Wilson rape suspect arrested in Wayne County

A Black Creek man was arrested Monday in connection with a June rape. Mikal L. Battle, 26, was charged with second-degree rape and two counts of second-degree forcible sexual offense. He was …
Allen G. Thomas Sr, left, of Thomas Law Attorneys, and Robert A. Farris Jr., right, of Farris & Farris Attorneys, are merging their firms to form Farris & Thomas. The new firm will be based in the current Thomas Law building.

Thomas Law, Farris & Farris to merge

It’s part corporate merger, part family reunion as two prominent Wilson law firms join forces and combine their offices under the banner of Farris & Thomas. Thomas Law Attorneys and Farris …
Courtney Bland, right, finishes eating lunch with her daughter, DaNiya Harvey, on DaNiya's birthday last week.

Parents are key to student success: Parent Academy starts this week

It was lunch hour at Vinson-Bynum Elementary School and DaNiya Harvey’s birthday. That was enough to bring DaNiya’s mother, Courtney Bland, out to school to share a meal with her fourth grade …
Jose Martins, a student at Wilson Community College, eats by himself in the student lounge. Carolina Cheese Co. has stopped operating The Campus Bistro at WCC.

Wilson Community College approves cafe vendor contract

The Wilson Community College Board of Trustees has approved a new company to run the college cafe. Crecent Dining Services was one of three companies that submitted proposals to the college to …
Retired Navy Cmdr. Carl M. Barnes, left, and his father, James Barnes of Stantonsburg, right, pose with U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield at the congressman's Wilson office on Sept. 4.

Barnes retires after career in Navy

As a young man, Carl M. Barnes just wanted to get out of Wilson and see the world. The Navy was his ticket. A 1980 graduate of Beddingfield High School, Cmdr. Carl M. Barnes’ July 1 …

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Cold front brings an early taste of fall

A cold front marching through the state will bring an early taste of fall, with high temperatures at or just below the 80-degree mark and lows in the mid-50s later this week, Al Thomas says in this …

Middlesex woman accused of breaking baby’s leg

KNIGHTDALE — A Middlesex woman awaiting trial stands accused of breaking a baby’s leg while working at a Wake County day care center. Authorities charged Kimberly Sugg Boykin, 51, with felony …

5 candidates vie for 3 Bailey board seats

Inmate sues over jail conditions

Nash County Board of Elections sets one-stop voting location in Nashville

Middlesex buys equipment, truck with grant

Tragedy of errors damages politics

RALEIGH — It began with flubs. It ended in fury. And it made North Carolina politics even more rancorous and destructive. I’m referring, of course, to a 55-9 vote in the House last week to …

‘Backbone of the family’: Grandparents treated to breakfast at school

LUCAMA — When third grader Aubrey Parrish came to school early Friday for Grandparents’ Day, three grandmothers came with her. Vickie Miller, Susie Jones and Gail Parrish were all there to …

College Sports
Barton’s Elkins player of the week for 5th time in career

For the fifth time in her accomplished career but for the first time this season, Barton College’s Kaytlin Elkins has been proclaimed NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Women’s …

Bulldogs dropped in conference opener

Lady Bulldogs, Newberry battle to 2-2 draw

Barton outlasts Shorter for first win

Area Calendar, Sept. 14-15

Community sports
Extra holes necessary

After few poor decisions  and simply scintillating golf for two days or 36 holes, playoff mistakes were prominent in proclaiming the men’s champion for the 41st annaul H.W. Weatherford …

Wilson County Amateur wide open again

Pearson wins age-group title at Snow Hill Fall Jr.

O’Neal twins bow out of Drive Chip & Putt

Made to be broken

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
School Menus monday Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice and applesauce cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet … Read More
Sotomayor encourages kids to ‘Just Ask’
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has said that the seed for what has become her latest children’s book was … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Breakfast: Strawberry bagel bar, fruit juice and peach cup. Lunch: Cheeseburger, corn dog nuggets, french fries, candied … Read More
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