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Confederate markers spur citizens' outcry to Wilson City Council

It has been 152 years since the Confederacy was defeated, yet physical reminders of the war remain -- a reality that sparked concern from two residents at the Thursday night Wilson City Council …

Murder suspect held without bond

A man accused in the shooting deaths of four people on Christmas Eve made his first court appearance in Wilson County Friday morning, several days after deputies transported him here from a North …

LOCAL NEWS
Wilson sees 2 recent heroin, opioid overdose deaths

Law enforcement has seen an uptick in heroin and opioid overdoses, including two deaths in the past two weeks.  Wilson police have seen more than five overdoses in the past several days within the city, prompting officials to warn the community of the drugs' danger. "Our community has suffered at least two fatal overdoses from heroin/opioid use," Capt. Kendra Howell said …

HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION GRANTS
Groups split $1.6 million to make Wilson healthier

The Healthcare Foundation of Wilson awarded $1.6 million in grants to local organizations Thursday.  That money will fund community projects that focus on solutions to some of Wilson's greatest health challenges. The continued initiative is vital to organizations who are working in a collaborative effort to make a difference …

NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
More arrests made in toppling of Confederate statue

  RALEIGH (AP) - More protesters were arrested Wednesday for participating in a demonstration that toppled a Confederate statue in North Carolina, and more monuments were vandalized as …

Gov. Roy Cooper wants Confederate monuments removed

With vetoes, Cooper adds 2 more bills to legislature's agenda

NATION & WORLD NEWS
Donald Trump's die-hard supporters show no signs of straying

  NEW YORK (AP) - They wash their hands of neo-Nazis and wag their fingers at leftists. They denounce a press corps they see as biased and controversies they view as manufactured. But in …

Defiant Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for violence

Social media harnessed to expose white nationalists at rally

COLUMN

Volunteer fire departments face recruitment struggles

Over the past few weeks, I've been touring volunteer fire departments and talking to firefighters and emergency workers in all regions of our great state.  These firefighters, who selflessly …

LIFE

What you need to know before the eclipse

For months, news streams across the country have been filled with commentary about The Great American Solar Eclipse that will cross over 14 states on Monday - and for good reason. The natural …

College Sports
Nowhere to go but up for Tobs

With the Wilson Tobs wrapping up their worst year ever, statistically, in their 21 seasons in the Coastal Plain League, some of the reasons for it can be found in the numbers. After all, baseball is dissected mathematically more than just about any …

A grand Fleming finale

Collapse in 8th inning sends Tobs to 9-5 loss

Oh, fishsticks!

Barton hires Underwood as tennis coach

Community sports
The art of parenting with a purpose in mind

Going back to the inventors of the games we play today — Abner Doubleday, James Naismith and Old Tom Morris — none of them had a clue what these “games” would become in time.

Wilson Recreation Department glance

Summer Explosion Cup threatens to be a wet one

Area calendar, Aug. 11-12

It’s a splash, splash, splash!

CHURCH NEWS
Church News, week of Aug. 5

Unitarian — Rocky Mount Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have service at 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Lois Cavenaugh-Daley as speaker. First Apostolic — Bailey First Apostolic Church will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and …

Church News, week of July 29

Church news, week of July 22

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EDUCATION

Wilson businesses welcome Barton College students with gifts

Bags filled with free merchandise greeted new and returning Bulldogs at the annual Welcome Back Barton event held Monday afternoon in Wilson Gymnasium. Kimberlyn Evans, a native of Wilson who is a …