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FREE McCrory coming to Wilson for economic development announcement
Gov. Pat McCrory will be in Wilson County on Tuesday afternoon for an economic development announcement.  Details of the announcements aren't known at this time. But it will be made at Wilson Co ...



Changes abound at fair
This year’s Wilson County Fair will offer new entertainment to the thousands of people expected to attend Sept. 16-21. For starters, there’s a new carnival operator, Big Rock Amusements ...



FREE Raising funds, awareness
Contentnea volunteer firefighters spent hours Sunday afternoon concocting their secret barbecue sauce — 40 gallons of it. "It’s a job,” said Contentnea Fire Chief Scott Matth ...



Visitors spend $105M in Wilson in 2013
North Carolina and Wilson County experienced another record-breaking year in tourism spending in 2013, according to the state Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development. Visitor spending incr ...



Wilson County District Court
June 7 John Covolo, presiding Rapp/Stadium, prosecutors • Stephen Philip Abrams fictitious/altered title/registration card/tag, voluntarily dismissed. • John Terrick Alford, as ...



FREE Two shot at Labor Day party outside Farmville
Two people were shot early Saturday at a Labor Day Party outside of Farmville. The Pitt County Sheriff's Office responded to the shooting at 6127 Stantonsburg Road. Travails Markeel McMillian, 23, ...



Ten charged in drug operation
Wilson Police made a dozen felony drug arrests during a drug warrant operation this week. Wilson Police’s Narcotics Unit, Traffic Unit and Problem Oriented Response Team were a part of the tw ...



FREE Record-setting pumpkin kept surpassing grower's goals
SPRING HOPE — Danny Vester is used to the stares he’s been getting recently. And earlier this week, he caused quite a bit of chatter at the Lowe’s in Wilson or as Vester put it, &ldq ...



Community Briefs
Computer classes offered at library The Wilson County Public Library is offering computer classes in September. Classes are free and open to people of all ages and abilities. Most classes are ge ...



Time's running out
A city inspector doesn’t expect the owner of an abandoned motel on U.S. 301 to take any action by an upcoming demolition deadline. Steven Leder, the owner of the old Travel Lodge at 2901 U.S. ...



Williamson honored for work in Wilson
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” The Jackie Robinson quote was framed as part of an appreciation gift presented to former Bridgestone Americas’ ...



FREE Lamm thankful for support in cancer fight
Teena Lamm is returning to Georgia next week, back to Cancer Treatment Centers of America where she will learn if she needs brain surgery. For more than five years, Lamm has been dealing with renal ...



Labor Day Closings
ABC Stores — Closed Monday Arts Council — Closed Saturday and Monday Banks — Closed Monday Barton College — No classes on Monday; offices open Chamber of Commerce & ...



Wilson's jobless rate hits double-digits again
The Wilson County unemployment rate reached its highest level this year during the month of July at 10.2 percent. The county also ranks high across the state with the fifth highest unemployment rat ...



FREE State investigates dog's killing
ELM CITY — Two rocks sit outside of the camper trailer Christopher Neal Dawson Sr., his wife, Nona, and 16-year-old son, Brantly, call home. One bears the name Little D, the other Blue Marley ...



Community Briefs
Dedication Saturday Integrity Unlimited CDC and White Oak PH Church will have a dedication ceremony for the White Oak Community Playground Saturday at noon. The playground is located at 5259 U. ...



BB&T names Brown new president
BB&T Corporate leaders announced Thursday the promotion of Ricky K. Brown to Branch Banking and Trust Company president. Brown succeeds Rob Greene who was president since 1995 and recently reti ...



Virginia Union University announces graduate
Cathy Sauls, a Wake County resident, graduated from Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia in May with a doctor of ministry degree. Sauls, born and raised in Wilson County, is a 1970 grad ...



Travelers hit highways
As drivers hit the roads this weekend, N.C. Highway Patrol troopers want to remind people they’ll be watching. Troopers will be cracking down on speeders as well as being on the lookout for aggr ...



Johnston County man jailed on sex offense, kidnapping charges
A 20-year-old Selma man is under a $1 million bond and faces a dozen charges ranging from kidnapping to sex offense following a monthlong investigation of home invasions and robberies, according to th ...



Wells Fargo names home mortgage consultant
Shannon T. Houchins recently joined Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as a home mortgage consultant in its Rocky Mount office. Houchins has more than 27 years of fina ...



Synchrony Energetics opens in new, larger location
Synchrony Energetics Natural Health is now open and providing a variety of services at its new location on Nash Street. The business, which first opened on Cedar Run Place two years ago, has moved ...



FREE CHALLENGE!
Mayor Bruce Rose joined the list of people accepting the ALS ice bucket challenge on Wednesday. Rose, who was challenged by his pastor, the Rev. Tony Moore, not only had a bucket of icy water dumpe ...



Falling gas prices sparking more holiday travel
An improved economic outlook and falling gas prices are expected to lead to heavy traffic during the Labor Day weekend. More than 1 million North Carolinians are expected to hit the roads, making ...



UNC Chapel Hill announces student honors
The following students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill made the dean’s list during the spring semester. Students are listed by their county and home town. Edgecombe Coun ...




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4 men face 36 charges and counting in two counties
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Record-setting pumpkin kept surpassing grower's goals
State investigates dog's killing
Murder suspect: Gang, theft ties
4 men face 36 charges and counting in two counties
Wilson's jobless rate hits double-digits again
More arrests made in robbery of delivery driver
Record-setting pumpkin kept surpassing grower's goals
McCrory coming to Wilson for economic development announcement
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Pirates recover from slow start, rout NCCU 52-7
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