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ROCKY MOUNT — Three people have been arrested in connection with a convenience store robbery after police and probation officers found evidence in the case while searching a Rocky Mount … more
Two incumbent elected officials in Wilson County filed their paperwork Thursday to seek re-election. Black Creek Commissioners Larry Price and Roland Wayne Lucas are each seeking another two-year … more
Three Fike High School rising seniors have a deeper understanding of the responsibilities of citizenship after attending summer programs last month. Eli Pope and Ryan Richardson attended the … more
Wilson County Public Library patrons can expect to see several new technology-related upgrades to the main location and branches including self-checkout kiosks. The library was recently awarded … more
A local effort to use games to broaden the career horizons for area youth has gone global. In April, the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments launched the Regional Simulation Partnership to … more
YOUNGSVILLE — Town officials estimated The Wake Weekly would have to pay a fee of about $70,000 before the town could comply with a public records request the paper made this month. Legal … more
A bill in the N.C. legislature that would ban smokable hemp could undercut North Carolina’s emerging hemp industry and curtail immediate relief for those suffering chronic conditions. On … more
Jason Parris, a water tech for the city of Wilson, stands along Sunnybrook Road as a Thursday smoke test is conducted in the Willow Springs neighborhood to determine who is on septic tanks and who is … more
A Wilson woman has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in Wilson County District Court in connection with a May 23 shooting into a home. Deshawnda Laney McNair, 26, was initially charged with two … more
Bryan Dunn, M.D., has joined the Wilson Physician Services team, according to Wilson Medical Center. He is practicing at Wilson Pulmonary Associates located at 1700 Tarboro St., Suite 202. … more
A state medical examiner couldn’t determine how a 71-year-old woman died after her body was discovered in a shallow grave behind a Wilson home in December. Kathy Thomas had been missing since … more
For Wilson Community College student Sena Rogers, giving blood is a basic duty. Rogers, a dialysis tech student, contributed one of the 28 pints donated in the WCC Student Government Association … more
Five incumbent elected officials in Wilson County towns filed for re-election Wednesday. Charles “Tommy” Hawkins currently serves as the mayor of Saratoga and hopes to be re-elected for … more
Marketing for Wilson County tourism dipped slightly in June, according to a Raleigh-based branding agency. Clean’s campaign launched in the fall and generated roughly 2.6 million impressions in … more
NASHVILLE — Nash County’s planning staff has been asked to review and make recommendations on how the county should respond to an increasing number of requests to rezone rural property from R-40 … more
Four residents of Wilson County towns filed paperwork Tuesday in a bid for public office in the fall, including three incumbents. Ralph Smith Jr. currently serves as the mayor of Black Creek and … more
The Wilson Chamber of Commerce’s leadership program will have a new name going forward, but the focus won’t change. “Beginning last year, we made two substantive changes to Dynamic … more
County commissioners gave the green light Monday for Wilson County Schools to proceed with an application for state funding to build a new $20 million home for the Wilson Academy of Applied … more
The Wilson County Register of Deeds issued the following marriage licenses during May: Sarah Ann Hales and Charles Berry Barham IV, both of Lucama. Sherita Renee McCall of Wilson and Tony … more
Karmelo Battle sat down for what might well have been the first pop quiz of his public school career. As an incoming kindergartener at Winstead Elementary School, Karmelo was asked the identify … more
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