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As overdoses surge, agencies joining forces to help heroin, opioid addicts

In the last six weeks, officials have seen an upswing in heroin and opioid overdoses. They've also had two deaths believed to be a direct result. And the trend has been alarming.  On average, …

Wilson man sought in S.C. murders captured in Greenville

GREENVILLE — Authorities say they have arrested a men wanted for questioning in a Conway, S.C., bank robbery in which two women were killed on Monday. Brandon Michael Council, 32, of Wilson, …

Board considers overdose antidote for Wilson County Schools

The Wilson County Board of Education may consider the possible use of including naloxone kits in middle and high schools. …

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Packing the 'fun' into fundraising travel

 If you have even one philanthropic bone in your body, you know the fundraising plight prolific among organizations and nonprofits.  A Wilson man has set out to change …

Wilson man sought in S.C. bank robbery, double homicide

A Wilson man accused in an Aug. 11 BB&T heist is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of two bank employees in a South Carolina robbery. Brandon Michael Council, 32, is considered a …

NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
Hundreds protest on UNC campus against 'Silent Sam' Confederate statue

CHAPEL HILL (AP) — Hundreds rallied Tuesday night on the campus of North Carolina's flagship university to protest over a Confederate statue, surrounding the bronze monument and later blocking …

Sheriff: 2 Halifax County couples killed while playing cards

N.C. county commissioner calls slaves 'workers'

N.C. Senate releases legislative district rewrite

NATION & WORLD NEWS
U.S. says some sailors' remains found on USS John McCain

SINGAPORE (AP) — Navy divers searching a flooded compartment of the USS John S. McCain found remains of some of the 10 sailors missing in a collision between the warship and an oil tanker, the …

Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

Navy orders 7th Fleet review among search for 10 from USS John S. McCain

Trump returns to Arizona and a chaotic political landscape

COLUMN
In 2017, internet deserts persist

RALEIGH — Shortly after online dating chat rooms appeared, a cartoon poked fun at the anonymity they afforded. The caption, “On the internet no one knows you’re a dog,” ran below a sketch of a dog at a keyboard. About that time, the …

LIFE

Roasting brings out more flavor in tomatoes

Julia Newton has had lots of tomatoes this summer, and as the season winds down, she is coming up with new ways to prepare them. "I have been trying desperately to use up my tomato harvest this …

College Sports
Nowhere to go but up for Tobs

With the Wilson Tobs wrapping up their worst year ever, statistically, in their 21 seasons in the Coastal Plain League, some of the reasons for it can be found in the numbers. After all, baseball is dissected mathematically more than just about any …

A grand Fleming finale

Collapse in 8th inning sends Tobs to 9-5 loss

Oh, fishsticks!

Barton hires Underwood as tennis coach

Community sports
WCYAA fall registrations ongoing

Fall registrations underwayRegistration for Wilson County Youth åAthletic Association fall sports — baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball — are now underway and will run through …

What to know about ‘the event of the century’

The art of parenting with a purpose in mind

Wilson Recreation Department glance

Summer Explosion Cup threatens to be a wet one

CHURCH NEWS
Church news for the week of Aug. 19

First Apostolic - Bailey First Apostolic Church will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and evening worship at 6 with the Rev. Preston Taylor as speaker. Mid-week Bible study is 7:30 p.m. …

Church News, week of Aug. 5

Church News, week of July 29

EDITORIALS
This ‘ghost story’ may be embellished, but the truth still seems scary

If North Carolina’s “ghost voters” were all clustered in one place, the swelling population would leapfrog Cary as the state’s seventh-largest city. In 22 out of our 100 counties, the number of registered voters exceeds the number of …

Our Opinion: 'Ghost story' may be embellished, but truth still seems scary

Path to recognition for Lumbee tribe is starting to clear

Guest Editorial: Path to Lumbee tribe's recognition starting to clear

Guest Editorial: Today's solar eclipse will help in search for energy source balance

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Statue vandals won’t respect private property either

Re. “Get government out of statue business,” by Corey Friedman, Monday: I am in agreement with Mr. Friedman on most of his opinions and also today except a few minor points that I will explain later. First, a little history as I have been …

Statue vandals won't respect private property either

All Americans should be anti-fascist

Vandalism, mob mentality won't dispel racism

Barton should keep high standards for student conduct

Wilson must leave war memorials in place

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EDUCATION

School's back in session at Wilson Preparatory Academy

Students stood in long lines, some holding hands with their parents, as they waited for school doors to open for the first day of school at Wilson Preparatory Academy at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Wilson …