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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
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
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
THUMBS UP to the volunteers, donors and community groups who came together to feed an estimated 1,500 Wilsonians during the OIC of Wilson’s quarterly food distribution Wednesday morning. The massive outreach program ensures those living in … more
Author, businessman and decorated Marine veteran Karl Marlantes wrote, “When the peace treaty is signed, the war isn’t over for the veterans, or the family. It’s just starting.” In 1968, at the age of 23, he volunteered … more
A lapse in judgment by a state lawmaker’s husband led to a sticky situation for his wife when Dr. Lewis Martin peeled a Charlie Pat Farris for N.C. House sticker off Brewmasters’ front door this week. Lew Martin exchanged the sticker … more
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