibility. A report is filed with authorities, and a hearing is conducted. These charges against you are discussed in a public forum. Media … more
Who’s more intolerant of free speech — liberals or conservatives? Both sides made a compelling case this week with angry partisan throngs trying to force the firing of a California professor … more
With primary elections less than two weeks away, voters who wish to voice support for their chosen candidates are running out … more
Here’s what North Carolina public school educators face in providing a quality education to the state’s children: • School buildings where sewage seeps up through floors and … more
It takes a lot of gall for cities that rely on involuntary taxation to penalize private charity. Fayetteville is making headlines this week for its bizarre ban on driver-to-pedestrian exchanges, … more
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