Wilson Times

Wilson Times

North Carolina’s obsolete alcohol sales bureaucracy was dealt tandem blows this month as its chairman resigned in frustration and a federal judge scrutinized its censorship under a First Amendment microscope.

Families’ fight against a discriminatory dress code will continue, but a court ruling in the case could have earth-shattering implications for students in North Carolina’s public charter schools.

When legislators have a vested interest in the outcome, no institution is safe from their meddling — not even a group as far removed from politics as the state’s sanctioning body for high school sports.

The standard objection, a familiar talking point recited so often it’s become a cliché, goes something like this: “Releasing the video may harm an ongoing investigation.”

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

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

Some North Carolina lawmakers want public activism at government meetings to be a high-stakes affair with the threat of arrest hanging in the balance. 

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, fast-food restaurants and big-box stores. 

Along with public health, the COVID-19 pandemic is testing government transparency in North Carolina. 

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