TOBS SET THE TABLE: 13 food pantries share in Home Run for Hunger’s bounty

Pantries across Wilson are fuller this week thanks to various community partners and residents who came out to the annual Wilson Tobs’ Home Run for Hunger event. The event collected thousands of nonperishable food items for 13 local pantries in exchange for free admission Saturday. “We did better than last year,” said Nancy Craft, one of the organizers for the event and Lions Club member.

Reaves steps down from school board seat

A special Wilson County Board of Education meeting was called to order Monday night with a rather empty lineup.

Dogs seized after cats attacked, killed

Charles Matthews’ Saturday started out rough when he discovered his beloved cat had been killed.


Murder defendant turns himself in

GOLDSBORO — A teenager charged in a fatal Sunday shooting has turned himself in to authorities. Police say 18-year-old Jacques Torraine Atkinson walked into the Wayne County Magistrates’ Office just after midnight Monday and was served …

Filmmaker earns NAACP honor

The NAACP’s Wilson branch honored local filmmaker Sherrod Zachary Knox during its annual Freedom Fund Banquet held June 18 at the Darden Alumni Center. Knox, 21, has championed social change through speaking engagements, including an address …

Deputies: Drug suspect swallows powder cocaine

LA GRANGE — Authorities say a Wayne County man was hospitalized after swallowing cocaine during a Friday traffic stop. Wayne County sheriff’s deputies were conducting surveillance on a 916 N. Beston Road home outside La Grange and …
UK pound takes wild ride as EU referendum results come in

The British pound seesawed wildly Friday and betting markets dramatically shortened the odds on Britain leaving the European Union as increasingly mixed signals challenged earlier market anticipation of a narrow victory for "remain."

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Blueberries add new twist to a favorite recipe

I know, I know. My last recipe featured blueberries. But I really can’t resist sharing another one! For years, I’ve made my sister’s absolutely delicious apple snack cake; I even shared it here two years ago. I never varied the …


Arts council cruises into summer

Arts Council of Wilson benefactors got an early look at meticulously crafted die-cast roadsters and sedans from Edna Boykin’s toy car collection that will be on display through July 14. The arts council held its annual meeting of contributors …

Obama immigration plan blocked by 4-4 tie at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court deadlocked Thursday on President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation, effectively killing the plan for the rest of his presidency.

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School sports
Outgoing AD Bass taking memories from Greene Central

B.J. Bass can’t remember exactly how many years she’s been a teacher, coach and athletic director at Greene Central High but she does have a lot of memories to cherish. Bass, who has been the Greene Central athletic director since 2007, …

Eyes on the ball

All-state one more time

Legendary coaching trio honored

Riba takes over at North Johnston

Community sports
Area Calendar June 28-29

Tuesday, June 28 American Legion Baseball Wilson Post 13 at Pitt County Post 39 (Pitt Community College), 7 p.m. American Legion Junior Baseball Wilson Post 13 at Ahoskie (Hertford County HS), 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 No events scheduled.

Area Calendar June 27-28

Powell reigns as NC Junior champion

Area Calendar June 25-27

The excitement of the season

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Sharpsburg House Fire

Free Sharpsburg firefighters along with with Coopers, and Toisnot work a structure fire at 404 Taylor Drive Sharpsburg early Tuesday morning. Crews were called about 1:45 a.m. and arrived to find flames coming from the left side of the house. The people …

Anglicans sanction U.S. Episcopal Church over gay marriage

NEW YORK — Anglican leaders on Thursday temporarily restricted the role of the U.S. Episcopal Church in their global fellowship as a sanction over the American church's acceptance of gay marriage. Episcopalians have been barred for three years …

Church news

Church news

The lesson from Brexit: Voters’ will still matters

One thing is becoming clear in this strangest of political seasons — the establishment leaders who profess expertise in governing stink at predicting elections. At least this seems to be the case in these uncertain times when no matter what …

Naloxone access will help N.C. fight opioid addiction

Our Opinion: Waive the fine, but keep animal water access rule

Our Opinion: Long arm of the law reels in Crooms, a notorious fugitive

Attorney general erred in choice to censor transcript

Our Opinion: No-fly list fails as screening test for gun buyers

Chicago police advised to be on lookout for Sinead O'Connor

Chicago police have advised officers to be on the lookout for Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor after receiving a report she threatened to jump from a bridge.


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$6M donated for 100K children in U.S. to see 'Hamilton'

The Rockefeller Foundation says it is giving $6 million to help 100,000 school children across the U.S. see the Tony Award-winning musical "Hamilton."

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Summer camp guide

What are you kids up to this summer? This section is full of ideas, from sports camps to educational opportunities. Check it out!

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Planting tobacco the old way

I don’t remember the year, but the first time I saw someone planting tobacco, it was a man and his wife in the field. The man had a hand setter. It’s was about 3 feet long, V-shaped, and you put water in it. The man would stick it in the …

ECU names honor roll students

GREENVILLE — East Carolina University has announced its spring 2016 honor roll, dean’s list and chancellor’s list. Students are listed by the county and city/town in which they live. Honor Roll Wilson County Black Creek: Pattie …

Sullivan, Page graduate from West Point

Sullivan and Page graduate from West Point Philip Sullivan and Jacob Page of Wilson graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 21. The guest speaker at commencement was Vice President Joe Biden. Sullivan, son of Mark and Jeanna …

Lauren West awarded SECU scholarship

State Employees’ Credit Union members via the SECU Foundation, presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Lauren Rebecca West, a senior at Hunt High School.