President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Greenville Wednesday evening.

Trump: Love it or leave it: President strikes back at critics, touts strong economy

GREENVILLE — President Donald Trump continued his feud with four progressive congresswomen while drawing a stark contrast between himself and his Democratic detractors Wednesday evening. Trump …

Wilson man sentenced on federal charges

A Wilson man with previous drug convictions was sentenced Wednesday to spend the next 10 years in federal prison. In August, Jeffrey Bernard “Cookie Man” Moore was charged with conspiracy to …
Nancy Sallenger pumps up the volunteers at the United Way of Wilson County Cultivation Breakfast Wednesday at the Wilson Country Club.

Volunteers gear up for campaign

For United Way volunteers, Wednesday was about getting pumped up. At the organization’s annual cultivation breakfast, around 80 team leaders shared best practices for fundraising success as they …
An official photo shows the multiple layers of metal, asphalt and wood roofing on 314 Green St.

Asphalt roof approved for historic house

After months of uncertainty, Johnny Hackney said he’s thrilled the city’s Board of Adjustment ruled Tuesday in favor of replacing the leaking roof at 314 Green St. with asphalt shingles. “We …
Board candidates file in four towns Two newcomers and two incumbents in local politics filed to run in November municipal elections in four Wilson County towns on Wednesday. Some 28 seats in Wilson County towns are open for …

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Heat index spikes to 106 degrees this week

Scorching temperatures in the mid-90s and heat indexes topping out at 106 degrees are in store for the greater Wilson area through Sunday, Al Thomas explains in this week's installment of The Wilson …

Teacher accused of stealing art supplies from Walmart

CLAYTON — A Clayton High School art teacher was arrested for allegedly shoplifting art supplies from the Clayton Walmart. Clayton police arrested Joanna Louisa Frantz, 59, on June 22 and charged …

Johnston County schools probe felon’s hire as teacher, coach

Kenly seeking grants for new water tower

Boys & Girls Club torn down

Mayors push for pipeline project

Smithfield’s Emery Ashley won’t seek re-election

Middlesex adds new fire engine: Department purchases truck from Zebulon

The Middlesex Fire Department has initiated its newest firefighter into the department’s ranks, but unlike most 22-year olds entering the department, this one has the experience of a well-seasoned …

Second southern Nash town tosses Envirolink from grant project

Spaulding Family Resource Center seeks to leave school site

Nash school board votes to eliminate 4 positions

Free speech just isn’t that complicated

It’s hard to believe we need to have this conversation in this day and age. But if we don’t keep having it, at some point we might not be allowed to have it. Question: What is free speech? Or, …

Yummy lesson in yeast breads

On a recent visit to the Wilson County Public Library, granddaughter Sora and I spent quite a bit of time looking at kids’ cookbooks. It was fun to flip through the pages, read the recipe names …

College Sports
Avant drives in 4 runs as Tobs rally for 4th straight win

HOLLY SPRINGS — Christian Avant doubled in a pair of runs in the top of the first inning for the Wilson Tobs in their Coastal Plain League game Monday at Holly Springs. Then, for an encore, …

Tobs win in 10 on Lanier’s walk-off blast

Tobs hold off SwampDogs for season sweep Saturday

Tobs’ offense batters Marlins at Big Rock, 12-5

Tobs-Copperheads canceled

Community sports
Just a win away

KERNERSVILLE -— After scoring 35 runs in their first two games and then taking a day off at the North Carolina Little League Baseball Ages 11-12 Tournament, the Wilson City Little League …

Wilson Rec All-Star Softball makes return to Fleming

Additional players needed for WCYSAA ages 13-15 summer basketball league

Final 9 leaves hope for Post 13

Tradition binds the sultans of swing

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