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A full 229 years after American patriots signed it with quill and ink, the Constitution and its guarantees of liberty are still revolutionary in much of the world — and misunderstood here at home. Today is designated as Constitution Day, … more
Red meat was on the menu Tuesday night as Barton College’s Kennedy Family Theatre hosted the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership’s lieutenant governor debate. Republican incumbent Dan Forest and Democratic challenger … more
Two Hunt High School sophomores crossed the line last week in a dust-up with the principal and scuffle with the school resource officer. That fact is not in dispute. But did Principal Eddie Doll shout at a special needs student, as she, her … more
They didn’t just underestimate Donald Trump. The doubters discounted the populist movement that swept him into office. Pollsters, pundits and the press believed Hillary Clinton would coast to victory in Tuesday’s presidential … more
State lawmakers want to shield eastern North Carolina hog farms from high-dollar verdicts, but in doing so, they would stack the deck against private landowners and undermine jurors’ right to mete out justice for their neighbors. Two … more
The industrialization of America in the late 19th century gave rise to many things. We became a giant economic powerhouse. More consumer goods were made available to all. Some even made fortunes for themselves. Yes, there were also downsides. … more
Fresh-cut firs fill roadside tree lots and find new homes in family living rooms. Red and green lights glow from roof gables. Verdant wreaths adorn front doors. And St. Nick himself has taken up temporary residence in downtown Wilson to greet the … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published in The Wilson Times 50 years ago today on April 3, 1967. The practice of churches operating for-profit businesses has fallen out of favor in the last half-century, with 16,416 churches and charities … more
Bill Ellis casts a long shadow in Wilson — from the pulled-pork palace that bears his name and draws diners from across the country to the thousands of anecdotes, stories and treasured memories he leaves to posterity. “Larger than … more
The “raise the age” movement has strong momentum in North Carolina. It’s about time. North Carolina would become either the 49th or 50th state to say that 16-year-olds no longer will be treated as adults in all criminal … more
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