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January 21, 2017

Darts

To news that Grifton would be losing its only grocery store, the Piggly Wiggly on Highland Boulevard. The building sustained significant damage during flooding from Hurricane Matthew and repairs are not feasible. Twelve full-time and 28 part-time employees worked there and the closure…


Editorial: Take the high road and seek common ground

January 20, 2017

Lawmakers who chose to skip today’s inauguration of Donald Trump to demonstrate their disapproval of the new president missed an opportunity to hold the high ground on Capitol Hill.

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a Wilson Democrat who represents Pitt County as part of his 1st District…


Wilkinson: Trump's racial politics

January 20, 2017

In November 2015, when most Republicans and political journalists, including this one, were discounting Donald Trump's ability to win the presidency, Trump tweeted an image of a thuggish-looking dark-skinned man holding a handgun over a set of 2015 statistics about race and crime.

The statistics,…


Tillis works to cast himself as moderate

January 19, 2017

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis on Tuesday issued a call for bipartisanship in an op-ed published in the Charlotte Observer. In it he said that his party — contrary to what many Republicans claim — did not receive a mandate in November to push through an ideologically-driven, far-right…