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The Wilson County Bar Association made it’s annual toy donation this year. This year they chose to donate to Hope Station. Hope Station was still receiving requests for assistance with Christmas ...



FREE Troopers talk about safety issues after string of roadway deaths
In 25 years behind the wheel as an N.C. Highway Patrol trooper, speeding and alcohol remain the major factors Kevin Woods sees in the majority of fatal wrecks, and sometimes it’s a combination o ...



Town hopes grant will keep rate hikes away
FREMONT — Fremont residents will be able to avoid high sewer rates in future years with the recent announcement of a $1 million grant to the town of Fremont for necessary sewer lagoon repairs. ...



CBC won't seek Obama invite, but expresses concern
African-American lawmakers in Washington said they want to send a signal they care about the families of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Garner’s death in a New York police officer’s ch ...



FREE Suspect found in home charged with burglary
When Wilson police arrived to investigate a Dec. 12 burglary, they found the victim chasing the suspect after finding him inside their home. Edward N. Dawson, 52, 1108 Meadow St., was eventually cha ...



Cumberland County to revisit Sanderson Farms plan
Cumberland County commissioners plan to revisit the possibility of luring a Sanderson Farms chicken processing plant into the Fayetteville area. The commissioners, who decided to delay its decision ...



Ho, ho, ho, mistletoe and a red bow
Instead of “Ho, ho, ho,” why not “Ha, ha, ha?” According to my research on that question, it was once thought that “Ha, ha, ha” was demeaning; this legend quickly d ...



LAST-MINUTE & BEYOND
Holiday shopping is in full swing with many planning to visit stores this weekend for last-minute shopping before Christmas. Shoppers have continued to keep merchants busy since Black Friday and wi ...



FREE Golden Corral struggling to keep doors open
After operating from a new location for two years, the Golden Corral on Raleigh Road Parkway is struggling to remain a part of the Wilson market. Eric Brownlee, franchise owner, took over the Golden ...



Elm City hopes grants will help with challenges
ELM CITY — Elm City residents will have to drive further to get their prescriptions filled now that Elm City Pharmacy has closed. The town has no pharmacy in the town limits. Jonathan Russel ...



Community Briefs
Financial aid workshop Jan. 15 Amy Denton, regional representative with College Foundation of North Carolina, will present a college financial aid workshop at Wilson Community College in the Frank ...



Man accused of assaulting woman, child
Wilson police recently arrested a man on charges stemming from an alleged assault on a woman and her child from an October incident. On Oct. 8, police investigated an assault on Hooks Street. The v ...



FREE 'Trending'
A social media movement borne out of tragedy and a brother’s inspiring performance on the basketball court has shown no signs of slowing down. Following the Dec. 9 death of 19-year-old Emilee ...



FREE Lights and other Christmas fun
There are still a number of activities to keep families busy during this weekend before Christmas. There’s shopping, of course, but there are more fun things to do as well, including riding arou ...



United Way doles out funding for 2015
The United Way Board of Directors recently approved allocation amounts for the United Way’s member agencies that will be supported financially in 2015 through the campaign. The annual United ...



FREE 16 arrested as police target drugs, gangs
Sixteen people were arrested Wednesday and Thursday during a two-day Wilson Police operation targeting drug sales and gang membership in the city. The operation, dubbed Operation Silent Night by pol ...



County shares challenges, successes with state
A Wilson woman called 911 recently because her house was on fire. Fire trucks were at her house 3 minutes later. Brenda Womble, the county’s director of Emergency Communications, said fir ...



FREE 'This is a blessing'
More than 600 children and seniors will have a brighter Christmas because of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. Families lined up as early as 8:30 a.m. at the American Legion on U.S. ...



Bar association elects new officers
The Seventh Judicial District Bar Association held its annual meeting on Nov. 18 at Benvenue Country Club in Rocky Mount. Members elected new officers for the 2014-15 term of office. Officers are K ...



FREE Police investigate car break-ins
Police are investigating a number of thefts from motor vehicles in the city. The areas of Woodside Drive, Brookside Drive, Lipscomb Road and Tarboro Street were all affected this week, police said. ...



FREE Police aid family left homeless by fire
Chastity Finch lost all hope of celebrating Christmas this year when her home was destroyed in a fire this past weekend. "I just got the children out of the house,” Finch said. "A ...



Police investigate Sunday morning shooting
Wilson police are investigating a Sunday morning shooting. Police responded to the 1600 block of Washington Street just before 8 a.m. to a report of a victim shot in the leg. They located a man wit ...



Woman faces multiple charges; bites, kicks police
A woman faces multiple charges after assaulting, biting and kicking police while they attempted to arrest her on Saturday. At 4 a.m., police were called to the 700 block of Davie Street to a domest ...



FREE Warrant service turns deadly
ELM CITY — A 68-year-old Elm City man shot himself Wednesday morning when officers with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office arrived to serve search and arrest warrants on him. The inciden ...



FREE Wilson County man dies in wreck
A 52-year-old Wilson County man died in a single-vehicle wreck Tuesday night about a half mile from his home, troopers said. Speed and weather were both factors in the 10:11 p.m. wreck that killed C ...




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