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Wilson County commissioners joined the Department of Social Services adult services staff and department leaders in proclaiming June as Elder Abuse Awareness Month in Wilson County at the June 5, 2017 meeting. DSS adult services social worker Kesha Atkinson read the proclamation recognizing the value of protecting the county's seniors and preventing elder abuse.

Wilson elder abuse, neglect cases rise

Reports of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation in Wilson County have more than doubled in the past year alone, officials say. The Wilson County Department of Social Services’ Adult Protective …
Brittany Hawley is crowned Ms Wheelchair USA on Saturday in Ohio.

Elm City woman wins Ms. Wheelchair USA crown, will compete for international title

Brittany Hawley, crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA on Saturday, hopes to travel across the country in the coming year visiting universities and colleges as an advocate for the disabled. Hawley, 26, of …
Supporters record President Donald Trump's introduction on their smartphones during Wednesday's Keep America Great campaign rally at East Carolina University's Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Political Notebook: Trump rally shines spotlight on eastern North Carolina

President Donald Trump’s first re-election campaign rally in North Carolina placed Greenville and eastern North Carolina in the national spotlight, with controversy still boiling over a spontaneous …
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2013 file photo, freshly cut stacks of $100 bills make their way down the line at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. We spend decades planning financially for retirement, analyzing whether our savings will carry us comfortably through post-work life. But we don’t necessarily plan for the emotional challenges of leaving the workforce. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Wilson man wins $214K lottery prize

RALEIGH — Bobby Evans of Wilson is celebrating his good fortune after he won a $213,945 Cash 5 jackpot. Evans bought the ticket for Wednesday’s drawing at the Rose Mart on West Raleigh Road in …
Summer toy run ends after Saturday: Carolina Billards has held two each year For two decades, Carolina Billiards owner Bill Houston has held fundraisers twice a year for Toys for Tots. After this Saturday, the effort will be cut back to once a year after he lost a major …
Bakery, baklava and beer coming to downtown Wilson As more residents look to live and work in downtown Wilson, businesses are popping up, including the aptly named “Carb Corner” developing at the intersection of Douglas and Barnes treets. Kasia Hunter-Parker has been a home-based baker since 2011, but …
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Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Rain ushers in a week of cooler weather

Showers and storms on Tuesday will usher in a cold front that will finally break the streak of hot, humid days with potentially dangerous heat indexes, Al Thomas says in this week's installment of …

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Teacher accused of stealing art supplies from Walmart

CLAYTON — A Clayton High School art teacher was arrested for allegedly shoplifting art supplies from the Clayton Walmart. Clayton police arrested Joanna Louisa Frantz, 59, on June 22 and charged …

Johnston County schools probe felon’s hire as teacher, coach

Kenly seeking grants for new water tower

Boys & Girls Club torn down

Mayors push for pipeline project

Smithfield’s Emery Ashley won’t seek re-election

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Middlesex adds new fire engine: Department purchases truck from Zebulon

The Middlesex Fire Department has initiated its newest firefighter into the department’s ranks, but unlike most 22-year olds entering the department, this one has the experience of a well-seasoned …

Second southern Nash town tosses Envirolink from grant project

Spaulding Family Resource Center seeks to leave school site

Nash school board votes to eliminate 4 positions

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Official data understates growth rate

RALEIGH — When it comes to public affairs, bad news is good and good news is bad. That is, political speeches and media pieces that describe a problem as big and getting worse tend to attract more …

LIFE
Summer's bounty: Small garden plots produce big results

Most folks with country roots know how imperative the family garden was to filling the dining room table with vittles at mealtime. Summer country gardens had corn, tomatoes, peas, butter beans, …

SPORTS
College Sports
Hollas spearheads Tobs’ combined shutout of Sharks on Saturday

WILMINGTON — Starter Nick Hollas and three relievers blanked the Wilmington Sharks on five hits in the Wilson Tobs’ 11-0 victory Saturday night at Buck Hardee Field. The victory, …

Tobs outslugged Sunday

Tobs’ win streak ends in 4-3 walk-off loss

BC’s Warren won’t need surgery on elbow

Rampaging Tobs explode to storm-shortened 10-3 win

Community sports
Wilson Gladiators place third at NYAA cheerleading championships

The Wilson Gladiators, affiliated with Champions in Motion, turned in a third-place Division 4 finish at Sunday’s National Youth Activities Association cheerleading championships in Orlando, Fla. …

Jones wins flight at Downeast Jamboree

WCLL suffers tough weekend at Elm St. Park

Basics and bombs work well for Wilson Little Leaguers

Bunn looks for one last Jr. Golf crown

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