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Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Storm chances spike as holiday weekend approaches

By Al Thomas
| June 27, 2022

If the weather models can stay consistent, it looks as if the upcoming July Fourth weekend will prov...

D.G. Martin

COMMENTARY

Telling an aging relative she can’t drive anymore

By D.G. Martin
| June 27, 2022

North Carolina is blessed with more than its share of great writers. And I am looking over some of m...

VintageWest Furniture co-owners Megan and Jeremy Lott stand at their booth at the Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market, where customers can shop items that will be stocked in their Barnes Street store in the fall.

MAIN STREET MINUTE

Vintage vibes coming to downtown Wilson

By Brie Handgraaf
| June 27, 2022

Megan Lott didn’t set out to start a business. She was just refinishing furniture for her home when ...

Sanda Baucom Hight

COMMENTARY

‘Tune Our Hearts’: Celebrating the great songs of faith

By Sanda Baucom Hight
| June 27, 2022

What a joyous celebration of love, faith and personhood was lifted on Sunday at Forest Hills Baptist...

John Hood

OPINION

Will Joe Biden really go stag?

By John Hood
| June 27, 2022

Soaring prices. Social unrest. A resurgent Russia. A military withdrawal followed by the collapse of...

Oliver Hedgepeth

COMMENTARY

Why wait? Jump-start your creativity and start writing

By Oliver Hedgepeth
| June 27, 2022

The screams of a woman were being muffled by the morning fog blanketing Atlantic Christian College. ...

Alexander H. Jones

OPINION

The right’s lonely war against Medicaid expansion is doomed

By Alexander H. Jones
| June 27, 2022

A dream so long enjoyed cannot cease without hardship. But the psychological pain of diminishing hop...

Kimball Shinkoskey

OPINION

America needs a national day of mourning

By Kimball Shinkoskey
| June 27, 2022

While a portion of the nation recently celebrated a day of freedom and a beginning of progress on Ju...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Monday cold front to bring showers, storms

By Al Thomas
| June 26, 2022

Daytime temperatures in our area are forecast to be typical for an early summer weekend as highs bot...

Jessica Griffin

WCC CORNER

Join us July 14 for a fun, family-friendly event

By Jessica Griffin
| June 26, 2022

Wilson Community College is hosting its first-ever special registration event on our main campus, pa...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Abortion: No, Dobbs isn’t ‘decentralization’

By Thomas L. Knapp
| June 26, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed down its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organizat...

Christy Clark, the Democratic candidate for N.C. House District 98, asked Harris Teeter and Kroger to stop selling foam can coolers bearing pro-Second Amendment messages.

OPINION

Empty symbolism in the gun control debate

By Corey Friedman
| June 24, 2022

A product meant to keep beer and soda cans cold made Christy Clark hot under the collar. A former No...

Lib Campbell

OPINION

Avoid making oaths that aren’t worth keeping

By Lib Campbell
| June 24, 2022

Among those who pledge to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, how many are nee...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Happy ‘holiday’ from gas tax? Maybe not so much

By Thomas L. Knapp
| June 24, 2022

By popular demand, President Joe Biden on Wednesday asked Congress to pass a three-month “holiday” o...

Rob Okun

COMMENTARY

Is male birth control finally at hand?

By Rob Okun
| June 22, 2022

With the Supreme Court’s expected decision to overturn Roe v. Wade threatening to severely curtail w...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

NC’s political imbalance calls for change

By Tom Campbell
| June 25, 2022

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the word balance. We refer to a well-balanced life as one with equ...

John Hood

OPINION

Stop punching political panic buttons

By John Hood
| June 25, 2022

Remember when rapid automation was going to render large swaths of the workforce unemployed? Politi...

Tony Verdini

COMMENTARY

Words can give hope or cut deeper than knives

By Tony Verdini
| June 22, 2022

There is an attitude both young children and older adults nearing the end of their life often adopt....

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

What happened to Florida’s defense of ‘parental rights’?

By Thomas L. Knapp
| June 22, 2022

In late March, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was all about “parental rights,” signing what critics calle...

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