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Paying tribute to those who served: Veterans Wall of Honor premieres at Wilson County Fair

Visitors to this year’s Wilson County Fair will see a new attraction before they even step foot on the midway. The Veterans Wall of Honor will make its debut today when the fair opens for a six-day run. More than 100 service men and women …
LOCAL NEWS

Jury deliberating in murder trial

After nearly a week of testimony from both sides and closing arguments Monday morning, jury deliberations began in the first-degree murder trial of Montavious Davis.

Service, family at heart of late Sims firefighter

Volunteer firefighters from Sims and Contentnea were tasked Friday with responding to a fatal incident that involved one of their own.

LOCAL NEWS

Silver Lake Oyster Bar closing doors Saturday

This is your last week to enjoy your favorite seafood dishes at Silver Lake Oyster Bar. The restaurant is closing Saturday at 9:30 p.m. “It is heartbreaking for me, my father, my staff and my family,” manager Rhonda Chance said in a …
NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
State oil and gas panel to meet despite agency warning

RALEIGH (AP) — A reconstituted panel charged with regulating North Carolina oil and natural gas exploration - including fracking - plans to meet for the first time this week, even as Democratic …

Cooper rescinds state of emergency called for Hurricane Irma

Lawyers: 12 redrawn N.C. legislative districts remain illegal

1 soldier killed, 7 injured in Fort Bragg training exercise

NATION & WORLD NEWS
Trump calls for UN reform, but with more restrained tones

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and fulfill its mission. But he …

Protests resume after 120 arrests in St. Louis unrest

Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military

Defiant North Korean leader says he'll complete nuclear program

COLUMN

Don’t ignore municipal elections

RALEIGH — The decision to oust the incumbent mayor of North Carolina’s largest city came down to a margin of just 3,398 voters — 0.6 percent of the registered voters in Charlotte. Pathetic voter turnout in municipal races is nothing new, …

LIFE
Child care limited for those working outside 9-to-5

LAS VEGAS — Heather Peele is just like any other mom rushing to pick up her child at day care after work. Except, it’s 2:30 a.m., and her 6-year-old daughter has been sleeping for hours at a 24-hour child care center near the Las Vegas …

College Sports
Lady Bulldogs add another sweep in conference play

Barton College completed a perfect weekend with a second sweep in as many as days of an NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas visiting women’s volleyball team on Saturday. The Lady Bulldogs, who …

Scrappy Bulldogs staved off by Limestone 1-0

Kiptoo, Lee pace Barton cross-country teams at Adidas XC Challenge

Lady Bulldogs sweep Converse in Conference Carolinas opener

Bulldogs can’t hold lead at UDC

Community sports
Back to back for Lake Wilson 8.0’s

The Lake Wilson Tennis Club Ages 40 & Over 8.0 mixed doubles team won the North Carolina state championship last week in Asheville.Defending its championship from last season, Lake Wilson bested 14 …

Little Demons start season with 2 wins at Northern Nash

Lee enjoys banner year on the course

On deer disease

Long time coming for Lee

CHURCH NEWS
Church news for the week of Sept. 16

Saratoga Saratoga Free Will Baptist Church will have homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. Lunch will follow the service. First Apostolic — Bailey First Apostolic Church will have Sunday school 10 a.m. and evening worship at 6 with the Rev. …

Church to offer special needs Sunday school class

Church news for the week of Sept. 9

EDITORIALS
Our Opinion: FBI should drop Juggalos’ careless gang designation

For fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, the First Amendment’s freedom of association has been replaced with guilt by association. Thousands marched through the streets of Washington on Saturday to protest the FBI’s designation of …

Guest Editorial: Equifax data breach shows need for more consumer protections

Our Opinion: To honor Constitution, Congress should raise bar for legal footnotes

Our Opinion: Young independents could lead political pivot to the middle

Our Opinion: Celebrate Constitution this week for its guarantee of American freedom

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Democrats progress from racism to race-baiting

Re: “Conservatism and backlash: Trouble looms for GOP,” by George Leach, Thursday: Mr. Leach’s diatribe leaves one aghast at the depth and breadth with which he parrots the Democratic Party line and the falsehoods and fake facts on which …

Should all historical monuments be toppled?

Going the extra mile to save dogs’ lives

Conservatives must forcefully reject ‘deplorable racists’

Rebel flag, Confederate monuments stand for slavery

For the Love of Dogs meets vital need in Wilson

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EDUCATION

Early college culture fuels success

Students, teachers and administrators say it is the culture at Wilson Early College Academy that resulted in the school receiving an A in end-of-grade testing. WECA received the highest marks of all Wilson County Schools for the 2016-17 school …