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Body-worn cameras were supposed to serve as a silent witness in confrontations between police and civilians and usher in a new era of public confidence in law enforcement through transparency. As … more
Placing police officers in more of North Carolina’s public schools could be a positive step toward increasing school safety — if it’s done the right way. The school safety committee formed … more
City of Wilson and Wilson County residents agree — it’s time to take out the trash. Roadside litter generated two letters to the editor last week, and each letter prompted dozens of comments … more
Could the president known for his turbulent relationship with the media and strident criticism of negative news stories become a free-speech savior? In a bombshell pledge during a two-hour speech … more
THUMBS UP to the Wilson County Board of Commissioners’ Animal Enforcement Committee, which agreed this week to fast-track the construction of a new animal shelter that would triple the current … more
Gov. Roy Cooper told the members of the General Assembly — and residents across the state who watched on TV Monday evening — that “the state of our state is determined.” Good line. We hope … more
A recently revealed report confirms the worst: that former U.S. Rep. Mel Watt “misused his position as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency by attempting to ‘coerce or induce’ a … more
Measles outbreaks continue to lacerate communities from coast to coast, and there’s absolutely no reason for it. The latest involve dozens of new cases in New York and in Clark County, Washington, … more
Before you swallow restrictionists’ claim that North Carolina’s state monopoly on liquor sales is a good-government success story, ask yourself where all the bottle rockets come from. Aerial … more
There are a host of reasons why North Carolina has two distinct economies, one rich and the other in varying stages of poverty. It’s largely an urban-rural divide, with most of our big cities … more
Turning its name into a cruel joke, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is planning to pull back important regulations on lenders who prey on people who struggle to make it from one … more
Under the guise of preventing mass shootings, North Carolina lawmakers tried to chip away at the Second Amendment this week. State Rep. Christy Clark, D-Mecklenburg, called a Thursday press … more
On Sunday, journalists’ inboxes overflowed with politicians’ statements of admiration for the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones and his consistent independence from party. On Monday, this headline … more
Politicians hoard power for themselves and guard it jealously, while genuine leaders empower the people they represent. State Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield is showing Wilson County she belongs in the … more
While North Carolina has become more accommodating to those outside the two-party paradigm, with the recent recognition of the Green and Constitution parties, third-party and unaffiliated voters are … more
Larraine Mandeville is sick and tired of the excuses. And she isn’t alone. Voicing the frustration of dozens in the room and thousands of Wilson County taxpayers, the former animal control … more
A bill put forward last week by state Sen. Joyce Krawiec of Forsyth County is worthy of every legislator’s support, as well as that of the public. The bill would ban female genital mutilation in … more
We had two almost simultaneous reactions when we saw the Survivor Act, legislation that will finally resolve a statewide backlog of sexual assault kits and prevent the problem from recurring: • … more
For the better part of two decades, Wilson County commissioners have kicked the can down the road. It’s up to county residents to decide when their elected representatives have finally run out of … more
If the war in Afghanistan has been anything, it has been a disappointment. After 17 years of fighting that has seen thousands of deaths and nearly a trillion dollars in expenses, Americans are … more
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