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The verdict’s in, and it should come as no surprise: Government can’t use intellectual property law to punish people for controversial speech. A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday struck down a portion of the 1946 Lanham Act, which … more
Let the punishment fit the crime. That should be the takeaway following Monday’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling that struck down a North Carolina law banishing all registered sex offenders from all forms of social media. The statute had … more
It was a classic American scene: Early in the morning, a group of men practicing for a baseball game against work rivals. But these weren’t regular guys. They were members of Congress. Nevertheless, they were playing in a public park, … more
Slowpokes in the left lane really grind Duane Hall’s gears. It’s a frustration many motorists share, but for most of us, it’s a minor inconvenience. As far as grievances go, it’s a watercooler gripe or banal banter for … more
THUMBS UP to badges and clerical collars coming together Wednesday morning for the third annual Sheriff and Pastors Unity Breakfast. Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard Jr. invited dozens of local faith leaders to the Wilson County Agriculture … more
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
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