VOTERS POUR IN: Wilsonians flock to the polls on first day of early voting

Lines awaited voters who headed to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots on the first of 16 days of early voting in the general election. Delores Finch and her mother, Mildred Ellis, stood in line for about 20 minutes to vote — a time …

Comic shop aims to be Wilson’s ‘nerdvana’

While Marvel and DC Comics franchises have dominated the box office in recent years, a broader base of characters have captivated audiences for much longer from the pages of graphic novels. …

Wilson sheriff backing Cooper in governor race

Sheriff Calvin Woodard Jr. is defending Attorney General Roy Cooper’s oversight of the state crime lab against attacks from Gov. Pat McCrory’s backers in North Carolina’s no-holds-barred gubernatorial race.


Grandchildren delighted by Granddady’s games

Our granddaddy was a major influence on our childhood. My siblings and I, as well as our cousins, spent quality time with him on the farm and were a captive audience as he taught us many things. He had a full head of white hair and wore his …


‘American Pickers’ seeks local treasure trove

With a thriving trade in antiques and a downtown monument to folk art taking shape at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, Wilson could be in store for a visit from the hosts of The History Channel’s “American Pickers.” Mike Wolfe …

School sports
Lady Falcons fall to 4-A New Bern in 4

Lady Falcons fall to 4-A New Bern in 4 PIKEVILLE — The host Charles B. Aycock High varsity volleyball team offered stouter competition after a dismal opening set, but could not avoid a 25-5, 30-28, 23-25, 25-15 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina …

Charles B. Aycock clips South Central

Panthers overcome Beddingfield, 4-2

Junior varsity Roundup

Area calendar, Oct. 21-22

Community sports
Area Briefs

Basketball registration under way at The SPOT Online registration has begun for Wilson Youth United’s The SPOT coed youth basketball program. Registration will continue through Thursday, Oct. 27, at A birth …

Howell reaches quarterfinals of World Long Drive Championships

After Matthew, fate of Silver Lake Dam in air

Boys & Girls Club dominates Wilson Parks & Rec in ENCFL play

Wedgewood shelter named for Davis

Church news for the week of Oct. 15

Unitarian — Rocky Mount Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have service 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Kathie McCutcheon as speaker. Aenon Missionary — Elm City Aenon Missionary Baptist Church, 7502 Town Creek Road, will have …

Church news for the week of Oct. 8

Church news for the week of Oct. 1

Attack on GOP office should be a wake-up call

It has been a very contentous year in politics and North Carolina has seen its fair share. We have seen punches thrown earlier this year at a Donald Trump rally in Fayetteville when an elderly supporter of the Republican presidential nominee got …

Free Our Opinion: Exercise your right during early voting

Report shows rising costs of government spin

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STEAM learning: Vinson-Bynum students getting hands-on learning experience

Students at Vinson-Bynum Elementary School practice being amateur scientists and artists each week. Grades three through five work in groups to solve problems creatively in the school’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) …

Why I Teach: Jennifer Parker

Darden Middle School’s teacher of the year, Jennifer Parker, is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Current position: AVID elective teacher and coordinator, seventh-grade English language arts teacher, seventh- and eighth-grade …