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It was a hot afternoon and into the fifth straight week since Wilson County Schools had been ordered closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No better way to practice social distancing than to go … more
Ivy has crept into the mondo grass, the sweetgum flowers and fruit and magnolia leaves have fallen onto the benches and the birds have moved in during a month of closure at the Wilson Botanical … more
It’s been more than a month since Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency to coordinate a response to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Since then, ever-tightening measures have been undertaken … more
Even though local kids are out of school, they are still getting lessons at home and finding ways to express themselves. more
Whether it was playing tennis, basketball or soccer, dancing, singing or acting — or just plain splashing around in the water — Wilson youth had plenty of opportunities to spend their summer … more
Troy King throws his bobber upstream, letting the current drag the bait in front of the fish. King gives the line a jerk or two in hopes of stimulating a strike from below a constellation of brown … more
To pull together all of the acting, dancing, singing, spotlights and music cues for a play simply takes work, work and more work. That is the side of theater that the participants in the ACT! for … more
People often approach Lesia Davis with fond memories about Reid Street Community Center. Some remember seeing singer James Brown perform there. Others remember being in the shoe-shining contest, … more
Most folks with country roots know how imperative the family garden was to filling the dining room table with vittles at mealtime. Summer country gardens had corn, tomatoes, peas, butter beans, … more
Randy Bailey reached across the table to hand Tom Jones a bag of fresh tomatoes in exchange for a few dollar bills. Bailey works the booth with Old Needmore Farms in Sims, one of the long-term … more
There’s a whole other world of critters living at the Wilson Botanical Gardens. Butterflies don’t update their Facebook status when they flit from the cone flowers to the rosemary … more
It’s been 80 years since the first baseball game was played at Fleming Stadium. Since then, the teams and the leagues have changed, but the fun of going to the baseball game has stayed the … more
Pat Nicholson admits he is not going to get rich doing taxidermy, but then again, he’s not in it for the money. “The rewards are the smiles you see on the faces of the kids when they see their … more
It’s hamburger steak on Monday, fried chicken Tuesday, chicken pastry Wednesday, tenderloin and gravy Thursday, and seafood on Friday. What more needs to be said? Nothing, according to the folks … more
From the shore of Lake Wilson, Bob Mattern finessed radio controls as his two model sailboats plied across the water side-by-side. Mattern handled the radio in each hand with ease. “I’m … more
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