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Wilson courthouse ‘dungeon’ in disrepair

The nearly 100-year-old Wilson County Courthouse is showing its age. And Mother Nature has only exacerbated existing problems inside the building, including flooding in the basement. Paint and wallpaper are peeling. Water marks stain the walls. …
LOCAL NEWS

Convention of States bill set for vote today

RALEIGH — Jim DeMint couldn’t convince his Capitol Hill colleagues to balance the budget, but he says state lawmakers wield untapped power to shrink federal spending and cut Washington down to size. The Tea Party star and former U.S. senator from South Carolina is urging leaders in the Republican-controlled N.C. House to …

Hunt High’s Edwards lands Kenan fellowship

Will Edwards, a science teacher at Hunt High School and a 2017-18 Kenan fellow, is locally grown in the Rock Ridge community. Edwards, a 2005 graduate of Hunt High School, is one of 25 North Carolina teachers selected to participate in the …

NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
Cooper urges GOP to devote more money to his priorities

RALEIGH (AP) — Seeking to change the minds of Republicans despite having little leverage over them, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper wants GOP legislators to put more in the final budget toward his favored ideas and less in tax breaks …

Free Supreme Court ruling could help N.C. Democrats rein in GOP

Supreme Court strikes down N.C. legislative districts

NATION & WORLD NEWS
Justice Department ending settlement payments to outside groups

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department will no longer allow big companies and banks to settle cases by donating to outside organizations, ending a little-known practice that had become a rallying cry for some conservatives. In a memo released …

Russia fires cruise missiles, targets IS positions in Syria

Nooses showing up more in hate incidents around country

COLUMN

New budget strikes a balance

RALEIGH — The main reason Gov. Roy Cooper and other North Carolina Democrats cited for opposing the Republican-led legislature’s new budget plan was that it saved too much and cut taxes too much. North Carolina would be better off, …

LIFE

Same-day readings lessen mammogram stress

The wait for mammogram results can be as stressful as the test itself for some women. To alleviate some of the worry, Wilson Medical Center’s Outpatient Imaging Center is offering same-day test results for mammograms. “We want to make …

College Sports
Coastal Plain League glance

The Coastal Plain League standings through Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Steamers sweep Tobs

June swoon continues

Tobs seek second chance in second half

Shelling the fish

Community sports
Area Calendar, June 29-30

Thursday, June 29 American Legion Baseball Post 13 at Wayne County Post 11 (Mount Olive), 7 p.m. American Legion Junior Baseball Post 13 at Windsor Rebels (Bertie High), 6 p.m. Friday, June 30 No events scheduled.

Closer and closer

Area Calendar, June 21-22

Wilson Recreation Department glance

Kossmans present Kuntaw seminar in the Phillipines

CHURCH NEWS
Church news for week of June 24

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 evening worship at 6 with the Rev. Preston …

Church news for the week of June 17

Church news for the week of June 10

EDITORIALS
Raising the age for juveniles a positive action

The “Raise the Age” campaign took on a tough challenge and was remarkably effective. The new state budget transfers responsibility for most 16- and 17-year-old offenders from the adult correctional system to juvenile …

Free Guest Editorial: Film, TV industry gets long-overdue N.C. budget boost

Free Our Opinion: Legal loophole shielding rapists must be undone

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
HB 746 would restore firearm freedoms

As someone who believes in and has served in support of the Constitution of the United States, I am a bit concerned about newspapers and citizens who don’t understand or fully support the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United …

U.S. reclaims leadership on common sense

Leach’s anti-Trump rhetoric obscures the truth

North Korean torture, not white privilege, is to blame

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EDUCATION

Barton College announces graduates

Two hundred and seventy-seven Barton College undergraduate seniors and graduate students received diplomas on May 14 during the school’s 115th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were Barton students who completed …