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Brooks speaks out on human trafficking

By: CASSIDI HINSON / Social Media Editor     Photograph by: HINSON   There are 3,287 people sold, kidnapped, and forced into slavery every day. According to the head of the United Nations anti-crime agency, human trafficking is the fasted growing crime organization in the world. A21 is one of the many nonprofit organizations that has dedicated […]

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The data on Dr. David Abeling-Judge

By: ODETA KAVALIAUSKAS-JOHNSON / Correspondent      Photograph by: DEBBIE HERRERA / Photography Co-Editor Dr. David Abeling-Judge enjoys teaching, but is passionate about human connection and making the world a better place Abeling-Judge’s name says a lot about his personality. “I was Abeling and he was Judge,” said Lauren Abeling-Judge, his wife.“I wanted to have the same […]

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Whirligig Park offers interesting nearby diversion for students

By: GRACIE LINDFORS / Staff Writer        Photograph by: WHITNEY JOYNER / Asst. Art Director   Many Barton students have been looking for fun things to do in Wilson. The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park is an attraction in Wilson, and it is only five minutes away from the college.   Vollis Simpson was a farm machinery […]

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Wilson’s hidden gem: the North Carolina Baseball Museum offers history lesson

By JAKOB RYAN/Staff Writer | Photograph by NIKKI PRUITT Wilson County has been home to baseball for more 100 years and is home to Fleming Stadium, where baseball has been played since 1939. As for the stadium, it is a piece of history itself; however, within the confines of the ballpark is a place where […]

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Dickens letter the latest addition to Rare Book Room

By SCOTT MERRITT/Correspondent | Photo courtesy of Hackney Library A new and exciting arrival came to Hackney Library in the form of a letter signed and written by Charles Dickens. The accomplished author is known for many great works such as A Christmas Carol and A Tale of Two Cities . With such an accomplished […]

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Barton ranks high in U.S News and World Report college rankings

    By ZACH HILL / Co-Editor | Photograph by DEBBIE HERRERA                In the U.S News and World Report annual college rankings, Barton College has once again placed among the highest-ranked schools in the nation. A press release on Sept. 22 revealed the college placed ninth in the Best Undergraduate Teaching and ninth in […]

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Wilson Donut Shop makes lockdown sweeter

By CASSIDI HINSON / Social Media Editor | Photograph by Hinson The Wilson Donut Shop keeps donut recipes in a bank vault. Thirteen years ago Doug and Vera Beamon purchased the donut shop that had been around since 1952, in downtown Wilson, from Tony Stone. It turned out they purchased more than just the business […]

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COVID-19 impacts Barton College students financially

By K.J. ASKEW / Senior Writer | Photograph by Nikki Pruitt The COVID-19 pandemic has left colleges and students around the world looking for answers as they deal with the financial impacts. Barton College’s administration has worked tirelessly to mitigate the financial impacts for both students and the institution itself. David Browning is the Vice […]

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Chatty Kathy takes on time management and relationships

Hey Supreme Overlord Chatty Kathy, I was in quarantine the last 10 days and obviously couldn’t go to work. The money I lost in that time definitely hurt, but it wasn’t the end of the world. Yet for some reason, I still find myself very stressed about it. I feel like my money worries trump […]

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