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The N.C. Cooperative Extension office in Wilson County is sponsoring a beekeeping school on Saturday. Registration and check-in will be at 7:30 a.m. at the Wilson County Agricultural Center, 1806 … more
With identity theft on the rise, members of the Wilson Community Improvement Association financial literacy class got a crash course this week in ways to avoid falling victim. “Identity theft is … more
Graduating seniors from Hunt, Fike and Beddingfield high schools and the Wilson Preparatory Academy took part in the Gamma Beta Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority’s annual … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Linda Coleman, Democratic nominee for U.S. House in the 2nd Congressional District, will meet with voters in a “Linda Listens” town hall meeting planned from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, … more
Wilson County sheriff’s deputies escort 65-year-old Harold Edmund Carney to a waiting ambulance Sunday afternoon after an N.C. Highway Patrol helicopter spotted the missing man in a wooded area off … more
The state’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commission is offering grants up to $1,000 for nonprofit organizations or local government agencies hoping to create or strengthen programs that support King’s … more
Miriam Moore Dunn, beloved teacher and mentor to dozens of local people, died at the age of 91 on Oct. 20, 2018. “Mickey” Dunn, as she was affectionately called, taught Spanish, English, … more
BAILEY — The Bailey Elementary Junior Beta Club recently held a game drive to collect new board games for the students of J.T. Barber Elementary School in New Bern. Kristi Adkins, the club … more
U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield has been reappointed to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the congressman’s office announced Tuesday. Butterfield, D-Wilson, will serve as the third-most … more
SangSoon Koh, grand master and proprietor of Koh TaeKwonDo in Louisburg, will present an exhibition of taekwondo at the St. John Community Development Corp. Save-A-Youth program at 9 a.m. Saturday … more
Four acres across U.S. 301 from The Beefmastor Inn received the first approval for rezoning to light industrial Tuesday night. Members of the planning board heard from Janet Holland, land … more
Two Shoppes at Brentwood businesses have recently undergone changes in ownership and branding, and both say they’ve heard positive reactions from customers. Jon and Rhonda Anderson were loyal … more
Last Friday’s game, relationships and missed homework assignments are not the only things high school students talk about. Real-life problems like cancer are also catching students’ attention. … more
It’s a big weekend in Wilson as people from around the region make their way downtown for the N.C. Whirligig Festival. Crowd estimates from last year topped 50,000, according to the festival’s … more
When Carl Bradshaw joined the staff at Peace Church six years ago, it had just finished construction on a new children’s building that had been designed “day care-ready,” with a goal of opening … more
Bill Ellis Barbecue closed Wednesday after nearly 56 years of serving Wilsonians and visitors alike. “It is with much regret that we have reached a decision to close Bill’s Barbecue,” Tanya … more
News of an East Carolina University graduate student’s Friday death hit a group of Wilsonians particularly hard since they’d spent the last year working beside her. Allison Forsythe, her best … more
A Williamston man who off-duty police officers caught with Ecstasy, crack and a gun at a Wilson nightclub in 2015 will spend a decade in federal prison. Antonio Clarence Daughtridge, 33, pleaded … more
After 20 years in Wilson, Nancy Van Dolsen is returning to her roots — in more ways than one — with a job in Philadelphia. “Part of it is just going back to where I’m from with all my … more
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