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LA GRANGE — Authorities say a 3-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the head in an apparent accidental shooting Saturday. Wayne County sheriff’s deputies and medics were dispatched to 102 Den … more
Despite some mild temperatures lately, several Wilson business leaders know cold weather will return and have put together a coat drive to help those in need. “People just don’t realize the … more
The Salvation Army of Wilson came up short of its $100,000 goal for the annual Red Kettle Campaign with net proceeds of roughly $39,000. “The kettle campaign went well, but we didn’t raise the … more
State Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield will serve as vice chairwoman of the House Aging Committee during her ninth term in office. House Speaker Tim Moore appointed Farmer-Butterfield, D-Wilson, to a … more
Concerned students at Wilson Christian Academy are trying to stop the growing trend of teenagers experimenting with Juuls, a popular new electronic cigarette. The students, all juniors and … more
LA GRANGE — Authorities say a 3-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the head in an apparent accidental shooting Saturday. Wayne County sheriff's deputies and medics were dispatched to 102 … more
Former state legislator Bobbie Richardson, who represented Nash and Franklin counties in the N.C. House, has been elected first vice chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party. Democrats named … more
After mostly moderate winter temperatures under partly cloudy skies this weekend, expect the frigid air to make a brief return toward midweek. The greater Wilson area should see low 50s on … more
Authorities say a man threw a gun from his car Thursday while leading Spring Hope police on a 100 mph chase that ended in Halifax County. Police initiated a traffic stop on 22-year-old  … more
BB&T has reduced its Wilson workforce in recent weeks, but company officials have declined to say how many employees have been laid off. “First, I want to stress that BB&T remains … more
SHARPSBURG — The Sharpsburg Board of Commissioners will have a special called meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 in the Sharpsburg Town Hall meeting room, 110 W. Railroad St. Commissioners plan … more
I’m kind of a gunslinger. Now, don’t get me wrong, that’s definitely a metaphor and not based in reality. In fact, I don’t own a gun nor do I have the hubris to think that, despite my … 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
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
Harrison Barnett had a sleepover at a friend’s house last weekend. The boys stayed up late playing, ate pumpkin pancakes for breakfast and went to Chuck E. Cheese the next day. Just an average … more
Last year’s January report on our backyard winter garden stated that the temperature had killed most of our produce, which had thrived until a couple of days into the new year. This year’s … more
GREENVILLE — Before a Friday afternoon agreement to end the longest U.S. government shutdown in history was announced, U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield visited the Pitt-Greenville Airport to show support … more
Two men who were arrested in connection to the Jan. 14 shooting of Trooper Daniel Harrell now face additional charges in the case. William Allen Boswell, 40, of Elm City, and 25-year-old Bryan … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Submitting to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump agreed to a deal Friday to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand … more
Police are looking for a man accused in robbing a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint. On Saturday, officers were dispatched to a 9:08 p.m. call in the 3600 Baybrooke Drive regarding an armed … more
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