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You plan to vote this election season, more and more of you are saying, a remarkable concept for an off-year election in North Carolina, when Congress tops the ballot. You either have a candidate you … more
The General Assembly is returning to Raleigh for a special session this week, sooner than originally planned, to deal with Hurricane Florence. That turns out to be a good thing, because there are … more
Ask teachers what they need to educate Wilson County’s children, and you’ll be struck by how humble many of the requests might seem. “I need some printer ink for my printer,” writes a … more
James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” Ernest Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms” and “The Sun Also Rises.” Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple.” All … more
THUMBS UP to animal advocates and concerned citizens whose support for animal rescuer Tammie Hedges of Goldsboro led Wayne County District Attorney Matthew Delbridge to drop a dozen criminal charges … 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
Hurricane Florence has lingered over North Carolina. The storm’s initial rain, high winds and storm surge flooding has been followed by even more rain, swollen creeks and rivers along with … more
First, we look after our own. Then Wilson County reaches out to our neighbors in need. Volunteerism and philanthropy are on the upswing following Hurricane Florence’s heavyweight gut punch to … more
Remember the last time a momentary glimpse of a modern home in the rearview mirror ruined your visit to the museum down the road? Of course you don’t; we can’t imagine there’s a solitary … more
We have seen the worst of nature and the best of mankind. We have seen actions that make “rising to the occasion” a breathtaking understatement. And we have seen the terrible power of an intense … more
A tale of two lootings might start this way: It was the best of responses. It was the worst of responses. The contrast between break-ins at a Family Dollar store in Wilmington and a family-owned … more
Just as election officials across North Carolina were celebrating finalization of this fall’s ballot, and finally turning their focus to preparing for the important Nov. 6 midterm election, the … more
We won’t know the details until the end of the week, but we already know the story line: We’re going to get hit — hard — by a big, bad hurricane named Florence. The storm will cause enormous … more
THUMBS UP to Wilson County District 7 school board candidate Rhyan Breen, who made a clarion call for a return to representative democracy during his Friday town hall meeting. Local elected … more
Terrorists declare war on U.S. This is war. Make no mistake about it. When an enemy kills thousands of innocent Americans, it is a war, and America must treat Tuesday’s horrific terrorist … more
Even the Democrats, who might have gained from a court-supervised redrawing of this state’s congressional districts, recognized the folly of trying to do it now. The enormous confusion that would … more
A headline-grabbing, outrage-inducing story of a homeless veteran suing to collect money raised on his behalf serves as a reminder that fundraising and crowdfunding are not created equal. Katelyn … more
When all of the state’s living former governors, including Pat McCrory, and all of the state’s former chief justices, including arch-conservative I. Beverly Lake Jr., come out against something … more
Republican state lawmakers decided last week to investigate the Cooper administration’s slow response to Hurricane Matthew relief in some of the state’s hardest-hit areas, like this one. That … more
State Treasurer Dale Folwell asked a simple question: How much should North Carolina taxpayers be shelling out for state workers to receive care at UNC Health medical facilities? The University of … more
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