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Sheetz shooting suspect turns himself in

An Elm City man faces an attempted murder charge after Wilson police say he shot a man during a Saturday dispute at the Sheetz gas station. Officers were dispatched to a 4:33 p.m. call to Sheetz …
A line of voters circled the Board of Elections headquarters on Oct. 28, 2012 as area residents took advantage of the first election that early voting included a Sunday.

One-stop early voting in midterms starts Wednesday

Voter registration and voting can be accomplished at two one-stop early voting sites in Wilson County beginning today. People who failed to register to vote by the Oct. 15 deadline may still …
Landon Davis slaps hands with Barton College baseball players after signing with the team during a Monday ceremonial draft.

Young prospect joins Bulldogs family

Landon Davis had the kind of short answers you would expect from a young athlete dealing with his first encounter with the press. Davis, an 8-year-old Community Christian School student who has …

Wilson freshmen held back at highest rate

Ninth-graders were held back from advancing to 10th grade at more than twice the combined average rate as all other grades in Wilson County Schools in the last academic year, according to a report …
Levi and Madison Worrell disembark from a school bus in January 2017 in Wilson.

Troopers cracking down on unsafe driving around school buses

State troopers will be out in full force this week in an effort to catch drivers who try to pass stopped school buses. Troopers will enforce stop arm laws in and around school zones across the …
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Joel Killion takes seat on Bailey board

Mayor Thomas Richards, left, administers the oath of office to Bailey Commissioner Joel Killion on Monday. Killion was appointed to fill the remainder of former commissioner Troy Conner's term. Conner stepped down in July due to an out-of-state move.
BAILEY — After a bit of contention and correction of a procedural error from last month’s meeting, Joel Killion was formally appointed as Bailey’s newest town commissioner Monday …
WEATHERCAST

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Wilson's fall cooldown in full force this week

Fall weather marked by mild daytime highs and a crisp chill in the air overnight should remain in Wilson County for the foreseeable future, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's installment of …

MAIN STREET MINUTE

Brie Handgraaf

Massage therapist offers magic touch for stress relief

Pizza shop manager to massage therapist and business owner is quite the switch, but it is one Brandilyn Jobe never second-guessed. “Before I went to school for massage therapy, I managed the …

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE
NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
3 face charges over toppling of 'Silent Sam' Confederate statue at UNC

RALEIGH (AP) — Police filed charges Friday against three people accused of helping tear down a century-old Confederate statue during a protest this week at North Carolina's flagship …

Lawmakers return for second run on 2 constitutional amendments

GOP candidates say Trump is coming to North Carolina fundraiser

Errors cause state to suspend driver's license printing

NATION & WORLD NEWS
War hero, senator, GOP presidential candidate McCain dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain has discontinued medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, says his family. It's a likely indication that the war hero, …

Trump complains to Ohio GOP that Dems are 'negative, nasty'

Bull market: S&P 500, Nasdaq and Russell 2000 close at record highs

For-profit colleges have allies now, but complaints persist

AP: National Enquirer had safe with damaging Trump stories

FUN STUFF
COLUMN

Tom Purcell

Can humor bridge the political divide?

With all the vitriol in our politics — with all the disagreement that is tearing our country apart — we could all use some levity about now. Here’s one joke I think we can all agree …

LIFE
Sir Purr delivers grant to Lee Woodard Elementary

Carolina Panthers mascot Sir Purr visited Lee Woodard Elementary School on Monday with a monetary gift and a message of health and fitness. Students gathered in the gym to greet the big black …

SPORTS
College Sports
Bulldogs’ title hopes jolted

The Barton College men’s soccer team now turns its focus to qualifying for the conference tournament and earning as high a seed as possible. The Bulldogs’ hopes of claiming NCAA …

Lady Bulldogs conquer Valkyries

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs clip Erskine in OT, 2-1

Barton winning streak snapped by King

BARTON ROUNDUP: Boyette garners CC golf accolade

Community sports
Hagan seizes first club title in Willow Springs championship debut

The quality of golfers at Willow Springs Country Club improved significantly with the early-August closing of Happy Valley Country Club. One of the golfers shifting from Happy Valley, Zim Hagan, …

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

In wake of ‘Flo,’ fish kills a big issue

Mulligans Fore Kids stays on course

Walston captures his 1st WCC men’s crown

Schools
Why I Teach: ‘My goal is to inspire my students ...’
Morgan Stephenson, a teacher at Hunt High School, is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Current position: Social studies … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
School Menus monday Breakfast: Sweet potato roll, apple juice, applesauce Lunch: Cheeseburger or pork chop sandwich, french … Read More
Students take time out for science
Ellen Bunn placed her hands on the shiny Van De Graff electrostatic generator, and every hair on her head stood out on its … Read More
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