Trooper Daniel Harrell is helped into the passenger seat of a North Carolina Highway Patrol cruiser upon his Wednesday release from Vidant Medical Center in this image shared by the North Carolina Troopers Association.

Hero’s homecoming greets injured trooper

Trooper Daniel Harrell returned home to a hero’s welcome Wednesday, two days after he was shot during a traffic stop near Elm City. Dozens of state troopers, friends, family members and …

Bill Ellis Barbecue closes its doors

The parking lot and drive-thru at Bill's Barbecue are shown empty when the restaurant closed March 2, 2017 for founder Bill Ellis' funeral. Bill's closed for good on Wednesday after nearly 56 years as a Wilson landmark.
Bill Ellis Barbecue closed Wednesday after nearly 56 years of serving Wilsonians and visitors alike. “It is with much regret that we have reached a decision to close Bill’s Barbecue,” Tanya …
Jimmy, a Burmese python at the Imagination Station museum, will celebrate his 20th birthday on Friday.

Imagination Station to mark snake’s 20th hatch day

Most folks would consider Jimmy a big hunk of snake. The Imagination Station Science and History Museum will celebrate the massive Burmese python’s 20th birthday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. …
Butterfield named to energy, commerce committee U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield has been reappointed to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the congressman’s office announced Tuesday. Butterfield, D-Wilson, will serve as the third-most …

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: A mild week, then brace for the deep freeze

Mild temperatures this week are likely to give way to a deep freeze as cold Canadian air dips into the continental United States over the weekend, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's …

Aviation firm plans $13M airport complex

SMITHIFIELD — Johnston County commissioners approved a $100,000 economic incentive grant Monday for Blue Line Aviation. This $13 million project will include a hangar and flight school for both …

Former Princeton mayor Ormond remembered as ‘community servant’

Librarian closing book on career


Police seek Smithfield AT&T store robber

Benson man wins $133K lottery prize

Nash sheriff's office promotes first woman to major

The Nash County Sheriff's Office has promoted its first woman to the rank of major in the agency's history. Miste Strickland, who has been with the sheriff's office since …

Shuttered charter school teachers may not be paid

Spring Hope approves sidewalk expansion

Can Spring Hope reverse loss of local businesses?

Liquor profiteering is easy as ABC

The N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has released its initial 2018 annual report, the pages of which are filled with colorful photos of smiling people and happy …

2018: A year of storms, snow and change

This year was bookended by snowfall in January and December canceling school for Wilson students. But many will remember 2018 as the year they dodged a violent hurricane. As Hurricane Florence …

College Sports
BARTON ROUNDUP: BC swim teams win final tuneup before CC Championships

ROCKY MOUNT — The men’s and women’s swim teams from Barton College were victorious in a three-team meet Saturday in Barton’s “home” finale at the Harrison Family …

Wynn nabs CC women’s hoops weekly honor

BC wins at NGU to stay perfect on the road

Bulldogs thrash Crusaders, 97-69, for 4th straight win

Bulldogs battle, but swept by defending national champion Long Beach St.

Community sports
Still a boy of summer

Lonnie Chisenhall wants to hear your questions. The Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder and Newport native will be the guest speaker at the 44th annual Wilson Hot Stove banquet Tuesday, Jan. 22, at …

WYSA steps up to the next level

Newsome double Big Fish winner for Fishers of Men in 2019

Listing those passions

Kids golf clinic returning to WSCC

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
Wilson County Monday Breakfast: Goody bun, fruit punch, strawberry cup and milk Lunch: Cheeseburger or pork chop sandwich, … Read More
Why I Teach: Teaching with ‘great joy and a servant’s heart’
Brian Trull is athletic director and teacher at Wilson Christian Academy. Total years teaching: 20 years, with 19 years at … Read More
Good news calls lift up students
It might not necessarily be bad news for a kid sent to the principal’s office at B.O. Barnes or Margaret Hearne elementary schools … Read More
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