Meet the man behind Barton College's $8.1 million gift

To Wilson County, Emerson Clarence “E.C.” Winstead is the mystery man who left $8.1 million to Barton College, but to Michele Cavenaugh, he was just her granddaddy, “Pepper.” Cavenaugh is the daughter of Terry Winstead, the …

Police: Woman flashed buttocks to Wilson drivers

Authorities arrested a woman after she allegedly flashed drivers on Railroad Street Thursday afternoon. Wilson police responded to the 200 block of Railroad Street around 3:30 p.m. in reference to a report of indecent exposure, officials said. When …

New Taco Bell, renovation of Hardee’s in works

Patrons looking for a quick Mexican cuisine will have a new Taco Bell location to frequent after crews finish early next month with a transformation near Interstate 95. Coastal Plains Restaurant is investing about half a million dollars in …

ECU football player charged with killing dog

GREENVILLE — An East Carolina football player was cut from the Pirates’ roster Friday after he was charged with felony animal cruelty for allegedly killing a small dog at a woman’s home.

Man accused of break-in, theft from church

A man faces charges after police say he broke into a Wilson church.


Students make sizable contribution to our community

In a couple of days, we will see dozens of school buses rolling once again as school opens for another year. We will also see children walking to school in some neighborhoods and cars lined up as parents drop their children off at school. We know …


Greene museum to showcase rug-hooking exhibit

SNOW HILL — The ancient art of rug-hooking will be brought to life by local artists Cammie Bruce and Marion Wilson Sept. 6 through Oct. 28 at the Greene County Museum. The two women have moved to eastern North Carolina in the last six years …

School sports
Area Calendar Aug. 26-27

Saturday, August 27 High School Varsity Boys Soccer NCSCA Kickoff Classic at WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary — Hunt vs. Hickory, 9 a.m.; North Johnston vs. East Duplin, 11 a.m.; University Christian at Greenfield, 1 p.m. High School Cross-Country …

Greenfield suffers first loss to PJP

Sharp first half vaults Fike past East Wake

Beddingfield falls to Tarboro

Sauls paces CBA to tie for second

Community sports
Wilson Recreation Department results

Adult basketball Summer League Results Games from Aug. 8-22 Lake City – 80 NC Ballers – 53 Highlights: Lake City – Kaden 19 points, Jamel 18 points; NC Ballers – J. Delgado and O. Mangia 14 points each. Farmington Heights …

Recreation Briefs

Area Golf Brief

Brutal heat, great golf expected for 24th edition of Wilson Cup

A few tips for opening day

Church News for Aug. 27

Ward Boulevard The Ward Boulevard Church of Christ will have Bible study 9:30 a.m. Sunday, morning worship 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. evening worship. Bible study will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Lewis Chapel — Farmville Lewis Chapel Free …

Church news - week of Saturday, Aug. 6

Wilson church plans to pack to pews

Our Opinion: HB2 questions linger at start of new school year

It’s a fresh start. A clean slate. A challenge and an opportunity. On Monday, 12,200 students will report to the first day of classes at Wilson County’s 26 public elementary, middle and high schools. Whether pupils are starting at a new …

GOP leaders must play fair on early voting

State shouldn’t rely on charity for class supplies

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Author shares life experience

NASHVILLE — Tyechia White, a Northern Nash High School alumna, recently returned to Nash County to share the big news that she became a published children’s author. White, who is also an attorney in Washington, D.C., chose to celebrate …

Sallie B. Howard bus routes

Buses may arrive within 2-5 minutes prior to / after time indicated. Times subject to change. BUS No. 8 3642 Old Shapsburg Loop-Wilson………………………6:10 a.m. 304 Beauvue Road, Elm …