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Craft brewers from throughout the region gathered Wednesday to discuss sustainability and recycling initiatives at Ardagh’s glass manufacturing plant in east Wilson. “We all have a passion for … more
Scattered showers and storms this weekend combined with comfortable temperatures make for typical spring weather in eastern North Carolina, Albert Thomas Jr. says in the latest installment of The … more
Fike High School’s highest-achieving students say the International Baccalaureate program’s camaraderie is one of the main reasons they succeeded in school. Co-valedictorians Lillie Quinn and … more
PINETOPS — Police are searching for a man who robbed Dollar General stores Thursday night in Sharpsburg and Pinetops. The robber entered the 315 E. Hamlet St. store around 10:46 p.m., brandished … more
Numerous employees and employers were recognized recently as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Wilson Committee for Persons with Disabilities usually has a formal lunch … more
The Wilson Crisis Center may have started before Executive Director Nancy Sallenger moved to Wilson, but she has become synonymous with the agency’s service to the community and is being honored as … more
Wilson insurance agent Alan Winstead of Farm Bureau Insurance has earned an award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for helping 100 or more consumers enroll in Affordable Care Act … more
A wet fall and early winter hasn’t had a significant effect on the collection of leaves, with crews using a mobile vacuum to sweep up piles through month’s end. Work began on Nov. 1 and … more
The Daughters of the American Revolution’s Thomas Hadley Chapter held its annual George Washington Day Luncheon on Feb. 16 to honor American History, Good Citizen and Junior ROTC award-winners from … more
Charles Ray Finch never gave up. Instead, he fought for more than 43 years to gain his freedom. On Thursday, a federal judge ordered Finch’s release. In January, the U.S. 4th Circuit of … more
The city of Wilson recently honored 10 industries for their dedication to protecting the city’s wastewater collection and treatment system over the past year. The 20th annual Pretreatment … more
The Wilson City Council originally planned to order the demolition of the Charles W. Gold house on Thursday, but an eleventh-hour deal shows hope that the historic property will be restored to its … more
Brittany Hawley, crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA on Saturday, hopes to travel across the country in the coming year visiting universities and colleges as an advocate for the disabled. Hawley, 26, of … more
One of Wilson’s largest tobacco auction warehouses has new ownership. The old Liberty Warehouse at 1721 Goldsboro St., which most recently operated as Big M Tobacco, is now Horizon Ltd. … more
After a scorching start to the week, a cold front could bring cloud cover and heavy rain to the greater Wilson area depending on its path and how long it lingers, Al Thomas explains in this week's … more
With the aroma of tobacco thick in the air Tuesday morning, Wilson business and community leaders gathered to discuss steps toward a brighter future. A United Tobacco Co. warehouse on Lamm Road … more
MIDDLESEX — Town commissioners held a special closed meeting Dec. 19 to evaluate the performance of, and ultimately dismiss, one of their police officers. Commissioners voted to fire Officer … more
Would you like to learn the basics of cooking or how to refresh your skills while learning healthier ways to cook? Cook Smart, Eat Smart is a four-session cooking school that will teach … more
NASHVILLE — Clayton Home Building Group has announced a multi-phase renovation at its Clayton Nashville homebuilding facility. The first phase will focus on improvements to the breakroom, … more
NASHVILLE -- A body found Tuesday in rural Edgecombe County has been positively identified as that of a Wilson Medical Center nurse who has been missing since Friday, and investigators say there was … more
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