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Student journalists at Evanston Township High School in Illinois explored a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use. Instead of praise for covering state politics, their efforts earned heavy-handed administrative censorship. The … more
Halls of higher learning are becoming a refuge for the intellectually fragile and perpetually offended. A majority of American college students believe controversial speakers should be thrown off … more
One of the NCAA's supposed core values is that intercollegiate athletics should play a "supporting role" in the mission of higher education. It showed itself Friday to be rotten to the … more
Nearly half of all North Carolina prison inmates find themselves back behind bars within two years of their release. An inability to find and keep jobs is a leading cause of recidivism, as … more
Spreading rumors on social media — and maybe even alluding to them — can be costly. Kenly Police Chief Josh Gibson and Officer Rayne Biggs are suing Terry Baker, a mayoral candidate and former … more
Last week's brief legislative session delivered one of the strangest election changes yet. Gov. Roy Cooper wisely vetoed the measure Monday. Senate Bill 656, the "Electoral Freedom Act of 2017," … more
Businesses whose survival depends on adapting to market conditions are more innovative, more nimble - and thus more effective - than government when it comes to delivering consumer services. That … more
Hurricane Matthew had been threatening for days before it began its final skirt of our coast on Oct. 8, 2016. That day began well enough. Bands from the storm punctuated sunlight before blotting it … more
It looks as if an SBI investigation will conclude that Kevin Anthony Battaglia, retired Army, just 33 years old, someone’s son, and the father of three young children, died when he was struck by an … more
Wilson City Council candidates got a dose of good, old-fashioned populism Thursday evening. After incumbent councilmen passed on the opportunity to oppose art censorship and express support for … more
In these inflationary times, 50 cents won’t buy you a steaming cup of coffee or a cold cola from a vending machine. But the clink of two quarters in the coin slot still gets you a copy of today’s … more
The callers were indignant — and misinformed. They were calling The Robesonian to express their displeasure over the news that Shanita Wooten, the superintendent of the Public Schools of Robeson … more
Margaret Spellings is right: Public education is too expensive. Paying for it is a tough burden for all but the wealthiest families. For people of average means, tuition, fees and other costs are a … more
What should be done to build on the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park’s momentum in order to make downtown Wilson a regional destination? Was the Wilson City Council’s 37 percent pay raise a … more
On National Newspaper Week, North Carolina lawmakers will consider yet another last-ditch effort to punish the free and independent press in an influential state senator's home district. A memo … more
Could President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans finally take a step forward for illegal immigrants after Democrats failed? It might be a relatively small step — but it sure would be … more
Wilson Energy customers who struggle to pay their utility bills may be astonished to learn what becomes of the late fees they’re charged. Each year, the city-owned electric company transfers … 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
A changing of the guard will take place Sunday at Wilson Fire/Rescue Services. Albert Alston, an 18-year veteran who joined the department at age 19, will assume his new role as Wilson’s fire … more
President Donald Trump can’t reform the nation’s health care system unilaterally, but there’s one thing he can do — end Congress’ free ride. As yet another attempt to repeal and replace … more
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