Man killed, woman injured

Free Officials say a man died and a woman was injured after the car they were in ran off the road and damaged Wilson’s skate park. The single-vehicle crash happened at 3:20 a.m. Thursday on the 3800 block of Ward Boulevard. Wilson police …
City: Firefighters didn’t request extra turnout gear

The Wilson city manager used Thursday’s City Council meeting to address community concerns about a perceived compromise of firefighter safety for the sake of budget savings. “The mayor and City Council have always been supportive of …

Dispatchers pitched in for ailing colleague’s dog

When long-time Wilson County 911 dispatcher Joyce Wegrzyn became ill and passed away in 2016, colleagues went to extraordinary efforts to guarantee the care of her dog Beau. “It was definitely a group effort,” said Brenda Womble, …

Police: Teen injured in Tuesday shooting

Police say a teenager was injured in a Tuesday evening shooting. Wilson police responded to the 900 block of South Tarboro Street Tuesday at 7 p.m. after a reported shots-fired call. While authorities were dispatched to that location, another …

Martin to chair 2 N.C. House committees

RALEIGH — Rep. Susan Martin has been named chairwoman of two standing committees in the North Carolina House. Martin, R-Wilson, will chair the chamber’s finance and commerce committees during the General Assembly’s 2017 long …

Helping patients sort out hospital, independent provider bills

Coming to the hospital is usually something most of us desire to avoid, except for the occasion of childbirth. However, even then we can get surprised by the number of different bills we receive from different medical providers. My daughter …

School sports
ENCSD recovers for overtime win

A fatigued Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf varsity boys basketball team bounced back in overtime to deal Haliwa Tribal a 69-60 defeat inside ENCSD’s Barney Williamson Gymnasium on Thnrsday night. The Fighting Hornets were playing …

Lady Chargers win 4th straight game

Junior varsity roundup

Middle school roundup

Strong 4th quarter boosts WCA to win

Community sports
The SPOT holding hoops sign-ups

Ages 13-15 hoops registration now through Jan. 30 Registration for ages 13-15 at The SPOT is currently under way and will continue through Monday, Jan. 30. The fee is $25 per player and the birthday cutoff is April 30, 2017. Please be able to …

An epic pitchers duel remembered

Hot Stove keeps it warm

Take strides toward better running technique

Hot Stove banquet is tonight

Church news for the week of Jan. 14

Unitarian — Rocky Mount Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have service 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Randy Lewis as speaker. First Apostolic — Bailey First Apostolic Church will have Sunday school 10 a.m. and evening …

Church news for the week of Jan. 7

Church news for the week of Dec. 24

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School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties

Wilson County Monday Holiday Tuesday Breakfast: Goody bun and banana Lunch: Cheeseburger or hot dog with chili, french fries, baked beans and peaches Wednesday Breakfast: Crunchmania and applesauce cup Lunch: Turkey with …