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The first gift of Christmas: Kids ride Polar Express, meet Santa

“Whoa. Oh my gosh,” Joseph Hammonds exclaimed Monday as he first stepped inside an old-fashioned red caboose near the Selma Union Station. “This is so cool.” The 6-year-old’s excitement …
LOCAL NEWS
Stay alert and stay safe this holiday season

Police say there are steps residents can take during the holiday season to prevent them from becoming easy targets for thieves.

Artisan Leaf moving productions downtown

Stacks of plywood in varying shapes and sizes line the hallway and nearly-finished coasters awaiting epoxy are splayed across a table, while Sebastian Correa flips through tobacco leaves nearby …

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NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
Judge sentences Greenville man to spend Christmas in jail

GREENVILLE (AP) — A judge has sentenced a North Carolina man to spend Christmas Day in jail after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the theft of his grandmother's possessions. The …

Snow makes North Carolina roads slick, closes schools

1-year-old killed in Weldon drive-by shooting

GOP legislators unhappy with outside expert's new maps

NATION & WORLD NEWS
Snow exits South, marches toward Northeast

ATLANTA (AP) — A pre-winter storm that roared through the Deep South and coated half of North Carolina and portions of Virginia in snow pushed northward on Saturday, leaving motorists to brave …

Iraq declares military victory over Islamic State group

Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama

'Firefighting at Christmas' may become normal in California

Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

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COLUMN

Transparency needed to prevent Cardinal scandal

RALEIGH — State lawmakers had a rare moment of bipartisan unity recently. Everyone, it seemed, was outraged about a state-funded healthcare agency that was paying its CEO a $635,000 …

LIFE
Sandy Hook’s legacy: More security in elementary schools

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The setting could not be more different, but David Wannagot says he applies some of the same skills from his 30-year police career to his new role as a school sentry. As he …

SPORTS
College Sports
Bulldogs dance past Lions 95-78 for 3rd straight win

After arguably their best performance of the season Saturday evening, Barton College men’s basketball players were treated to some impromptu postgame entertainment courtesy of head coach Ron …

Lady Bulldogs end skid, whip Emmanuel 76-50

A season to remember for former Fike teammates

Bulldogs ground Flying Fleet 70-61

Lady Bulldogs fall 77-74 in OT

Community sports
National League boys ‘play through’ wintry weather for season kickoff

The U.S. Youth Soccer Association’s prestigious National League might be advised to take up the unofficial motto of the U.S. Postal Service given the inhospitable conditions awaiting teams for the …

Wilson Endurance Club’s Jingle Bell Run is Dec. 16

Disdain for trophy hunting misguided

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

IN BRIEF: Sallie B. Howard to host Play4Kay fundraiser

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Zero tolerance for misconduct, except for Clinton, JFK

The millennials running MoveOn.org aren’t old enough to know how the website originated. The recent documentary on Bill Clinton’s sexual predation was a chilling reminder. In short, the …

Fuzzy math in cost of deputy, detective raises

Schools
Giving rather than receiving
Jacob Whitley propped his artwork on a chair just outside of Starbucks in Wilson Tuesday afternoon. The blue and yellow piece … Read More
Donors deliver take-home tech
BAILEY — Sixty Bailey Elementary School students received home computers on Wednesday through a partnership with the Kramden … Read More
Wilson County honors band puts on a show
Middle and high school students showcased their musical talent during the 2017 Wilson County Schools All-County Honors Band concert … Read More
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