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First night of fun at the fair

Saniya Woodard had a big smile and quick answer when she was asked what she had been doing at the fair. “Everything!” she answered. Saniya, who said she is almost 5, especially enjoyed the Dragon Wagon ride but was also eager to run …
LOCAL NEWS

Davis acquitted in 7-year-old’s murder

A Wilson County jury found Montavious Davis not guilty on all charges Tuesday in connection with the July 2014 shooting death of 7-year-old Kamari Jones. Davis, 27, stood trial for more than a week on charges including first-degree murder. After …

LOCAL NEWS

Schools to offer swimming lessons to all 2nd-graders

Wilson County Schools second-graders will be given the opportunity to learn to swim in a program announced at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. School board Chairwoman Christine Fitch said the lessons are tentatively scheduled to begin in …
NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
State oil and gas panel to meet despite agency warning

RALEIGH (AP) — A reconstituted panel charged with regulating North Carolina oil and natural gas exploration - including fracking - plans to meet for the first time this week, even as Democratic …

Cooper rescinds state of emergency called for Hurricane Irma

Lawyers: 12 redrawn N.C. legislative districts remain illegal

1 soldier killed, 7 injured in Fort Bragg training exercise

NATION & WORLD NEWS
Trump calls for UN reform, but with more restrained tones

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and fulfill its mission. But he …

Protests resume after 120 arrests in St. Louis unrest

Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military

Defiant North Korean leader says he'll complete nuclear program

COLUMN

Shadow society? Not in my America

There are those who like to refer to America as a nation of immigrants. For the most part, that notion is true, with the exceptions of Native Americans and African-Americans. We know that America was strengthened by its growth and the number of …

LIFE
Make your own biscotti

When I’m on vacation or have a day off, I like to cook — to make something different. Last week, my husband and I spent the week away from work and took time to do things we both wanted to do — from going to the beach to taking long walks …

College Sports
Simmons steps down as Bulldogs head coach

For Barton College head baseball coach Josh Simmons, the timing was right. Simmons announced his resignation Monday to his players, ending his tenure with Barton that began as an assistant coach …

Lady Bulldogs add another sweep in conference play

Scrappy Bulldogs staved off by Limestone 1-0

Lady Bulldogs nearly pull off upset

Kiptoo, Lee pace Barton cross-country teams at Adidas XC Challenge

Community sports
Back to back for Lake Wilson 8.0’s

The Lake Wilson Tennis Club Ages 40 & Over 8.0 mixed doubles team won the North Carolina state championship last week in Asheville.Defending its championship from last season, Lake Wilson bested 14 …

Little Demons start season with 2 wins at Northern Nash

Lee enjoys banner year on the course

On deer disease

Long time coming for Lee

CHURCH NEWS
Church news for the week of Sept. 16

Saratoga Saratoga Free Will Baptist Church will have homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. Lunch will follow the service. First Apostolic — Bailey First Apostolic Church will have Sunday school 10 a.m. and evening worship at 6 with the Rev. …

Church to offer special needs Sunday school class

Church news for the week of Sept. 9

EDITORIALS
Our Opinion: Hemp pilot program an early success for Tar Heel agriculture

North Carolina marked a historic harvest this month as more than 50 volunteers converged on a farm outside Dunn to haul in a bumper crop of hemp on Sept. 9. It’s the first hemp harvest in the Tar Heel State for at least 80 years, according to …

Our Opinion: FBI should drop Juggalos’ careless gang designation

Guest Editorial: Equifax data breach shows need for more consumer protections

Our Opinion: To honor Constitution, Congress should raise bar for legal footnotes

Our Opinion: Young independents could lead political pivot to the middle

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Dreamers inspire more American pride than Trump

Hispanic people seem hardworking and friendly. They work, purchase, own and pay taxes. Generally their grocery carts have healthy veggies and fruits like family foods. Seemingly polite, reasonable and glad to be considered. Not the people I …

Democrats progress from racism to race-baiting

Should all historical monuments be toppled?

Going the extra mile to save dogs’ lives

Conservatives must forcefully reject ‘deplorable racists’

Rebel flag, Confederate monuments stand for slavery

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EDUCATION

Early college culture fuels success

Students, teachers and administrators say it is the culture at Wilson Early College Academy that resulted in the school receiving an A in end-of-grade testing. WECA received the highest marks of all Wilson County Schools for the 2016-17 school …