WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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WINSTON-SALEM — Scott Ertl, the owner of Bouncy Bands LLC based in Winston-Salem, is all about movement for children and adults. “I think movement is one of the best ways to help people stay … 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
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Family fitness dates are replacing the old school pizza and movie nights as more parents are realizing that the benefits of moving aren’t just about burning calories but … more
Every Wednesday, I hope, most of you look at the sales papers for our local grocery stores in order to make your weekly shopping list. You see that a certain brand of laundry detergent is on sale … more
The feature film “Big Money” recently began filming in Wilson. North Carolina actors from Wilson, Wilmington, Greensboro and Charlotte took part in the production written and directed by … more
NEW YORK — It's a trick-or-treating tradition: Dump the night's candy haul onto the living room floor to pick out the gems, or do some horse trading with siblings or friends. The excitement … 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
NEW YORK — In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year as online leader Amazon increasingly exerts its influence over a huge part … more
We have all heard it before: Having kids costs a small fortune. They seem to outgrow clothes and toys faster than you can buy them! When I confronted the mountain of outgrown items in my house, I decided to try out an increasingly popular … 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
ORLANDO, Fla. — Lauren Durham had a poofy white dress and plans for an intimate beach wedding on the second weekend of September. Instead she got married in fatigues, with no makeup, in a vast hangar filled with rescue vehicles and paramedics just … more
HOUSTON — Michael Evan Hilburn says he can’t wait to start kindergarten this week at a school about 20 miles from the Houston shelter where he and his father have been living since Harvey devastated the city. The 5-year-old is a beneficiary … more
LONDON — Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, will soon welcome a third child to the royal nursery. Kensington Palace officials announced Monday that the former Kate Middleton is pregnant, but was not feeling well enough to … 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
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
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