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McCrory, Newton concede: GOP candidates face defeat in governor, AG races

After nearly a month of bitterly contesting election results, two Republicans conceded their races for state office Monday. Gov. Pat McCrory announced in a YouTube video that he was conceding to Gov.-elect Roy Cooper and Wilson attorney Buck Newton released a statement a short time later saying he’d called Josh Stein to congratulate him on his bid for the post of state attorney general. “Despite continued questions that should be answered regarding the voting process, I personally …
LOCAL NEWS

National group: States can shrink federal powers

Free Advocates for a national movement to amend the Constitution and shift the balance of power from the federal government to the states made their case …

Mom objects to Quran in English literature lesson

Two Beddingfield High School students were removed from their English class by their parents last week after they brought home lessons studying the Islamic religious text the Quran. The text was referenced in a world culture lesson being taught …

Old Liberty Warehouse used for indie film

Hollywood magic happened here over the weekend as a film studio used a historic tobacco warehouse to shoot scenes …
COLUMN

Taffeta Christmas dresses and the objects that connect us

The narrator of “Dr. Zhivago” believed the following: “...freedom came from the feeling that all human lives were interrelated, a certainty that they flowed into each other...” We know that people’s lives flow into …

Salvation Army Christmas Wish List

Free The Salvation Army is again this year offering area residents the opportunity to help families in the Wilson area during the Christmas season. A list of people who need food, clothing, household materials or other items to make their Christmas …

LIFESTYLES

Children who lived through Pearl Harbor attack remember

HONOLULU — In some ways, it could be any class photo from the 1940s. The sepia-toned image shows 30 fifth-graders — 26 girls and four boys — at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Waikiki. Most are smiling, some look stern. A few …

School sports
Cyclones dealt first loss in CPIC debut

The debut in the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A Coastal Plains Independents Conference brought a double dose of disappointment for the host Community Christian School varsity boys basketball team Monday night. The …

4th-quarter surge rescues Panthers

Area calendar, Dec. 6-7

Firebirds place 5th in weekend tourney

Fike produces 4 champions at Pierce-Davis Invitational

Community sports
WCYAA brief

Basketball registrations extended to Dec. 10 The Wilson County Youth Athletic Association has extended its 2016-2017 Basketball registrations to Saturday, Dec. 10. The regular season will start on Saturday, Jan. 7, and continue through the …

First buck a big one

Button bucks get a voice

Kicking it off again

Wilson trio combines on USTA state championship team

CHURCH NEWS
Church news for the week of Dec. 3

Temple of Praise Temple of Praise will have service 11 a.m. Sunday with Teresa Kent from Holy Temple Church as guest speaker. Bailey Apostolic Bailey Apostolic Church will have Sunday school 10 a.m. and evening worship 6 with the Rev. …

Church News for the week of Nov. 26

Chuch news for the week of Nov. 19

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EDUCATION

Rock Ridge Elementary shares its strengths at conference

A group from Rock Ridge Elementary traveled to the 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Conference at the Walt Disney World Yacht and Beach Club in Florida this week. They delivered the presentation “A Blended Community with High …