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SPRING HOPE — Tens of thousands will crowd small-town streets this weekend for the 47th annual Spring Hope National Pumpkin Festival. This year’s festival returns to a multi-day format after … more
Adult Fiction “The 7 1/2 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” by Stuart Turton “America for Beginners” by Leah Franqui “Ana of California” by Andi Teran “Bagmen” by William … more
Wilson County Schools announced Monday afternoon that the football season is over for varsity teams from Fike and Hunt after a postgame altercation between players from both teams at Hunt on Nov. … more
Historic downtown Wilson will soon be the location for an emerging industry: hemp and cannabidiol. “Marijuana contains high THC, low CBD while the hemp plant contains high CBD and low THC,” … more
The village of family and friends who guided me through childhood — parents who loved me, grandmas and aunties who fed me and uncles who watched out for me — hold a special place in my life … more
With Congress’ passage of last week’s farm bill that decriminalized the hemp plant, North Carolina farmers will have the choice of adding a needed money crop to their rotations. “I haven’t … more
Theresa Small home-schools her sixth-grade daughter Ashlynn. Small doesn’t speak Spanish, so when Ashlynn expressed a desire to learn the language, the family decided to take advantage of … more
If attendance is an indicator, interest among growers in the new hemp commodity is high. About 150 farmers and other interested people from Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe counties filled the East … more
AmeriCorps Volunteers In Service to America members joined Barton College and East Carolina University students for six days of projects to improve the Wilson community. The college students … more
A Wilson attorney and school board member is working to raise money for youth across the state. In 2017, Gov. Roy Cooper appointed Rhyan Breen to the State Youth Advisory Council. Breen now … more
Several hundred people walked through the new Women’s Pavilion at Wilson Medical Center Tuesday to see the $22 million renovated area for labor and delivery and postpartum care that opened the next … more
Food distribution set for today PRINCEVILLE — The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and Draughn Family Foundation will hold a food distribution at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at Princeville … more
As “Down, down, do your dance, do your dance” boomed from the stereo, Selena Taylor and a group of residents grooved to the beat Thursday as whirligigs spun overhead. “Now let me see ya do … more
As a boy, Daniel Blanks fished all the little farm ponds around Wilson County. On Sunday night, Blanks will be featured on the popular National Geographic television series “Wicked Tuna: Outer … more
A Wilson man faces a murder charge in connection to a Sept. 24 shooting that claimed the life of a Fayetteville man. Lavaris Davarian Speight, 20, is accused of killing Justin L. Williams of the … more
Sheriff Calvin Woodard coasted to a third term Tuesday night, capturing nearly 70 percent of the vote. Woodard defeated Republican rival Kevin T. Raper, a first-time candidate and owner of Aggressive … more
The Wilson Community College Foundation handed out more than $100,000 in scholarships shared among 100 students Thursday. The students were handed checks at the at the foundation’s 21st annual … more
For the second time in two years, Wilson Fire/Rescue Services is slated to get a new truck, and construction on the vehicle recently began in Wisconsin. “This truck will be equipped with over … more
The Wilson Human Relations Commission received a record number of nominations for the upcoming banquet to honor Wilson volunteers. Every year the commission turns to the community to nominate … more
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