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A rapidly approaching cold front will bring showers and a risk of strong thunderstorms Tuesday followed by pleasant, sunny days Wednesday and Thursday, Al Thomas explains in this week's installment … more
Spikes in development in recent years have spurred officials to explore future Wilson County landfill needs. One of those needs includes expanding the 10-acre area the county uses to get rid of … more
FREMONT — The Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace state historic site will hold Halloween in the Country from 3-6 p.m. Saturday. Attendees can bring their baskets to the trunk-or-treat area for … more
SHARPSBURG — In 1959, Marvin Robbins heard the fire siren go off in the early morning and responded to the Mill Branch Primitive Baptist Church where the chimney was on fire. “The fire … more
Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday bemoaned the 100-day impasse between political parties for the state budget. As of today, the mark stands at 105 days. “One hundred days have passed since I shared a … more
The SPOT, 910 Tarboro St. W., will host a Lights On Afterschool event from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. The nationally recognized day is to celebrate and acknowledgment the value of community … more
Changes are coming to Wiggins Mill, but officials are optimistic that construction efforts will guard the city’s raw water equipment during future storms. “After losing all pumping capability … more
Barton College cheer and dance team members pose with the new Barton mascot, Blue, during a "Meet the Team" event on campus Saturday morning during homecoming weekend. The event encouraged alumni and … more
Police say a man was robbed at gunpoint last week while he sat in his car outside his home. Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Ward Boulevard at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday. Andreas M. … more
One of the main components of the Wilson Family YMCA’s move to downtown will incorporate an after-school program specifically designed for middle schoolers. The city of Wilson’s Thursday … more
Awards were presented to five Barton alumni on Saturday morning during the Alumni Reunions and Awards Breakfast held at Hardy Alumni Hall. Outstanding Recent Graduate Award was presented to Kasey … more
Voters in Wilson’s Precinct C will have to go to a new location to cast a ballot on Nov. 5. “Precinct C is located at the Vandahlia Reid Community Center at 502 Parkview St.,” said Wilson … more
American Legion Post 13 is one step closer to calling the Wilson County Fairgrounds home again. “We haven’t gotten the keys yet,” said Commander Ed Costello. “We have to have a … more
Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Adult Fiction “All the Devils” by Barry Eisler “Ayesha At Last” by Usma Jalaluddin “Bomber’s Moon: A Joe Gunther … more
A tropical system forecast to sweep through eastern North Carolina should bring rain — very heavy in spots — to the greater Wilson area on Saturday evening, Al Thomas explains in this … more
I haven’t been right for almost 6 months now. Depending on whom you might ask, they may say either “It’s been much longer than that” or “How would anyone know?” You see, the last time … more
BB&T has made a $2 million gift to Barton College securing the naming rights to a much-anticipated stadium at Electric Supply Co. Field. The college received an additional $500,000 from … more
RALEIGH — Under the Kelley Building’s arched roof, Sarah Scott brushes her pigs one last time before entering the show ring. “I’m just kind of cleaning him off before he goes in the ring. … more
It’s no big secret that I am not a North Carolina native. I’ve lived here for almost 10 years. I wasn’t one of those folks who move from a northern place to North Carolina and try to make … more
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