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It’s hard to top a late-season swoon or the star quarterback’s bum shoulder, but the winner for Headline Carolina Panthers Fans Didn’t Want To See Right Now is likely one that had nothing to do … more
A presidential prescription could begin the process of healing the fractured American health care system. The only question is whether Congress will fill it. Elements of Tuesday’s State of the … more
A lot of Frances McDormand fans across the country will be holding their breath when it’s time for the Best Actress award on Oscar night. She’s considered a front-runner for her role in … more
John McCain’s sense of obligation to his country was shaped by a long family history of military service that included the contributions of two four-star admirals: his father and paternal … more
Editor’s Note: It is, perhaps, the most well-known and beloved newspaper editorial of all time. On Sept. 21, 1897, The New York Sun answered 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon’s earnest question … more
No one opposes Obamacare more than we do, and Democrats are now confirming that it was designed as a way-station to government-run health care. But a federal judge’s ruling that the law is … more
By now, we know that social media is more likely to bring out the worst in us than the best in us. Or, more accurately, it is likely to bring out the worst of us, while the silent many just groan and … more
Halls of higher learning are becoming a refuge for the intellectually fragile and perpetually offended. A majority of American college students believe controversial speakers should be thrown off … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published in The Wilson Daily Times on Dec. 26, 2008, and references bleak economic news during the Great Recession. While the nation’s financial outlook is not … more
Police officers aren’t asked to buy their own handcuffs or radios. … more
A tale of two lootings might start this way: It was the best of responses. It was the worst of responses. The contrast between break-ins at a Family Dollar store in Wilmington and a family-owned … more
The new session of the General Assembly that convenes at noon Wednesday may hold some interesting political twists and turns. Things have changed a bit, in an important way. As it’s been … more
In the future, your car might not start if you’ve had too much to drink. Would that development give too much power to a machine, or justify itself by saving lives? The day for that policy … more
Some people in government want to hide what they’re doing from you, the public. Others understand that government exists only to serve you. With that, we present this week’s champion of the … more
Wilson County pet owners tired of their animal registration fees being misused have a chance to stand up and be counted. County commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. … more
There are valid criticisms of the public pressure campaign to take conservative commentator Laura Ingraham off the air. The free-speech dodge isn’t one of them. The host of “Ingraham Angle” … more
If the Powerball lottery announced that its $560 million jackpot was being awarded to a woman in another state whose identity was withheld, would you believe that was on the up-and-up? In this age … more
Donald Evans had a road-to-Damascus moment Thursday night. The District 5 city councilman initially opposed a tweak to Wilson’s unified development ordinance with a grandfather clause that would … more
The tally of this state’s agricultural losses from Hurricane Florence is daunting and it may signal a dark future for many eastern North Carolina farmers. So far, the tally of crop and livestock … more
Truckers torqued off by Rocky Mount's ridiculous new parking rules thought they could find more hospitality and smaller government a few exits down Interstate 95. Not so fast, we regret to … more
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