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  To document the local effects of Hurricane Florence, reporter Brie Handgraaf went to a variety of spots around town that have a history of flooding. Wilson County received between 10 and 15 … more
Providence Bank at 3710 West Nash St. has scheduled a Hurricane Florence relief drive today. “With branches in Nash, Wilson and Edgecombe counties, the communities we directly serve have been … more
Fans of comic books, anime and manga won’t need to drive far to be immersed in various fandoms as a church brings the experience of comic con to Wilson. … more
There’s a question going around on Facebook this week about the amount of cups of coffee a person drinks in a month. My number is 60 — two cups a day. I make a cup when I wake up in the … more
Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, will be the featured speaker for Barton College’s inaugural Interfaith Leadership Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The topic of his lecture … more
ELM CITY — Tonya Hines wasn’t sure how she was going to cut up the large trees blown down in her yard by the tornado that touched down Monday. “I am wondering how am I going to get this out … more
After receiving approval Wednesday from the city council, Wilson is set to begin providing wastewater treatment services for the town of Saratoga. “The town of Saratoga is currently not being … more
Wilson County farmers may qualify for Farm Service Agency emergency loans after President Trump declared a major disaster in the state due to Hurricane Florence. On Monday, 10 North Carolina … more
From hot meals and cold drinks to hygiene items, cleaning supplies and air mattresses, Wilsonians are pitching in with a variety of efforts to help those hit hardest by Hurricane Florence. Crystal … more
Police say a Wilson woman who claimed her car had been stolen was behind the wheel when it struck and severely injured a pedestrian early this month. Benita L. Batts, 44, of 306 Park Ave., was … more
ELM CITY — Sonja Duke has lived her worst nightmare. The owner of Illustrious Morgan Manor awoke at 4 a.m. Tuesday when she heard a bang in the barn near her home on Town Creek Road southeast of … more
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Federal agents have captured a Wilson man wanted on a murder charge following a fatal Aug. 26 shooting near the Nash-Wilson county line. Deputy U.S. marshals found 20-year-old Darius Nike Taylor … more
A new North Carolina-based industrial hemp processor is slated to invest $17.3 million in renovating a facility adjacent to Alliance One International to produce the new Korent line of THC-free … more
Sheriff Calvin L. Woodard’s campaign will hold a grilled barbecue pork chop dinner fundraser from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at campaign headquarters, 1435 Ward Blvd. … more
ELM CITY — Armed with rakes, wheelbarrows and a will to work, a small army of students, parents, teachers, administrators and other volunteers marched into Elm City. The mission was to help … more
BAILEY — Town commissioners voted unanimously Monday evening to create a citizen advisory board that will review and modify the Country Doctor Museum overlay to the town’s zoning … more
A Wilson man who federal prosecutors say held a child hostage while he was armed with a gun will spend a decade in prison. Senior U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced Kelly Shadrome … more
Bobbie Jo Abrams will be taking her family to the Wilson County Fair this week — the two-legged kind and the four-legged ones as well. The Abrams family owns It’s a Zoo Life, located on N.C. … more
A large rainbow filled the sky Tuesday evening while Wilson Youth Soccer Association players practiced at Gillette Athletic Complex. The rainbow follows several days of severe weather produced by … more
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