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The Wilson County Public Library has added the following titles to its collection. Adult Fiction “Act of Revenge” by Dale Brown “Anatomy of a Scandal” by Sarah … more
Beddingfield High School staff and students are mourning the loss of English teacher and friend Scott Jones. Jones, 50, died Saturday after a recent illness and hospitalization. Principal F.T. … more
The Wilson County Register of Deeds issued the following marriage licenses in January: Crystal Delois Cummings and Belinda Faye Hawk, both of Wilson; Reginald Lewis Branch of Wilson and … more
Fifty-six years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. visited a Rocky Mount school gymnasium and delivered a speech that would become his iconic “I have a dream” speech. Now the city is partnering with a … more
The Wilson County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to rename Elm City Elementary School after abolitionist Frederick Douglass. All six board members supported the proposal. Board member … more
A Wilson man faces drug charges after a Wilson Police Department investigation. Police served a search warrant Wednesday at 814 Park Ave., Apartment A-4, and seized seven grams each of powder … more
Renovations are slated to begin today at the Wilson County Department of Social Services. And a few changes will take place for DSS clients as the nearly $1 million facelift gets underway. “We … more
Whether facing a house fire, an assault or a heart attack, Americans can dial just three digits for help. That hasn’t always been the case. In fact, Friday was the 50th anniversary of the first 911 call, and local officials took the time to celebrate the evolution of emergency services. … more
A Wilson man faces multiple charges after police seized guns and drugs from his New Street home. Police arrested 41-year-old … more
Wilson Preparatory Academy has received its accreditation three and a half years after opening in August 2014. AdvancED, the nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits primary and … more
After a dreary and chilly Saturday, Wilson County can expect a return of the past week's spring-like weather. Temperatures will hover between 40 and 45 degrees Saturday before a high-pressure … more
City officials approved a grant application for federal funding Thursday that would help residents and visitors alike find destinations such as the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, the Oliver Nestus … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Linda Coleman, a Democratic congressional candidate challenging Republican U.S. Rep. George Holding, held a roundtable discussion Thursday centered on closing North Carolina’s … more
The first week of filing for the May primaries included a number of incumbents as well as some political newcomers. As far as Wilson’s representatives in Washington, U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, … more
A Wilson man faces second-degree murder charges after three women were killed in a fiery New Year’s weekend crash. Wilson police arrested 31-year-old Brian J. Evans Thursday in connection to … more
Authorities say fraudsters are impersonating Wilson County sheriff’s deputies and trying to extort payments from area residents by claiming they’ve missed jury duty. Sheriff’s office Chief … more
ELM CITY — Intuition led a Wilson County woman to make a disturbing discovery Friday morning. Shannah Brantley said she drives on Webb Road near Elm City several times a day and had seen black … more
After nearly two decades, Superior Court Judge Milton F. “Toby” Fitch Jr. hopes to switch seats from behind the bench to the state Senate. Fitch retired from his long-held post Friday and … more
Wilson County Relay for Life is a few months away, but the fundraising effort already is underway. “We’re trying to bring back participation in Relay for Life,” said Bonnie Overby, people … more
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