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Would you like to learn the basics of cooking or how to refresh your skills while learning healthier ways to cook? Cook Smart, Eat Smart is a four-session cooking school that will teach … more
U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield has been reappointed to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the congressman’s office announced Tuesday. Butterfield, D-Wilson, will serve as the third-most … more
Bill Ellis Barbecue closed Wednesday after nearly 56 years of serving Wilsonians and visitors alike. “It is with much regret that we have reached a decision to close Bill’s Barbecue,” Tanya … more
GREENVILLE — The office of U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones confirmed Wednesday morning that he underwent surgery Tuesday for a broken hip. An email sent from the congressman’s Washington D.C. office … more
Wilson insurance agent Alan Winstead of Farm Bureau Insurance has earned an award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for helping 100 or more consumers enroll in Affordable Care Act … more
Most folks would consider Jimmy a big hunk of snake. The Imagination Station Science and History Museum will celebrate the massive Burmese python’s 20th birthday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. … more
Trooper Daniel Harrell returned home to a hero’s welcome Wednesday, two days after he was shot during a traffic stop near Elm City. Dozens of state troopers, friends, family members and … more
Sharpsburg’s mayor pleaded guilty Monday to driving while impaired in connection to his election-night arrest. Robert L. Williams Jr. was sentenced to a day in jail, 24 hours of community … more
MIDDLESEX — Town commissioners approved an application on Monday for a U.S. Department of Agriculture public works grant for new equipment — once the USDA reopens for business. Mayor Lu Harvey … more
The Wilson County Board of Education approved changes to its 2018-19 traditional calendar that will allow the school district to complete the academic year for employees in 215 days. Wilson County … more
James Harrison of Rocky Mount calls his daughter his “lucky charm” after he said she helped him win a $200,000 lottery prize. The saw operator stopped by the Friendly Way on North Raleigh … more
Within the next week, the paper will come down from the windows of Carolina Cheese Co. as the new owners unveil a menu of changes that will eventually include full brunch and dinner service. “I … more
Grace Church of God in Christ will host its first Martin Luther King Jr. Unity in the Community service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at The SPOT, 910 W. Tarboro St. The featured speaker will be … more
After being shot in the face, Trooper Daniel Harrell chased down his alleged assailant resulting in a head-on crash that sent the suspect running from the scene, authorities say. On Tuesday, the … more
BAILEY — After an impromptu closed session during Monday’s Bailey Board of Commissioners meeting, officials announced that Town Administrator Timothy Johnson would resign his post effective 5 … more
A man accused of shooting a state trooper in Elm City made his first court appearance Tuesday morning. Thirty-six-year-old John David Jones stood before Wilson County District Court Judge John … more
Mild temperatures this week are likely to give way to a deep freeze as cold Canadian air dips into the continental United States over the weekend, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's … more
A donation shortfall over the winter holidays is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now to prevent a blood shortage from continuing … more
SHARPSBURG — Town commissioners decided to hold their monthly meetings a half-hour earlier this year while filling in their calendar last week. The Sharpsburg Board of Commissioners approved its … more
RALEIGH — Every year, the N.C. Department of Labor receives complaints of poster companies that use scare tactics to sell labor law posters. State officials say threats of being fined are bogus and … more
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