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‘All the way’ to D.C.: Cross-country veterans welcomed in Wilson

Free It was quite a Wilson welcome for visiting veterans Thursday. Some 250 motorcycle riders on a cross-country trip to raise awareness and promote healing among all veterans were greeted by enthusiastic local residents waving flags and offering …
LOCAL NEWS
Man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

Free A Wilson man will spend several years in prison for the May 2015 killing of is neighbor on Manchester Street. Arthur Lee Parker, …

Memorial Day weekend events set for Wilson

Free Wilson will have events every day this Memorial Day weekend in honor of those who have lost their lives in defense of the freedoms that Americans enjoy. At 8 a.m. Saturday, local veterans groups …

NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
Supreme Court strikes down 2 N.C. congressional districts

Free WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states. The …

Mental health agency denies lavish spending in audit

N.C. to get $31 million for opioid programs

NATION & WORLD NEWS
Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will use his first visit to the Middle East to call for unity in the fight against radicalism in the Muslim world, casting the challenge as a “battle between good and evil” and urging Arab …

Prosecutors: Times Square driver wanted to 'kill them all'

Rape inquiry dropped, WikiLeaks' Assange remains in embassy

COLUMN

Tillis’ recovery averts a firestorm

RALEIGH — Some might find this column tasteless, but there is no denying that the unexpected need to replace a U.S. senator last week would have set off a political firestorm in Raleigh. On Wednesday morning, Sen. Thom Tillis collapsed …

LIFE

Banish bats without harming their babies

Now that bat pup season is underway, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission encourages homeowners to not conduct any bat eviction or exclusion until the end of July. May through July marks the time frame when female bats are raising their young …

School sports
Worrell claims Big East pitching honors

Sooner or later, the Hunt High baseball program knew it would need the service of Bryson Worrell on the mound. As a sophomore and junior, Worrell, a standout centerfielder with the Warriors, showed glimpses of being effective as a …

Lee is Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year

Memories of ‘Mr. Lucama’

Correction

SWE’s Owens takes her defense to UMO

Community sports
Murray-Ellis claims WCC’s inaugural Member Invite

After seizing top honors in the Burley Flight, the team of Justin Murray-Carter Ellis prevailed in a four-team shootout of flight winners to claim overall supremacy in Wilson Country Club’s inaugural Member Invitational last weekend. With …

Fedora shares goal-oriented approach

Overman honored as Wilson’s first hall-of-fame bowler

Wilson Recreation Department glance

Solar eclipse countdown

CHURCH NEWS
Church news for the week of May 20

Unitarian — Rocky Mount Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have service 10 a.m. Sunday. First Apostolic — Bailey First Apostolic Church will have a gospel singing 7 tonight featuring the Chandler Trio of Elm City. Sunday …

Church news for the week of May 13

Church news for the week of May 6

EDITORIALS
Our Opinion: Food stamp purge could benefit from study, compromise

Free Some state legislators want to turn away federal funds that provide free meals for Wilson County schoolchildren. The N.C. Senate’s spending plan would eliminate a provision that allows families to qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition …

Free Our Opinion: Yearbook censors see backlash for silencing students

Free Guest Editorial: Court ruling may renew nonpartisan redistricting push

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Colleges fail students by allowing suppression

The first 20 years of my adult life I spent in the U.S. Army. During those years, we studied and trained to fight against communism. Not only was communism well-established in China, Cuba, North Vietnam and Russia, but these countries was trying to …

Trump witch hunt: Shaky statements from shadowy figures

Generating ‘news’ in the liberal spin zone

Personal potshots undermine political points

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EDUCATION

Barton students inducted in Alpha Chi honor society

Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently welcomed nine new members into the fold during the spring 2017 induction ceremony. Students with a GPA of 3.5 or better in the top 10 percent …