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Those of us who have had grandparents who were a positive and strong influence on our lives are fortunate people. My husband, Fred, frequently shares stories about the influence his grandparents … more
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
The Wilson Golden Circle Optimist Club and the Wilson Evening Optimist Club recently joined forces to donate $1,000 to Darden Middle School. The clubs also received a $500 matching grant from … more
If wind chill figures were air temperatures, Albert Thomas Jr. says, the greater Wilson area would be a winter wonderland come Sunday. With feels-like readings in the teens and 20s but actual … more
NASHVILLE — Police Chief Thomas Bashore is set to retire at year’s end after six years with the Nashville Police Department and more than 20 years in law enforcement. As Nashville’s police … more
BAILEY — Bailey Chamber of Commerce President Cecil Hawley is not a man who lives in fear. “I don’t usually say stuff that I don’t know. There’s no use being a stir-up bull,” Hawley … more
Police are investigating a stabbing after a dispute between a woman and her ex-boyfriend’s girlfriend. On Saturday, officers responded to a 8:46 p.m. call to the 5900 block of Ward Boulevard. … more
Beth Freshwater-Smith, with her family by her side, takes the oath of office for the District Court Judge for the 7th Judicial District Wednesday. 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
Luminaries light the path at Evergreen Memorial Park following Tuesday's 30th annual luminary and candlelight memorial service. Thomas Yelverton at Evergreen Memorial Park Funerals and Cremations … more
The Wilson Rotary Club has given a $500 contribution toward a brand new sound board/mixer for the Edna Boykin Cultural Center. The mixer will help with all of the live performances at the Boykin … more
Wilsonians took advantage of Wednesday’s warmer weather to spend time at Toisnot Park. Temperatures Wednesday climbed into the mid-60s before giving way to an almost certain chance of rain … more
Celebrate creativity with short films, live music and a homage to Cherie Berry, N.C. commissioner of labor. The Tarheel Shorties Film Festival kicks off in Wilson Saturday, running 4 p.m. to … more
The Wilson County Department of Social Services has been recognized with an achievement award from the National Association of Counties. The awards honor innovative, effective county government … more
N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory tours Greene County Middle School Tuesday to observe digital learning in the classroom. McCrory’s proposed budget provides $29 million to … more
Two North Carolina Forest Service rangers returning to Wilson County after fighting wildfires in Texas and Colorado say the hardest part of their trip was being separated from their … 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
GOLDSBORO — A rural Wayne County man faces an attempted murder charge after sheriff's deputies say he stabbed his wife in the chest Saturday. Deputies were dispatched to an assault call on … more
A New Year’s ball will be held from 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1 at the Darden Alumni Center, 1600 Lipscomb Road. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. All proceeds … more
The lead-up to Thursday’s first day of the 116th Congress saw various senators and representatives pledging to accept no pay while federal employees remain furloughed. North Carolina’s 1st … more
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