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LOCAL NEWS

State rests its case in biker murder trial

Free After a week of testimony and evidence, the state rested its case Tuesday morning in the first-degree murder trial of 43-year-old Stephen Maddox. Maddox, of Durham, is accused in the shooting death of 41-year-old Kelly Wilkerson on Oct. 17, 2015 outside the Bill Ellis Convention Center. Maddox, of Durham, is accused in …

Bearden to depart as director of ENC School for the Deaf

Carter Bearden announced Monday that he is leaving as director of the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf in Wilson. Bearden began work at the school nearly a decade ago and took over as acting director in April 2010. In a farewell …

NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
Roanoke Rapids man faces child sex charges

ROANOKE RAPIDS (AP) — A 19-year-old North Carolina man has been arrested on multiple child sex charges. The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids reports Edmond Tyler Baird was arrested Saturday after an investigation by the Halifax County …

Raleigh Catholic cathedral gearing up for grand opening

Hopeful Swansboro girl uses eclipse as inspiration

NATION & WORLD NEWS
AP sources: Trump speaks to advisers about firing AG Jeff Sessions

Free WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as he continues to rage against Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia …

White House indicates Trump would sign new Russia sanctions bill

Suspect due in court after 9 die in sweltering truck

COLUMN

To win the legislature, look to rural counties

RALEIGH — When Gov. Roy Cooper recently rolled out his new initiative to “Break The Majority” in the Republican-controlled legislature, his first interview wasn’t with a North Carolina news outlet. It was with Politico …

LIFE

Peachy keen and delicious

There are so many ways to enjoy a basketful of fresh peaches. Homemade peach ice cream, cobblers, refrigerator pies and peach jam are some of my favorites. So I had plenty of ideas last week for the peck of July Flame freestone peaches delivered …

College Sports
Tobs lose at Edenton

EDENTON — Against the Edenton Steamers on Monday night at Hicks Field, the Wilson Tobs witnessed a 6-6 game fall apart with three bases-loaded walks in the bottom of the eighth, providing the difference in a 9-6 Steamers victory. Wilson …

Former Barton golf coach Hackney hired by Wingate

When it rains, it pours for Tobs

Tobs pull out zany 4-2 victory over Pilots

Bulldogs to play exhibition game at UNC

Community sports
Boys front-runners expand leads in Wilson Co. Junior Golf Championship

A handful of front-runners in the boys division responded with decisive performances in attaching the exclamation point to age-group championships during Tuesday’s second of three rounds in the 39th annual Larry Pittman Memorial/Wilson County …

Wilson County Junior Golf Championship first-round results

Barracudas Fun Meet reboot set for Aug. 9

Lake Wilson Otters sweep U12 Downeast Summer league titles

Wilson 12s eliminated in N.C. Little League tournament

CHURCH NEWS
Church news, week of July 22

Unitarian — Rocky Mount Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have service 10 a.m. First Apostolic — Bailey First Apostolic Church will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and evening worship at 6 with the Rev. Preston Taylor as …

Church news for the week of July 15

White Oak Hill names interim youth, music pastor

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EDUCATION

Wilson Christian Academy announces honor rolls

The following students were recognized for their academic excellence during the fourth quarter at Wilson Christian Academy. A/B Honor Roll Grade 6 William Brantley, Claire Barkley, Alyssa Davis, Nathan Gattis and Seth Trull Grade …