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Photo ID required to enroll kids in school

The Wilson County Board of Education has made modifications to its residence and address verification policy requiring that parents provide photo identification when enrolling students in Wilson …

V. Simpson whirligig returns to park

After a month of repairs and restoration, the iconic “V. Simpson” whirligig returned Tuesday to Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park. The whirligig and several attachments were hoisted into a …

Wilson Times Co. purchases Johnstonian newspapers

The Wilson Times Co. will purchase the Kenly News, Pine Level News, Princeton News Leader and The Selma News and combine the four publications into a county-wide weekly newspaper under the …

Bailey moves to fire public works contractors

BAILEY — Following an outcry from town residents, the Bailey Board of Commissioners began a process to curtail some of utility management company Envirolink’s public works services Monday …

Community Briefs

Moe’s Southwest Grill in the Heritage Crossing shopping center, 3401 Raleigh Road Parkway W., will donate 15 percent of sales from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 to Purrfect Hearts Cat Rescue of …
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Educators welcome former student as instructor

Jeremy Kirby, a new fifth-grade science teacher at Jones Elementary School, knows the impact teachers can have on their students. Kirby points to the influence two teachers had on him as a student …
WEATHERCAST

Weathercast: Cold front could bring Wilson an early glimpse of fall

Wilson County could be in for an early taste of fall if a cold front completes its expected travel to the Carolina coastline on Wednesday, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's installment of The …

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NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
Tom Ellis, pioneer of hard-nosed U.S. politics, dies at 97

RALEIGH (AP) — A storied conservative political operative and central adviser to former Republican U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms has died. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle said Friday that …

Protecting Confederate statue costing UNC $390,000 a year

Deputies seize 30-plus dogs after finding 8 dead in home

Gov. Cooper announces $7 million for workforce training

NATION & WORLD NEWS
12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 U.S. elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications …

U.S. special counsel unmasks long-hidden hackers

Protests, diplomatic backflips mark Trump's visit to England

Shouting, insults as FBI agent Strzok faces angry Republicans

Supreme Court: States can't force crisis pregnancy centers to give abortion information

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COLUMN

Judicial meddling backfires on GOP

When the courts rule against laws our legislature has passed, which they often do, it never seems to enter lawmakers’ minds that those rulings are because of their own wrongheaded notions. Nope. …

LIFE
Kids' camps train brains, build bodies

Wilson youth had a full body of experiences in summer day camps aimed to educate and inspire during their break from school. At the Salvation Army Boys …

SPORTS
College Sports
Marlins sweep HiToms to win their first Petitt Cup

MOREHEAD CITY — Craig Lewis smashed a two-run triple in the bottom of the second inning to put the Morehead City Marlins ahead to stay and send the club to its first Coastal Plain League Petitt Cup …

It’s wait ‘til next year again for Tobs

Bulldogs to visit Clemson for preseason exhibition game Nov. 1

Sunny skies again for Tobs

Former Firebird Deans ready for next step as wide receiver

Community sports
WYSA U12s go winless at Summer Explosion Cup

Avery Williams went on a scoring binge for the Wilson Youth Soccer Association ‘07 Explosion girls last weekend at the Summer Explosion Cup, but the team wasn’t able to translate into a victory …

Dropping the line

Greene Ridge earns USTA national award

Wilson Cup golf lineups coming together

Last round at the Valley

Schools
Wilson County Schools hires 10 teachers; 24 resign
Each month, the Wilson County Board of Education releases its personnel list showing employees who have been hired, retired, or … Read More
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