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Awards were presented to five Barton alumni on Saturday morning during the Alumni Reunions and Awards Breakfast held at Hardy Alumni Hall. Outstanding Recent Graduate Award was presented to Kasey … more
Joan Howell walks slowly through the William Chapel Church Cemetery with notepad and pen in hand. Howell is working on the next volume of “Wilson County Cemeteries,” a documentary project to … more
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Tuesday approved the $66 billion merger between BB&T and SunTrust, clearing the last hurdles in creating the … more
Someone posted this on my personal Facebook the other night and I looked at it for a moment or two. Certainly it was funny, as some things on Facebook currently are. It was a simple list of … more
Adult Fiction “As Waters Gone By” by Cynthia Ruchti “Cicada Summer” by Maureen Leurck “Death of An Eye” by Dana Stabenow “Here and Again” by Nicole R. … more
With temperatures in the high 60s to mid-70s, the remainder of the workweek will feel like an early spring. But a cold front arriving on Friday will bring a chilly weekend, Albert Thomas Jr. explains … more
Elm City native Rufus Winstead Jr. was among Air Force personnel honored this month for a historic first flight of an all African-American crew to ferry a C-5A Galaxy from Dover Air Force Base to the … more
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
Each month, the Wilson County Board of Education releases its personnel list showing employees who have been hired and those who retired or … more
Voters in Wilson’s Precinct C will have to go to a new location to cast a ballot on Nov. 5. “Precinct C is located at the Vandahlia Reid Community Center at 502 Parkview St.,” said Wilson … more
LUCAMA — As a criminal defense attorney, Sammy D. Webb spent 15 years arguing cases before then-Superior Court Judge Milton F. “Toby” Fitch. Now Webb is making his case to unseat the retired … more
Students at Vick Elementary School and other Wilson County public schools are learning about Martin Luther King Jr. The iconic civil rights leader is honored with a federal holiday Monday for his … 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
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