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Study pot for PTSD? Veterans’ advocates call for federal research

Free Ray Chambers says slamming the door on medical marijuana research is an insult to the ailing veterans who might benefit from the drug’s doctor-prescribed use. “These are not people who are looking to get high,” he said. …
LOCAL NEWS
County schools adopt improvement plan

The Wilson County Board of Education has unanimously approved a five-point plan to improve student achievement …

Veteran manager at home in small-town Sharpsburg

SHARPSBURG — Shaking hands and scanning street signs, Blake Proctor is making himself at home since taking the reins as town administrator …

Parade to mark Our Lady of Guadalupe feast

St. Therese Catholic Church is inviting the Wilson community to join parishioners as they celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a festival on Sunday and a Mass on Monday. The traditional procession through the streets accompanied by …
COLUMN

Outside the box: This Christmas gift could save a life

Looking for the perfect gift for the man in your life? This year, Wilson Medical Center wants you to think outside the box and give him a gift that will truly keep on giving — quality, affordable health insurance. While it may not be the …

Salvation Army Christmas Wish List

Free The Salvation Army is again this year offering area residents the opportunity to help families in the Wilson area during the Christmas season. A list of people who need food, clothing, household materials or other items to make their Christmas …

LIFESTYLES

Texas eyes immunizations as more file exemptions

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas could be the epicenter for the nation's next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as rates of schoolchildren who refuse shots for non-medical reasons climb in America's second-largest state. The …

School sports
Strickland’s FTs boost Demons past SG

Strickland’s FTs boost Demons past SG Senior Samson Strickland connected on two free throws with 23 seconds left, and the Fike High varsity boys basketball team survived two last-second heaves to earn a 51-49 nonconference win at home …

Junior Varsity Roundup

Area Calendar Dec. 8-9

Lady Chargers lose at Friendship

All-Eastern Plains Conference football team

Community sports
Varying circumstances halt 3-time Fishers of Men champs

A pair of three-time champions were saluted in highlighting the annual Carolina “Fishers of Men” Inshore Trail awards banquet in the American Legion hut Saturday evening. However, for each honoree, the three-peats were terminated …

WCYAA brief

First buck a big one

Button bucks get a voice

Kicking it off again

CHURCH NEWS
Church news for the week of Dec. 3

Temple of Praise Temple of Praise will have service 11 a.m. Sunday with Teresa Kent from Holy Temple Church as guest speaker. Bailey Apostolic Bailey Apostolic Church will have Sunday school 10 a.m. and evening worship 6 with the Rev. …

Church News for the week of Nov. 26

Chuch news for the week of Nov. 19

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EDUCATION

Rock Ridge Elementary shares its strengths at conference

A group from Rock Ridge Elementary traveled to the 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Conference at the Walt Disney World Yacht and Beach Club in Florida this week. They delivered the presentation “A Blended Community with High …