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Low temperatures cause high utility bills

Whether watching TV or readying for bed, the chill of winter can easily be suppressed with the absentminded press of a button. And when Wilsonians experienced unusually cold temperatures earlier this …

Lead poisoning claims Lake Wilson eagle’s life

A bald eagle found near Lake Wilson last week has died from extreme lead poisoning. “Everybody’s kind of in the dumps about this one,” said Randy Atkinson of Rocky Mount Animal …

Police: Speedway convenience store robbed

Police are investigating a Sunday robbery at a Wilson convenience store. Officers were dispatched to the Speedway at 1602 Martin Luther King Parkway shortly after 7 p.m. When police arrived, …

‘A sense of independence': Program shows public housing residents a path to prosperity

Ezrosta Faison just wants to give thanks. Cathy Kent and the Wilson Housing Authority Family Self-Sufficiency Program turned her life around. “I am just very thankful to her and everything …

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NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
Judicial redistricting hits snag after ruling on legislative districts

RALEIGH (AP) — Potential changes to North Carolina's judicial election districts considered by House and Senate members are taking a backseat for now to pending litigation over the General …

Confederate monuments to get at least 1 public hearing

Sheriff, 3 deputies charged after SBI investigation

Judges OK special master's legislative map changes

NATION & WORLD NEWS
Trump applies tariffs to solar panels, washing machines

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The Republican's …

Senators strike deal reopening government after 69 hours

U.S. government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

U.S. flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected

White House doctor: Trump in 'excellent health'

FUN STUFF
COLUMN

What aren’t we being told about GenX?

What could possibly be more important than knowing that the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink is safe? Public safety is one of the major functions of government. That said, the …

LIFE
With 4 babies on tour, the US Ski Team resembles a nursery

SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy — Diaper bags and baby backpacks are in just as much demand as skis, boots and poles on the U.S. Alpine team this season. So is a good night’s sleep. Four …

SPORTS
College Sports
BC gets 10th win in a row

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. — It took five extra minutes Saturday afternoon, but the Barton College women’s basketball team continued its torrid streak that has it as a bona fide contender in NCAA …

Bulldogs’ swoon continues

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs competitive but drop pair of matches to No. 5 BYU

Stenborg has 29 as BC rolls

Lady Bulldogs rout SWU for 9th win

Community sports
Area baseball feted at banquet

The intent of the Wilson Hot Stove League is to touch proverbial base and support all levels of baseball in the Wilson County area. Then, at each annual banquet, …

It’s simply too cold

A man for all seasons

Life comes fast for Gore

The ‘state’ of NC baseball apparent at Hot Stove banquet

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Schools
Students, staff happy with new cafeteria
The walls of the new cafeteria at Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education is a rainbow of inspiration. A ballerina … Read More
FFA team wins honors in state competition
The Southern Nash High School Future Farmers of America Livestock Judging team won first place in the senior division of the 2017 … Read More
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