WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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We had a popcorn popper that hung by the fireplace, a flat, rectangular basket made of window screenings (back when screens were metal, not plastic), affixed to a long handle. The top was slid open, … 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
The new father was overjoyed with his new baby daughter, Olivia, and wanted the staff at Wilson Medical Center to know the role they played in her birth last month. So he wrote a letter. "What I … more
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
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
LAS VEGAS — Heather Peele is just like any other mom rushing to pick up her child at day care after work. Except, it’s 2:30 a.m., and her 6-year-old daughter has been sleeping for hours at a 24-hour child care center near the Las Vegas … more
SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy — Diaper bags and baby backpacks are in just as much demand as skis, boots and poles on the U.S. Alpine team this season. So is a good night’s sleep. Four … more
Something wonderful happened when Lauren Asnis took her younger son, Danny, to Philadelphia for a weekend trip. Beyond visiting the Liberty Bell and devouring some tasty cheesesteaks, mother and son … more
Electronic bank statements have virtues — saving trees, keeping your desk uncluttered — but they also have a vice: They can be easy to forget. You could instead get paper statements delivered … more
JACKSONVILLE — Wilson resident and U.S. Navy veteran Raymond Applewhite was recently honored as a living legend in Onslow County. Community leaders, veterans and friends gathered at the … more
WASHINGTON — Melania Trump gave a splashy launch Monday to her public awareness campaign to help children, calling it “Be Best.” In a rare twist on their White House roles, she commanded the … more
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s opioid crisis is stretching the state’s foster care system as more and more children are removed from the homes of their drug-addicted parents, leading to ballot … more
It is true what they say: The days are long, but the years are short. I still cannot believe that we celebrated our little girl’s first birthday this month! Of course, birthdays mean birthday … more
LONDON — Third time’s a charm. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday morning to a new prince who is fifth in line to the British throne — and she was home by suppertime. The duchess and … 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
Many of them had already endured their share of heartache. Some had been trying for years to get pregnant, suffering through multiple miscarriages. Others had undergone cancer treatments that … more
We all get busy during tax season — and that includes the thieves who specialize in taking your money. While you’re working to get all of your information in order to file your taxes, it’s … more
Giving back to those in need is what Second Blessings in Elm City is all about. And the secondhand store’s mission has changed the lives of many throughout the community over the years. Second … 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
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