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Parks to have his day in court

The brick, one-story home is for sale. The cream curtains are slightly drawn from the large bay window. Bushes are overgrown in the backyard. A back bedroom window is boarded up by a large piece of …
Local News
Officials: Le Bleu will not expand in Wilson

Le Bleu officials are remaining mum on preliminary reports …

New developer to build Freeman Place homes

The Wilson City Council meeting kicked off Thursday with news that construction on the Freeman Place neighborhood is set to resume.

Jury to hear Parks’ statements to police

Multiple statements Gregory Parks gave to police prior to his August 2015 arrest ...

City honors advocates for disabled residents

Champions for Wilson’s disabled residents were celebrated Thursday at the annual Disabilities Employment Awards luncheon. “Our goal of this luncheon is to recognize those in our community that …
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NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
Settlement, executive order would expand transgender protections

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina's governor launched a two-part strategy Wednesday that could end protracted litigation over the state's so-called bathroom bill and its replacement, while …

U.S. Senate panel considers N.C. lawyer for judgeship

Judge's dispute with town pushes fight over records to court

GOP veto overrides mark Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's 1st year

NATION & WORLD NEWS
Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions …

Trump says predecessors didn't honor fallen; response heated

Trump, McConnell: No matter what people say, we're friends

Kaepernick files grievance against NFL, alleging collusion

Trump's speech sparks new war of words between U.S., Iran

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New glasses improve vision, not fashion sense

A few weeks ago, my glasses broke. I didn’t break them, they just kinda broke themselves. One of the earpieces came off the little peg it rests on and connects to the frame. My wife and I tried …

LIFE
Annette Thomas is awarded for social work

Two Wilson County Schools employees recently received recognition for their work here. Annette Thomas has been named the 2017 Central Region School Social Worker of the Year through the North …

SPORTS
College Sports
Kiptoo finishes third, Lagat seventh at Conference Carolinas Championships

CONCORD — A pair of Barton College cross-county seniors — Joel Lagat and Sharon Kiptoo — notched top-10 finishes at Friday’s NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas …

Barton blanks Shaw 2-0

Lady Bulldogs blank Columbia International, 3-0

Barton golf places 6th in finale

Monells’ first hat trick sends Bulldogs past Emmanuel 3-2

Community sports
Little Demons varsity wins 2 ENCFL games

Wilson Recreation Department The Wilson Parks and Recreation Department Little Demons youth tackle football program went into its open date on the schedule last weekend after a trio of Eastern …

Capps rules Wilson Ladies League in October

Talton, Matthews and rain in WCC championships

Wilson Recreation Department Results

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

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Constitution requires Trump to halt Obamacare subsidies

Here we go again with support for the illegal acts of President Obama and his administration! Section 1402 of the Affordable Care Act authorized the payments to insurance companies. The insurance …

Tell Congress to protect access to Pell Grants

Schools
Madrid named world language teacher of the year
Maria Madrid has been selected as the Incredible World Language Teacher of the Year by the Foreign Language Association of North … Read More
Kids learn how to be safe in a fire
Firefighter Benjamin Huston wants children to remember that you can never trust fire. Huston, who is the life safety educator for … Read More
Why I Teach: ‘I am a product of Wilson County Schools’
Jeff Flowers teaches health and PE at Daniels Learning Center and is also the school’s teacher of the year. “I teach because I am … Read More
Students study space, sprouts
Carmen Boykin doesn’t like tomatoes. But if the 10th-grader were an astronaut headed to Mars and the spaceship cupboard happened … Read More
Why I Teach: Michelle Bass
Michelle Bass teaches math at Wilson Academy of Applied Technology Current position Math teacher First teaching … Read More
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