Wilson County Board of Education member Velma Barnes said students, teachers and parents contacted her to express their opposition to proposed school calendar changes.

Schools stick with original calendar

Acknowledging student, teacher and parent concerns, the Wilson County Board of Education elected Monday not to shorten the holiday break, extend the semester into next year and ask students to take …
Jabe Montgomery, a sophomore at Barton College, heaves a tree onto his shoulder Thursday while Ben Tinnell and Jo Jo Allen carry another tree at a lot on Nash Street. Barton baseball players helped unload hundreds of Christmas trees for the Wilson Optimist clubs.

Bulldogs help tree sales flourish

Barton baseball players supplemented their morning workout Thursday by unloading several hundred Christmas trees despite cold, drizzly weather. “We have about 30 players here this morning and it …
Wilson voter Melinda Martin, left, waits for her turn to cast her vote Nov. 6 after filling out her paper ballot at the Wilson Precinct L polling place, Wilson Fire/Rescue Services Station No. 4.

Wilson sees spike in voter turnout

Election officials say more than half of Wilson County registered voters cast ballots during the 2018 midterms. Of the 56,675 registered voters, 28,778 made their voice count this year, according …
Wilson Fire/Rescue Services Capt. Wesit Kaosombat hangs a scarf in a tree during Operation Warm-Up on Friday.

Volunteers leave gifts of warmth for needy

After volunteers hung winter garments and accessories from tree limbs at the Wilson County Public Library on Friday, it wasn’t long before cold hands were covered with new gloves, exposed heads …

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Weathercast: Cold, sunny Thanksgiving Day and a frigid start to Black Friday

The sun will shine on Thanksgiving Day, but the greater Wilson area will be firmly in fall's grip, and early Black Friday shoppers should brace for sub-freezing temperatures. A cold front …

Whirligig fest a bonanza for Wilson businesses

The N.C. Whirligig Festival brought an estimated 50,000 people to historic downtown Wilson on Nov. 3 and 4, which had a big effect on local businesses’ bottom line. “We actually did really …

Hemp oil store plans to open in downtown Wilson

Workers, bosses and teachers earn disability employment awards

Massage therapist offers magic touch for stress relief

State revokes Global Achievers School’s charter

The North Carolina State Board of Education voted during its November monthly meeting to revoke the charter of a new school in southern Nash County, citing its failure to meet the state’s minimum …

Sisters win Miss Bailey pageant crowns

Middlesex officers to receive take-home cars

Nash County honors retiring court clerk Rachel Joyner

Barnes, Gailliard win state House seats

Hypocrisy on congressional housing gripes

When U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., confessed her personal financial dilemma — “I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an …

Students explore Washington, D.C.

Wilson Christian English teacher Carol Abrams ushered her 37 sophomores around Washington, D.C., recently. “We had a delightful day at our nation’s capital,” she said. “We’ve been …

College Sports
Lady Bulldogs rally, slog past Coker 58-55

HARTSVILLE, S.C. — One measure of a successful college basketball team is finding a way to win on the road when not playing well. The Barton College Lady Bulldogs navigated that early season …

Bulldogs take bite out of Lakers, 97-63

Barton rallies past UNC Pembroke in Pickle Classic

Post power sends BC past St. Aug’s

Unbeaten Bulldogs wreck Coker’s season opener, 98-61

Community sports
AREA BRIEFS: SPOT hoops registration ends Tuesday

Registration for The SPOT’s East Carolina Elite Basketball ages 8-13 youth league ends Tuesday. Registration is $30 per player and can be done online at www.thewilsonspot.org. There will …

More changes for duck hunters

‘Reel Deal’ catch

WCYAA basketball registration will continue until Dec. 2

Wedgewood tournament an ‘absolute success’

School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties
SCHOOL MENUS monday Breakfast: Goody bun, fruit punch juice, peach cup and milk Lunch: Oven breaded chicken w/roll or … Read More
Tri-M holds induction ceremony
The Fike Tri-M Honor Society held its induction ceremony Nov. 6. Front row, from left, are Andre Edwards, president; Kristen Weaver, … Read More
Outreach spreads message of fire safety
Shauna Allen rolled out two lengths of fire hose in front of eager third-graders at Winstead Elementary School. “I am here to … Read More
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