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Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical Christian pastor from Black Mountain who had been jailed in Turkey, came home over the weekend. Following pressure from the U.S. government, including … more
Even the Democrats, who might have gained from a court-supervised redrawing of this state’s congressional districts, recognized the folly of trying to do it now. The enormous confusion that would … more
After years of trying to pass laws to require photo IDs for voting, the Republican-led legislature finally succeeded grandly on Nov. 6 when its proposed constitutional amendment requiring such passed … more
There is no other way to put this: Arming teachers in North Carolina classrooms is as boneheaded an idea this year as it was last year. And the year before. Small wonder a number of public school … more
Downtown Wilson is ready for its closeup. With some of the world’s best photography adorning shop windows, thousands of eyes and hundreds of camera lenses will train their sights on the … more
The small-town merchant bank founded 146 years ago in Wilson has remained true to its roots as it grew into a financial powerhouse with more than 1,900 U.S. branches and $220 billion in assets. … more
December saw many of us nestled inside watching romantic Hallmark Channel movies, but January brings a counterpunch: a twisted Lifetime saga of sexual abuse and control. Not romance-gone-wrong … more
Wilson officials have earned a belated pat on the back for their diligent work to reduce electric rates, which will remain below the state average even after a proposed 1.8% increase takes effect … more
Don’t let the partisan political fog machines cloud things like April’s pollen. North Carolina’s public school teachers aren’t coming to Raleigh for a holiday. They are not “far-left” … 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
When no crime’s been committed, there’s nothing to probe and no one to punish. So why are two North Carolina colleges wasting their time investigating protected speech? N.C. State University … more
So far, Smithfield Foods is 0-for-3 in lawsuits filed against it by neighbors of its industrial-scale hog farms. Given juries’ reactions to the evidence they’re heard in each of the three … more
All journalists enjoy getting recognition for their work. But by nature and tradition, they’d much rather tell the story than be the story. What motivates reporters, from Maryland to Myanmar, is … more
The N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center is making steady progress toward becoming a brick-and-mortar reality. Support for the center is growing, but not without great difficulty in … more
It is remarkable when five former governors of the same state, three Democrats and two Republicans, stand shoulder-to-shoulder and sound the same message. But that is what happened on Monday when … more
State Treasurer Dale Folwell asked a simple question: How much should North Carolina taxpayers be shelling out for state workers to receive care at UNC Health medical facilities? The University of … more
In an age where halls of higher learning play host to political correctness on steroids, it’s nice to see the University of North Carolina System leading the way to protect freedom of … 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
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday comprise the unofficial retail holidays many Christmas shoppers are all too glad to celebrate. But there’s one more day that’s often … more
For Matt Scott, making history might have been the easy part. Scott, the first American Indian district attorney in North Carolina, earned that distinction rather easily actually, despite facing … more
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