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Decade of volunteerism: Barton students pitch in for Wilson nonprofits

Barton College knows how to give back. More than 700 students and faculty members fanned out across Wilson to contribute their time and effort at 35 sites in a spirit of volunteerism on …
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Jury to hear Parks’ statements to police

Multiple statements Gregory Parks gave to police prior to his August 2015 arrest ...

Sheriff’s office volunteers help one of their own

Sheriff Calvin Woodard and several employees from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office had a special volunteer day helping co-worker Julie Hernandez build her new home with Wilson Area Habitat for …
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Settlement, executive order would expand transgender protections

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina's governor launched a two-part strategy Wednesday that could end protracted litigation over the state's so-called bathroom bill and its replacement, while …

U.S. Senate panel considers N.C. lawyer for judgeship

Judge's dispute with town pushes fight over records to court

GOP veto overrides mark Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's 1st year

NATION & WORLD NEWS
Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions …

Trump says predecessors didn't honor fallen; response heated

Trump, McConnell: No matter what people say, we're friends

Kaepernick files grievance against NFL, alleging collusion

Trump's speech sparks new war of words between U.S., Iran

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Ken Burns was wrong about Vietnam War

The late Harry G. Summers Jr., colonel of infantry and distinguished faculty member of the Army War College, often called people’s attention to the fact that considerable differences in the …

LIFE
Spooky or sweet?: Choosing a theme for Halloween decorations

Before they even know whether the candy will be top-notch or king-size, trick or treaters are drawn to houses decked out for Halloween. “When kids are trick-or-treating, that’s the first thing …

SPORTS
College Sports
Barton blanks Shaw 2-0

Freshman Pol Monells put away his team-leading eighth and ninth goals Wednesday in leading the Barton College men’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Shaw University at Barton Outdoor Athletic …

Lady Bulldogs blank Columbia International, 3-0

Barton golf places 6th in finale

Monells’ first hat trick sends Bulldogs past Emmanuel 3-2

Barton beats Abbey for 11th straight win

Community sports
Capps rules Wilson Ladies League in October

Capps rules in OctoberWith a round of 88 in spectacular weather, Pat Capps of Happy Valley Country Club paced the field in the October golf outing of the Wilson Ladies League on Tuesday at Wedgewood …

Talton, Matthews and rain in WCC championships

Wilson Recreation Department Results

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Willow Springs Ladies-Member Guest winners

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Constitution requires Trump to halt Obamacare subsidies

Here we go again with support for the illegal acts of President Obama and his administration! Section 1402 of the Affordable Care Act authorized the payments to insurance companies. The insurance …

Tell Congress to protect access to Pell Grants

Schools
Kids learn how to be safe in a fire
Firefighter Benjamin Huston wants children to remember that you can never trust fire. Huston, who is the life safety educator for … Read More
Why I Teach: ‘I am a product of Wilson County Schools’
Jeff Flowers teaches health and PE at Daniels Learning Center and is also the school’s teacher of the year. “I teach because I am … Read More
Students study space, sprouts
Carmen Boykin doesn’t like tomatoes. But if the 10th-grader were an astronaut headed to Mars and the spaceship cupboard happened … Read More
Why I Teach: Michelle Bass
Michelle Bass teaches math at Wilson Academy of Applied Technology Current position Math teacher First teaching … Read More
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