6 charged with kidnapping, robbing man

SHARPSBURG — Authorities say six people kidnapped, robbed and beat a man when he arrived at a rural Wilson County home to meet a woman after exchanging Facebook messages with her. Suspects in …
Dustin Wilks keeps a good hold on his eager daughter Ella Wilks, dressed as Santa Claus, during the Historic Downtown Wilson Christmas Parade on Saturday.

Spirit of the Christmas season: Combined parade draws enthusiastic crowd Saturday

The Historic Downtown Wilson Christmas Parade joined with the Sudan Shriners’ annual Ceremonial Parade to form nearly three hours of marching, dancing and singing Saturday. Thousands turned out …
Wilson Fire/Rescue Services Capt. Wesit Kaosombat hangs a scarf in a tree during Operation Warm-Up on Friday.

Volunteers leave gifts of warmth for needy

After volunteers hung winter garments and accessories from tree limbs at the Wilson County Public Library on Friday, it wasn’t long before cold hands were covered with new gloves, exposed heads …

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Dry, seasonal fall temps on tap, and Thanksgiving could be chilly

"Almost perfect mid-fall weather" is on tap for the greater Wilson area over the next several days with a chilly Thanksgiving in the extended forecast, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in the latest …

Whirligig fest a bonanza for Wilson businesses

The N.C. Whirligig Festival brought an estimated 50,000 people to historic downtown Wilson on Nov. 3 and 4, which had a big effect on local businesses’ bottom line. “We actually did really …

Hemp oil store plans to open in downtown Wilson

Workers, bosses and teachers earn disability employment awards

Massage therapist offers magic touch for stress relief

State revokes Global Achievers School’s charter

The North Carolina State Board of Education voted during its November monthly meeting to revoke the charter of a new school in southern Nash County, citing its failure to meet the state’s minimum …

Sisters win Miss Bailey pageant crowns

Middlesex officers to receive take-home cars

Nash County honors retiring court clerk Rachel Joyner

Barnes, Gailliard win state House seats

Can small towns make a comeback?

North Carolina was once known as a state of small towns. The reason was the state economy. Led by the “Big Three” of tobacco, textiles and furniture, the economy was organized around small towns. …

Students explore Washington, D.C.

Wilson Christian English teacher Carol Abrams ushered her 37 sophomores around Washington, D.C., recently. “We had a delightful day at our nation’s capital,” she said. “We’ve been …

College Sports
Post power sends BC past St. Aug’s

Kianna Wynn, a 6-foot senior, dominated inside with a double-double of a game-high 31-point explosion and 10 rebounds. However, Wynn was complemented by plenty of power in the post in the …

Unbeaten Bulldogs wreck Coker’s season opener, 98-61

Lady Bulldogs' season ends in CC volleyball semis

Bulldogs pull away from Jaguars, 89-76

Lady Bulldogs proficient at foul line, edge UNC Pembroke

Community sports
AREA BRIEFS: SPOT hoops registration ends Tuesday

Registration for The SPOT’s East Carolina Elite Basketball ages 8-13 youth league ends Tuesday. Registration is $30 per player and can be done online at www.thewilsonspot.org. There will …

More changes for duck hunters

‘Reel Deal’ catch

WCYAA basketball registration will continue until Dec. 2

Wedgewood tournament an ‘absolute success’

School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties
SCHOOL MENUS monday Breakfast: Goody bun, fruit punch juice, peach cup and milk Lunch: Oven breaded chicken w/roll or … Read More
Tri-M holds induction ceremony
The Fike Tri-M Honor Society held its induction ceremony Nov. 6. Front row, from left, are Andre Edwards, president; Kristen Weaver, … Read More
Outreach spreads message of fire safety
Shauna Allen rolled out two lengths of fire hose in front of eager third-graders at Winstead Elementary School. “I am here to … Read More
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