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Supporters of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program say a new report by N.C. State University researchers shows that the state voucher program is helping students from … more
A judge’s ruling has prompted a new debate over an old issue in North Carolina. Let’s clear things up. On the night of Sept. 2, U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder allowed six LGBT … more
So now we know. Jerry Richardson’s public image as a gruff but honorable Southern gentleman was a myth. Behind closed doors he was a boor and a bully and a lecherous old man. An NFL … more
The immediate thought is to suggest the word “head” should be dropped from the title of University of North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora. Or to tell him to get his head back into the … more
Your school board will be given a single-question multiple-choice test Monday evening. If members have done their homework, it’s one they can all pass with flying colors. The public comment … more
From feeding needy families to providing afterschool activities for kids and teens to bringing the Christmas spirit to life, The Salvation Army of Wilson makes our community a better place. The … more
THUMBS UP to Wilson County District 7 school board candidate Rhyan Breen, who made a clarion call for a return to representative democracy during his Friday town hall meeting. Local elected … more
As many as 670,000 North Carolinians could gain sorely needed Medicaid coverage if Gov. Roy Cooper and members of both parties in the legislature will work together to help them. Now that voters … more
THUMBS UP to the prospect of more state economic development dollars flowing to Wilson County projects when the N.C. Department of Commerce’s new tier rankings take effect next year. Wilson and … more
With no fanfare, no stirring speeches, no applause and no ceremonial trappings, your school board recommitted itself to openness and accountability Wednesday evening. The Wilson County Board of … more
Gov. Roy Cooper is at loggerheads with state lawmakers over teacher pay and school funding.  Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore unveiled the 2018-19 budget plan Monday, … more
Much of official Washington, members of Congress and members of the press who regard themselves as wise heads on foreign policy are in a state of apoplexy over President Donald Trump’s decision to … more
Should local authorities have a role in federal immigration enforcement? A comparative case study will play out in Wilson and Nash counties, next-door neighbors who are employing opposite … more
“We know a thing or two about health care because we’ve done a thing or two in health care.” Those are the words of Dr. Robin Cummings, the chancellor at the University of North Carolina at … more
Beddingfield High School students survived a brush with danger when a charter bus ferrying them home to Wilson from a Florida trip veered off the highway and into a ditch last Sunday. The … more
The Greek state of Epirus’ clashes with Rome make a fitting history lesson for today, when thousands of North … more
News from the front lines of the war on drugs is unchanged: We’re still losing. And despite the introduction of a few new weapons in the war — which dates back to the Nixon administration — … more
College campuses will more closely resemble the rest of American society under the U.S. Department of Education's proposed rules for handling sexual harassment and sexual assault … more
Wilson County Health Director Teresa Ellen has a choice to make. Attorney Will Farris calls it a “no-brainer.” Farris’ client, For the Love of Dogs owner Max Fitz-Gerald, has asked to be … more
Our state’s flagship public university can no longer hide behind federal student privacy laws when it comes to shielding the people it’s disciplined for sexual misconduct from scrutiny. A … more
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