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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
With school safety measures in the spotlight, House Speaker Tim Moore says North Carolina already has the ability to place more sentinels on guard. A 2013 state law allows retired law enforcement … more
Just in time for Sunshine Week, Gov. Roy Cooper’s office has released a working draft of guidelines to help state and local government agencies as they receive and respond to public records … more
Public school teachers in North Carolina have long been undervalued, which has led in recent years to the departure of some to other, more financially rewarding states. But members of the state … 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
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
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
John Blust delivered his own political epitaph in emotional remarks to his state House of Representatives colleagues last Tuesday. “I think I stood strong a lot of times when it was … 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
As Black History Month came to a close, Rep. G.K. Butterfield was focused on writing history’s next chapter for African-Americans. The Wilson congressman released a report this week titled … 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
After hearing recently that the 20 members of the new board placed in charge of Cardinal Innovations voted unanimously to accept a state-mandated corrective plan, we’re cautiously optimistic. Now … 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
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