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BB&T plans to hold a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for a $35 million new office in historic downtown Wilson, and everyone is invited. “The city of Wilson has always been a special place … more
BAILEY — The town of Bailey once again has a full Board of Commissioners after appointing Ervin Powell to a vacant seat during Monday’s monthly meeting. Powell has been a longtime meeting … more
This year’s Reagan Day Dinner is serving as a fundraiser for the Republican Museum of North Carolina. The Wilson County Republican Party is holding the annual event, which starts at 6:30 p.m. … more
For 74 incoming kindergartners and their parents, the first day of school should be smooth sailing. They were participants in the new Jump Start to Kindergarten program through Wilson County … more
Wilson County Schools’ Operation Backpack has met its goal. More than 3,000 backpacks lined the bleachers on one side of the Fike High School gymnasium as the last of the donated packs arrived … more
Darius Richardson of Rocky Mount won a $542,354 Cash 5 jackpot after purchasing a Quick Pick ticket June 1 at the Rose Mart on North Nash Street in Wilson. His ticket beat odds of 1 in 749,398 to … more
By Faith Original Free Will Baptist Church, 4667 Evansdale Road, will have a food giveaway beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Recipients are asked to bring their own boxes or containers. Youth … more
Temperatures are expected to warm up this week as a strong high-pressure system makes its presence felt in Wilson County. Expect daytime highs in the mid-70s Wednesday and Thursday ahead of a Friday … more
Stormclouds should clear just in time for the N.C. Whirligig Festival on Saturday, and skies are expected to remain bright through the weekend with daytime highs in the mid-60s. A warm front … more
A Wilson man is among three people who will serve federal prison time after authorities say they were a part of a drug trafficking ring that distributed cocaine, crack, heroin and pot throughout … more
Local surgeons, primary care doctors, nurses and pathologists continued learning about managing the health of their patients with cancer and heard updates in cancer screening at the inaugural … more
A Wilson police officer shot a suspect in the shoulder early Tuesday morning after the suspect assaulted him and then advanced on him with a hammer, according to a release from the department. … more
The Hall Foundation is gearing up to make dreams come true for hundreds of girls in Wilson County this prom season. The foundation’s annual Cinderella Project is underway with organizers … more
Wilson County middle-schoolers and their parents or guardians are invited to an evening event aimed to educate about the dangers of the opioid epidemic. The event will feature the play, “It’s … more
The past week has been very full indeed! As I noted last week, Ash Wednesday had kicked off the season of Lent, and with it comes a sense of greater discernment of God’s will and the Spirit at … more
In the five months since Wilson launched a rebranding campaign for tourism, 21.6 million people have been exposed to the area through digital and print media, including a 244 percent increase in … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Teachers in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools may be seeing less money in their paychecks for the rest of the school year. The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools finance committee met … more
Parents of Lee Woodard Elementary children were notified last week after structural components of the school tested positive for lead paint, officials said Friday. Letters were mailed to the … more
Patrick Owens is a quality control kind of guy when it comes to his watermelons. While workers took a break from gathering seeded and seedless watermelons on a 40-acre field Tuesday, Owens pulled … more
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