2022-07-07

Cooper signs bills addressing sexual assault, alcohol

N.C. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper signed 11 bills on his desk into law Thursday, including legislation that …

Biden awards Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords


WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday presented the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Pres…

Higher gas prices hurt pockets, make small dent in emissions


As Congress and now the Supreme Court stymie the Biden administration’s efforts to curb climate chan…

TOBS NOTEBOOK: Rainout pauses Wilson’s momentum



The Wilson Tobs and Tri-City Chili Peppers made a valiant effort to get in Thursday night’s scheduled Coastal Plain League East Division showdown, but, with severe thunderstorms in the area, Mother Nature won out. The Tobs brought a four-game winning streak into Thursday night, having won four of their five CPL second half games after a 9-3 loss to the […]

Post 13-Louisburg series opener postponed


The first game of the American Legion baseball Area I West Division playoff series between host Wilson Post 13 and Louisburg 105 was the casualty of some much-needed rain Thursday evening. The game will be played at Beddingfield on Friday, starting at 7 p.m. Game 2 is set for Saturday at Louisburg College’s Frazier Field while game 3, if necessary, […]

Area Calendar, July 8-9, 2022

Friday, July 8 Summer Collegiate Baseball Wilson Tobs at Peninsula Pilots, 7 p.m. American Legion Baseball Area I West Division playoffs, first round — Louisburg Post 105 at Wilson Post 13 (Beddingfield), 7 p.m. Saturday, July 9 Summer Collegiate Baseball Wilson Tobs at Asheboro ZooKeepers, 7 p.m. American Legion Baseball Area I West Division playoffs, first round — Wilson Post […]

Hunt’s McKayhan-Jones ready for all of East-West experience



When Davon McKayhan-Jones steps onto the football field for the North Carolina Coaches Association’s East-West All-Star Game next Wednesday in Greensboro, he’s not sure yet if it will be for offense, defense or special teams but the recent Hunt High graduate is ready for any of it. “If they want to put me at D tackle, they can,” McKayhan-Jones said […]

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Granville Museum to open Sunday

Sandra Jean King

Wilson, N.C. — Sandra Jean King, 43, died Sunday, July 3, 2022. Funeral service will be Saturday at …

Marion Victor Tedder

Wendell, N.C. — Marion Victor ‘Mansy’ Tedder, 84, died Monday, July 4, 2022. A Funeral Service will …

Joseph E. Hales

LUCAMA, N.C. — Joseph E. Hales, age 80, died Thursday, July 7, 2022. Service arrangements are entrus…

Rev. Billie Coley

Wilson, N.C. — Rev. Billie Coley, 68, died Thursday, July 7, 2022. Funeral service will be Sunday at…

Douglas Edwards Allen

Wilson, N.C. — Douglas Edwards Allen, 51, died Monday, July 4, 2022. A public viewing will be Sunday…

Brenda Renee Davis

Brenda Renee DavisJanuary 19, 1970 – July 05, 2022 Brenda Renee Davis, 52, of Lucama, NC passed…

Floyd Ronnie Edwards, Sr.

Mr. Floyd Ronnie Edwards, Sr. 77 went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Cape Fear Vall…

School board approves wellness days, retention bonuses


OXFORD — Online elective courses, wellness days and a retention proposal for principals and assistan…

Radar locates ‘thousands of graves’

Scan pinpoints Vick Cemetery’s lost burial sites

Researchers who spent two weeks using ground-penetrating radar to examine Vick Cemetery said Thursda…

Firefighters extinguish trio of outbuilding fires


Wilson Fire/Rescue Services firefighters were dispatched to a trio of structure fires between June 3…

Wake health department identifies county’s first monkeypox case


RALEIGH — Wake County Public Health has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the county. This is…