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Wilson police say someone broke into Dunham’s Sports and stole handguns early Tuesday. Officers responded to a 2:15 a.m. alarm call at the sporting goods store located at 2800 Raleigh Road … more
Authorities are warning the public to be on the lookout for a raccoon that may be infected with rabies. According to Wilson County officials, deputies responded to the 3300 block of Cranberry … more
A Wilson electrical contractor has been appointed to a state panel tasked with advising officials on government building projects. Gov. Roy Cooper appointed Watson Electrical President and Chief … more
Ahead of President Donald J. Trump’s visit to Greenville today, vendors moved into Wilson and set up shop selling Trump memorabilia Choosing vacant lots or unoccupied business buildings, the … more
For the second time in as many months, a Wilson County man was arrested following a shooting at an area business. Wilson County deputies responded to a shots-fired call shortly before 2 a.m. … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Gregory Ohree never had a chance to meet his uncle, a local soldier in the Korean War who died almost 70 years ago and was returned home just last month, but stories of his easygoing, … more
A Wilson County man will spend 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges in a crackdown on what authorities describe as a regional drug trafficking ring. Rodney Durrell “Lil … more
Mount Sinai Church of Christ Ministries will offer free hot dogs beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at 809 Black Creek Road. Mayoral candidate holding campaign dinner The committee to elect … more
Two political newcomers and one incumbent filed for the November municipal elections on Tuesday. There are 28 seats in seven Wilson County towns up for grabs in the Nov. 5 general election. Filing … more
Former Beddingfield High School Principal F.T. Franks has been reassigned as the interim principal at Forest Hills Middle School. The change was among many personnel changes approved by the Wilson … more
Scorching temperatures in the mid-90s and heat indexes topping out at 106 degrees are in store for the greater Wilson area through Sunday, Al Thomas explains in this week's installment of The Wilson … more
A former mayor and commissioner has thrown his hat back in the ring for the Saratoga town election. John Cayton was among seven candidates who filed paperwork with the Wilson County Board of … more
A cooking fire was quickly extinguished Sunday night at an area hotel. Wilson Fire/Rescue crews responded around 8:30 p.m. to the Days Inn at 1801 Tarboro St. S. and saw smoke billowing from a … more
Wilson police are searching for a suspect in two armed robberies that happened less than 10 minutes apart Sunday. Officers responded at 9:36 p.m. at DK Fuel, 1510 Goldsboro St., in reference to a … more
When state Sen. Milton “Toby” Fitch asked students what they wanted to be, the answers varied from musician to nurse, lawyer to baker. “You can be anything you want to be,” the keynote … more
The interstates, bridges, roadways, rest areas and truck stops are a trucker’s office. However, some of these offices have closed. Others are in disrepair or just dangerous. Trucks you see each day … more
North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey called Wilson Fire/Rescue Services’ excellent fire rating rare in a Monday speech to the Wilson Rotary Club. As commissioner of insurance for … more
Garland Tucker, a conservative businessman with ties to Wilson, has kicked his fundraising into high gear in a bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in the Republican primary. Tucker raised $339,236 … more
The doors of the Gig East Exchange aren’t open yet, but technology already is being used to make a virtual reality rendering of the incubator in downtown Wilson. “Part of the Exchange is … more
The Elm City Rotary Club installed new officers this month. From left are Bill Powell, secretary; Jerry Dorsey, president; Fred Bridgers, treasurer; and Johnny Batchelor, sergeant-at-arms. The Elm … more
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