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Despite last weekend’s beautiful weather, many North Carolinians spent at least some of their time inside movie theaters, adding to the $76 million opening weekend profits of “Ant-Man and the … more
President Trump’s big reveal last Monday night introduced much of the country to his Supreme Court nominee, federal judge Brett Kavanaugh, whom Trump hopes will replace retiring Justice Anthony … more
THUMBS UP to Wilson County farmers who pooled their money and labor to repair the Silver Lake dam, a fix that’s already begun transforming the dry lakebed into a reservoir for agriculture and a … more
Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Monday night nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court is still sending shockwaves across the legal landscape. But even as they interpret law and chisel precedent in stone, the … more
Elected officials waded into constitutional quicksand Friday, opposing psychologist and author Jordan B. Peterson's Sept. 10 appearance at the Durham Performing Arts Center and pressuring the theater … more
So now we know. Jerry Richardson’s public image as a gruff but honorable Southern gentleman was a myth. Behind closed doors he was a boor and a bully and a lecherous old man. An NFL … more
THUMBS DOWN to teenagers and young adults targeting innocent bystanders in potentially high-stakes "paintball wars" in Wilson neighborhoods and on city streets. Police arrested three young men … more
State fishing license requirements are suspended today in honor of the Fourth of July. If voters pass a constitutional amendment establishing the right to hunt and fish, could anglers enjoy the same … more
Elizabeth Gold Swindell shattered the glass ceiling, but she spent as much time in the newsroom as in boardrooms during her tenure as publisher of The Wilson Daily Times. Widely honored as a … more
State Sen. Rick Horner has more trust in his constituents than opponents of voter identification laws. "The citizens of North Carolina finally get to decide if they want voter ID or not," Horner, … more
It's refreshing to see that (at least half of) the U.S. Supreme Court is coming around and providing dentures to the Fourth Amendment after knocking out its teeth over the past five decades. Last … 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
Junk science is one step closer to receiving North Carolina's state seal of approval. Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill into law Friday that lays the groundwork for licensing the practice of … 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
If a can of corn is an easily catchable pop fly in baseball's rich language of metaphor, then collecting three tons of canned goods is a loftier feat — a home run.  The Wilson Tobs, … 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
The trade war with Canada over steel, aluminum and milk understandably grabs the headlines. But flying under the radar is the battle over Canadian newsprint, a skirmish that's hurting businesses and … 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
Supporters of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program say a new report by N.C. State University researchers shows that the state voucher program is helping students from … more
A lawsuit filed by the Greensboro News & Record and other Guilford County newspapers against state legislation that disenfranchises them has widespread implications for the public’s right to … more
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