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Heavy-duty haulers: NTPA tractor pull returns to fairgrounds Friday, Saturday

The Wilson County Fairgrounds are in store for a loud weekend as the venue prepares for the third annual National Tractor Pullers Association Championship Truck and Tractor Pull. The event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday and an estimated 40 pullers are expected to be in attendance. Debbie Hill with the Wilson County Fairgrounds said attendees can expect to see tractors that have up to 4,000 horsepower. Nine classes of tractors and trucks will be pulling …
LOCAL NEWS

Car hits ambulance responding to call

No critical injuries were sustained Wednesday morning when a vehicle collided with an ambulance responding to a call.

Wilson GOP honors military, public service

From those who serve the country through the military to those who hold elected office, the Wilson County Republican Party celebrated public service at a Tuesday night social.

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Heat index soars: Officials urge caution as temps approach triple digits

Officials are urging residents to take precautions this week as temperatures combined with high humidity will push the heat index to dangerous levels. “The higher the humidity, the hotter …
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Church attacker nurtured jihad in quiet French town

Adel Kermiche nursed his obsession with jihad in this quiet French town alongside the Seine River, and his twice-thwarted attempt to join Islamic State extremists in Syria ended with an attack on an elderly priest celebrating Mass in its sturdy stone church

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COLUMN
WilMed reduces hospital-acquired conditions by 81 percent

Health care is a human business and as all of us were taught as kids that no one is perfect. That is why hospitals work so hard to put processes in place that can help prevent human error. As these processes are successfully put in place, the rate …

LOCAL LIFESTYLES

Saturday musical brings ‘Junie B. Jones’ books to life

The Arts Council of Wilson, led by Performing Arts Director Christopher Ballance, will present a special performance of “Junie B. Jones: The Musical” at 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center. The ACT for Youth theatre …

NATIONAL NEWS
Prosecutors abandon case against police in Gray's death

More than a year after a black man suffered a broken neck in a police van, the effort to hold six officers criminally responsible for his death collapsed Wednesday when the city dropped all charges in the case that tore Baltimore apart and exposed deep fissures between the police, prosecutors and the people.

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School sports
Lady Warriors get a new leader

The proud history of the Hunt High athletic program boasts a steady stream of conference championships in its 38 years of operation. But when one arrives at the girls basketball championship placard inside the Warriors’ gym, it is rather …

High School Briefs

Late add leads to East-West Offensive MVP for SN’s Mitchell

Firebirds fireworks

All-star and out

Community sports
Still in the game

When it comes to involvement in the game of baseball, Bobby Valentine may be located just about anywhere — at any level. After all, the 66-year-old native of Stamford, Connecticut, where he now resides, has been associated with professional …

The time of their lives

Adventure exists in state Mountain to Sea Trail

Harrison-Rose team seizes HVCC Member-Guest crown

Area Briefs

CHURCH NEWS
Anglicans sanction U.S. Episcopal Church over gay marriage

NEW YORK — Anglican leaders on Thursday temporarily restricted the role of the U.S. Episcopal Church in their global fellowship as a sanction over the American church's acceptance of gay marriage. Episcopalians have been barred for three years …

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EDITORIALS
More email problems for Hillary Clinton, Democrats

The biggest stories heading into the Democratic National Convention this week should have been either Hillary Clinton tapping Sen. Tim Kaine as her choice for vice president or Sen. Bernie Sanders stepping onto the stage in Philadelphia and fully …

McCrory must veto bill to harm public education

Don’t seal the records in Duke Energy lawsuits

All-Star Game’s loss shows HB2 is hurting N.C.

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ENTERTAINMENT
Netflix announces 'Gilmore Girls,' 'One Day at a Time' premiere dates

The television revivals at Netflix that began in February with "Fuller House" continue as the streaming network announces premiere dates for two more series reboots.

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Dr. Dre beats gun rap following Malibu driveway encounter

Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to bring gun charges against rapper Dr. Dre.

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Summer camp guide

What are you kids up to this summer? This section is full of ideas, from sports camps to educational opportunities. Check it out!

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FARM

Spring plowing: Hard work and sweet memories

There used to be a lot of tenant farmers. If you had a small family, you rented a one-horse crop. If you had a large family, you rented a two-horse crop. After I got married, I only farmed for one year — it was 1953 — on a one-horse …
EDUCATION

Author shares life experience

NASHVILLE — Tyechia White, a Northern Nash High School alumna, recently returned to Nash County to share the big news that she became a published children’s author. White, who is also an attorney in Washington, D.C., chose to celebrate …

Reading program puts teamwork to the test

Teens gathered at the Wilson County Public Library on Tuesday, girls against guys, to compete in the Minute to Win It games coordinated by Leslie Schultz, the young adult librarian and teen summer reading program organizer. The teens, ranging in age …