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Families forced to choose between paying the power bill, buying medicine and stocking the fridge should pay for Duke Energy’s sloppy storage of coal ash, empty suits said with a straight … more
A presidential prescription could begin the process of healing the fractured American health care system. The only question is whether Congress will fill it. Elements of Tuesday’s State of the … more
A lot of Frances McDormand fans across the country will be holding their breath when it’s time for the Best Actress award on Oscar night. She’s considered a front-runner for her role in … more
There could be one N.C. Supreme Court seat on the 2018 ballot. Or seven. Or none. This uncertainty only 11 months before the election is astonishing. Yet it’s indicative of the chaos state … more
John McCain’s sense of obligation to his country was shaped by a long family history of military service that included the contributions of two four-star admirals: his father and paternal … more
Police officers aren’t asked to buy their own handcuffs or radios. … more
A tale of two lootings might start this way: It was the best of responses. It was the worst of responses. The contrast between break-ins at a Family Dollar store in Wilmington and a family-owned … more
In the future, your car might not start if you’ve had too much to drink. Would that development give too much power to a machine, or justify itself by saving lives? The day for that policy … more
Some people in government want to hide what they’re doing from you, the public. Others understand that government exists only to serve you. With that, we present this week’s champion of the … more
By all indications, Republican Rep. Walter Jones of eastern North Carolina is a man who has learned the lesson of war: It’s real and it has permanent consequences. More than 11,000 times in the … more
There is no question that at the highest levels of command, the American military is determined to stop the troubling level of sexual assault within the ranks. Nor is there any question that it’s … more
There are valid criticisms of the public pressure campaign to take conservative commentator Laura Ingraham off the air. The free-speech dodge isn’t one of them. The host of “Ingraham Angle” … more
If the Powerball lottery announced that its $560 million jackpot was being awarded to a woman in another state whose identity was withheld, would you believe that was on the up-and-up? In this age … more
What should be done to build on the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park’s momentum in order to make downtown Wilson a regional destination? Was the Wilson City Council’s 37 percent pay raise a … more
Donald Evans had a road-to-Damascus moment Thursday night. The District 5 city councilman initially opposed a tweak to Wilson’s unified development ordinance with a grandfather clause that would … more
The last federal census began nearly eight years ago. When it was completed, the General Assembly took the new population numbers and redrew the state’s legislative districts. The result has been … more
Truckers torqued off by Rocky Mount's ridiculous new parking rules thought they could find more hospitality and smaller government a few exits down Interstate 95. Not so fast, we regret to … more
The medical examiner said her assailant threw hot or boiling water into her face, causing burns. Then he tried to cut her with a piece of glass. Finally, he hit her over the head with a fire … more
Both the Wilson City Council and Wilson County Board of Commissioners believe in supporting local nonprofits. But only the commissioners give citizens a say in the matter and verify that their … more
THUMBS UP to Advance Auto Parts’ decision to open a regional parts distribution center in Elm City, which could help pave the way for more commercial growth in northern Wilson County. The center … more
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