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It’s hard to top a late-season swoon or the star quarterback’s bum shoulder, but the winner for Headline Carolina Panthers Fans Didn’t Want To See Right Now is likely one that had nothing to do … 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
Editor’s Note: It is, perhaps, the most well-known and beloved newspaper editorial of all time. On Sept. 21, 1897, The New York Sun answered 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon’s earnest question … more
No one opposes Obamacare more than we do, and Democrats are now confirming that it was designed as a way-station to government-run health care. But a federal judge’s ruling that the law is … more
By now, we know that social media is more likely to bring out the worst in us than the best in us. Or, more accurately, it is likely to bring out the worst of us, while the silent many just groan and … more
Halls of higher learning are becoming a refuge for the intellectually fragile and perpetually offended. A majority of American college students believe controversial speakers should be thrown off … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published in The Wilson Daily Times on Dec. 26, 2008, and references bleak economic news during the Great Recession. While the nation’s financial outlook is not … more
When Carol Folt became chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill, she may have felt like someone who had just moved into a house that was on fire. The school was still embroiled in an ugly and embarrassing … 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
The new session of the General Assembly that convenes at noon Wednesday may hold some interesting political twists and turns. Things have changed a bit, in an important way. As it’s been … more
Wilson County pet owners tired of their animal registration fees being misused have a chance to stand up and be counted. County commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. … more
The tally of this state’s agricultural losses from Hurricane Florence is daunting and it may signal a dark future for many eastern North Carolina farmers. So far, the tally of crop and livestock … 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
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
Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Monday night nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court is still sending shockwaves across the legal landscape. But even as they interpret law and chisel precedent in stone, the … more
Thursday is for turkey, family and football. Friday is for big-box doorbusters. And Saturday is for shopping local. Small Business Saturday, a campaign supporting mom-and-pop shops that’s only … more
To some, “Made in the USA” has become both a rallying cry to renewed U.S. manufacturing power and a sign of civic pride. Shouldn’t we put America first? … more
A lawsuit filed by the Greensboro News & Record and other Guilford County newspapers against state legislation that disenfranchises them has widespread implications for the public’s right to … more
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