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The Rock Ridge Fire Department held an open house with an estimated 200 people in attendance May 7. A historical marker was unveiled for the actress Ava Gardner. It was very nice. Gov. Jim Hunt and brother and sister Dewey Baine and Mary Sheffield … more
NEW YORK — Sixteen-year-old Madison's family clustered for a photo in a California courtroom, commemorating the day it finally became official that she has three parents. The adults she calls Mom, Dad and Mama were all there for her birth, … more
Earlier today I was thinking about Carolina Laundry and Dry Cleaners, the laundry that I remember from my hometown of Wilson. It was on the northeast corner of Tarboro and Kenan streets, on a lot that steeply sloped down in the rear. The lower level … more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A proposal for paid parental leave championed by Ivanka Trump could go back to the drawing board. Two weeks after the plan was outlined in President Donald Trump's budget proposal, his daughter and adviser signaled she is … more
LAS VEGAS — A dozen states are trying to keep children in school longer, from making kindergarten mandatory to raising the legal drop-out age. But it's not an easy sell. Nevada is among the states this year that have or are considering … more
The theme of this year’s summer reading program at the Wilson County Public Library is “Build a Better World.” Programs for children will be offered at all six locations and for teens at the main library, Lucama and Elm City. … more
SIMS — A memory burned in Bert Deans’ 4-year-old mind came to life nearly eight decades later in the pages of The Wilson Times. Deans opened the May 13 newspaper and immediately recognized a “Remember When?” photograph … more
When Capt. Cynthia Mason Womble began her Navy career in 1989, Jodie Foster was awarded the Oscar for “The Accused,” Bette Midler, Anita Baker and Madonna’s songs were played on the radio and the first female bishop of the United … more
Some financial disasters are a long time in the making. It typically takes years of unfortunate choices — minimum credit card payments, forgone savings opportunities — to create suffocating debt or a poverty-level retirement. Other … more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Susan Grenon makes sure her son is lathered with sunscreen before he leaves for school in the morning, but the fair-skinned 10-year-old can’t bring a bottle to reapply it without a doctor’s note. Many school systems categorize sunscreen as an over-the-counter medication requiring more
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