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‘What’s your emergency?’: 911 dispatchers mark 50 years of answering calls for service

Whether facing a house fire, an assault or a heart attack, Americans can dial just three digits for help. That hasn’t always been the case. In fact, Friday was the 50th anniversary of the first 911 call, and local officials took the time to celebrate the evolution of emergency services. …

Police seize pot candy, THC vape oils

A Wilson man faces multiple charges after police seized guns and drugs from his New Street home. Police arrested 41-year-old …

Wilson Preparatory Academy receives accreditation

Wilson Preparatory Academy has received its accreditation three and a half years after opening in August 2014. AdvancED, the nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits primary and …

Renovation work shifts entrance to DSS building

Renovations are slated to begin today at the Wilson County Department of Social Services. And a few changes will take place for DSS clients as the nearly $1 million facelift gets underway. “We …

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NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
'Poor People's Campaign' readies nationwide mobilization

RALEIGH (AP) — The renewed version of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign to lift poor people is holding its first national mobilization, with actions and events planned Monday in 32 …

15 Atlantic Coast Pipeline protesters arrested at Gov. Cooper's office

Interior secretary meeting Carolinas' governors on offshore drilling

State Supreme Court won't move elections ruling quickly

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Why Congress might buy Trump’s food stamp reform plan

Politico reports that the Trump administration wants to partially replace “food stamps” with “a box of government-picked, nonperishable foods every month.” Under the plan, recipients of …

LIFE
7 students in debutante cotillion

The Rocky Mount chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is celebrating 70 years of presenting young women to society with a scholarship cotillion Friday, March 9, at the OIC Auditorium in Rocky Mount. …

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College Sports
Barton’s league dominance continues

The Barton College men’s volleyball team’s domination in the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas continued Saturday afternoon with a 25-13, 25-18, 25-16 sweep against Belmont Abbey in Wilson …

Lady Bulldogs blanked by ECU

Lady Bulldogs lose two at Lenoir-Rhyne

Lady Bulldogs stumble at Limestone

BC bows to hot-shooting Saints

Community sports
On a real goose chase

I had one of my editors reach out to me last week with a comment from a reader about one of the columns. If there is a letter to the editor that gets published, it is usually someone not liking my …

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

WCYAA announces spring soccer registrations

ENCAOA to host umpire clinics in February

Wilson Recreation Department glance

Schools
Why I Teach: ‘I love teaching’
Kathryn Jackson, an English teacher and teacher of the year Fike High School, is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. “I love … Read More
‘100 days brighter, 100 days kinder’
It doesn’t take the children long to count to 100 in Tricia Metzler’s kindergarten class. That’s because they can do it by … Read More
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