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Many Americans are outraged that protests over racial inequality in America have infiltrated the ranks of top-tier professional sports, but the numbers suggest it was a sheer … more
For much of this decade, Americans have debated how college administrators should handle allegations of campus sexual assaults. How to balance the rights of the victim and the accused. How to punish … more
Wilson Community College wants to put our county back to work. A discussion on WCC’s 3 percent drop in enrollment during Monday’s meeting of college trustees led to a brainstorming session on … more
We’re not about to argue that a thorough updating of our state’s judicial districts is unnecessary. The last large-scale redrawing of the court districts was in 1955. There have been a few … more
Defending free speech often means siding with scoundrels, as allowing even the shrillest voices to be muted erodes First Amendment protections for every American citizen. It’s a position most succinctly expressed in Beatrice Hall’s wise … more
North Carolina marked a historic harvest this month as more than 50 volunteers converged on a farm outside Dunn to haul in a bumper crop of hemp on Sept. 9. It’s the first hemp harvest in the Tar Heel State for at least 80 years, according to … more
For fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, the First Amendment’s freedom of association has been replaced with guilt by association. Thousands marched through the streets of Washington on Saturday to protest the FBI’s designation of … more
Americans who do business with big financial institutions trust them with important personal information, such as Social Security numbers and dates of birth. Those firms in turn hire companies like Equifax to run credit checks on customers applying … more
Congress could do more than pay lip service to the U.S. Constitution on the 230th anniversary of its signing this Sunday. If they’re serious about honoring the ultimate source of federal, state and local laws, legislators could expand a … more
When it comes to polarization, Phil Berger has a point. As the N.C. Senate prepared to approve new legislative district maps on Aug. 28, Berger delivered a dissertation on the disappearance of moderate Democrats, blaming far-left politics for the … more
It’s invoked in immigration debates, campus speaker controversies, copyright clashes and challenges to police searches. Conservatives and liberals alike profess their loyalty to it, though their interpretations differ considerably. … more
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is under the microscope after announcing her office will overhaul the Obama administration's rules for college sexual assault investigations. DeVos can outflank her … more
If we want to know why North Carolina schools haven’t improved anywhere near as much as we need them to, we can get a pretty good insight from former state Sen. Tony Rand. It’s about our North Carolina Education Lottery and how present-day … more
A statue of Robert E. Lee probably won’t be the last historical monument to be unceremoniously removed from its perch at Duke University. Duke President Vincent Price named 16 people to the newly formed Commission on Memory and History Sept. 1 … more
When Republican state legislators once again are called to account for their gerrymandered districts, their best defense will be, “We’ve gotten away with it before.” That and “Democrats did it, too” are true. Republicans and Democrats … more
A Wilson business is going the extra mile to help Wilson County schoolteachers stock their classrooms with supplies — and it’s an effort we can all pitch in to support. Brewmasters has begun its third annual Adopt-A-Classroom drive and is … more
A controversial symbol that can stand for Southern pride as well as racial prejudice has been banned from three North Carolina public school districts. Durham Public Schools became the latest district to censor the Confederate battle flag on … more
They’ll only be here for a year, but in that time, six of Wilson’s newest residents will have an outsize impact on our community’s health and quality of life. A half-dozen young people have begun their service year in Wilson through … more
By denying them a place to speak, some American colleges are playing right into white nationalists’ hands. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill became the latest school to unwisely make a First Amendment martyr out of a racist … more
Editor’s Note: This editorial was published in The Wilson Times on Sept. 1, 2014. The industrialization of America in the late 19th century gave rise to many things. We became a giant economic powerhouse. More consumer goods were made available … more
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