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FREE Greenfield legend coaching his last season
He wasn’t expecting it and he’s not sure he’s made peace with it yet, but sometime in the next month Ben Forbes will have coached his last soccer match at Greenfield School. Forbes ...



FREE Authorities seek missing Wilson woman
Authorities are looking for a missing Wilson woman identified as 40-year-old Tammy M. Batten. The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Batten early Thursday. She is 5 f ...



FREE Sheriff seeks 10 percent raise for deputies
Wilson County department heads are presenting their budget wishes to commissioners for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Sheriff Calvin Woodard asked for a 10 percent raise for Wilson County Sheriff’s ...



FREE DWI crash knocks out electricity
Police say a speeding drunken driver crashed his pickup truck into a Wilson utility pole Tuesday night, leaving hundreds of residents in the dark. About 220 Wilson Energy customers were without ele ...



Deputies: Felon had marijuana and guns
MOUNT OLIVE — Sheriff’s deputies found marijuana and guns when they arrived at a convicted felon’s Wayne County home, officials said Tuesday. Deputies went to 30-year-old William ...



Man accused of violating no-contact order
FREMONT — Police have charged a man with sending text messages and photos to a woman in violation of a domestic violence protective order. Anthony Charles Douglas, 43, is accused of texting t ...



Cantata brings churches, residents together
It is one of the largest Good Friday remembrances in eastern North Carolina and it all takes place in a small, rural church in Sims. "Good Friday Cantata” will be held Friday at New Vest ...



FREE Police target, ticket Wilson speeders
As cars passed, digits blinked by — 35, 33, 39, 37 — and faded from view. When his radar gun flashed the number 48, Officer B.C. Wood jolted into action. A siren blared as the Dodge Char ...



Derby race, tasting benefit sweet potato fest
The N.C. Sweet Potato Festival is hosting a Greene Derby Day May 3. The event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Benjamin Best Country Inn and Carriage House, 2029 Mewborn Church Road in Snow Hill. ...



FREE Autism numbers jump in North Carolina
A new report recently released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that about 1 in 68 children have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder — a 30 percent jump from 2008 es ...



Residents can unload bulky items next week
City of Wilson residents can dispose of bulky items at no charge during annual spring cleanup week April 21-25. The city’s environmental service crews will collect furniture and bulky items, i ...



FREE Robber receives 19-year prison sentence
A Wilson man who pleaded guilty in a string of convenience store robberies will spend nearly two decades in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced 24-year-old Artavious Qu ...



School system revamps hiring process
When Wilson County Schools holds its annual teacher job fair in May, principals should have a better chance of snaring top recruits because they’ll be able to offer contingency contracts on the ...



Storm brings flooding, ushers in cold front
A strong storm dumped as much as an inch of rain an hour on parts of Wilson County early Tuesday. The rain flooded some Wilson streets and ushered in a cold front that sent temperatures plunging to ...



FREE Wilson apartment fire knocked out
An apartment fire sparked by unattended cooking caused $62,000 damage late Monday, but a smoke detector might have saved the resident’s life, fire officials said. A sleeping resident at 1007 T ...



FREE Sweepstakes hall pays Wilson $100K
A Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the city of Wilson in its suit against an Internet sweepstakes business that has remained open in violation of city ordinances. The city filed suit in Novemb ...



Wilson neighborhood plans Easter egg hunt
Easter egg hunt Saturday  The Washington Carver Heights community will have an Easter Egg hunt for ages 1-13 on Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at Washington Ca ...



Churches carry cross for Good Friday
In observance of Good Friday, area church members will be carrying a large cross through Wilson. Walk The Cross will begin on Friday at 1 p.m. at St. John AME Zion Church at 119 E. Pender St. The p ...



Barton expanding graduate degree offerings
Barton College will launch two new graduate programs starting this fall. The advanced degrees to be offered are the Master of Science in Nursing and the Master of School Administration. Barton a ...



Town fights Nash County garbage dump fees
MIDDLESEX — Town officials are speaking out against a proposed garbage dump fee that would add $25 to each resident’s property tax bill. Mayor LuHarvey Lewis has asked Nash County commis ...



FREE Wilson County man accused of kidnapping
A Wilson County man faces kidnapping charges after authorities say he duct-taped a man’s arms and legs together, streaked him with spray paint and drove him to a Fremont home. Jerry Mason, 39, ...



FREE Off-duty police officer dies in crash
TARBORO — An off-duty police officer died Tuesday morning when his car collided with a N.C. Department of Transportation excavator truck.  Patrolman Charles Johnson was driving his perso ...



FREE Wilson walks for 5-year-old battling illness
Harrison Barnett ran around with the other children Saturday morning, chasing bubbles and just having fun after a walk in his honor at Barton College. He had only been out of the hospital a few days ...



Wilson financial adviser earns Barron's honor
Kim Hoffman, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Wilson for the past 20 years, has been named to Barron’s magazine’s 2014 Top Financial Advisor State-by-State Rankings, which recognizes t ...



FREE 404 people arrested in regional roundup
ROCKY MOUNT — The region’s largest-ever fugitive roundup landed 404 people behind bars in six eastern North Carolina counties, authorities said Monday. Wilson police assisted deputy U.S. ...




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