Man dies in Rock Ridge head-on crash

A Wilson County man died Friday night after his minivan veered into the oncoming lane of N.C. 42 and collided head-on with an SUV. Jose Luis Ayungua, 46, of Donna Court north of Kenly, was driving a 2001 Chrysler van that struck a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 25-year-old Shanquita Lavender of Kenly, according to Trooper D.C. Harrell of the North Carolina Highway Patrol. …
Dogs’ illness sparks legal fight between owner, rescue group

For the Love of Dogs owner Max Fitz-Gerald is facing a felony charge in a dispute over two dogs he refuses to return to their owners after providing potentially lifesaving veterinary care.

Fire chief hangs up his helmet after 50 years

Don Oliver was just 2 years old when he had his first encounter with firefighters, but it was a pairing that lasted a lifetime.


Country store, where everybody knows your name

The country store in the past was an important institution. It was a place to shop, socialize and discuss politics, and it was a place where you never had to introduce yourself. A few …

God’s unconditional love and our imperfect imitation

Six months ago, on March 11, I wrote the column that was to be the basis for all my ruminations on Martin Luther, his theological insights and the historical ramifications of his words and actions …

Panel delays decision on relocating Confederate monuments

RALEIGH (AP) — Seeking further input, a state panel in North Carolina on Friday delayed a decision on whether three Confederate monuments from the grounds of the old Capitol should be moved to …

Lawmakers: New districts should be OK'd for 2018 elections

N.C. elections officials: State not targeted in Russian hack

Greene County inmate wins lawsuit alleging staffer pressured him for sex

Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top …

GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

DeVos scraps Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault

Trump promises Senate candidate Luther Strange will 'drain the swamp'


Rude questions belittle and harass

My wife and I have this friend who is quite beautiful. No, really. She’s one of those women that people see and say out loud, “You know, she’s really pretty” and they mean it. One guy, …

Poultry show winners learn about life

It was Charlotte Edwards’ first year at entering a chicken in the Wilson County 4-H Poultry Show and Sale, but that didn’t keep her from earning a blue ribbon as grand champion. Charlotte, a …

College Sports
Surging Barton sweeps North Greenville

Junior Angelica Acevedo produced a double-double of 22 assists and 15 digs and also notched a team-high five blocks in the Barton College women’s volleyball team fourth consecutive win in Wilson …

Bulldogs blank John Wesley 3-0

Lady Bulldogs lose 3-2 at Pfeiffer

Simmons steps down as Bulldogs head coach

Lady Bulldogs add another sweep in conference play

Community sports
‘06 Explosion notches 2nd win

The Wilson Youth Soccer Association U12 boys team got a pair of goals from Gustavo Hernandez as the ‘06 Explosion picked up their second victory this fall in the N.C. Youth Soccer Fall Classic …

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Back to back for Lake Wilson 8.0’s

Little Demons start season with 2 wins at Northern Nash

Lee enjoys banner year on the course

Church news for the week of Sept. 23

Unitarian — Rocky Mount Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have service at 10 a.m. Sunday. First Apostolic — Bailey First Apostolic Church will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and …

Church news for the week of Sept. 16

Church to offer special needs Sunday school class

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School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties

Wilson County Monday Breakfast: Powdered donuts, fruit juice, applesauce cup and milk Lunch: Cheeseburger or pork chop sandwich, french fries, candied yams and …