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Injured eagle on the mend

A bald eagle found with lead poisoning near Lake Wilson has good prospects for recovery. “I think she will survive,” said Randy Atkinson of Nashville, a member of the Rocky Mount Wildlife …
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Butterfield blames GOP, calls for end to government shutdown

Rep. G.K. Butterfield is urging congressional Republicans to come to the bargaining table ready to compromise in order to end the government shutdown that took effect at midnight Saturday. The …

Council approves incentives for major pharma expansion

Despite a full audience for the Brewmasters public hearing at Thursday’s Wilson City Council meeting, few residents stuck around for a public hearing about a more than $4.3 million incentive …

Man charged with robbing Boost Mobile store

A Wilson man is accused in a Jan. 12 armed robbery at a local business. Police were dispatched to Boost Mobile on Herring Avenue at 7:39 p.m. When officers arrived, they spoke to store employees …

Wilson ABC board donates to schools, 4-H

The Wilson County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has donated $15,368 to area schools and the county 4-H program to support substance abuse prevention. “We have some very special children in …

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NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
Judges OK special master's legislative map changes

RALEIGH (AP) - Federal judges on Friday approved changes a court-appointed expert made to two dozen North Carolina legislative districts, agreeing that maps approved by Republican lawmakers last …

Republicans picking up pace on judicial redistricting deal

3 killed in house fires, including 2 in Wayne County

Republicans ask Supreme Court to block redistricting order

NATION & WORLD NEWS
U.S. government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald …

Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

U.S. flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected

White House doctor: Trump in 'excellent health'

Records: FBI knew Las Vegas gunman had big gun stashes

Cybersecurity firm: U.S. Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs

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Saying goodbye to a living room companion

The time has come where I have to bid farewell to a beloved member of the family. A member who has been there through good and bad, thick and thin, and everything in between. A family member who has …

LIFE
Students, staff happy with new cafeteria

The walls of the new cafeteria at Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education is a rainbow of inspiration. A ballerina performs an arabesque in a purple silhouette, a scientist adjusts a …

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College Sports
Stenborg has 29 as BC rolls

CENTRAL, S.C. — After two frustrating losses in a row, the Barton men’s basketball team unloaded on host Southern Wesleyan 92-68 on Monday night. The 24-point win, Barton’s most one-sided …

Lady Bulldogs rout SWU for 9th win

BC women beat NGU for 8th straight win

Bulldogs topped in OT by Crusaders, 86-84

Bulldogs take No. 4 Hawaii to 4 sets but go 0-2 in Nashville

Community sports
Life comes fast for Gore

In a span of a few months last spring, life came at MacKenzie Gore as fast as his fastball barrels toward opposing batters. Entering his senior season at Whiteville High, Gore was hoping to help …

The ‘state’ of NC baseball apparent at Hot Stove banquet

TRULY A baseball town

Hot Stove fired up, ready to go Tuesday

Unwilling to retire, Wilson’s Allen is a slow-pitch softball hall-of-famer again

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Prohibition era ends in Wilson

Prohibition has ended! Hoist your glass of beer. The Wilson City Council has unanimously recognized that the sign — art — will stay. Great job, Rhyan Breen and Will Farris. And a shout-out …

City council plays Pilate, washes its hands of the rules

Schools
FFA team wins honors in state competition
The Southern Nash High School Future Farmers of America Livestock Judging team won first place in the senior division of the 2017 … Read More
Southern Nash wins awards at national FFA competition
A team from Southern Nash High School competed in the 2017 National Future Farmers of America Horse Evaluation Career Development … Read More
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