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A three-judge panel has weighed in on the artistic merit of Brewmasters’ mural, and the decision conflicts with Wilson city officials’ claim that the art installation is merely an oversized sign. No, the dispute between the popular … more
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
Amid the usual assortment of celebrity catchphrases and insipid inspirational quotes, one student opted to take a political stand. “Build that wall!” with attribution to President Donald Trump, was published as a female … 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
Legislative leaders seem amenable to keeping Greenlight’s high-speed internet customers in Nash and Edgecombe counties online, though the return address on their monthly service bills could change. House Speaker Tim Moore suggested the city … 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
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
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