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MIDDLESEX — Town commissioners announced Monday evening that Middlesex has received a grant award letter for the Rural Ready Sites Grant Fund, which will allow officials to complete the Middlesex … more
Mark Holyoak’s first days as Wilson Medical Center’s CEO coincided with the preparation for Hurricane Florence, so he got a good taste of how the hospital prepares in a crisis. “That was my … more
The All-American Kiwanis Club of Wilson inducted new officers for the upcoming year during a recent banquet. From left are Michael Strickland. vice president; Scott Windham, president; and Rob … more
Winners have been announced in the Fall Fantasy Art Show at Spring Arbor. From left are Shelley Sakas, Andrew Horton-Morton, Ray Schmitz and Jerry Taylor. Cindy Harris and the late Horace Raper were … more
Beta Beta Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will hold its annual Founders and Achievement Awards Banquet on Friday at Darden Alumni Center. Music will be provided at the banquet by … more
When I was attending public schools, I enjoyed most of my classes, but I especially loved language arts and English classes. Grammar was easy, and it taught me to appreciate the structure of the … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Your Choice Pregnancy Resource Center is accepting reservations for its annual Celebrate Life banquet, planned for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Englewood Baptist Church. Keynote … more
STANTONSBURG — A gust of wind felled a large oak tree onto a Stantonsburg home Sunday afternoon. Geoff Bradley, Sarah Bradley and their daughter, Grace, were in their home at 414 Main St. … more
Iyari Piedra folded open a gray T-shirt for the Fike High School Blood Drive and looked at the design front and back. She is one of 26 volunteers, three alumni and a handful of Red Cross personnel … more
Church clothing giveaway is today ELM CITY — First Missionary Baptist Church, 6211 E. Langley Road, will have a clothing giveaway for all ages from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Job fair … more
The North Carolina Sons of the American Revolution, an organization that promotes fellowship among Revolutionary War descendants, has selected Renny Taylor as the Dr. Tom and Betty Lawrence American … more
GOLDSBORO — Authorities have jailed a Wayne County woman on allegations of sexual activity with a teenage boy. Jessica Lynn Uzzell, 26, of Tarklin Drive north of Goldsboro, is charged with … more
High school students looking for summer plans can apply now for the 2019 Youth Citizens Academy, which will be July 15-19. The free academy, hosted by the city of Wilson Human Relations office, … more
BAILEY — For James and Margaret Bailey, sharing their research on various nuggets of southern Nash County history has become a way of life. The couple hopes their latest offering, a book about … more
Wilson County property owners will soon receive their 2019 tax bills. County officials said 50,000 property tax bills will be mailed out on Aug. 26. And residents can start paying their bills on … more
The Wilson Housing Authority opened its public housing waiting list for all units through its housing choice voucher program Wednesday. Shannon Taylor of Wilson, who is homeless, was among those … more
A shift in Hurricane Florence’s track could mean less damage to Wilson, but officials say we’re not in the clear. “Keep in mind when Hurricane Harvey came ashore on the Texas coast, it was a … more
As workers gathered freshly dug sweet potatoes near Lucama, a tractor-trailer loaded with bins struggled to roll through a muddy part of the field Friday. In that patch, the potatoes are now … more
BAILEY — Eighteen-year-old Hailee Griffin said taking home the Miss Bailey crown Saturday evening was better than expected because her sister won a crown as well. “I was a little bit shocked, … more
ROCKY MOUNT — L. Lee Isley, president and CEO of Nash UNC Health Care, has been reappointed by the N.C. Health and Human Services secretary to a four-year term on the North Carolina Emergency … more
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