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Fifty-seven years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream of equality, justice and unity with a quarter million people in the nation’s capital.  Delivered from the Lincoln … more
Rachel Williams says a T-shirt got her thrown out of a Wilson doctor’s office. In the Charlotte suburb of Gastonia, Lydia Sturgues-Robinson said an ice cream parlor booted her over a … more
As Nash UNC Health Care continues to cope with a growing number of seriously ill COVID-19 patients, Nash County — like the rest of North Carolina and the United States — is having to … more
As stakeholders work to repair North Carolina’s criminal justice system, they should make Louis Brandeis’ famous declaration their constant refrain: Sunlight is the best … more
Along with public health, the COVID-19 pandemic is testing government transparency in North Carolina.  State officials have withheld vital information about coronavirus outbreaks that would … more
Southern Nash County had never witnessed a graduation parade before, but the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended the last few months of the school year, creating a “new normal” and a new … more
In the age of COVID-19, is pushing a shopping cart really safer than holding a hymnal?  Gov. Roy Cooper’s May 5 executive order reopening parts of North Carolina’s economy allows … more
The North Carolina Supreme Court supports transparency in higher education and free speech for motorists, two well-reasoned Friday rulings suggest. A long-awaited decision in DTH Media Corp. v. … more
During this coronavirus pandemic, access to accurate and trustworthy information in your community is as critical to life under quarantine and as sought after as hand sanitizer and face … more
THUMBS UP to Gov. Roy Cooper for explaining that his statewide stay-at-home order designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 doesn’t prohibit public protests.  After N.C. Capitol police … more
With one unnecessary arrest and one tone-deaf tweet, police placed North Carolina smack dab in the middle of a national COVID-19 controversy.   Videos from Tuesday’s #ReopenNC protest … more
As COVID-19 cases mushroom, state officials have suspended a rule that would have prevented North Carolina hospitals from adding beds. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced … more
Want to know how much your police chief and school principal are paid? How about a full rundown of your city council’s spending during that out-of-state conference? The information’s yours for … more
A Wilson County man’s recent brush with the law has brought a little-known dog ownership restriction in the town of Sharpsburg to light. Gregory Cherry of Lincoln Street is due in court Tuesday … more
Journalists and lawmakers don’t always see eye to eye. But three state legislators agree that North Carolina needs a free and independent press to hold elected officials and … more
A Republican state Senate candidate is making headlines throughout North Carolina for all the wrong reasons. Dennis Nielsen was served with a domestic violence protective order after wife Karen … more
Eight decades after the anti-pot propaganda film “Reefer Madness” stirred a moral panic over marijuana, cops and prosecutors in North Carolina are bending the truth to bind hemp to its infamous … more
In 1984, Congress used its power of the purse to limit alcohol sales to buyers 21 and up. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act threatened state legislatures with a loss of federal highway funds if … more
Two decades. More than 2,300 U.S. troop deaths. Roughly a trillion dollars. Time, blood and treasure haven’t stamped out the scourge of terrorism or transformed Afghanistan into a stable … more
Former President Barack Obama is urging the crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates to temper their progressivism with a dose of pragmatism. Far-left policies like eliminating all … more
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