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Surplus vehicles from the N.C. Department of Transportation are lined up for a public action at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. The preview day is Tuesday and the  sale is Wednesday.

DOT surplus vehicle auction set Wednesday

If you don’t mind yellow as a vehicle color, there might be a good deal for you at the N.C. Department of Transportation surplus vehicle public auction Wednesday at the Wilson County …
Tiffany Fragoso holds discolored water samples that came from the tap at her home on Blalock Road in Lucama.

State flags Lucama tap water

LUCAMA — In response to customer complaints and testing data, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Resources has issued a notice of deficiency to the town of Lucama citing …
Audrey Pridgen, left, fills out a form to change her political affiliation Monday afternoon along with several others at the Wilson County Board of Elections office. Pridgen, who had been a Democrat for 25 years, is part of the national #WalkAway campaign where voters document why they are choosing to leave the Democratic Party.

6 former Dems ‘#WalkAway’ from party in protest

Wilson voters made a statement Monday afternoon when they banded together to change their political party affiliation. The action was a part of a national campaign called #WalkAway where voters …
The public had the opportunity Sunday during a grand re-opening celebration to check out the new exhibits in the Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House and African-American Museum. When the museum opened in 2001, the exhibit was limited to this small round house that Freeman built, but a recently completed expansion has broadened the museum's scope.

‘A story of unrelenting effort’: Freeman museum reopens with focus on Wilson’s black visionaries

A businessman with a prolific history of mason work throughout Wilson is the namesake for the Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House and African-American Museum, but the exhibits that debuted Sunday tell …
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Voter registration deadline extended in Wilson

Wilson County Board of Elections official JoAnn Hickman, poll workers Joan Hammond and Joe "Tex" Brown, work to re-register voter Dennis Williams, of Lucama, right, on the first day of early voting in Wilson County Thursday. Photo taken Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Drew C. Wilson | Times
Wilson County residents will have extra time to ensure they are registered to vote following the passage of a bill extending voter registration deadlines in 28 counties affected by Hurricane …
WEATHERCAST

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Wilson's fall cooldown in full force this week

Fall weather marked by mild daytime highs and a crisp chill in the air overnight should remain in Wilson County for the foreseeable future, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's installment of …

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE
NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
3 face charges over toppling of 'Silent Sam' Confederate statue at UNC

RALEIGH (AP) — Police filed charges Friday against three people accused of helping tear down a century-old Confederate statue during a protest this week at North Carolina's flagship …

Lawmakers return for second run on 2 constitutional amendments

GOP candidates say Trump is coming to North Carolina fundraiser

Errors cause state to suspend driver's license printing

NATION & WORLD NEWS
War hero, senator, GOP presidential candidate McCain dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain has discontinued medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, says his family. It's a likely indication that the war hero, …

Trump complains to Ohio GOP that Dems are 'negative, nasty'

Bull market: S&P 500, Nasdaq and Russell 2000 close at record highs

For-profit colleges have allies now, but complaints persist

AP: National Enquirer had safe with damaging Trump stories

FUN STUFF
COLUMN

John Hood

Tell the truth about our schools

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s elementary and secondary schools are among the best in the country at delivering academic value for the tax dollars spent on them. If you haven’t heard that before, …

LIFE
Sir Purr delivers grant to Lee Woodard Elementary

Carolina Panthers mascot Sir Purr visited Lee Woodard Elementary School on Monday with a monetary gift and a message of health and fitness. Students gathered in the gym to greet the big black …

SPORTS
College Sports
Lady Bulldogs conquer Valkyries

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Syanni Harris stole the ball from a defender and finished for her fifth goal of the season, sending the Barton College women’s soccer team to a 2-1 win at Converse …

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs clip Erskine in OT, 2-1

Barton winning streak snapped by King

BARTON ROUNDUP: Boyette garners CC golf accolade

Lady Bulldogs finish 12th at Patsy Rendleman Invitational

Community sports
Hagan seizes first club title in Willow Springs championship debut

The quality of golfers at Willow Springs Country Club improved significantly with the early-August closing of Happy Valley Country Club. One of the golfers shifting from Happy Valley, Zim Hagan, …

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

In wake of ‘Flo,’ fish kills a big issue

Mulligans Fore Kids stays on course

Walston captures his 1st WCC men’s crown

Schools
Why I Teach: ‘My goal is to inspire my students ...’
Morgan Stephenson, a teacher at Hunt High School, is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Current position: Social studies … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
School Menus monday Breakfast: Sweet potato roll, apple juice, applesauce Lunch: Cheeseburger or pork chop sandwich, french … Read More
Students take time out for science
Ellen Bunn placed her hands on the shiny Van De Graff electrostatic generator, and every hair on her head stood out on its … Read More
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