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Woman dies, child injured in Wayne County fire
A Wayne County mobile home fire killed a woman and injured a 12-year-old who managed to escape by breaking a window and jumping out. Investigators have listed the fire as undermined in nature but d ...



COMPLEX FILLING UP
A new three-story housing complex for seniors is preparing to open with a handful of apartments still available. Pinnacle Point, at Starmount Circle within the Forrest Road public housing area, has ...



Nash agencies hold active shooter drill
Nash-Rocky Mount Schools partnered with agencies across Nash County to hold a full-scale active shooter exercise on Aug. 21 at Southern Nash Middle School. Purpose of the exercise was to train scho ...



Wilson County District Court
June 2 John J. Covolo, presiding Freshwater-Smith/Quinn, prosecutors • Juan Miguel Aguayo, shoplifting concealment of goods, 15 days Wilson County Jail suspended six months, $50 fine, c ...



Community Briefs
Davis family reunion Saturday and Sunday All the descendants of John S. Davis are invited for a family reunion Saturday and Sunday, beginning with a meet and greet Saturday at 1 p.m. with food cate ...



FREE 4 men face 36 charges and counting in two counties
Four men face dozens of charges combined after deputies say they were involved in a rash of break-ins spanning two counties. One of the men was recently arrested on a charge of shooting into a mov ...



A QUESTION OF CONTROL
Some say the General Assembly is locked in a war against cities while others say that’s not the case at all. Jack Cozort, Wilson’s legislative lobbyist, told the Wilson City Council Thu ...



BACK IN CLASS
LUCAMA — Five-year-old Abbigail Cook stayed close to her family Monday morning as they approached the front doors of Lucama Elementary School. Abbigail is a little shy. Trying to get her out o ...



FREE More arrests made in robbery of delivery driver
Wilson Police arrested two additional suspects in connection to an armed robbery last week of a Dominos pizza delivery driver. On Sunday, 20-year-old Marquavious M. Pitt of 3722 Starship Lane, Apar ...



FREE Barton students meet the business community
Gabby Gulliford got out of class early Monday with enough time to celebrate the first day of classes at the annual Welcome Back Barton. The event, hosted by the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, offered s ...



Police investigate shots fired calls
Police have investigated a number of shots fired calls in the past month, some of which have led to multiple charges, including attempted murder. And police responded to two additional incidents o ...



FREE Packer named CFO at Wilson Medical Center
Melissa Packer has been named chief financial officer at Wilson Medical Center, CEO William "Bill” Caldwell announced Monday. Packer served as CFO for Person Memorial Hospital in Roxboro ...



Communities must 'adapt' to changing technology
Anita Brown-Graham, the director of the Institute for Emerging Issues, told Wilson Rotarians Monday that manufacturing is a changing industry that continues to be a major driving force of North Caroli ...



Registration open for 'College Matters'
On Saturday, Sept. 13, the Wilson Family YMCA is holding “College Matters,” an event open for students wanting to learn more about the college application process. The event will be fro ...



FREE Williams departing Foundation
For almost 12 years, Robin Williams has been the face and voice behind WilMed Healthcare Foundation, securing more than $16 million to support its mission. But Williams, 47, is leaving her position ...



Helping mothers connect
Imagine this scenario. You are living in a new town and you don’t know anyone. Your husband is at work and it is just you and your baby at home. There is nobody to talk to. You’ve been doi ...



Norwayne alumni gathering in Fremont
Norwayne Alumni & Friends will celebrate their 42nd school reunion Aug. 29 through Aug. 31 in Fremont. This year’s theme is “Lion Pride: Keeping the Dream Alive.” Activities s ...



Report shows victim stabbed 24 times
Courtney Rea, the 22-year-old found dead inside her Mercer Street home in January, was stabbed at least 24 times, according to her autopsy. On Jan. 23, police found Rea’s body while respondi ...



Wainwright to lead State Ethics Commission
Gov. Pat McCrory selected Wilson County native George Wainwright Jr. as the chairman of the State Ethics Commission. He currently resides in Carteret County. Wainwright is a retired associate j ...



FREE 'Now she is at peace'
She fought a battle no child should have to fight. But on Monday, her 12th birthday, Jaida Jones’ two-and-a-half-year battle with a rare bone cancer ended. Even though Jaida has died, her ...



Hunger increases among the elderly
The Wilson Food Network continues to grow each month as large corporations, churches, government agencies as well as nonprofits who serve the hungry in Wilson have joined. At this week’s mont ...



Democrat Cleary challenges Holding
For several years, Brenda Cleary commuted to Washington, D.C. for her role as the director of the AARP Public Policy Institute. Some of that work included working on policy issues including the econom ...



Community briefs
Food/clothing giveaway today Angelway Missionary Worship Center, 409 S. Pender St., will have a food and clothing giveaway and several speakers today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is sponsored ...



Pitt County resident contracts mosquito-borne illness
A Pitt County resident contracted chikungunya after recently traveling to the Caribbean with family members, the health department reported. It’s the first confirmed case in Pitt County, said ...



Freshwater-Smith receives state honor
Beth Freshwater-Smith, senior assistant district attorney for Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe counties, is the recipient of the Public Service Practioner Award for North Carolina given by North Carolina La ...




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