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Wilson Energy Director Rich Worsinger testifies Feb. 5 before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Worsinger spoke on behalf of the American Public Gas Association about a bipartisan bill that would protect natural gas customers from overcharges.

Wilson Energy heard on Capitol Hill: Worsinger supports overcharge protection bill

The head of Wilson Energy testified earlier this month before a congressional committee in hopes of protecting natural gas customers across the country. Director Rich Worsinger represented the …
Ralph Owens, 86, says pickleball is a great way to stay in shape.

Pickleball craze leads to tourney

It will be six indoor courts of dinking and dunking March 21 when Wilson Parks and Recreation and Wilson City Little League host the Wilson Luncheon Lions Club Recreational Pickleball …
Amanda Metts, assistant vice president for enrollment management at Barton College, works at her desk from an upright position while walking on a treadmill as part of an ongoing health initiative.

Creating a culture of health: Program promotes everyday fitness

When Amanda Metts arrives at her office in the mornings, she turns on her computer and then gets moving. Metts has a standing desk and a walking treadmill underneath her desk. Instead of sitting …
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Weathercast: Warm front brings mild start to February

Winter-like weather has been absent much of December and January, and as February begins it is yet again nowhere in sight. A warming trend gets underway Sunday, powered by a warm high pressure …

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Report questions need for new jail

NASHVILLE — The need for a new Nash County Detention Center could be mitigated by pretrial incarceration reform, according to a recently released report. The report outlines several strategies …

County ‘working feverishly’ on jail fixes

Authorities seek probation absconder

School board picks new superintendent

County approves solar farm project expansion

JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
A new group commits to stemming tide of violent teen deaths

SMITHFIELD — Antoan Whidbee, a Smithfield attorney who lives in Clayton, ran into Malik Shepherd on the Friday before Christmas. The 19-year-old Smithfield-Selma High School graduate told …

A fake crash, but a real response: Schools test their ability to relocate students, staff in an emergency

Johnston going ‘All in Red’ for heart health

NC Cookie Momster finds a home at Clayton market

Mayor, developer debate subdivision rules

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COLUMN
Congress, not Trump, responsible for budget

As a political junkie, I get lots of email pleas from politicians and political advocacy groups. Today, I got one from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. Well, not exactly. That’s what the …

LIFE
Students take robotics skills to Texas: ‘I am so proud of them’

Students on the middle school robotics team at the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf placed 12th out of 24 teams at a robotics competition last week. The Texas School for the Deaf hosted …

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College Sports
Barton duo named CC Players of the Week

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A pair of Barton College tennis players swept through the Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors for their stout play on the court last week, the conference announced …

Lady Bulldogs dominate Chowan, 18-2

Boykin FTs help save Bulldogs’ lead vs. Chowan

BC’s ‘Twin Towers’ too much for Chowan

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldog golfers open spring with 10th-place finish in Florida

School Sports
Taylor, Wiggs card aces at Wedgewood

Jeff Taylor recorded his first career hole-in-one Jan. 25 with the use of an 8-iron on the No. 10 layout at Wedgewood Public Golf Course. Taylor sank the shot from 154 yards away. Witnessing the …

264 Futsal teams seek help in reaching national championship tournament

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Writer’s block? It’s real

Wilson Rec Guardians cheer team wins state championship

Schools
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston Counties
monday Teacher Workday Tuesday Breakfast: Strawberry bagel bar, fruit juice and banana. Lunch: Chicken nuggets with roll … Read More
Students learn about health careers
Wilson Medical Center hosted three Career Health Connections students this week. The program partners with Wilson Medical Center, the … Read More
Celebrating the 100th school day
Students at Rock Ridge Elementary School this week marked the 100th day of class by dressing as 100-year-olds. Read More
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