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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
Opioid addiction is plaguing our community, but when stakeholders band together, we can help Wilson County residents reclaim their independence from prescription painkillers. Distributed with … more
Extreme partisan redistricting creates gridlock. Or not. Here in North Carolina, one of the most gerrymandered states in the nation, Republican supermajorities in Raleigh can rule unchecked. … 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
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
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
Amid the uncertainty and tumult over the shape of North Carolina congressional and legislative districts, whether some elections might be canceled and even who will administer elections, it is rather … 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
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