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Iconic educator Sallie B. Howard dies at 102

Sallie Baldwin Townsend Howard, the lifelong educator who inspired the creation of the Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education, has died. She was hospitalized early Saturday after …

‘Huge needs in our local schools’: Brewmasters seeks community support for Adopt-A-Classroom program

Anne Blackmon knows how the little things can make a big difference in the classroom. That’s why Blackmon, a New Hope Elementary fifth-grade teacher, asked for two picnic tables as a part of her …

Brentwood ABC store to close

The change of leaves this fall also will bring about changes within the Wilson ABC Store system. Wilson County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board General Manager Larry Etheridge said the store in …

‘Storywalk’ encourages children’s exploration at botanical gardens

Take your children on a Storywalk this week. Storywalk is a children’s book mounted page-by-page onto signs that will be set up this week at the Wilson Botanical Gardens in celebration of Take A …
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Civil Air Patrol volunteers assessing storm damage

Air crews from the North Carolina Wing of the Civil Air Patrol are conducting damage assessment flights following Hurricane Florence. High winds, torrential rain, tornadoes and flooding have caused …
WEATHERCAST

Weathercast: Rain chances remain high for much of the week

A low-pressure system and a one-two punch of passing cold fronts will keep rain chances high for much of the week in Wilson County, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in the latest installment of The Wilson …

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NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
3 face charges over toppling of 'Silent Sam' Confederate statue at UNC

RALEIGH (AP) — Police filed charges Friday against three people accused of helping tear down a century-old Confederate statue during a protest this week at North Carolina's flagship …

Lawmakers return for second run on 2 constitutional amendments

GOP candidates say Trump is coming to North Carolina fundraiser

Errors cause state to suspend driver's license printing

NATION & WORLD NEWS
War hero, senator, GOP presidential candidate McCain dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain has discontinued medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, says his family. It's a likely indication that the war hero, …

Trump complains to Ohio GOP that Dems are 'negative, nasty'

Bull market: S&P 500, Nasdaq and Russell 2000 close at record highs

For-profit colleges have allies now, but complaints persist

AP: National Enquirer had safe with damaging Trump stories

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COLUMN

Strong communities lead storm recovery

Union Point Park in New Bern was mostly underwater, barely recognizable. An extension of the Neuse and Trent rivers. But, watching on TV, we could tell it was — will again be — a …

LIFE
Learning at the fair: Students get a look at Wilson County Fair exhibits

Abbey Sharp held her ribbon for all of her classmates to see. The first-grader from Lee Woodard Elementary School was a winner in the assorted crafts division in the Wilson County Fair. “I …

SPORTS
College Sports
Boyette, O’Brien lead Barton to share of third

SAINT AUGUSTINE, FLA. — Behind sophomore Bryson Boyette and junior Dominic O’Brien, the Barton College men’s golf team swung into its 2018-19 season with a third-place showing among …

Elkins nabs CC weekly women’s volleyball honor

Lady Bulldogs kick NGU in double OT, 2-1

First-half deluge sends Barton past Crusaders

Lady Bulldogs notch sweep in league debut

Community sports
Fall sports registrations end Monday

Registration for all Wilson County Youth Athletic Association  fall sports — soccer, volleyball, baseball and softball — will end Monday. Participants may register either online …

Don’t make a straight line crooked

Wedgewood Ladies Golf Association holds Member-Guest tournament

Despite the heat, Kids Day on the Pond still a youth hit

Putting survival skills into motion

Schools
Education ‘is a key that opens the door to success’
Stephen L. Bond, social studies teacher at Wilson Preparatory Academy, is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Total years … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
School menus Monday Breakfast: Sweet potato swirl, apple juice, strawberry cup and milk Lunch: Cheeseburger, pork chop … Read More
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