Doctor joins staff at Stantonsburg clinic

STANTONSBURG — Phillip Perkins, M.D., has joined the Wilson Physician Services team, Wilson Medical Center has announced.

Perkins is practicing at Wilson Stantonsburg Clinic, located at 312 Main …

Wilson County Public Library announces new books

Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library.

Adult Fiction

“American Housewife: Stories” by Helen Ellis

“Hustle Hard” by Saundra

“Pharaoh: A Novel of Ancient …

Wilson PAL treats residents to cookout

The Wilson Police Department’s Police Athletics and Activities League surprised residents of the Wilson Housing Authority’s E.B Jordan neighborhood with a recent cookout hosted out of its new …

Childcare Network purchases Wee School’s five locations

When Wee School got started, the child care company had just five kids. Over nearly three decades, the business has grown to 700 …

Bakery, baklava and beer coming to downtown Wilson

As more residents look to live and work in downtown Wilson, businesses are popping up, including the aptly named “Carb Corner” developing at the intersection of Douglas and Barnes treets.

Kasia Hunter-Parker has been a home-based baker since 2011, but …

Science camp offers fun, learning: Sallie B. Howard School hosted monthlong program

Five sixth graders in smocks and goggles tested their gag reflex as they tweezed out the tongues out of five leopard frog specimens in Sipnayan Camp’s STEM class this month.

“They are quite hesitant to dissect, but I am very happy because I told them that if you want to be in the medical field, you have …

GOP leaders stonewalling on state budget

Nearly two weeks ago, Gov. Roy Cooper and Democratic leaders offered a balanced compromise proposal to break through the current state budget impasse. The offer would close the health care coverage …

Buford L. Stancil

Sept. 29, 1936 — July 20, 2019

Buford L. “Shorty” Stancil, 82, of Middlesex passed away Saturday. His funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 …

Guy Reginald Hazelwood

Oct. 13, 1940 — July 19, 2019

BAILEY — Guy “Reggie” Hazelwood, 78, of Bailey died Friday. Arrangements are by Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. Condolences may be …

Seth Keene Jr.

FREMONT — Seth Keene Jr., 79, died Saturday, July 20, 2019. Arrangements are by Seymour Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.kenlyfs.com.

Alice Jeannette Massengill

Sept. 11, 1949 – July 19, 2019

Alice “Jeannette” Massengill, 69, of Sanford, formerly of Wilson, passed away Friday. Her funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s …

Jessie Laverne Jones

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Jessie Laverne Jones, 54 of Washington, D.C., formerly of Goldsboro died Wednesday. Arrangements are by Haskins Funeral and Cremations.

Gerald Foy

MOUNT OLIVE —Gerald Foy, 83, of 1628 N.C. 55, Mount Olive, died Saturday. Arrangements are by Haskins Funeral Home & Cremations.

Adopted cat’s love is a treasured blessing

I want to tell everyone my short but true story. My life was pretty dull since my husband passed away. My health hasn’t been too great, either. I live by myself all day until my son gets home from …

Robert Dennis Bridgers

Robert Dennis Bridgers, loving husband and father of five children, passed away at age 70 on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Dennis was born on Jan. 8, 1949, in Edgecombe County to Robert and Hilda …

Lawmakers wise to reform state’s school grade scale

Good for the state Senate for — finally — joining the N.C. House of Representatives in efforts to change the state’s unfair grading system for public schools.

For several years, the House …