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Democrat Linda Coleman, left, Republican George Holding and Libertarian Jeff Matemu are running for the 2nd Congressional District seat.

Holding faces congressional challengers Coleman, Matemu

U.S. Rep. George Holding, a Republican incumbent in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District, faces challenges from Democrat Linda Coleman and Libertarian Jeff Matemu in the Nov. 6 …
The public had the opportunity Sunday during a grand re-opening celebration to check out the new exhibits in the Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House and African-American Museum. When the museum opened in 2001, the exhibit was limited to this small round house that Freeman built, but a recently completed expansion has broadened the museum's scope.

‘A story of unrelenting effort’: Freeman museum reopens with focus on Wilson’s black visionaries

A businessman with a prolific history of mason work throughout Wilson is the namesake for the Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House and African-American Museum, but the exhibits that debuted Sunday tell …
Dr. Jeff Jones reads mammograms at Wilson Medical Center. The radiologists do "batch readings" of mammograms, and results are available the same day.

Komen seeks boost to Wilson County's breast cancer survival rate

Wilson County has above-average mortality rates for breast cancer patients, but the regional Susan G. Komen organization is funneling resources to fight that statistic. “Komen announced in 2016 …
Barton College students hold candles remembering those who lost their lives as a result of domestic violence during the 2017 Take Back the Night vigil sponsored by the Wesley Shelter.

Take Back the Night planned Tuesday at Barton

Members of the Wilson community are invited to join Barton College’s faculty, staff and students for “Take Back The Night: One Night, Never Silent, Ending Violence Together” on Tuesday evening. …
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Voter registration deadline extended in Wilson

Wilson County Board of Elections official JoAnn Hickman, poll workers Joan Hammond and Joe "Tex" Brown, work to re-register voter Dennis Williams, of Lucama, right, on the first day of early voting in Wilson County Thursday. Photo taken Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Drew C. Wilson | Times
Wilson County residents will have extra time to ensure they are registered to vote following the passage of a bill extending voter registration deadlines in 28 counties affected by Hurricane …
WEATHERCAST

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Computer models differ on Hurricane Michael's impact on Wilson County

Hurricane Michael is headed our way, but it will have to barrel through Florida, South Carolina and Georgia first. Forecast models are split on how much rain and wind eastern North Carolina could see …

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE
NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
3 face charges over toppling of 'Silent Sam' Confederate statue at UNC

RALEIGH (AP) — Police filed charges Friday against three people accused of helping tear down a century-old Confederate statue during a protest this week at North Carolina's flagship …

Lawmakers return for second run on 2 constitutional amendments

GOP candidates say Trump is coming to North Carolina fundraiser

Errors cause state to suspend driver's license printing

NATION & WORLD NEWS
War hero, senator, GOP presidential candidate McCain dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain has discontinued medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, says his family. It's a likely indication that the war hero, …

Trump complains to Ohio GOP that Dems are 'negative, nasty'

Bull market: S&P 500, Nasdaq and Russell 2000 close at record highs

For-profit colleges have allies now, but complaints persist

AP: National Enquirer had safe with damaging Trump stories

FUN STUFF
COLUMN

Tom Campbell

Is brick-and-mortar retail going out of business?

About this time each year, we looked forward to receiving the Sears Wish Book. This wonderful catalogue was about three inches thick, packed with thousands of items. It was the official kickoff to …

LIFE
Sir Purr delivers grant to Lee Woodard Elementary

Carolina Panthers mascot Sir Purr visited Lee Woodard Elementary School on Monday with a monetary gift and a message of health and fitness. Students gathered in the gym to greet the big black …

SPORTS
College Sports
Barton winning streak snapped by King

BRISTOL, Tenn. — The seven-match winning streak of the Barton College women’s volleyball team came to a close Friday night as the Lady Bulldogs fell to King University by a 25-20, 25-19, …

BARTON ROUNDUP: Boyette garners CC golf accolade

Lady Bulldogs finish 12th at Patsy Rendleman Invitational

Barton cards 314 in opening round

Lady Bulldogs remain unbeaten in league

Community sports
Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Youth soccer RESULTS Games from Oct. 1-6 Boys  Ages 5-6 Lions 8, Eagles 9: Scorers:  Lions- Jack Price 1, Joel Rodriguez 1, Mohamed Rehan 4, Bentley Medlin 2; Eagles- Gavin …

In wake of ‘Flo,’ fish kills a big issue

Mulligans Fore Kids stays on course

Walston captures his 1st WCC men’s crown

Baker claims WSCC women’s title

Schools
Why I Teach: ‘My goal is to inspire my students ...’
Morgan Stephenson, a teacher at Hunt High School, is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Current position: Social studies … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
School Menus monday Breakfast: Sweet potato roll, apple juice, applesauce Lunch: Cheeseburger or pork chop sandwich, french … Read More
Students take time out for science
Ellen Bunn placed her hands on the shiny Van De Graff electrostatic generator, and every hair on her head stood out on its … Read More
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