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Junk science is one step closer to receiving North Carolina's state seal of approval. Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill into law Friday that lays the groundwork for licensing the practice of … more
The U.S. Supreme Court recently considered two major cases that might have settled whether majority political parties have a nearly unlimited right to draw voting districts that favor their … more
If a can of corn is an easily catchable pop fly in baseball's rich language of metaphor, then collecting three tons of canned goods is a loftier feat — a home run.  The Wilson Tobs, … more
A generous helping of Domino's pizza washed down with a couple glasses of Country Time lemonade won't do wonders for your waistline, but it's an excellent diet for promoting liberty and tweaking … more
The trade war with Canada over steel, aluminum and milk understandably grabs the headlines. But flying under the radar is the battle over Canadian newsprint, a skirmish that's hurting businesses and … more
THUMBS UP to the Wilson County Board of Commissioners for considering an expedited timetable for financing and building a new animal shelter.  A replacement for the aging Airport Road shelter … more
Supporters of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program say a new report by N.C. State University researchers shows that the state voucher program is helping students from … more
A lawsuit filed by the Greensboro News & Record and other Guilford County newspapers against state legislation that disenfranchises them has widespread implications for the public’s right to … more
Most elected officials enjoy a honeymoon period after earning voters' stamp of approval. Sharpsburg Mayor Robert L. Williams has turned his into a bitter breakup. The mayor who made international … more
The party whose leader promised to drain the swamp is now in the business of protecting cesspools. The N.C. Senate’s Agriculture Committee has approved a bill that would protect the cheap way of … more
There’s a new hope in the world today, a hope that we are safer and more united and that more than half a century of conflict that has separated Koreans under different governments is closer to a … more
After nine years of collecting pet owner privilege fees, Wilson County has saved roughly a third of what it will cost to build a new animal shelter. County leaders know that's not good enough. If … more
Kittens are intentionally poisoned with parasite-infested meat, studied and then burned alive — and it's happening on your dime. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. spoke out last week about a … more
The recent additions of the Green and Constitution parties are a welcome sight to North Carolina’s political realm. The N.C. State Board of Elections officially recognized the Constitution Party … more
They're a rare breed, our 2018 valedictorians and salutatorians from Beddingfield, Hunt and Fike high … more
People who get their Real ID driver’s licenses now probably will be glad they did. The extended deadline for obtaining this enhanced driver’s license that includes a federally approved ID is … more
After blitzing through the state budget, North Carolina lawmakers have nearly a month of free time before an expected short session adjournment around Independence Day. We shudder at the … more
State Rep. Justin Burr seems to be contemplating a second career as a film critic, but his efforts thus far earn him two thumbs down. Burr, R-Stanly, filed a Thursday bill that would devote a … more
In a rare occurrence, the United States Supreme Court put some teeth back into the Fourth Amendment last week. All but one of the justices agreed Tuesday that police in Virginia went too … more
Both the Wilson City Council and Wilson County Board of Commissioners believe in supporting local nonprofits. But only the commissioners give citizens a say in the matter and verify that their … more
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