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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
It’s a surprising coalition. Some of our most conservative lawmakers and some of our most liberal reformers have joined forces for court reform — and especially for sentencing reform. It’s an … 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
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
The national debate over Donald Trump’s presidency is slowly shifting from legal questions to political considerations following special counsel Robert Mueller’s nearly two-year probe into … 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
THUMBS UP to the Wilson County Board of Commissioners for considering an expedited timetable for financing and building a new animal shelter.  A replacement for the aging Airport Road shelter … more
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
The U.S. Supreme Court recently considered two major cases that might have settled whether majority political parties have a nearly unlimited right to draw voting districts that favor their … more
In the Trump era, buttoned-down, straight-laced conservatism is widely seen to have been replaced by wild-eyed, open-throated populism. Yet Trump has worked closely with Congress to deliver economic … more
Anita Earls, who was elected last week to a seat on the N.C. Supreme Court, ought to be happy that legislative Republicans apparently spend so much time reading Niccolo Machiavelli’s 16th century … more
You plan to vote this election season, more and more of you are saying, a remarkable concept for an off-year election in North Carolina, when Congress tops the ballot. You either have a candidate you … more
Now that Hurricane Florence has dissipated, it’s easy to think that the worst of this disaster is over. But for many residents of North Carolina and our neighbors in South Carolina, the disaster … more
In the next two weeks, our school board will add a new member and has plans to subtract a shortsighted set of restrictions on public comments. By our calculations, that arithmetic will serve to … more
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