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World War II vet laid to rest

Even though Milford Jethro Howell’s military service was 70 years ago, his loved ones knew paying tribute to the veteran’s service was a must. “He has always thought his country and his God was important,” said …
LOCAL NEWS

Stott dies a day after community prayer rally

Ashley Stott, whose illness united much of the community the last two weeks, died on Thursday. The evening before, hundreds of supporters gathered at the Wilson County Courthouse to pray and offer …

Suspect: ‘I wasn’t trying to kill someone’

Jurors listened and watched a nearly three-hour video recording of investigators’ interview with Stephen Maddox following the shooting outside Bill’s Barbecue Convention Center that October 2015 night. Inside the police interview …

SUV overturns in wreck Wednesday

A Lucama driver was charged Wednesday after he failed to stop and caused another vehicle to overturn. According to police reports, the wreck was reported at 6:12 p.m. on Madison Avenue near Forest Hills Road. Witnesses reported Cifuentes …

US steps up use of civil asset forfeiture, which is illegal in NC

RALEIGH — It soon will be easier for the feds to take your property, even if you’re not convicted of a crime. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday that federal law officials will expand civil asset forfeiture, …

NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
Cooper vetoes bill to change N.C. public notice laws

Free RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation Monday that would have allowed local governments and attorneys in an urban county to stop posting legal notices in newspapers and put them on government websites instead. The …

Construction of new Outer Banks bridge attracts sightseers

Cooper promises Dems win would lessen gerrymandering

NATION & WORLD NEWS
2 more GOP senators oppose health bill, killing it for now

Free WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest GOP effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare” was fatally wounded in the Senate Monday night when two more Republican senators announced their opposition to the legislation strongly backed by President …

Questions remain surrounding fatal Minnesota police shooting

Trump lawyer: Nothing illegal in Don Jr.’s Russia meeting

COLUMN

Politics and religion always mix

RALEIGH — William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and a key orchestrator of protests against Republicans in the Tar Heel State, is a minister. He serves as pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in …

LIFE

Right at home: Lighting that makes a statement

Creative new shapes and technology mean that home lighting fixtures often do far more than provide illumination. They can be exciting and sculptural works of art. “Designs are now not only a source of light, but a distinctive feature of an …

College Sports
AAC football poll

AAC football preseason poll Results from the 2017 American Athletic Conference football poll as voted on by members of the media Tuesday in Newport, Rhode Island. American Championship Team (Points) USF (26) Houston (2) Memphis …

A nice turnaround

Fast start, losing finish for Tobs

Tobs lose 4th straight, fall at Morehead City

Beatings continue for Tobs at hands of Pilots

Community sports
Wilson Recreation Department results

Adult basketball Summer League Results Wilson Rams – 57 Warriors – 50 Highlights: Wilson Rams – M. Creech 13 points, C. Collins 10 points; Warriors – Jerry Ganaway 16 points, Jamenson Lucas 13 …

Wagamon, Sargent rule course at Happy Valley Member-Guest tourney

Different name, but same result

Area golf briefs

Cragmont tourney elicited great loyalty from many of its participants

CHURCH NEWS
Church news for the week of July 15

Ward Boulevard The Ward Boulevard Church of Christ will have Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, morning worship at 10:30 and evening worship at 5. Mid-week Bible study is 7 p.m. Wednesday. First Apostolic — Bailey First Apostolic Church …

White Oak Hill names interim youth, music pastor

Church news for the week of July 8

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EDUCATION

Wilson Christian Academy announces honor rolls

The following students were recognized for their academic excellence during the fourth quarter at Wilson Christian Academy. A/B Honor Roll Grade 6 William Brantley, Claire Barkley, Alyssa Davis, Nathan Gattis and Seth Trull Grade …