WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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NEW YORK — Bringing a newborn home can be daunting for new parents. Throw in the race to keep up with the latest news and research on what to do after that and stress levels may rise even … more
NEW YORK — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped more than 12 percent last year, accelerating a decline that’s now continued for 13 years, according to new State … 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
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
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
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
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
Family photo albums can help jog an elderly friend or relative’s memories, but consider taking the photo book idea one step further: Create a “memory book” that combines personal photos with … 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
WASHINGTON — Women in the United States gave birth last year at the lowest rate in 30 years, a trend that could weigh on economic growth in the coming decades. The Center for Disease Control and … 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
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
SALT LAKE CITY — After Utah passed the country’s first law legalizing so-called free-range parenting, groups in states from New York to Texas are pushing for similar steps to bolster the idea … 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
BOSTON — Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids. A group letter sent Tuesday to CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues that … more
NEW YORK — Yee Won Chong had just been diagnosed with cancer. His relatives were half a world away in Malaysia and couldn’t care for him. So he turned to the friends he considers his “chosen … 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
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
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