WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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EL CERRITO, Calif. — How can a parent know if their child is transgender? What separates a young boy who might be transgender from one with a vivid imagination who likes to dress up in his sister's dresses? What do you do if your daughter … more
Many times economic circumstances strongly influence behavior. For example, in the early 1980s, my company bought clay tile from a Mexican tile manufacturer owned by my friend Arturo Martinez, who lived in Irapuato, Mexico. He and his wife employed … more
With every new tune at the Friday Music Jam, the dance floor at the Wilson County Senior Activity Center filled to capacity. “It’s the best thing going in Wilson in the middle of the day,” said Shirley Bean, lead singer for The … more
Sparks flew as Nicholas Wester scraped a flint strip across a magnesium bar. Below was a dry tinder bundle of stripped tree bark. “There it is,” Wester said. “It’s burning.” In a few seconds the … more
Last week, I described the washing and rinsing process with a washing machine, including how rinse water was saved for use in the next washer load. You may ask the question, “Was water so expensive, or so scarce, in 1950 that it justified … more
After last week’s visit to Coon High School, let’s move back to the dirty clothes situation. How about washing machines in individual homes? The country was still suffering from the effects of the Great Depression that occurred … more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Call this The Summer of Slime. The slime trend is probably happening right now in your home, if you live with a tween girl. Or maybe it's on your phone, in endless video loops that crackle and pop on Instagram and … more
Last week we moved away from talking about Carolina Laundry and went down Kenan Street to Charles L. Coon High School, from which I graduated in 1951. Resource officers in the school were totally unheard of. Any outsider could walk freely into … more
The Rock Ridge Fire Department held an open house with an estimated 200 people in attendance May 7. A historical marker was unveiled for the actress Ava Gardner. It was very nice. Gov. Jim Hunt and brother and sister Dewey Baine and Mary Sheffield … more
NEW YORK — Sixteen-year-old Madison's family clustered for a photo in a California courtroom, commemorating the day it finally became official that she has three parents. The adults she calls Mom, Dad and Mama were all there for her birth, … more
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