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Anything but generic: Pharmacy strives for personalized service

Nowadays, medications come in a rainbow of colors in varied shapes and sizes. Realo Discount Drugs owner Joey McLaughlin said keeping up with what medicines to take when can be overwhelming, but his independently owned chain of pharmacies do what …
LOCAL NEWS

Recount makes Martin’s win official

Free After a nearly 14-hour recount, Wilson County elections officials sustained Rep. Susan Martin’s Election Day victory in the N.C. House District 8 race Thursday night. Martin, R-Wilson, defeated Democratic challenger Charlie Pat Farris, with results in Wilson and Pitt counties canceling each other out. Martin gained one vote in Pitt County’s recount …

Chief’s feud inspires rules on social media

SHARPSBURG — A Facebook feud between Police Chief John Hunt and online critics has led to a set of social media ground rules for town employees. Sharpsburg commissioners voted unanimously to adopt a policy for employees’ use of social media during their Tuesday meeting. Town Administrator …

AgCarolina collects 700 Toys for Tots gifts

AgCarolina Farm Credit has collected more than 700 toys for needy children through donations from customers and employees. The farmer-owned financial cooperative with a dozen branches in eastern and central North Carolina began its Toys for Tots …

Renovated Flynn Home plans Monday open house

The Flynn Christian Fellowship Home will be hosting an open house on Monday for community members who had a part in making the recent renovation possible. “We want everyone, whether they donated money or time, to see what they helped us …
COLUMN

Outside the box: This Christmas gift could save a life

Looking for the perfect gift for the man in your life? This year, Wilson Medical Center wants you to think outside the box and give him a gift that will truly keep on giving — quality, affordable health insurance. While it may not be the …

Salvation Army Christmas Wish List

Free The Salvation Army is again this year offering area residents the opportunity to help families in the Wilson area during the Christmas season. A list of people who need food, clothing, household materials or other items to make their Christmas …

LIFESTYLES

Don we now our tacky sweaters

Everyone always says that Christmas is the season to be jolly, but in our house we view it as the season to be tacky. That’s right, I’m talking about a tacky sweater Christmas party! Don’t get me wrong, I like dressing up for …

School sports
C.B. Aycock falls to North Lenoir

C.B. Aycock falls to North Lenoir PIKEVILLE — The going against 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference opposition continued tough for the Charles B. Aycock High varsity boys basketball team in a 53-43 loss to visiting North Lenoir on Wednesday …

Junior varsity roundup

Middle school roundup

Lady Falcons clip Hawks to reach 6-0

North Johnston holds off Rosewood

Community sports
Varying circumstances halt 3-time Fishers of Men champs

A pair of three-time champions were saluted in highlighting the annual Carolina “Fishers of Men” Inshore Trail awards banquet in the American Legion hut Saturday evening. However, for each honoree, the three-peats were terminated …

WCYAA brief

First buck a big one

Button bucks get a voice

Kicking it off again

CHURCH NEWS
Church news for the week of Dec. 3

Temple of Praise Temple of Praise will have service 11 a.m. Sunday with Teresa Kent from Holy Temple Church as guest speaker. Bailey Apostolic Bailey Apostolic Church will have Sunday school 10 a.m. and evening worship 6 with the Rev. …

Church News for the week of Nov. 26

Chuch news for the week of Nov. 19

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EDUCATION

Rock Ridge Elementary shares its strengths at conference

A group from Rock Ridge Elementary traveled to the 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Conference at the Walt Disney World Yacht and Beach Club in Florida this week. They delivered the presentation “A Blended Community with High …