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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
If you’re relieved that the bruising campaign for Wilson County’s state House seat is finally over, here’s a dark cloud for your silver lining: In less than two years, we’ll get to do this … more
A recently revealed report confirms the worst: that former U.S. Rep. Mel Watt “misused his position as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency by attempting to ‘coerce or induce’ a … more
The tiny town of Sharpsburg made national news for all the wrong reasons last week. Mayor-elect Robert Williams Jr.’s arrest on drunken driving charges — less than an hour after the polls … more
THUMBS UP to North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger for appointing Sen. Rick Horner a co-chairman of the education committee for the General Assembly’s 2019-20 term. Horner, R-Nash, is a … more
After nine years of collecting pet owner privilege fees, Wilson County has saved roughly a third of what it will cost to build a new animal shelter. County leaders know that's not good enough. If … more
THUMBS UP to generous Wilsonians who pitched in to make this year's Home Run for Hunger food drive the largest and most successful to date. The Wilson Tobs' annual campaign to stock local food … more
The people of North Carolina need to answer two big questions: 1. Do we think that experiencing three major-flood-producing hurricanes in 20 years is a “new normal”? 2. If yes, based on … more
The perennial push to raise North Carolina's minimum wage to $15 an hour is back in the headlines, though anyone tracking the flow of legislation in Raleigh would be hard-pressed to tell you … more
Just as election officials across North Carolina were celebrating finalization of this fall’s ballot, and finally turning their focus to preparing for the important Nov. 6 midterm election, the … more
The rains from Hurricane Florence have ended, and much of the flooding has receded. But the effects of this disaster, especially in the poverty-stricken eastern part of our state, will persist for … more
THUMBS UP to Wilson County District 7 school board candidate Rhyan Breen, who followed in the footsteps of Martin Luther by raising concerns about a misguided Fike High School fundraiser. On his … more
The Statue of Liberty holds her torch aloft, but it's the blindfolded, scale-hoisting Lady Justice who will soon be asked, "Got a light?" Steamed smokers sued the U.S. Department of Housing and … more
Legislators seeking to display their commitment to public education should look to Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed budget for a good starting point. Talk all they want about how much education … more
The news that a full seven out of 10 children in Robeson County were living in poverty in 2016 is distressing, mitigated mildly in that it was down a couple of percentage points from the year … more
It’s no longer economically sustainable for government employees to dispense medication, provide physical therapy and assist disabled and chronically ill patients in their homes. That’s the … more
The most surprising thing about the toppling of “Silent Sam” on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus Monday night was that it took so long to happen. The statue of a Confederate soldier, standing with his … more
While the furor continued over the Confederate monument Silent Sam, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is quietly changing the plaques on its football stadium. Good for them. Kenan … more
What’s going on in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District? An election certification is being held up. The person behind the delay is being a bit coy about it. The public is in the dark. … more
Monday should have been an ordinary day for Trooper Daniel Harrell. He put on his uniform and badge, holstered his sidearm and went to work. Harrell began his shift behind the wheel of his N.C. … more
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