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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
Wilson police say someone fired gun blasts that struck a Walnut Street home on Monday. Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Walnut Street in response to a 12:40 a.m. shots-fired call. When … more
Police are investigating a Tuesday morning shooting that injured a man in the Pizza Hut parking lot. Around 10:48 a.m., officers responded to the 1702 Glendale Drive restaurant regarding a person … more
“Truck 1 to Wilson,” said Mayor Bruce Rose. “Go ahead Truck 1,” the Wilson telecommunicator responded. “Truck 1 is decommissioned. Tower 1 is in service,” Rose called back. The … more
Safa Ahmed, a recent graduate of Greenfield School, has been awarded the Meredith Legacy Scholarship to attend Meredith College in Raleigh. At Greenfield, Safa was active as a student delegation … more
SHARPSBURG — A man faces multiple drug charges after authorities seized crack cocaine and marijuana. The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation in early August after deputies … more
OXFORD — The county attorney said Tuesday he may consider asking a judge to remove Granville Sheriff Brindell Wilkins from office after the sheriff was indicted on criminal charges connected to an … more
LaTisha Hicks, left, receives a plaque commemorating 15 years of work at the Hampton Inn Wilson Downtown from Minnie Horton, the hotel's general manager. Horton described Hicks as "the type of … more
The Wilson County Committee on Patriotism will once again honor local veterans and active-duty military personnel during its annual Veterans Day service at 11 a.m. Monday at the Wilson County … 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
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