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FREE Two Walmart markets planned
Walmart will have a greater presence in Wilson with two Walmart Neighborhood Market stores planned to open in the city. The Wilson planning board will review the design plans for both stores during ...



FREE Wilson facility hit with stomach virus
Brian Center is warning visitors to stay away for now. A gastrointestinal illness has spread through the facility since Jan. 22. Dan Cotten, administrator, said around 30 people have taken ill. Most ...



FINDING THE HOMELESS
James calls the bridge on Ward Boulevard near Raleigh Road Parkway his home. He sleeps under that bridge even in freezing weather. He wraps himself up in blankets and jams his body against two adj ...



FREE 'Duck Dynasty' star guest at expo
Organizers of the Gold Leaf Waterfowlers Outdoor Expo confirmed late this week that Jep Robertson from the popular "Duck Dynasty” show will be a special guest at the April event at the Wil ...



FREE Martin named chair of finance committee
N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) has announced the House Committee chairmanships and assignments for Rep. Susan Martin (R-Wilson). Martin was assigned as chairman of the Finance Committee an ...



FREE Greenville PD investigates sexual assault at frat house
GREENVILLE – New information indicates that an alleged sexual assault on Sunday was reported by the victim as a rape at a fraternity house and an East Carolina University student who reported an ...



FREE Democrats announce committee appointments
State Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, a Wilson Democrat, has been tapped by state Democratic Leader Larry D. Hall to serve as vice chair of the Health Committee during the 2015 legislative session. Th ...



Community Briefs
Computer classes offered at the library Computer classes at Wilson County Public Library are free and open for people of all ages and abilities. Most classes are geared toward beginners, and the sc ...



Greenville officials: Multiple students shot with air gun
GREENVILLE — An 11-year-old student was taken into custody Friday morning after he allegedly shot other students with an air gun at a school bus stop on Concord Drive. No one was injured duri ...



FREE Officer goes 'above and beyond'
Wilson Police Officer K.S. Robinson said he was just doing the right thing when he took Carl Murray to Walmart to buy groceries last week. Murray’s son said the officer did more than that for hi ...



Young author reaches milestone with first book
Perry Morrison III wasted no time getting his writing career started. The 20-year-old Wilson native and junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released his first novel, "Mon ...



Wilson County District Court
Oct. 6 John J. Covolo, presiding S. Sprinkle/C. Quinn, prosecutors • Diante Rijon Atkinson, probation violation, defendant admits violation, sign over bond to pay all money owed, termin ...



FREE Man robs store with shotgun
Wilson police are investigating an armed robbery, this one at Sandy’s Convenient Store at 300 Herring Ave. The robbery occurred at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday when a man armed with a shotgun entered t ...



Cause of Nash County blaze remains unknown
SPRING HOPE — Arson has not been ruled out as a possible cause of a Sunday night fire at the Bachelor’s Tavern in Spring Hope. An investigation is continuing into what may have led to t ...



Community Briefs
Smokey Bear exhibit opening Saturday Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home will encourage families to spend time together outdoors and will inspire children to discover and care for the natur ...



City resuming work on Forest Hills Road Monday
A sewer replacement project will lead to traffic delays and lane closures along Forest Hills Road starting Monday. The project, estimated to take two weeks, will involve closing off the northbound ...



Diamond Dip tickets still on sale
Close to 250 tickets have already been sold for the Wilson Chamber of Commerce’s annual Diamond Dip Feb. 7. The Diamond Dip is becoming a popular event each year, with one ticket holder getti ...



Informational meeting planned for Bailey Optimist Club
BAILEY — There will be an informational meeting about a new Optimist Club at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Bailey Town Hall on Main Street. Community leaders and service-minded individuals w ...



Murder charge dropped, others pursued
Attorney Jamal M. Summey came to court last week to defend his client, Karl Tanksley Jr., against drug trafficking and concealing the body of Kirk Alan Lilly, who was found in the trunk of a car in Wi ...



Congressman buys out showing of 'Selma,' invites residents
Congressman G.K. Butterfield has purchased tickets for 400 people to see a free screening of the movie “Selma” on Saturday morning at Carmike Cinemas at 1501 Ward Blvd. Residents must ...



FREE Student art recognized at Barton College
Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony Sunday. This marks the 37th year that Barton College has served as ...



Salon moves to Shoppes at Brentwood
A long-standing Wilson salon has moved from the Wooten Boulevard area into the Shoppes at Brentwood. The Tousled Salon at Brentwood joins one of the city’s busier shopping centers, where a va ...



FREE PROJECT ON TRACK
Plans are on course to construct a landscaped median along Raleigh Road Parkway along one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares. The median, viewed as improving traffic flow and reducing wrecks, ...



Community Briefs
Winter Wonderland banquet Feb. 28 Faith Temple Mission will host a Winter Wonderland banquet Saturday, Feb. 28 at Wilson Chapel Community Building, 513 E. Barnes St. Tickets are $15 for adults and ...



Wilson Energy helps in Northeast after snow
A crew of 20 Wilson Energy workers went to Massachusetts this week in an effort to help residents with power outages in the Northeast. The workers left Monday and arrived in Holyoke, Mass., before ...




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