2017-09-11

Going the extra mile to save dogs’ lives

For more than 10 years, who has offered a no-kill shelter for dogs in Wilson County and helped save more than 13,000 dogs’ lives here because of medical attention, love, care and prevention of unwanted litters? Real-life events occur: house fires and homeless pets. Who will take five or six dogs because the owner has lost everything? You’re retiring and […]

Conservatives must forcefully reject ‘deplorable racists’

Re: “Not all statue supporters were racists,” by Bill O’Boyle, Friday: Happy I didn’t offend you. I’ll attempt to follow through in the same spirit. 1. Agreed. We don’t live life in sweeping generalizations. We live it in small bits and locales. 2. Not all conservatives are skinheads or neo-Nazis. Agreed. But, I can find no justification for anyone to […]

Rebel flag, Confederate monuments stand for slavery

Re:”Confederate flag censorship teaches the wrong lessons,” editorial, Thursday: I read your paper daily, so I was not surprised to read your editorial today on the Confederate flag. What lessons should the Confederate flag teach? Confederates were not heroes. They fought in opposition to this country. The Civil War was about slavery, plain and simple. To say that the flag […]

For the Love of Dogs meets vital need in Wilson

As a pet parent I am grateful to have one of the best vets in the country — Dr. Shannon Foy — but I am also able to pay for her veterinarian services. What about the multitude of people who live in Wilson and Wilson County who are financially challenged and are unable to afford the expensive drugs and procedures […]

1 killed, 1 injured in Sunday shooting


Wilson police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another injured Sunday night at a bar on Tarboro Street.  Police responded to El Gavilon Bar located at 1403 Tarboro St. shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday. When officers arrived, they found Mario Cruz Bautista, 28, and Rodrigo Morales-Luna, 30, of Wilson, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to […]

God loves all types

Daily Devotional

Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.” — Acts 10:34-35 (NIV) One day, our four-year-old daughter came up to my wife and me and said, “Daddy, Mommy, two people with different-colored eyes can be friends.” […]

Crossing Trump on climate, Miss America fears no tweet


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Cara Mund is not worried that she may begin her year-long reign as Miss America by starting a Twitter war with the nation’s Tweeter-In-Chief. The 23-year-old Miss North Dakota won the crown Sunday night in Atlantic City after saying in an onstage interview that President Donald Trump was wrong to pull the United States out […]

N.C. opening shelters for out-of-state Irma evacuees


GREENSBORO (AP) — North Carolina is playing host to evacuees trying to escape the path of Hurricane Irma through Florida and Georgia. State officials said a fifth shelter is opening Sunday in Greensboro to accommodate people and their pets coming to North Carolina and finding hotel rooms full. Other shelters near interstate highways opened Saturday in Dallas, Hendersonville, Smithfield and […]

Annual charity bike ride marred by tacks spread on road


NEW BERN (AP) — Someone has tried to sabotage an annual charity bicycle ride across eastern North Carolina. The New Bern Sun Journal reports (bit.ly/2wT9C5G&nbsp😉 the ride for people living with multiple sclerosis was marred after someone had scattered tacks along the route. At least 130 riders experienced flat tires on Saturday’s rides of between 50 and 100 miles. Ride […]

Trump nominates U.S. attorneys for western, central N.C.


CHARLOTTE (AP) — The district attorney for North Carolina’s largest county and a utility company lawyer are in line to become the top federal prosecutors for the western two-thirds of the state. President Donald Trump says he plans to nominate Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray as the next U.S. attorney for western North Carolina, which includes much of the […]

Hurricane Irma: Punishing winds, rain lash much of Florida


MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast-to-coast pummeling with winds up to 130 mph Sunday, swamping homes and boats, knocking out power to millions and toppling massive construction cranes over the Miami skyline. The 400-mile-wide (640-kilometer-wide) storm blew ashore in the mostly cleared-out Florida Keys, then marched up its western coast, its punishing winds extending clear across to […]

Area Calendar Sept. 11-12

Monday, September 11

High School Varsity Boys Soccer

SW Edgecombe at Southside, 4:30 p.m.; Cape Fear Christian at Wilson Christian, 5 p.m.; Southern Nash at Nash Central, 5 p.m.; Beddingfield …

Kenneth Wayne Batts

July 21, 1967 — Sept. 8, 2017 DURHAM — Kenneth Batts, 50, passed away on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.   He was born July 21, 1967 in Stantonsburg  to David and Brenda Batts. Kenny was a true craftsman and builder. He was an avid NASCAR fan. Kenny loved spending time with his family and friends.  He is survived by his […]

Margaret Sauls Sullivan

PIKEVILLE — Margaret Sauls Sullivan, 77, died Sunday, Sept 10, 2017. Arrangements are by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.

Jonathan David Goodman

LILLINGTON — Jonathan “Wish” David Goodman, 32, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Arrangements are by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.

Lady Bulldogs can’t hold late lead, settle for tie at Lees-McRae

Barton Roundup

BANNER ELK — Despite a 2-0 lead in the 70th minute, the Barton College women’s soccer team was unable to hang on for the win in its NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas opener Saturday at …

Coleen E. Davis

NEW BERN — Coleen Edmundson Davis, 86, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. Arrangements are by Wilson Memorial Service, www.wilsonmemorialservice.com.

Cyclones drop a pair of CIC matches


The Community Christian varsity boys soccer team dropped a pair of matches to 2-A members of the 1-A/2-A Coastal Independents Conference last week as the 1-A Cyclones fell to 2-6-1 and 0-3 in the …

Russell E. House Jr.

Oct. 4, 1958 — Sept. 9, 2017

ELM CITY — Russell E. House Jr., 58, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Funeral arrangements are by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road …

Carlton Frederick

Arthur Carlton Frederick, 88, left this world to be with Jesus Friday morning. A service to celebrate Carlton’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at Madison Avenue Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at his […]