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‘A community builder’: DuWanda Epps named Humanitarian of the Year

The fields of focus were varied among the 28 philanthropists nominated Friday for the city of Wilson’s Human Relations Awards, but their shared passion for the community was undeniable to all in attendance. “Each one of these before …

Blake disbarred over claims of embezzlement

Free Wilson attorney Paul Blake was stripped of his law license last week because the N.C. State Bar claims he embezzled and misappropriated money from three client accounts. The bar’s Disciplinary Hearing Commission disbarred Blake in a Feb. 15 …

Southern Nash teacher accused of sex with student

Free BAILEY — A Southern Nash High School teacher is facing felony charges after authorities say she had sex with a student. Rebecca Shea Reeves, 33, “had an intimate relationship with a student of the Nash-Rocky Mount school system …

COLUMN

Wife’s reminders befuddle, amuse

I am positive my wife thinks I am the most forgetful man on the planet. I’m not, really. Sure, I forget little things once in a great while. I once got into the car without my dentures in and caught myself, so I went back into the house and …

LIFE

Gilded Age gardens sparkle with renewed attention, respect

The period Mark Twain dubbed “the Gilded Age” was one of extreme wealth and ostentation, of robber barons amassing great fortunes, of glaring chasms between rich and poor. It was also a time when some of the nation's grandest gardens …

School sports
One more win to go

Wilson Christian, in the first season of head coach Andy Coffman, will be playing for North Carolina Christian School Association boys basketball championship for the first time since 2002 in its gymnasium Saturday afternoon. And the Chargers …

Greenfield falls in NCISAA 1-A semifinals

Area Calendar, Feb. 25-26

Torrid 3rd quarter vaults SWE past NJ

Lady Chargers bow in state quarterfinals

Community sports
Wilson Recreation Department glance

Adult basketball Tournament results Games from Feb. 20-21 Open League NORTH BRACKET #1 Knights – 103 #4 Wilson Doughnut Shop – 79 Highlights: Knights – Matt Dougherty 53 points, Nat Strother 19 points; …

Planning that trip

Onward and Upward!

It was a blessing to know Winstead

Living with Ari

CHURCH NEWS
Church news for the week of Feb. 25

First Apostolic — Bailey First Apostolic Church will have Sunday school 10 a.m. and evening worship 6 with the Rev. Preston Taylor as speaker. Bible study 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Unitarian — Rocky Mount Unitarian Universalist …

Church news for the week of Feb. 18

Church news for the week of Feb. 11

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EDUCATION

School menus for Wilson, Nash, Johnston counties

Wilson County Monday Breakfast: Powdered donuts and peach cup. Lunch: Cheeseburger or hot dog with chili, french fries, coleslaw and peaches. Tuesday Breakfast: Goody bun and banana. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or cheese pizza or tacos …