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On cue, a cascade of cliches flooded the airwaves following President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration. Can Trump unify a deeply divided country? Will his administration be able to transcend partisan politics? Will Americans unite behind … more
Rep. G.K. Butterfield joined more than 60 Democratic congressional colleagues earlier this week in announcing he wouldn’t attend today’s inaugural ceremonies. The Wilson congressman’s decision to skip Donald J. Trump’s … more
City leaders have a chance to reduce the cancer risk for Wilson firefighters this summer. To make sure that opportunity isn’t squandered, Wilsonians will need to make their voices heard. Local firefighters took part in a medical equipment … more
A clarion call has come from the GOP since the presidential nomination race started in earnest in 2015: Repeal and replace Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act has remained the largest target of all: larger than immigration, larger than national … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published 30 years ago today on Jan. 17, 1987, and extols Wilson’s city leaders for an ambitious project that rehabilitated 200-plus dilapidated houses for formerly homeless residents. While the 1987 … more
Passing civil rights legislation in the United States took hard work over the span of decades. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the road to a national holiday honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was anything but smooth. But at … more
In his first month of work, an Appalachian State University administrator suggested students accused of “microaggressions” — fleeting and usually inadvertent comments perceived as prejudiced — could face … more
THUMBS UP to Wilson County’s first responders and the unsung heroes of state and city road crews, who worked to keep residents safe following a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow that fell last Friday and Saturday. Early forecasts called … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published 55 years ago today on Jan. 12, 1962, showing that concern over providing assistance to needy families without cultivating dependence on welfare is nothing new. In more than a half-century, have state … more
There’s sure to be some turbulence as state lawmakers settle in for the 2017 session, but with the possibility of special legislative elections this year, we could be in for a relatively smooth flight. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday … more
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