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Editor’s Note: A version of this editorial first appeared in The Wilson Times in April 2014. We are in the midst of high holy days for both the Christian and Jewish religions. Today is Good … 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
People who get their Real ID driver’s licenses now probably will be glad they did. The extended deadline for obtaining this enhanced driver’s license that includes a federally approved ID is … 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In the Trump era, buttoned-down, straight-laced conservatism is widely seen to have been replaced by wild-eyed, open-throated populism.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
The recent additions of the Green and Constitution parties are a welcome sight to North Carolina’s political realm. The N.C. State Board of Elections officially recognized the Constitution Party … 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
Turning its name into a cruel joke, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is planning to pull back important regulations on lenders who prey on people who struggle to make it from one … more
THUMBS UP to the Wilson County Board of Commissioners’ Animal Enforcement Committee, which agreed this week to fast-track the construction of a new animal shelter that would triple the current … more
A generous helping of Domino's pizza washed down with a couple glasses of Country Time lemonade won't do wonders for your waistline, but it's an excellent diet for promoting liberty and tweaking … more
Children in North Carolina aren’t learning to read fast enough or well enough. The state has invested millions. Hands are wringing, and heads are hitting hard against the wall. “Success” … more
For the past few weeks, all the president’s talk about trade wars has been an abstract notion for most of us — a concern for policymakers in Washington but nothing that would come home to disrupt … more
It was one of the deadliest years in the history of North Carolina’s prison system. Five prison employees were killed in two incidents at state prisons in 2017. Given the way our prisons were … more
The congressmen came to Fayetteville last week to see how well the Department of Veterans Affairs is caring for the men and women who served their country in war and peace. And even in the town were … more
While North Carolina has become more accommodating to those outside the two-party paradigm, with the recent recognition of the Green and Constitution parties, third-party and unaffiliated voters are … more
It’s encouraging to learn that Andrew Craig Brunson, the evangelical Christian pastor originally from Black Mountain who has been jailed in Turkey on what seem to be trumped-up charges, has been … more
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