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College students may not understand free speech, but at the University of North Carolina, professors seem plenty willing to teach them. The UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Council voted 28-4 last Friday … 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
State Rep. Justin Burr seems to be contemplating a second career as a film critic, but his efforts thus far earn him two thumbs down. Burr, R-Stanly, filed a Thursday bill that would devote a … 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
Digging for details and can’t get a straight answer? Curious about the goings-on in local government? Suspicious that public business might be happening in the shadows? For Sunshine Week this … 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
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
On a cool Tuesday night in October 1958, the Rev. Billy Graham walked onto a stage at the Charlotte Coliseum for the 26th sermon of a five-week Charlotte crusade. “Tonight,” he began, “I want … 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
Most elected officials enjoy a honeymoon period after earning voters' stamp of approval. Sharpsburg Mayor Robert L. Williams has turned his into a bitter breakup. The mayor who made international … more
Attorney General Josh Stein has the right idea when it comes to forced arbitration — we just wish he’d take it further. Stein joined fellow state attorneys general early this week in calling … more
State Rep. Cody Henson already believed taking public notices out of newspapers and relegating them to little-used government websites was the wrong choice for North Carolina. A memorable email … more
Darden Middle School math teacher Dee Glover needs paper, pencils, binders and rulers. Margaret Hearne Elementary’s Liles Murphy needs markers and glue sticks. A Wilson Early College Academy … more
A trip to the firehouse, school, church or community building to cast a ballot each spring and fall is a time-honored tradition for many of Wilson County’s steadfast voters, those for whom Election … more
Wilson County’s economy isn’t out of the woods yet, but local leaders are convinced we’re on the right path. That path has more twists and turns than we’d like, considering that a recent … more
Remember the last time a momentary glimpse of a modern home in the rearview mirror ruined your visit to the museum down the road? Of course you don’t; we can’t imagine there’s a solitary … more
When civics teachers at Fike, Hunt and Beddingfield high schools look for examples of the democratic process in action, they needn’t look further than their own school district’s downtown Wilson … more
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