‘Retro renovation’: General store to reopen soon in Rock Ridge

A cornerstone in the Rock Ridge community is getting a facelift to ensure the gathering spot is around for generations to come. The Rock Ridge Family Store shuttered during the summer when local couple Amanda and Jason Rivera bought the property on N.C. 42 with friend Erik Randesi from Tennessee. The trio became the fourth owners of the historic property, spending thousands of dollars to do a “retro renovation” …

2 injured when truck, car collide

Two people were seriously injured in a Wednesday afternoon crash on Rock Ridge-Sims Road.


Lessons in politeness, respect begin at home

Learning respect and politeness is an arduous task for children. None of us are born with a mastery of these life skills, which learned properly make life more comfortable and pleasant for all involved. Simply put, learning to be respectful and …

School sports
Area calendar, Sept. 29-30

Thursday, September 29 High School Varsity Football Hunt at Corinth Holders, 7 p.m. High School Varsity Boys Soccer Community Christian at Oakwood, 4 p.m.; Hunt at Rocky Mount, 5 p.m.; Farmville Central at North Johnston, 6 p.m.; …

Hunt boys, Fike girls each take 3rd

CBA 3rd in ECC meet

Greenfield beats rain in 5-2 win

WCA’s McFarland, Lady Cycs’ Lane win at WCD

Community sports
Pope claims 4th Willow Springs Men’s title

Credit Will Pope with a doubly incredible feat in winning his fourth Men’s golf championship at Willow Springs Country Club on an overcast but pleasant Sunday afternoon. At age 36, Pope, the principal at Elm City Middle School, has captured …

Wilson Parks and Rec Little Demons launch ENCFL play

Wilson Recreation Department glance

‘00 Explosion Ladies craft back-to-back wins

Feral hogs can strike quickly

Church News for Sept. 24

Unitarian — Rocky Mount Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have service 10 a.m. Sunday. Mount Zion Mount Zion Progressive Primitive Baptist Church will have a fellowship conference 11 a.m. today with Jeff Gravely along with …

Church News for Sept. 17

Church news for Sept. 10

State lawmakers must repeal new police camera law

After last week’s shooting in Charlotte, we again urge the legislature to rescind its wrongheaded law that will prevent most police body cam and dashboard footage from being made public. Transparency is everything in public trust. The law …

A little empathy would be good in a split America

Flag-stomping teacher should learn some common sense

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Learning to grow their own food

Students will be raising chickens and growing fresh, healthy food as part of the curriculum of Wilson County Schools’ expansion of its horticulture and animal science programs this academic year. Thanks to a $40,000 grant from the State …

Why I Teach: Laura Pittman

Third-grade Lucama Elementary School teacher Laura Pittman is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Current position: Third-grade teacher at Lucama Elementary First teaching position: Second-grade teacher at Lucama …