Clinton charms crowd: Former president walks Nash Street with Butterfield, Hunt in tow

When Jakiera Dupree starts kindergarten, her aunt hopes she’ll know former President Bill Clinton by a different title — the first gentleman. Mary Ellis handed her 3-year-old niece to Clinton during a Tuesday campaign stop in downtown …
Nearly 400 sign up for FEMA aid

Officials say nearly 400 Wilson County residents have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance after Hurricane Matthew caused extensive damage to homes and businesses. FEMA opened its disaster recovery center …

Burr: State pivotal in presidential race

North Carolina could be a bellwether in the presidential election, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr said Monday, pointing to a flurry of top-ticket rallies amid the tug-of-war for the state’s 15 electoral votes. “This is probably going to come …

Wilson’s Sullivan to sing at World Series

It’s been an eventful month for Master Sgt. Eric Sullivan, who will be singing at Game 2 of the World Series tonight. Sullivan will sing “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch in the game between the Chicago Cubs …

Howell named to Sims town board over resident’s objection

SIMS — A local businessman was appointed to the town commission in absentia Monday despite the strong objections of a former official with a longstanding feud. Danny Howell was the sole applicant to fill the position vacated this summer …

Police seek suspect in Tarboro killing

Free TARBORO — Police are seeking a murder suspect following a fatal Sunday afternoon shooting at an apartment complex. Darius Juwan Council, 20, is wanted on a charge of first-degree …

Don’t break the bank with Halloween this year

It’s October, and all I want to think about is fall decorations and pumpkin spice everything, but I have to remember that Halloween is right around the corner. Halloween is filled with scary things such as ghosts, ghouls and pricey …


Just in time for cool weather: Yummy corn and potato chowder was a hit with family

I had never had potato corn chowder before, but after seeing recipes in magazines and online, I decided it was time to give it a try. This chowder has some of my favorite ingredients: potatoes, corn, bacon, cheese. But as usual, I did my research …

School sports
Lady Falcons fall in season finale

Lady Falcons fall in season finale GREENVILLE — The Charles B. Aycock High varsity volleyball team completed its regular season on the road Monday with a 25-10, 25-17, 25-18 loss to 4-A power Greenville Rose of the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina …

Firebirds thump Northern Nash 7-4

Aldava’s big night leads Fike past NC

WCA teams finish 2nd at final tune-up

Area Calendar Oct. 26-27

Community sports
Thrills of climbing abound

Ever since I read the book “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer, I have been fascinated with mountain climbing. Not that I am a mountain climber. Age, ability and resources have limited that option. But I do feel like I have gained …

Area Briefs

Howell reaches quarterfinals of World Long Drive Championships

After Matthew, fate of Silver Lake Dam in air

Boys & Girls Club dominates Wilson Parks & Rec in ENCFL play

Church News for the week of Oct. 22

Unitarian — Rocky Mount Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have service 10 a.m. Sunday. Christian Life Christian Life Fellowship International Ministries will have service 10 a.m. Sunday at West Wilson Church of God Family Life …

Church news for the week of Oct. 15

Church news for the week of Oct. 8

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New Hope students help Princeville peers

New Hope Elementary School teacher Amanda Evans said she was at a loss for words when she saw photos on Facebook of the damage at Edgecombe County’s Princeville Elementary School. “Water was up to the tops of desks, likely ruining any …

Classmates show kindness to families

Christine Gilmore’s fourth-graders at Jones Elementary School have recently completed a kindness project to help families at the Ronald McDonald House in Durham. The idea for the project originated after Noah Stroud, the son of …