The Rev. Linda Walling, executive director of Hope Station, stands on the porch of Westview House, now under renovation. It will be Wilson's first shelter for homeless families.

Hope for homeless families

The dream of a new temporary family shelter is now becoming a reality. Renovations are underway to the Hope Station’s Westview House — Wilson’s first shelter for homeless families. …
Members of the Lucama High baseball team pose with the state championship trophy after winning the title in 1960. Members are, in the front row from left, Jarold Langley, Doug Langston, Donnie Scott, batboy Branch Pope, Bill Gregory, Pat Moore, Doug Barnes, Donald Bass and batboy Dennis Moore. In the second row are coach Hugh Flowers, Don Taylor, Randy Barnes, Sandy Barnes, Charles Rose, J.D. Sasser, Carold Langley, Freddy Parrish, Ralph Harrell, Billy Pope, Hugh Ferrell and scorekeeper Betsy Langston.

Hugh Flowers gym dedication set for Sunday

LUCAMA — The gymnasium at Lucama Elementary School will be dedicated Sunday for Hugh M. Flowers, who coached boys and girls basketball teams there. Flowers, who died in 2017, was principal at …
David Lucas volunteered Saturday with his wife, Teresa, and other members of First Baptist Church on the first official workday on the Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity's newest home. Organizers are hoping people will sign up to volunteer to complete projects on the home like installing siding, painting and landscaping.

Work on new Habitat home begins

As sweat dripped from Christina McMillion’s forehead, she and a handful of volunteers from First Baptist Church worked together Saturday to ready the single mom’s home for siding. “I love …

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Weathercast: 90-degree heat makes early arrival this weekend

For the first time in seven months, the Wilson area can expect high temperatures reaching 90 degrees this weekend. The last time thermometer mercury topped 90 in Wilson was the first week of …

Ham & Yam Festival to celebrate 35 years

SMITHFIELD — Saturday’s 35th annual Ham & Yam Festival stands out among other community festivals because of its food. “When some of our food vendors started talking about the ham and …

Selma oil tanker crash under investigation

Selma museum seeks a new home

Livestock show, sale honors young and old

Corinth Holders High to see $5.8M expansion

Kenly native to present dental research

Workers’ memorial honors Middlesex’s Bachmann

Workers, labor and faith leaders and family members gathered Friday morning on the grounds of the Old State Capitol in Raleigh for an annual interfaith Workers’ Memorial Day service to ring a bell …

School board passes $147M budget

Bailey police hold first open house

Bailey’s Bland named top teacher

More freedom means more business

RALEIGH — We all want North Carolina to be an attractive place to live, work, create jobs, rear families and build communities. When we move from ends to means, the level of disagreement moves from …

Seniors explore Wilson job opportunities

For Perla Villarreal-Zapata, a Hunt High School senior, the Senior Job Fair organized by the Wilson Education Partnership was a chance to find an interesting career. More than 100 students had the …

College Sports
BC’s Clemons earns all-region in three events

Barton College junior Micah Clemons, the 2019 Conference Carolinas Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year, parlayed a pair of conference championships in the hammer throw and discus into …

Barton’s Boyette tabbed Div. II PING All-Southeast Region

Wilkinson tops Barton Hall of Fame 2019 class

Barton basketball summer camps dates announced

Boyette pulls out of NCAA South-Southeast regional

Community sports
ENCAOA seeking volleyball officials

The Eastern North Carolina Athletic Officials Association is seeking new volleyball officials for the 2019 middle and high school seasons. The association furnishes officials for 103 middle, …

Hesmer, Whittenburg among the first-timers at NCBM Celebrity Golf tourney

Ready to take on the world

Backyard wrestlers compete at Northeast Regionals in Pa.

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston Counties
monday Breakfast: Goody bun, fruit juice, strawberry cup and milk Lunch: Chicken fillet sandwich or pepperoni pizza, green peas, … Read More
Schools announce teacher, principal of year finalists
The winners of this year’s teacher and principal of the year awards will be announced at a special dinner event from 6-8 p.m. … Read More
Teachers thanked with treats, goodwill
Students, parents and administrators across Wilson County expressed their respect and admiration for teachers this week. Teacher … Read More
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