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Wilson police want officers outfitted with body cameras in order to increase public trust. It’s too bad North Carolina law frustrates this laudable goal by keeping bodycam footage out of citizens’ hands. During its Jan. 19 meeting, … more
THUMBS UP to a $3.3 million surge of grant funding that could open the door to development in the town of Elm City next year. For nearly two decades, a moratorium on sewer capacity has throttled Elm City’s growth. Town officials … more
A time-honored tradition at Fike, Hunt and Beddingfield high schools is on the chopping block. Beginning in 2020, Wilson County’s public high schools will no longer honor the two top-performing graduates with the titles of valedictorian … more
Before the General Assembly’s return to Raleigh today, the first harebrained bill of the 2017 long session is already ricocheting around the state in newspaper articles and blog posts. Sen. Dan Bishop, R-Mecklenburg, has floated legislation … more
When workers in the public or private sector want a raise, they usually have to ask their boss — and show up prepared to make a compelling case for their pay hike. Elected officials are a different animal. The Wilson City Council voted … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published 56 years ago today on Jan. 23, 1961, shortly after newly inaugurated Gov. Terry Sanford spoke about the state’s self-reliance for public school funding. It’s relevant today as Gov. Roy … more
On cue, a cascade of cliches flooded the airwaves following President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration. Can Trump unify a deeply divided country? Will his administration be able to transcend partisan politics? Will Americans unite behind … more
Rep. G.K. Butterfield joined more than 60 Democratic congressional colleagues earlier this week in announcing he wouldn’t attend today’s inaugural ceremonies. The Wilson congressman’s decision to skip Donald J. Trump’s … more
City leaders have a chance to reduce the cancer risk for Wilson firefighters this summer. To make sure that opportunity isn’t squandered, Wilsonians will need to make their voices heard. Local firefighters took part in a medical equipment … more
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