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Teen in stable condition after Saturday shooting
A 16-year-old who was shot in an incident Saturday that shut down U.S. 301 for several hours was listed in stable condition Tuesday, according to police. Authorities are still investigating the shooti ...



Area winemakers win at State Fair
Hinnant Family Vineyards of Pine Level in Johnston County won top honors in the annual N.C. State Fair Wine competition with Carolina Wildflower, its semi-sweet wine made from muscadine grapes grown i ...



Area children win at state fair
The N.C. Born and Bred champion barrow selected during the Junior Livestock Sale of Champions at the N.C. State Fair was shown by Ben Scott, 12, of Lucama. Ben’s barrow sold for $11,000 to Sm ...



Imagination Station has Halloween party, movies this weekend
Imagination Station will host a Halloween party and a costume contest Friday starting at 3 p.m. For this free and fun event, the museum will have some science- and Halloween-related crafts and snac ...



Lindsey touts experience in school board race
Eunice Lindsey wants to serve another term on the Wilson County Board of Education because she feels like there’s still work to be done. “It’s very important to me we advance for ...



Barton holding homecoming
Barton College is holding its annual homecoming this weekend with events starting Friday with the Bulldog Superball golf tournament at the Wilson Country Club and concluding Sunday with the annual alu ...



Community Briefs
Scholarship fundraiser Friday Speight High School Alumni Association is sponsoring their first scholarship fundraiser yard sale Friday from 7:30 a.m. to noon at Darden Alumni Center parking lot, 16 ...



Man hit by train in critical condition
Police say a man struck by a train and suffered from a serious head injury is still in critical condition. On Sunday, Wilson police responded to a pedestrian who was struck by a train at the intersect ...



Hagan goes on offensive in Wilson visit
Sen. Kay Hagan stopped in Wilson County Tuesday afternoon at Sharp farms in Sims as part of her nine-city North Carolina First Tour to talk to supporters about her continued defense in Washington of f ...



'STANDING TOGETHER'
About 200 people attended the Wesley Shelter’s annual Take Back the Night vigil at Barton College Tuesday to take a stand against domestic violence. Lynne White, the Wesley Shelter’s ex ...



WHAT SPARKED VOTING CHANGE?
After an early voting plan for Wilson was settled upon for the November election, four more hours were added locally and approved recently by the state. Both local Republican and Democratic leaders ...



Former principal running for District 7 seat
Glenn Reaves says he has a deep love for Wilson County Schools and is looking forward to the opportunity to be involved at another level. Reaves is running unopposed for the District 7 seat on the ...



FREE Police follow leads in killing of Wilson grad, A&T student
Greensboro police are pursuing leads in the murder investigation of Dorian Edwards, a 19-year-old North Carolina A&T State University student killed after a fight at a party. Edwards graduated f ...



It's time to get a flu shot
Flu season has officially started and health officials across Wilson County have been busy administering shots. Last week, the Wilson County Health Department began giving flu vaccinations to the ...



FREE Artis finds niche in music and fashion
As a boy growing up in Wilson, Terry Artis knew at 8 or 9 years old that his passion was music. His dream was to go to New York. In his early 20s, with $35 in his pocket and a one-way bus ticket to fo ...



Man struck by train; police, CSX investigating
Wilson police responded Sunday morning to a pedestrian struck by a train at the intersection of Nash and Lodge streets. When officers arrived after 8:30 they found a male victim with a head injury, ...



Event to bring awareness to domestic violence
Wilson County residents will march through the Barton College campus this evening to take a stand against domestic violence. The Wesley Shelter’s annual Take Back the Night vigil is scheduled fo ...



Animal shelter fundraiser is Thursday
The Friends of Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter will be holding a fundraiser to benefit the shelter Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Chick-fil-A. A percentage of all food and drink s ...



Rocky Mount native joins Southern Bank
Southern Bank announces that Kristeena M. Beasley has joined the bank as vice president and community banker in Rocky Mount. A native of Rocky Mount, Beasley earned a bachelor’s of science de ...



Elm City festival is Saturday
ELM CITY — The Town of Elm City will hold its second Fall Fest and Car Show Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Main and Railroad streets. The festival will be fun-filled and is for all age ...



Community Briefs
Varnell performing at State Fair today Wilson’s Russ Varnell will be performing at the N.C. State Fair Folk Festival today at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Hunt spreads hope at Hwy. 55 Wednesday H ...



FREE Retired teacher vies for school board seat
Debora Powell doesn’t just enjoy helping others. It’s something she feels led to do in life. Powell, a retired educator, has spent just over 30 years helping children with special needs ...



FREE TEEN CHARGED; 4TH SHOOTING CONFIRMED
Police say a Wilson teenager faces an attempted first-degree murder charge in connection with another shooting incident Saturday. Wilson police arrested and charged 17-year-old Keymoni D. Rasberry ...



FREE Hagan to visit Wilson County today
Sen. Kay Hagan will be in Wilson today to talk about the Farm Bill. She’ll visit Sharp Farms located on N.C. 581 in Sims. Hagan is in a tight, expensive race for U.S. Senate with poll numbers ...



High schools to have 1 to 1 technology
Wilson County Schools is moving forward with plans to provide each student at its three traditional high schools with a Chromebook. The Wilson County Board of Education Monday night approved spendi ...




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