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Fire destroys K-9 officer’s home

Stantonsburg Police Chief Orlando Rosario walks outside a burned bedroom that belonged to the town's K-9 officer, who escaped a Saturday night house fire with his family. The home on Old Stantonsburg Road outside Wilson was destroyed and the fire is under investigation.
A Stantonsburg Police K-9 officer, his son and two K-9s escaped safely from a burning home Saturday night. Stantonsburg-Moyton Fire Chief William McMurray said the fire was at the home of …
Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity board President Marla Parker shovels dirt Sunday at the groundbreaking for the organization's newest home on Privette Road. Also shoveling dirt are Kristiani Hamilton, Beverly McMillion, Christina McMillion, Chairwoman Tammy McDaniel from Habitat's family selection and support committee, Travis Hilliard and Lamar McMillion.

Soil tilled for family’s new home, fresh start

Overcast skies Sunday didn’t dampen the excitement surrounding the Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity groundbreaking. “Our affiliate is excited to begin building Wilson Habitat’s 17th home,” …

Urban-rural divide on agenda for chamber lunch

The Wilson Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Series kicks off soon with a presentation on the Institute for Emerging Issues. The first installment in the four-part series will take place from …
Barton to host Caregivers Education Conference The 16th annual Caregiver Education Conference will be held Wednesday, March 6 in the Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 …
WEATHERCAST

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Weathercast: Cold front brings rainy weekend, start to the workweek

A slowing cold front is expected to dump rain on the greater Wilson area Friday night through Tuesday, but rain chances and amounts can fluctuate based on the system's movement, Albert Thomas Jr. …

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JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
School board comment policy questioned

SMITHFIELD — A media law attorney says the Johnston County Board of Education’s policy of screening public comments before they’re delivered can be used to censor parents and raises First …

Selma manager defends new role in Rocky Mount

Chamber adopts Triangle East name

Harlem Wizards return to Princeton High

Log cabin hosts Neuse Little Theatre

Olivia, Elijah, Sebastian are Johnston’s top baby names

THE ENTERPRISE
Nash board tallies success, eyes 2019 challenges

Nash County had an outstanding year of accomplishments in 2018, but faces three major challenges in 2019, county board Chairman Robbie Davis said Monday in his annual “state of the county” …

Nash charts drop in jobless rate

Spring Hope commissioners take on adjustment board’s role

Gailliard co-sponsors Medicaid expansion bill

FUN STUFF
COLUMN
Can government make us happy?

RALEIGH — Is it the job of government to make you happy? While it may seem like a straightforward question, there are some important subtleties packed into those few words. On the face of it, …

LIFE
100 ways to mark 100 school days

Counting to 100 by ones and by tens is an expectation for every kindergartner. So, when students in Shelia Bunch’s kindergarten marked the 100th day of school this week, their activities …

SPORTS
College Sports
Lady Bulldogs avenge loss to LMC

BANNER ELK — One down and two to go. To claim at least a share of the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas regular-season championship, the Barton College women’s basketball team must …

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs hit 4 homers in sweep of Mercy

Lady Bulldogs blank Meredith

Patience pays off for Barton: Bulldogs rally past Queens, 6-4

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs place 4th among 19 teams in Spring Kickoff

Community sports
Thanks, Coach

Some people just have “it.”  You meet them for the first time and they are easy to like. For whatever reasons, their demeanor lets you trust them immediately. They just carry …

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Reaching again for the bow

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

All rise: Marm only recipient of standing ovation at Hot Stove banquet

Schools
School Menus for Wilson, Johnston, and Nash counties
monday Breakfast: Goody bun, fruit punch, strawberry cup and milk Lunch: Chicken fillet sandwich or pepperoni pizza, green peas, … Read More
Accepted at UNC
Seven Wilson Early College students were accepted to the Univerity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is the most ever. … Read More
Why I Teach: She’s building foundations in kindergarten
Amy Tant is a K5 teacher at Wilson Christian School. Current position: Kindergarten Total years teaching: 13 years First … Read More
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