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We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun: Dear … more
Psychologist and public intellectual Jordan Peterson’s bestseller “12 Rules for Life” should be required reading for Spring Hope’s town leaders.  Start with Rule No. … more
Religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. If you can recite that list from memory, you’re ahead of 96% of American adults, according to the Freedom Forum Institute’s 2019 State of … more
It’s not a prank, a protest or political activism. Plain and simple, it’s a crime. Thieves uprooted more than 100 campaign signs for President Donald Trump from Wilson roadsides … more
Linda Cooper-Suggs and Mick Rankin have each set their course for the same destination — a healthy, prosperous and well-educated North Carolina. They’re just following vastly different … more
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
Wilson Mayor Carlton Stevens says two police officers wrestled him onto the hood of his car during a traffic stop in a neighboring city.  Officers told him they were looking for an African … more
When you see an unfamiliar face, your subconscious forms a first impression in less time than it takes to blink. Neuroscience tells us the human mind’s hardwired to interpret facial expressions … 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
THUMBS UP to Wilson city officials for recommending rule changes that would give businesses more artistic freedom and more leeway to advertise limited-time deals.  The Wilson City Council … more
Each desk on the N.C. House floor is equipped with a microphone. Jean Farmer-Butterfield said she’d use hers to amplify Wilson County residents’ voices, and she’s kept that promise … more
Happy birthday, America!  Like many holidays, Saturday’s celebration of the Declaration of Independence’s signing is wrapped in myth and collective wisdom.  The … more
North Carolina’s newest law enforcers won’t be sworn to protect and serve. They’ll be unarmed, and instead of badges, their uniforms will feature name tags from supermarkets, … more
THUMBS UP to the Wilson County Board of Education for ending the misguided practice of “lunch shaming” in our school cafeterias.  The board approved a new nutritional services … 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
No air conditioning or box fans on boiling June days, no refrigerator humming to preserve food and no running water for showers, baths and hand-washing.  Those bleak conditions could become … 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
State officials are withholding vital public health information from Wilson County residents, leaving us in the dark on a COVID-19 outbreak at a Wilson food processing plant.  This week, the … more
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