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Whirligig Station apartments will preserve Wilson history

The smell of cured tobacco is long gone from the old warehouse. The auctioneer’s chant, the farm trucks hauling the season’s harvest, the anxious farmers standing by their piles of golden …
LOCAL NEWS

Water was key issue for new commissioner

LUCAMA — Patricia Uzzell is the first African-American to be elected to a seat on the Lucama Board of Commissioners.

Board certifies Wilson County election results

Wilson County Board of Elections members have certified the results of municipal elections held Nov. 7.

Helping ex-inmates become productive citizens

Giving support to people returning after periods of incarceration is good for everyone. That was the message stated over and over at a Wednesday relaunch event for the Nash Edgecombe Wilson …
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NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
GOP lawmakers tell experts to leave legislative maps alone

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders balked again Friday at having an outside expert redraw some House and Senate district boundaries and argued lines approved over the …

Female veterans home slated to reopen

N.C. fire department may lose funding over Confederate flag

Atlantic Coast Pipeline secures another key federal permit

NATION & WORLD NEWS
Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation …

Sexual misconduct claims roil Alabama campaign, divide women

U.S. puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

Trump pushes 'America first' in tough trade talk in Asia

Moore denies sexual misconduct, but GOP fears election risk

FUN STUFF
COLUMN

Be confident, but keep your ego in check

If I were a betting man, and sometimes I am, I would bet that most of you know someone with one of these. Sometimes it’s big. Sometimes it’s little. Sometimes it rears its head at the worst …

LIFE
Exchange students adjust to life here

If you’d had the opportunity to study abroad when you were in high school, would you have taken it? Our Spanish 4 class at Fike High School had the chance to meet and interview five foreign …

SPORTS
College Sports
Ice-cold Lady Bulldogs lose 70-40 in North Georgia Classic

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The three-game winning streak to start the season ended with a thud Friday for the Barton College women’s basketball team. The Lady Bulldogs managed to make just 20.3 percent …

Bulldogs hold off Virginia Union 74-66 for first win of season

Thursday was Cliff Godwin day in Snow Hill

Bulldogs lose at ECSU

Lady Bulldogs survive Coker in OT, 81-71

Community sports
Life isn’t one big victory lap

“We used to have to walk two miles to school and home from school every day in the snow. And to make matters worse, it was uphill both ways.” We have all heard that story from older …

WYSA '06 Explosion claims division title

Fall is the peak season for area endurance athletes

A true soccer friendly for the Snyder family

Finally, the deer are moving

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EDITORIALS
Our Opinion: Citizen jury delivered justice in Parks trial

Gregory Parks is the only person who knows what transpired between him and 20-year-old Isabel “Chaveli” Palacios in his home on July 31, 2015 — but he wasn’t the sole witness. DNA test …

Our Opinion: Red light cameras already a failed experiment

Guest Editorial: Prison staffing puts guards’ life at risk

Our Opinion: Hunt’s critics miss the mark on mayoral pick

Our Opinion: Congress must restore teacher tax deduction

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Ring the bell for Salvation Army this Christmas season

Since 1865, The Salvation Army has been dedicated to helping and meeting those in need. It is the season of giving and the Wilson Salvation Army needs your help. The Salvation Army is looking for …

Corruption taints U.S. uranium sale

Schools
Warmer heads prevailed: Neighbor outfits Hearne students with toboggans
Wendy Moore saw a need and made a commitment to fill it. Moore, who is member services director at the Wilson Family YMCA, lives at … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
Wilson County Monday Breakfast: Sweet potato swirl, fruit juice, applesauce cup and milk Lunch: Beefaroni with garlic bread … Read More
Why I Teach: 'I'm passionate about my students'
Stacy Jones, a second-grade teacher at Winstead Elementary School, is featured in this week's Why I Teach. "I teach because I … Read More
Students want to ‘Be Bruin’
High school When a student is sent to the office at Beddingfield High School, it’s not always a bad thing. For the last two … Read More
Why I Teach: Pollard ‘part of something special’
Why I Teach Vickie Pollard, sixth-grade math teacher at Toisnot Middle School, is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. “Public … Read More
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