2019-03-31

3 locals join Chowan honor society


MURFREESBORO — Three Wilson County students attending Chowan University have joined the school’s Alpha Lambda Delta honor society chapter.

Jahkym Warren and Diamond Cur’Nisha Washington, …

Students hear story of resilience: Car crash survivor shares testimony with Hunt High business club


Angel Law didn’t know what to expect when 31-year-old Amanda Bissette-Batchelor rolled into Thursday’s Future Business Leaders of America meeting at Hunt High School.

But it didn’t take the …

Wilson library adds new books to its shelves

Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library

Adult Fiction

“The Forgiving Jar” by Wanda E. Brunstetter

“The Kingdom of Copper” by S. A. Chakraborty

Adult …

Wilson Democrats hold annual convention

Speakers emphasize importance of local elections for success

Occupancy was standing room only as Wilson Democrat delegates and guests gathered in the Wilson County Courthouse for the annual Wilson County Democratic Convention on Saturday morning.

Former …

Gail Bass Faucette

Dec. 20, 1947 — March 30, 2019

KENLY — Gail Bass Faucette died Saturday, March 30, 2019. Arrangements are by Kenly Funeral Service.

Jonathan Lucas

Jonathan Lucas, 63, of Wilson, died Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Arrangements are by Carrons Funeral Home.

The joy of new life and the sorrow of loss


We added a new member to the family the weekend before last, Annaleigh Rayne, born at 3:56 a.m. weighing 6 pounds, 8.5 ounces.

Admittedly, I was asleep when this little bundle of joy came into …

Erasing capitalism? Consider the pencil


Socialism is back in vogue in some quarters.

According to the website of dictionary maker Merriam-Webster, socialism is a political theory that advocates “governmental ownership and …

Diane Sauls Tyndall

April 2, 1955 — March 30, 2019

PIKEVILLE — Diane Sauls Tyndall, 63, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 at her home.

Diane was born in Wayne County on April 2, 1955 to the late Mr. and …

Jerry Carlton Stone

May 11, 1935 — March 30, 2019

MIDDLESEX — Jerry Carlton Stone, 83, passed away Saturday. The family will receive friends 2 – 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road …