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Good for the state Senate for — finally — joining the N.C. House of Representatives in efforts to change the state’s unfair grading system for public schools. For several years, the House … more
Editor’s Note: To celebrate the moon landing’s 50th anniversary, we are reprinting the editorial about this historic feat that was published in The Wilson Daily Times on July 21, 1969. The … more
Wilson County education leaders are asking the state for $15 million in school construction funding to expand an innovative early college concept that could be a model for similar programs statewide. … more
Border Patrol agents with Customs and Border Protection, an agency already under scrutiny for how it treats migrants trying to receive asylum in the United States, gave the agency a major black eye … more
State lawmakers might hamstring North Carolina’s ascendant hemp farming industry because police can’t yet reliably tell the difference between hemp and marijuana. The 2019 farm bill has been … more
Before it became a cliché, it was an apt metaphor, and before that, a literal means of challenging a top-ranked boxer to a bout. In the early 19th century, contenders would indeed throw their … more
Counties in northeastern North Carolina are making real progress in developing wind energy. Unfortunately, the Republicans who control the state legislature are doing all they can to put the brakes … more
Usually they are ceremonial. Occasionally they’re controversial. And once in a blue moon, they can move mountains with an appeal to the human conscience that cries out for justice. Resolutions … more
If your tax dollars are paying to lobby North Carolina lawmakers on its behalf, the Wilson County Board of Education wants to make sure you’re seeing a return on the investment. In a special … more
On this 243rd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Americans will celebrate with hardly a thought for the risks and sacrifices of their forefathers. A little patriotic music, perhaps, some … more
No one owns the law, because the law belongs to everyone. It’s a principle that seems so obvious that most people wouldn’t give it a second thought. But that’s what is at issue in Georgia v. … more
Charles Ray Finch is finally free. But after serving 43 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, he left state custody with little more than the clothes on his back. No mortal can return … more
Want to dust off the tackle box, grab the fishing poles and catch your own family seafood feast? Next Thursday, you’re fine. On Friday, you might have to pay a fine. Each year on the Fourth … more
It sounds like the makings of a creepy summer blockbuster: Venomous snake bites are on the rise in North Carolina, according to Dr. Michael Beuhler, the medical director of North Carolina Poison … more
Progressives predicted a hard swing to the right after Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation cemented a 5-4 conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court. So far this term, that fear hasn’t … more
Two local luminaries’ hard work and dedication shined in the national spotlight on Wilson this month — one for a lifetime of public service and another for rebounding from adversity to take his … more
Trump 2.0 was officially scheduled to launch Tuesday night as Donald Trump prepared to kick off his 2020 campaign with a rally in Orlando, Florida. In Cumberland County, area Republicans set a watch … more
It’s time to follow the Lone Star State’s lead — North Carolina needs a lemonade freedom law. On June 10, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 234 to prevent overzealous police … more
There’s Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade or the 2000 “hanging chad” election, but, for the most part, cases before the U.S. Supreme Court are pretty dull. Aside from criminal … more
The case for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina has only become more compelling with time. A new study suggests that it has resulted in fewer middle-aged Americans dying from heart disease. … more
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