WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Who’s craving Thin Mints? The wait is almost over. Local Girl Scouts will be out taking orders and selling their famous cookies starting Saturday. Count on your favorites, from Caramel … more
Kevin Boyd was in his mid-20s when he first grasped what it meant to be serving life without parole. It happened when a couple of longtime inmates who’d mentored him died of old age in prison and … more
LEXINGTON — Some people don’t believe in fairy tales or happy endings. But Erin Smith and Alex Barker do. And it’s because they’ve shared a journey that not even the best Hollywood writers … more
NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The setting could not be more different, but David Wannagot says he applies some of the same skills from his 30-year police career to his new role as a school sentry. As he … more
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
I have recently been thinking back to what Christmas preparations were like when I was a preteen. I was between the ages of 7 and 12 during the years that the United States was in involved in World … 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
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
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