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School meal aid threatened

Free Some 573 Wilson County students could lose free or reduced lunches if the N.C. General Assembly passes a provision of the proposed state budget. The Republican-led state Senate included the provision to in its version of the budget without debate …

Free youth flag football program getting organized

Joshua Robinson grew up in Elm City and one thing he noticed was that there were not enough activities for young people. Now, Robinson wants to provide an outlet in the form of a youth engagement program centered around flag …
LOCAL NEWS

New look for museum’s 25th anniversary: Imagination Station opening major new exhibits next week

Free Parents and kids might think they have stepped into a different museum when they see the high-energy, interactive exhibits that will open to the public June 2 at Imagination …

GUILTY OF MURDER: Knight convicted in 7-year-old’s death, sentenced to life in prison

Free A Wilson County jury on Tuesday found 20-year-old Anfernee Knight guilty on all charges — including first-degree murder — in the killing of 7-year-old Kamari …

NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
Mental health agency denies lavish spending in audit

RALEIGH (AP) — A regional managed care mental health agency that receives taxpayer funds spent excessively on salaries for top executives, conferences and Christmas parties, a state audit said Thursday, but Cardinal Innovations Healthcare …

N.C. to get $31 million for opioid programs

Sen. Tillis says ‘I’m fine’ after race collapse

NATION & WORLD NEWS
Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will use his first visit to the Middle East to call for unity in the fight against radicalism in the Muslim world, casting the challenge as a “battle between good and evil” and urging Arab …

Prosecutors: Times Square driver wanted to 'kill them all'

Rape inquiry dropped, WikiLeaks' Assange remains in embassy

COLUMN

Party divides are no surprise

RALEIGH — Would it surprise you to learn that, depending on the poll and specific questions asked, between a quarter and a third of Democrats identify their views on abortion as “pro-life”? And that about a quarter of Republicans …

LIFE

Science Says: Meds prevent opioid addiction relapse

CHICAGO — Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with medication save lives? Or does it trade one addiction for another? Health Secretary Tom …

School sports
Memories of ‘Mr. Lucama’

Remember him as “Mr. Lucama” — with utmost respect. A fixture for nearly 50 years, Hugh M. Flowers was all that he could be for the tiny community located at the western tip of Wilson County. Flowers embraced Lucama as its …

Correction

SWE’s Owens takes her defense to UMO

Heartbreak for CBA softball in 3-A East semis

Alone on the podium

Community sports
Fedora shares goal-oriented approach

Rick Warren’s book, “The Purpose-Driven Life,” is something that has been read by University of North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora. In the book, Warren notes that people are addressing an ongoing problem, have just …

Overman honored as Wilson’s first hall-of-fame bowler

Wilson Recreation Department glance

Solar eclipse countdown

Finally, the call to the hall

CHURCH NEWS
Church news for the week of May 20

Unitarian — Rocky Mount Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have service 10 a.m. Sunday. First Apostolic — Bailey First Apostolic Church will have a gospel singing 7 tonight featuring the Chandler Trio of Elm City. Sunday …

Church news for the week of May 13

Church news for the week of May 6

EDITORIALS
Our Opinion: Yearbook censors see backlash for silencing students

Free Three schools made headlines this month for their overreaction to senior quotes in student yearbooks. Officials employed varying levels of censorship, from the modest to the heavy-handed to the extreme. Poston Butte High School apologized for at …

Free Guest Editorial: Court ruling may renew nonpartisan redistricting push

Free Our Opinion: An uneven approach to putting freedom back on the menu

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Trump witch hunt: Shaky statements from shadowy figures

Anonymous, unnamed sources who purport to be former White House officials or present ones, unreleased audio recordings of conversations and unseen FBI memos seem to be the main basis of the hysteria and witch hunt focusing on President Trump’s …

Generating ‘news’ in the liberal spin zone

Personal potshots undermine political points

Ask your legislators to support Governor’s School

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EDUCATION

Barton students inducted in Alpha Chi honor society

Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently welcomed nine new members into the fold during the spring 2017 induction ceremony. Students with a GPA of 3.5 or better in the top 10 percent …