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Three students at Toisnot Middle School were charged Tuesday with possession of a weapon on school grounds. The three, all under 15, are in custody in Pitt Juvenile Detention Center. According to … more
As I write this, I have no idea where my family will eat Christmas dinner. At least 25 of us usually gather at someone’s house, but we have yet to finalize the arrangements. I’m sure we’ll … more
At the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, a distressing trend became clear for administrators at Wilson County Schools. Nearly 400 students of the 11,422 who had been listed on the rolls and … more
Police say several people awoke to damage to their apartments Tuesday after hearing gunfire a few hours prior. Officers responded to a 7:12 a.m. call to the 300 block of Park Avenue. When police … more
KENLY — The Rev. George Arant of the Kenly Ministerial Association told an audience of about 120 people Monday morning that “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that God our creator impressed … more
Wilson residents will get the chance to learn more about the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s 10-year transportation plan during a weeklong open house to be held Feb. 25-March … more
A missing red green-winged macaw was found Thursday about two miles from its home. Zazu, a two-year-old free-flier, had been missing since Monday. Aviculturist Buddy Waskey said the three-foot … more
Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Adult Fiction “The Best of Us” by Robyn Carr “The Border” by Don Winslow “A Bound Heart” by Laura … more
This time of year when we begin to go outside and notice the green and flowering growth, we are more attentive to our friends and advocates, those wonders of the natural world and sustainers of life … more
For the last three years, Jimena Cabrera has looked through the camera viewfinder composing photographs of her hometown of Wilson. The fifth-grader from Wells Elementary School is one of nearly … more
“Admittedly, the story you are about to read is bizarre, incredible. Those of you who wish to avoid being unsettled, who wish to avoid thinking, will label it insane. And though you, the reader, … more
Led by a desire to help the community, a team of volunteers gave the halls of Hearne Elementary School a fresh set of blue stripes Monday. The BB&T Lighthouse Project also included a new … more
Wilson Medical Center will hold a job fair for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses on its medical and surgical team from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11 at the hospital’s special … more
STANTONSBURG — Sights and sounds of Hurricane Hazel are seared into Annie Doris Joyner’s memory. That’s one reason the 76-year-old Stantonsburg resident will be leaving her flood-prone … more
Brandon Duke of Wilson-based Duke's Power Washing walks along the ridge of the Church of Christ near Lucama on Monday. The church was having its steeple cleaned.   more
The Wilson City Council will consider action tonight for the first of many steps in making BB&T’s $35 million investment in downtown a reality. During the 7 p.m. meeting at City Hall, … more
At this point, “Aquaman” has been out for about a month now. And up until this past week, I haven’t said anything about the movie even in the kids Sunday school that I teach each Sunday … more
Trash collection in historic downtown Wilson has gotten an upgrade thanks to smart technology, and officials are hoping to eventually roll out the Bigbelly brand garbage and recycling bins elsewhere … more
The United Way of Wilson County is celebrating another successful year after raising more than $1.2 million in campaign contributions. Campaign volunteers and companies who made it all possible … more
A husband-wife duo Trametria and Bill Russell are once again manning the machines at Rex Shoe Repair, but the faces are new to the community. “I noticed Bill was a different sort of person than … more
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