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Battle lines are drawn predictably — Second Amendment defenders on one side and gun control advocates on the other. But House Bill 746 has more to do with short-circuiting bureaucracy than expanding gun rights. You wouldn’t know it … more
If you didn’t laugh at comedienne Kathy Griffin’s decision to have a photograph published online of her holding what appeared to be the bloodied severed head of President Donald Trump, then you should see her act. It is equally … more
A state lawmaker’s personal grudge against the newspaper industry could end up hurting workers and delaying delivery for early risers. Sen. Trudy Wade, R-Guilford, filed a March 28 bill that would classify newspaper carriers as employees … more
Councilmen James Johnson and Tom Fyle will be on the right side of history if they vote against a city of Wilson budget that includes 37 percent raises for council members and the mayor. During a budget work session last Thursday, Johnson vowed … more
The tobacco warehouses, soda fountain and five-and-dime are gone, but loft apartments, offices, restaurants and boutiques are taking their place at a rapid clip. Historic downtown Wilson’s future is as bright as its glittering past. With … more
Max Fitz-Gerald is lobbying to save four-legged lives, and it’s not going well. For the better part of a year, the animal advocate has trekked to fruitless meetings with city of Wilson and Wilson County officials. His sole aim: Establish a … more
Civil discourse has been replaced by the lowest form of communication — shouting louder than those with whom you disagree. How sad it is that we can no longer discuss issues, whether in person or online. Rather than debate with facts, too … more
On the heels of a viral video that spread millions of smiles and sparked positive conversations about community policing, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office is again showcasing its social media savvy. Throughout the month of June, the agency … more
North Carolina’s flagship public university is misusing a federal law designed to shield transcripts, grades and class assignments in order to hide records on campus sexual misconduct. The Daily Tar Heel student newspaper filed a public … more
Patriotism is a way of life here in Wilson, in North Carolina and in the American sunbelt. We gather on solemn occasions to salute Old Glory and honor those who gave their lives in service to our nation. One reason for that, according to military … more
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