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By all indications, Republican Rep. Walter Jones of eastern North Carolina is a man who has learned the lesson of war: It’s real and it has permanent consequences. More than 11,000 times in the … more
Wilson County has a profound local-level civic engagement problem. There is no other conclusion that can be drawn from Tuesday night’s election returns. Just 6.81 percent of eligible voters … more
Bipartisanship may be on life support in Washington these days, but two North Carolina congressmen were able to revive it in the ambulance. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a Wilson Democrat, and Rep. Richard Hudson... more
As an interest rate for your certificate of deposit or a glass of cold, creamy milk, 2 percent can be a good thing. As the proportion of eligible Wilson County voters to cast ballots in today’s … more
When two half-brothers from Red Springs were released from prison after spending three decades there for a rape and murder that they didn’t commit, what happened next was easy to predict: The … more
As Wilson celebrates its signature folk art with the North Carolina Whirligig Festival this weekend, city leaders are considering a compromise that would preserve another piece of our artistic … more
Trouble is, the declaration doesn’t mean anything new in the way of addressing the crisis. It also expires in 90 days (although Mr. Trump can renew it). Solving this long-festering problem will … more
A monument to Wilson County’s world-renowned folk artist and his whimsical creations will open its gates to the world today, fulfilling a dream seven years in the making. State and local … more
The approach offers … more
A secretive sheriff has been suspended and may be removed from office after dragging his feet on a public records request and intimidating county employees tasked with retrieving his cellphone … more
Republican legislators just granted easier ballot access to unaffiliated candidates. Except for unaffiliated candidates who want to run against them. That’s only part of the hypocrisy written … more
Sitting out this year’s municipal elections because you think your vote won’t make a difference? Think again. Consider Nashville — a contest in the county seat just up the road from Wilson … more
Members of Congress — and especially members of the Senate Armed Services Committee — have expressed alarm this week about the circumstances under which four Green Berets from Fort Bragg’s 3rd … more
North Carolina has some pretty good open meetings and public records laws. For the most part, the state’s residents have free access to the inside workings of government. Even the emails sent … more
With Halloween on the horizon, the forces of political correctness are giving American college students a scare. Administrators and student groups are fretting over costume choices. Garb like … more
A lifesaving antidote to heroin and prescription painkiller overdoses could be on its way to Wilson County’s public middle and high schools, but the proposal is proving controversial with parents … more
It has been three weeks since Las Vegas police stormed Stephen Paddock’s hotel room at Mandalay Bay, finding him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and surrounded by a personal arsenal of … more
When constituents speak, Wilson County commissioners listen. In a symbolic but still significant move, the county Board of Commissioners met Tuesday to sign off on a resolution expressing concerns … more
U.S. Rep. Mark Walker is all for President Donald Trump’s tax-reform plan — almost. It carries a “potential unintended consequence,” the 6th District Republican from Guilford County said … more
There was a mix of celebration and a sigh of relief emanating from Chapel Hill on Friday when news at last arrived that UNC’s vaunted athletics program will suffer no longer from what has now been … more
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