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Back-breaking beginning: Seeds planted to start Wilson County tobacco season

Lynn Pittman’s back might be achy from leaning over to float 4,200 trays of tobacco seeds, but he can rest easy knowing that more than a million tobacco seedlings have a good start. Pittman spent a couple of days bent at an awkward angle …

Man charged with break-in, rape

Free A man faces rape and burglary charges after police say he sexually assaulted a woman. Wilson police were dispatched to the 1200 block of South Tarboro Street on Sunday regarding a sexual assault that had previously occurred, according to …

Owner to raze, replace McDonald’s

Pink slips of paper were bagged alongside hamburgers and fries Monday, notifying loyal patrons of the McDonald’s on Nash Street of the restaurant’s closure at the end of business on Wednesday. “It isn’t even a …

COLUMN

Will there be blood in the streets?

Over a century ago, the United States of America went through a divisive and bloody Civil War that separated the people of this nation bone from marrow. It split friends, families and eventually the nation itself as a line was drawn dividing the …

LIFE

Retirement can be a drag. Here's how to fix that...

We spend decades dreaming of the day when life won't be dictated by alarm clocks, commute times, meeting schedules and office politics. Then reality sets in: Retirement can be kind of a drag. And there may be 20-plus years of it ahead of …

School sports
Area Calendar, Feb. 21-22

Tuesday, February 21 College Men’s Basketball Lees-McRae at Barton, 7:30 p.m. College Women’s Basketball Lees-McRae at Barton, 5:30 p.m. College Baseball Barton at Chowan, 1 p.m. College Women’s …

Lacey’s return sparks Knights into 1-A semis

Middle school result

Area Calendar, Feb. 20-21

‘Everything but win’

Community sports
Living with Ari

My wife has been getting on me about my dog lately. She has a habit of thinking just because my dog is a female, she should be all gussied-up. When I was thinking of a name a year and a half ago for her, I came up with the name Artemis. Artemis …

Joyner cards first ace at Wedgewood

Onward and Upward!

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Band of explorers

CHURCH NEWS
Church news for the week of Feb. 18

Ward Blvd. The Ward Blvd. Church of Christ, 2977 Ward Blvd., will have Bible study 9:30 a.m. Sunday, morning worship 10:30 and evening worship 5. Bible study 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Unitarian — Rocky Mount Unitarian Universalist …

Church news for the week of Feb. 11

Church news for the week of Feb. 4

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EDUCATION

Why I Teach: Victoria Ivery

Winstead Elementary School’s Victoria Ivery is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Current position Fifth-grade Teacher at Winstead Elementary First teaching position Fifth-grade Teacher at Vick Elementary Total number of …