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WILSON COUNTY SCHOOLS

New Hope's Amanda Evans named Teacher of the Year; Jennifer Lewis of Rock Ridge named top principal

Wilson County Schools named the district's teacher and principal of the year Thursday night at its annual banquet honoring the brightest stars in the school system. Amanda Evans, of New Hope …
LOCAL NEWS

Suspect in Christmas Eve murders faces Wilson County judge

A man accused in the shooting deaths of four people on Christmas Eve made his first court appearance in Wilson County Friday, several days after deputies brought him here from a North Carolina …

Teen faces bumpy road following liver transplant

Ryan Richardson got a new liver less than two weeks ago and was settling into a new routine at the Ronald McDonald House near Duke University Medical Center when a setback sent him back to the hospital for a liver biopsy Wednesday. The biopsy confirmed that Ryan, a 15-year-old …

WILSON CITY COUNCIL
Wilson rejects strict zoning for sweepstakes centers

After much debate Thursday, the Wilson City Council voted to tread lightly in terms of increased requirements for internet sweepstakes facilities. …

THROUGH A LUTHERAN LENS

The inter-faith connection: Luther-Think and its universal appeal

Five hundred years ago when Martin Luther first came upon the scene and the Protestant Reformation roots began to take hold, Luther probably could have never imagined how his theology of God's …

NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
N.C. lawmakers restart session for maps, vetoes

RALEIGH (AP) - The North Carolina General Assembly quietly reconvened its work session Friday after a two-week hiatus, preparing for several days of partisan scuffles over redistricting, possible …

House leader: Lawmakers mum on Confederate monuments law

More arrests made in toppling of Confederate statue

NATION & WORLD NEWS
Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is "studying and considering his options" for a new approach to Afghanistan and the broader South Asia region, the White House said Friday after the president …

Trump studying options for new approach to Afghan war

Tillerson condemns hate speech, says bigotry is un-American

COLUMN

We can't abide political violence

If you turn on the television on any given night, in any given city, in any given state in this nation, you will see we are in difficult times. Some might argue that the current state of affairs …

LIFE

Tobacco movers: Warehouse workers show finesse on a forklift

Jim Barnes is known to spin his wheels a time or two. On the floor of the Big M Tobacco warehouse in Wilson, Barnes negotiates his Nissan forklift in between long rows of tobacco bales. He …

College Sports
Nowhere to go but up for Tobs

With the Wilson Tobs wrapping up their worst year ever, statistically, in their 21 seasons in the Coastal Plain League, some of the reasons for it can be found in the numbers. After all, baseball is dissected mathematically more than just about any …

A grand Fleming finale

Collapse in 8th inning sends Tobs to 9-5 loss

Oh, fishsticks!

Barton hires Underwood as tennis coach

Community sports
WCYAA fall registrations ongoing

Fall registrations underwayRegistration for Wilson County Youth åAthletic Association fall sports — baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball — are now underway and will run through …

What to know about ‘the event of the century’

The art of parenting with a purpose in mind

Wilson Recreation Department glance

Summer Explosion Cup threatens to be a wet one

CHURCH NEWS
Church news for the week of Aug. 19

First Apostolic - Bailey First Apostolic Church will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and evening worship at 6 with the Rev. Preston Taylor as speaker. Mid-week Bible study is 7:30 p.m. …

Church News, week of Aug. 5

Church News, week of July 29

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EDUCATION

Wilson businesses welcome Barton College students with gifts

Bags filled with free merchandise greeted new and returning Bulldogs at the annual Welcome Back Barton event held Monday afternoon in Wilson Gymnasium. Kimberlyn Evans, a native of Wilson who is a …