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Agencies struggle to recruit volunteer firefighters

Firefighters extinguish a fire that damaged a home at 6624 Speight School Road southeast of Wilson. Two pets perished in the blaze.
Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Department recently participated in a federally-funded public service announcement designed to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters as departments struggle to maintain …
State Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield discusses a variety of topics Saturday during a legislative information exchange session held at the WIlson County Public Library.

Legislator shares focus, hears concerns

Dozens gathered Saturday to share ideas, make their voices heard and discuss ways to create a better Wilson County for all during a legislative information exchange session hosted by state Rep. Jean …
Vision Community Theatre Group actors portray a scene from the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing for the upcoming weekend's play.

Curtain to lift on ‘Voices’ play

In observance of Black History Month, Vision Community Theatre Group will present, “Voices: The Struggles, The Faith, The Hope” on Saturday. The stage play, written and directed by Toshika …
Speaker’s topic: Identity, spirituality and mental health How do communities engage in conversations about mental health? How do people challenge the stigma around mental health struggles? Tonya Armstrong, the recently elected president of the N.C. …

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Weathercast: Cold front brings rainy weekend, start to the workweek

A slowing cold front is expected to dump rain on the greater Wilson area Friday night through Tuesday, but rain chances and amounts can fluctuate based on the system's movement, Albert Thomas Jr. …

School board comment policy questioned

SMITHFIELD — A media law attorney says the Johnston County Board of Education’s policy of screening public comments before they’re delivered can be used to censor parents and raises First …

Selma manager defends new role in Rocky Mount

Chamber adopts Triangle East name

Harlem Wizards return to Princeton High

Log cabin hosts Neuse Little Theatre

Olivia, Elijah, Sebastian are Johnston’s top baby names

Nash board tallies success, eyes 2019 challenges

Nash County had an outstanding year of accomplishments in 2018, but faces three major challenges in 2019, county board Chairman Robbie Davis said Monday in his annual “state of the county” …

Nash charts drop in jobless rate

Spring Hope commissioners take on adjustment board’s role

Gailliard co-sponsors Medicaid expansion bill

A perspective on public education

Having a spouse who spent 31 years in the arena of public education and two grandchildren in public education, I approach this subject with great respect and care. The more in-depth research I …

High-schoolers catch up on credits at Evening Academy

Wilson County Schools has started an Evening Academy at its three high schools as an effort to help students get ahead on coursework. The courses are given from 3-6 p.m. after the conclusion of …

College Sports
Jaguars looking to build a foundation

SMITHFIELD — As the clock ran down, Johnston Community College first-year men’s basketball head coach Hollis “Jay” Creechy looked up as his team was losing 97-58 to Pitt Community College — …

Community sports
Prep time essential for hikers

I’m sorry. I know what I will be writing about for a good part of the coming year, and it may get old. Therefore, I must apologize in advance. You see, my oldest son came into the room last …

No excuse for bad behavior

Listing those passions

That awe of childhood returns

An idea for a day trip

Why I Teach: ‘Always strive to try again’
Elm City Middle School teacher Leigh Anne Orr is featured in today’s Why I Teach. Current Position: Eighth-grade math 1 and … Read More
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