‘Our mediator, our peacemaker’: School board nominates Mercer for Raleigh Dingman Award

Free As Wilson County Board of Education Vice Chairman Henry Mercer walked through the halls of Vinson-Bynum Elementary School on Wednesday, students and teachers alike smiled and waved to greet his familiar face. “I have been to all the schools at least once since the school year started,” Mercer said. “I like to let people know that the school board knows they are out here working hard every day and they are appreciated.” …

Democrats gear up for ‘epic election’

Wilson County Democrats are gearing up for what they say is the most important general election in history. And they plan to sweep the all races on the Nov. 8 ballot from the presidency to state and local offices.

Greenfield to dedicate soccer tourney in Stone’s memory

The Greenfield School has announced that the annual Greenfield Cup soccer tournament will be renamed during today’s homecoming festivities to honor the late Dr. Robert Stone. “He was such a great role model to his peers and for future …
New Cherry Hospital to offer quality care

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is making final preparations to move patients into the new Cherry Hospital facility in Goldsboro at the end of September. The replacement state-operated psychiatric hospital will expand …

School sports
Fike serves for 19 aces in league win

Fike serves for 19 aces in league win ROCKY MOUNT — The visiting Fike High varsity volleyball team climbed into a tie for second place in the 3-A Big East Conference with a 25-4, 25-17, 25-11 victory against Nash Central on Thursday …

Junior varsity roundup

Lady Panthers top Beddingfield in 3

Area calendar, Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Lady Panthers do not lose a game

Community sports
Boykin set to ‘take the mound again’ in NCBM benefit roast

Tom Parham reports, perhaps apocryphally, that the first time he laid eyes on Earl Boykin when both were college students in 1959 at the late, great Wilson County nightspot, Maurice’s Grill, Parham was warned by his colleagues: …

Pope claims 4th Willow Springs Men’s title

Wilson Parks and Rec Little Demons launch ENCFL play

Wilson Recreation Department glance

‘00 Explosion Ladies craft back-to-back wins

Church News for Sept. 24

Unitarian — Rocky Mount Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have service 10 a.m. Sunday. Mount Zion Mount Zion Progressive Primitive Baptist Church will have a fellowship conference 11 a.m. today with Jeff Gravely along with …

Church News for Sept. 17

Church news for Sept. 10

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Learning to grow their own food

Students will be raising chickens and growing fresh, healthy food as part of the curriculum of Wilson County Schools’ expansion of its horticulture and animal science programs this academic year. Thanks to a $40,000 grant from the State …

Why I Teach: Laura Pittman

Third-grade Lucama Elementary School teacher Laura Pittman is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Current position: Third-grade teacher at Lucama Elementary First teaching position: Second-grade teacher at Lucama …