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Complex rules designed to prevent risky lending at the nation’s trillion-dollar titans of “too-big-to-fail” finance likely cost Wilson its only locally owned community bank. Rocky Mount-based Providence Bank plans to acquire … more
College students buying back-to-school gear can trade in their muzzles for a megaphone. When the fall semester begins at North Carolina’s public universities later this month, a long-overdue state law protecting students’ free speech … more
Rep. George Holding’s reluctance to hold town hall meetings has made him an easy target in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s crosshairs. The fundraising group launched a website, HoldingTownHallWatch.com, keeping tabs … more
The most powerful people in the criminal justice system don’t sport black robes or wield gavels. Nor do they carry the tattered briefcase of the trial lawyer or wear the bailiff’s badge and gun. They aren’t elected or … more
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
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