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Tara Baker


Lack of enforcement enables sex buyers, human traffickers

By Tara Baker
| July 24, 2021

In the United States, various institutions and groups have made efforts to combat the problem of hum...


Supporting local journalism supports this community

By Dean Ridings
| July 23, 2021

The Local Journalism Sustainability Act was recently introduced in the House and has now been introd...

Tom Campbell


Burning the midnight kilowatts

By Tom Campbell
| July 22, 2021

“There’s nothing good going on after midnight that you need to be part of,” my momma repeatedly told...

John Hood


Effect of state policy isn't huge

By John Hood
| July 22, 2021

RALEIGH — For years, North Carolina conservatives and progressives argued incessantly about the effe...

Thomas L. Knapp


Take away government's social media privileges

By Thomas L. Knapp
| July 22, 2021

“Modern technology companies have enabled misinformation to poison our information environment with ...

Lt. j.g. Sheldon Sutton, bottom left, poses with Crew 18 of the VPB-117 Blue Raiders. Contributed photo

Uncommon valor of heroic leadership

By Bill Lawson
| July 22, 2021

Today there is a lack of leadership not only in the United States, but in the world. Gone are histor...

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.

Guest Editorial

Transparency foes don’t represent NC stakeholders

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 27, 2021

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

Guest editorial

NC should let public review body camera video

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 12, 2021

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


Our Opinion: Lift veil of secrecy shrouding public employee records

A Wake Weekly editorial
| March 18, 2021

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

Dave DiFilippo cartoon


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...

Guest editorial

Bring body camera videos into the sunlight

A Wilson Times editorial
| January 28, 2021

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

Dave DiFilippo cartoon


OUR OPINION: Bob Allen roved around and gave us a newspaper

A Wake Weekly editorial
| May 7, 2021

A staple of this newspaper for nearly seven decades, Bob Allen’s column “Roving Around,” is missing from the pages this week. Its absence is glaring; Bob’s insight into life in Wake Forest …

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