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‘Everybody has a part in the world’

It was a blending of the worlds Wednesday as youth from Wilson Presbyterian Church held a Christmas party with clients at Diversified Opportunities in Wilson. “They are bringing the community to …
LOCAL NEWS
Descendant backs renaming of school The leader of a Frederick Douglass legacy group said if Elm City Elementary was named for Frederick Douglass when it was built in 1939, then the name should be changed back. Kenneth B. Morris Jr., …
Councilmen sworn in Thursday The Wilson City Council meeting was largely ceremonial Thursday night with the swearing-in of re-elected councilmen taking up a large portion of the less than 10 minute business meeting. District …
Wreck claims life of Wilson man A Wilson man died in a single-vehicle crash Thursday evening on N.C. 58. The wreck happened at 5:05 p.m. at the 4800 block of NW Nash Street, which is between Nantucket Drive and First Free Will …

‘It’s all about the children’: Elves are busy at Santa’s Workshop

For Melanie Ferris, it has been sleepless nights with so many ideas popping into her head. Ferris is the brainchild behind Santa’s Workshop, a live, interactive wonderland at Wave Church in …
NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE
NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
Judge sentences Greenville man to spend Christmas in jail

GREENVILLE (AP) — A judge has sentenced a North Carolina man to spend Christmas Day in jail after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the theft of his grandmother's possessions. The …

Snow makes North Carolina roads slick, closes schools

1-year-old killed in Weldon drive-by shooting

GOP legislators unhappy with outside expert's new maps

NATION & WORLD NEWS
Snow exits South, marches toward Northeast

ATLANTA (AP) — A pre-winter storm that roared through the Deep South and coated half of North Carolina and portions of Virginia in snow pushed northward on Saturday, leaving motorists to brave …

Iraq declares military victory over Islamic State group

Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama

'Firefighting at Christmas' may become normal in California

Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

FUN STUFF
COLUMN

Longest night: In service to the ‘Blue Christmas’

Elvis sang about it with the words, “I’ll have a blue Christmas without you,” but the feelings which are the antithesis to 99 percent of the rest of Christmas sentiment are not really that …

LIFE
Make toy safety a top priority this holiday season

There are few holiday activities more fun than buying toys for the children we love. Watching their faces light up is even better and makes us feel a bit like kids again ourselves. But before you head out to shop with those wish lists in hand, it’s important to pay attention to a word that pops up on many toy packages: caution. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an estimated 254,200 toy-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency …

SPORTS
College Sports
A dish served cold

Junior guard Zach Grant jump-started the second-half turnaround. Bobby Stenborg, a 6-foot-5 junior, and Isaiah Buck-Lowman, a 6-6 sophomore, spearheaded a passionate, determined finish. The result …

Bulldogs dance past Lions 95-78 for 3rd straight win

Lady Bulldogs end skid, whip Emmanuel 76-50

A season to remember for former Fike teammates

Bulldogs ground Flying Fleet 70-61

Community sports
Hand In Mine Holiday Basketball Camp registration ends Monday, Dec. 11

Today, Monday, Dec. 11, is the last day to register for the inaugural Hand In Mine Holiday Basketball Camp, set for Saturday, Dec. 16, at Greenfield School. Proceeds from the camp will go to …

National League boys ‘play through’ wintry weather for season kickoff

Wilson Endurance Club’s Jingle Bell Run is Dec. 16

Disdain for trophy hunting misguided

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

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It’s time to end sexual harassment

This letter is in response to the articles covering the sexual harassment allegations made against men in the media and government throughout the United States. To all males living in this country …

Appalled and disturbed by president’s actions

Schools
Giving rather than receiving
Jacob Whitley propped his artwork on a chair just outside of Starbucks in Wilson Tuesday afternoon. The blue and yellow piece … Read More
Donors deliver take-home tech
BAILEY — Sixty Bailey Elementary School students received home computers on Wednesday through a partnership with the Kramden … Read More
Wilson County honors band puts on a show
Middle and high school students showcased their musical talent during the 2017 Wilson County Schools All-County Honors Band concert … Read More
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