Ten-year-old Indiyah Evans of Wilson cools off Tuesday in front of a sprinkler at The SPOT youth center.

Heat wave scorches Wilson: Hotter weather expected Friday, this weekend

Workers outside in Thursday’s oppressive heat got a taste of the discomfort they may experience the next five days. With temperatures in the upper 90s and a heat index of 105 degrees, the …
Candy Taylor of the New Christian Food Pantry, shown in the foreground in a red dress, joins volunteers Thursday in unloading foodstuffs from a Feed the Children truck .

Feed the Children restocks local pantries

More than a dozen churches will have restocked food pantries as a result of a truckload of foodstuffs and other necessary items from Feed the Children that arrived Thursday. Candy Taylor, …
3C Store Fixtures engineering intern Brandon Pitts makes adjustments to a display designed for Ikea.

Intern gains hands-on experience with 3C

3C Stores Fixtures often has summer interns, but a new N.C. State University program allowed the Wilson company to hire a senior in engineering who has spent the past few months designing and …

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

How to resolve the budget impasse

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s state government entered its 2019-20 fiscal year on July 1 without a new state budget in place. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led legislature haven’t …

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
Steamers sweep Sharks to share North lead with idle Tobs

After an off day Wednesday that saw them relinquish sole possession of first place in the Coastal Plain League’s North Division, the Wilson Tobs look to extend their winning streak to a …

Take me out to the ballpark

Tobs win 5th straight, double up Pilots 16-8

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

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

Community sports
Wilson to face Lake Norman again in NC Little League championship bracket

Wilson City Little League can clinch its seventh North Carolina Little League Baseball championship with one more victory in the Ages 11-12 state tournament. In order to do that, Wilson must do what …

Just a win away

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

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