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FREE City seeks to rewrite public records law
Keeping detailed records of every alarm system owner in the city isn’t enough as the Wilson City Council seeks legislation that would prevent public oversight of the program. Rep. Susan Martin ...



FREE Rocky Mount confronts felons: Change or go to prison
Getting into trouble is nothing new for Tyriek Shabazz Battle. Battle, 21, admits his troubles breaking the law are his own fault. Battle has been in and out of prison a lot in his short lifetime. R ...



WCC celebrating links to the world
Wilson Community College is hosting its annual International Festival today from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Eagles Community Business Center. This family event is free and open to the public. ...



Unemployment up in county
The Wilson County unemployment rate in January follows the trend of most of the state with an increase from December figures. The county’s January rate of 8.3 percent is higher than December& ...



Workshop to spread word on summer feeding programs
To learn how to add summer meals to summer feeding programs for youth, there is a free informational workshop today from 9:30 a.m. until noon, hosted at Word Tabernacle Church, 821 Word Plaza, Rocky M ...



FREE A MATTER OF SAFETY: Highway Patrol, schools heighten stopped school bus enforcement
German Arroyo-Correa said he was a little bit nervous riding the school bus again. It was the first time in six months since German and his sister, Areli, had gotten back into their normal bus routine ...



Marriage licenses
The Wilson County Register of Deeds issued the following marriage licenses during February: Henry Timothy Boykin of Sims and Pamela Ann Matthews of Four Oaks; Lauren Regene Langley of Kenly and ...



Senate gives final approval to rate bill
Legislation that could lead to lower electric rates across eastern North Carolina passed in the Senate Thursday and is expected to be heard in a House Finance Committee Tuesday. The bill that would ...



Pitt counselor arrested, accused of falsifying military duty
A former counselor at Hope Middle School has been charged with multiple counts of obtaining property by false pretense for allegedly taking days off to serve in National Guard when she had not been ca ...



Winners in a record year
Grand Champion Steer & Best County Calf Exhibited by: Trevor Williamson Purchased by: TAG Development Parents: Jon and Tami Barbee Reserve Champion Steer Exhibited by: Collin Blaloc ...



Wilson County District Court
Nov. 24 Anthony W. Brown, presiding Andrews/Lucas, prosecutors • Tabertha Marie Barnes, driving while impaired, 0.09 percent breathalyzer reading, 60 days Wilson County Jail suspended t ...



FREE Area, regional law enforcement training with FBI
When a major crime takes place, it can be quite a challenge for law enforcement to juggle everything expected of a modern-day law enforcement team, according to Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone. Tha ...



FREE Rate bill gets final approval in N.C. Senate
Legislation that could lead to lower electric rates across eastern North Carolina passed in the Senate Thursday and is expected to be heard in a House Finance Committee Tuesday. The bill that would a ...



FREE Living and working with MS: City engineer adapts to keep up the pace
By the time he arrives at work each day at the city’s Operation Center, Bryant Bunn figures he has used about half his energy reserves for the day. Getting up in the morning, showering, prepari ...



FREE 2 charged after elderly woman robbed in Nash County
Two men face charges after an elderly woman was robbed as she tried to unlock the front door of her Nash County home.  On Tuesday at 1:25 p.m., Nash County Sheriff’s deputies responded to ...



FREE 2 face charges; kilo of cocaine seized
A Sharpsburg man faces a cocaine trafficking charge after a multi-agency drug investigation over a four-year period.  Rocky Mount police and the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency arrested 45-year- ...



FREE County launches new mobile app
It isn’t always convenient to pay a bill during your lunch break or racing to get to an office to pay a bill before 5 p.m. So Wilson County officials are making things more convenient for citiz ...



FREE 'A LOT OF MEMORIES' - 4-H Show and Sale draws praise, crowd in 64th year
Six years of hard work paid off for Trevor Williamson when his steer captured the Grand Champion title during the Wilson County 4-H Livestock Show and Sale Thursday. Williamson, 15, took months train ...



FREE 2 face 40 charges combined in car break-in spree
Two teenagers face 40 charges combined after investigators linked them to a series of county car break-ins in February.  Residents in the area of Frank Price Church Road, Green Wing Road, River ...



FREE ARSON TAXES FIREFIGHTERS: Suspect posts bond less than 24 hours after arrest; ‘We ran our tails off’
The suspect in a string of arson fires that put a severe strain on the volunteer firefighter system in Wilson County posted bond Wednesday, less than 24 hours after his arrest on 10 charges. Brandon ...



Man faces multiple sex-related offense charges
An Elm City man faces multiple charges including statutory rape and indecent liberties. Wilson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 44-year-old Scottie Allen Twisdale of 5352 Tall Oak Court on ...



Thousands receive food aid at OIC event
Reba Montague has been out of work since 2010. But she hasn’t given up since then in trying to find a job. She’s applied for many positions. “I haven’t been called back, ...



BIG SHOW UNDER WAY
The 64th annual Wilson County 4-H Livestock Show and Sale is in full swing and drawing crowds at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. Events started Tuesday and serious judging begins this morning at 8 ...



Wilson County District Court
Nov. 17 Anthony W. Brown, presiding Okoh-Bernis/Sprinkle, prosecutors • Tony Massino Archer, motions, granted, time to pay extended to Jan. 15. • Wesley Barnes, driving while l ...



FBI offers reward in gold heist, looks at S. Florida connection
The FBI is offering up to $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the individuals responsible for $4.9 million gold heist on March 1 along Interstate 95 in Wilson County ...




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