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THUMBS UP to Brewmasters of Wilson for organizing another successful Adopt-A-Classroom school supply drive, and an enthusiastic thumbs up to the business’ patrons, sponsors and supporters who … more
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday comprise the unofficial retail holidays many Christmas shoppers are all too glad to celebrate. But there’s one more day that’s often … more
Members of the General Assembly will work off some of their Thanksgiving calories this week by returning to session in Raleigh, perhaps (we can only hope) for the last time this year. You may hear … more
Thursday is for turkey, family and football. Friday is for big-box doorbusters. And Saturday is for shopping local. Small Business Saturday, a campaign supporting mom-and-pop shops that’s only … more
The high winds and heavy rains that swept through the area Nov. 15 shifted our focus back to Hurricane Florence — specifically the damage so many structures sustained from rain infiltration. Not … more
Maybe this month’s midterm election served as a reminder to heed the voters’ will. Perhaps they heard the old classroom cliché about listening twice as much as we talk because we have two … more
After years of trying to pass laws to require photo IDs for voting, the Republican-led legislature finally succeeded grandly on Nov. 6 when its proposed constitutional amendment requiring such passed … more
Well, of course it’s blatant and outrageous gerrymandering, with state and federal legislative districts deliberately drawn to give one party overwhelming advantage over the other. Nobody … 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
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
It’s bad news for North Carolina and its university system that Margaret Spellings is leaving the job of UNC president after only three years. Her departure is bad news for the university … more
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
Members of the N.C. General Assembly will get some legislative exercise to help burn off their Thanksgiving calories this year, returning to Raleigh for a late-November special session that will, … more
Wilson breathed a collective sigh of relief and saluted the Stars and Stripes when news of the armistice ending World War I broke on the morning of Nov. 11, 1918. “President Will Read Armistice … 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
Why are we not surprised? Why is it so easy to believe that high school sports fans would taunt an opposing player about his father’s death? Why does that not seem impossibly mean-spirited … 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
Hotheaded student-athletes and spiteful spectators gave the high school sports scene a black eye this week. Wilson County Schools leaders sidelined Hunt and Fike high schools from postseason play … more
More North Carolinians are voting in this year’s election than in the 2014 midterm. Unless you’re among the thousands of folks who took part in one-stop early voting, today’s the day to make … more
THUMBS UP to the N.C. Whirligig Festival, which will draw thousands of Wilson County residents and their eastern North Carolina neighbors to downtown Wilson's historic streets today and … more
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