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Our Opinion: Lawmakers, be good sports and kindly butt out

A Wilson Times editorial
| July 22, 2021

When legislators have a vested interest in the outcome, no institution is safe from their meddling —...

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Our Opinion: Insulate public utilities from cities' politics

An Enterprise editorial
| July 1, 2021

North Carolina’s most prominent civil rights organization entered the fray this week in a yearlong d...

Details of disciplinary actions taken against government employees are already public record in 36 other states. Senate Bill 355 would unlock that information for North Carolina taxpayers.

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Our Opinion: Transparency foes don't represent NC stakeholders

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 24, 2021

Who says North Carolina’s state employees and schoolteachers are against transparency? Lobbying eff...

N.C. Senate Bill 355 would open more contents of public-sector employees' personnel files to public disclosure.

GUEST EDITORIAL

Taxpayers deserve transparency, not government secrecy

Carteret County News-Times
| May 13, 2021

Senate Bill 355, legislation that promotes and enhances public access to the performance records of ...

This file photo shows a Los Angeles police officer wearing an on-body camera during a media demonstration on Jan. 15, 2014.

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Our Opinion: NC should let public review body camera video

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 20, 2021

The standard objection, a familiar talking point recited so often it’s become a cliché, goes somethi...

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Our Opinion: 'Hands-Free NC' a flawed approach to highway safety

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 22, 2021

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey wants drivers’ hands on the steering wheel, not on their smartpho...

Social media profiles that spoof elected officials, celebrities and public figures by using their names and pictures are commonplace — particularly on Twitter, where clever trolling is an art form.

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Our Opinion: 'Impersonation' ban will punish protected speech

A Wilson Times editorial
| April 15, 2021

Before they vote to make online impersonation a crime, state senators should chew the fat with Jim A...

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Our Opinion: Misguided bill could make some criticism a crime

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 24, 2021

Some North Carolina lawmakers want public activism at government meetings to be a high-stakes affair...

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Our Opinion: Lift veil of secrecy shrouding public employee records

An Enterprise editorial
| March 15, 2021

Your taxes pay their salaries, but when police officers, teachers and other public-sector workers ar...

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Our Opinion: North Carolina should join states' convention call

A Wilson Times editorial
| March 11, 2021

Three out of four people want congressional term limits, but the likelihood that lawmakers will vote...

Election workers in Chester County, Pa., process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election at West Chester University on Nov. 4. Democrats plan to move quickly on the first bill of the new Congress, which would set federal election standards. The For the People Act would require states to offer early voting, same-day registration and the option of absentee voting for all registered voters.

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Our Opinion: Election integrity doesn't require a federal takeover

A Wilson Times editorial
| February 25, 2021

A sweeping overhaul of U.S. voting laws hurtling through the House would steamroll state legislature...

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Our Opinion: For innocent man, governor's pardon is too long overdue

A Wilson Times editorial
| February 24, 2021

A year and a half after winning his freedom, Ray Finch feels forgotten. The Wilson man spent more t...

Dave DiFilippo cartoon

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Our Opinion: Counties once again looking to operate in the dark

February 5, 2021

Like a bad penny, legislation to hide public notices from the public is back in the N.C. General Ass...

In a Feb. 1, 1980 file photo, former North Carolina A&T students, left to right, Joseph McNeill, David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Jibreel Khazan, sit at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their historic sit-in. The four were not served in 1960, but their action launched the sit-in movement in more than nine states.

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Our Opinion: Greensboro Four sparked movement to end segregation

A Wilson Times editorial
| February 4, 2021

Six decades ago, four Black college students’ peaceful protest sparked a movement to end segregation...

Assistant Police Chief Michael Koster shows a first-generation body camera at the police department in Mitchell, S.D., on June 12, 2018.

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Our Opinion: Bring body camera videos into the sunlight

A Wilson Times editorial
| January 25, 2021

Now shrouded behind a veil of secrecy, police body camera and dashboard camera recordings could beco...

Dave DiFilippo cartoon

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Our Opinion: King's dream should convict, challenge and unite us

A Wilson Times editorial
| January 16, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream of equality, justice and unity with a quarter million people...

The Spring Hope Board of Commissioners discussed a rash of public complaints directed at two young skateboarders during the board's Dec. 7 meeting.

ENTERPRISE READER COMMENTS

Talk Back: Skateboarders elicit strong reactions

December 21, 2020

Enterprise readers shared their views on the newspaper’s editorial, “Skateboarding is not a crime, S...

Spring Hope commissioners and Police Chief Nathan Gant discussed two young skateboarders during the town board's Dec. 7 meeting.

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Our Opinion: Skateboarding is not a crime, commissioners

A Wilson Times editorial
| December 21, 2020

Psychologist and public intellectual Jordan Peterson’s bestseller “12 Rules for Life” should be requ...

Our Opinion: King's dream should convict, challenge and unite us

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 27, 2020

Our Opinion: Political clothing offers no excuse to mistreat guests

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 4, 2020

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 …


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