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Tobacco company to lay off 565

A tobacco company is laying off 565 employees as processing operations are moved from Farmville to Wilson. “We recognize the impact this decision will have on our employees, their families and …
Choral students wave American flags during their performance as part of Greenfield School's Veterans Day service on Monday.

Greenfield students honor veterans

Maggie Aycock asked classmates if anyone had ever wondered who veterans are and why they are honored. The Greenfield School seventh-grader had an answer for the 342 students in attendance at a …

Wilson sees spike in infant mortality rate

Wilson County’s infant mortality rate nearly doubled in 2017 from the previous year, according to newly released state figures. While the state’s rate for 2017 came in at 7.1 deaths per 1,000 …
7 receive Golden Leaf scholarships at WCC Seven Wilson Community College students have received Golden Leaf Foundation scholarships for the fall 2018 semester. Scholarship recipients are Beverly Barnes, Florisela Gutierrez-Alcantar, …
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WEATHERCAST

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Rain for much of the workweek, then dry skies this weekend

Rain will steak through the greater Wilson County area this week as a low-pressure system and cold front make their presence felt, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this installment of The Wilson Times …

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Hemp oil store plans to open in downtown Wilson

Historic downtown Wilson will soon be the location for an emerging industry: hemp and cannabidiol. “Marijuana contains high THC, low CBD while the hemp plant contains high CBD and low THC,” …

Workers, bosses and teachers earn disability employment awards

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JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Christmas on Main adding new features for 2018

KENLY — Several new features have been added to the second edition of Christmas on Main for this year, according to festival Chairwoman Janie Holland. The event that was so popular with visitors …

Youth program relaunches

Center preserves county’s legacy

Johnstonian News expands into Smithfield

Gluten or gluten-free? You decide

Parents and elders are responsible for teaching God’s word to today’s youth

THE ENTERPRISE
Stanhope improves fire response rating

Residents of the Stanhope fire district may see a decrease in homeowners’ insurance rates now that the Stanhope Community Volunteer Fire Department’s lower fire district rating has taken …

Health department investigating after El Tapatio diners fall ill

Spring Hope opens planning board seats

Election spurs voter engagement

Teens to compete for Miss Bailey crown next week

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COLUMN
Suburbs hold key to GOP’s future

RALEIGH — Democrats achieved significant victories this year in the “inner suburbs” of Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro and North Carolina’s other major cities — tossing out GOP incumbents in …

LIFE
Outreach spreads message of fire safety

Shauna Allen rolled out two lengths of fire hose in front of eager third-graders at Winstead Elementary School. “I am here to help you be safe at home,” Allen told them in a program last …

SPORTS
College Sports
Bulldogs bench, 3-pointers stop Georgia Southwestern

The Barton College men’s basketball team pulled away late in the second half to claim a season-opening 80-72 triumph against Georgia Southwestern of the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference …

Lady Bulldogs rout Augusta in opener

Bulldogs tip with 45-Second Classic

Lady Bulldogs survive Limestone in 5 sets to reach Conference Carolinas semifinals

Belmont Abbey slams Lady Bulldogs in 3 sets on Senior Night

Community sports
More changes for duck hunters

Big changes are coming next season for the avid waterfowl hunters. However, we don’t know quite what those changes are just yet. Or do we? I have often stated that duck hunting is one of the …

‘Reel Deal’ catch

WCYAA basketball registration will continue until Dec. 2

Wedgewood tournament an ‘absolute success’

Wilkinson, Brewer claim WCC titles

Schools
School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties
School Menus monday Holiday Tuesday Breakfast: Strawberry Pop-Tart, fruit punch juice, peach cup and milk Lunch: Corn … Read More
Why I Teach: ‘... Every day is new and exciting’
Abbie McKeel, fourth-grade teacher at Greenfield School, is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Total years teaching: 15 … Read More
School Menus
monday Breakfast: Goody bun, fruit punch juice, peach cup and milk Lunch: Cheeseburger or pork chop sandwich, french fries, … Read More
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