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Man critically injured in bar shooting

For the second time in as many months, a Wilson County man was arrested following a shooting at an area business. Wilson County deputies responded to a shots-fired call shortly before 2 a.m. …
Cathy Graham of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., sells Trump memorabilia along Raleigh Road Parkway on Tuesday.

Vendors cash in on Trump visit: President holding Wednesday campaign rally at East Carolina

Ahead of President Donald J. Trump’s visit to Greenville today, vendors moved into Wilson and set up shop selling Trump memorabilia Choosing vacant lots or unoccupied business buildings, the …
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Elm City man sentenced in tri-county drug trafficking ring

A Wilson County man will spend 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges in a crackdown on what authorities describe as a regional drug trafficking ring. Rodney Durrell “Lil …
Principal F.T. Franks is shown during Memorial Day in May 2016 in his role as a member of the Wilson Committee on Patriotism.  The longtime Beddingfield High principal has been named interim principal at Forest Hills Middle.

Former Beddingfield principal to lead Forest Hills Middle

Former Beddingfield High School Principal F.T. Franks has been reassigned as the interim principal at Forest Hills Middle School. The change was among many personnel changes approved by the Wilson …
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Korean War soldier’s family finding peace, closure after remains’ return

ROCKY MOUNT — Gregory Ohree never had a chance to meet his uncle, a local soldier in the Korean War who died almost 70 years ago and was returned home just last month, but stories of his easygoing, …
Guns stolen in Dunham’s Sports break-in Wilson police say someone broke into Dunham’s Sports and stole handguns early Tuesday. Officers responded to a 2:15 a.m. alarm call at the sporting goods store located at 2800 Raleigh Road …
Officials: Rabid raccoon attacks dog Authorities are warning the public to be on the lookout for a raccoon that may be infected with rabies. According to Wilson County officials, deputies responded to the 3300 block of Cranberry …
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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 …

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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

THE ENTERPRISE
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

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Newspaper errors, typos and goof-ups

For as long as newspapers have been in existence, starting with the first one published in England in 1665, mistakes have shown up in most if not all of them. With few exceptions, none were made on …

LIFE
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 …

SPORTS
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
Return to Wiffle Ball ‘a blessing’ for Adams

SMITHFIELD — Returning to the game he loves in the 2019 North Carolina Wiffle Ball Tournament has been a blessing for Jordan Adams. “Every day I’m blessed,” Adams said. …

Wilson Co. Junior Golf tourney entries due July 17

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