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Wilson city employees plan to give more than $130,000 next year to United Way of Wilson County, the largest single-year increase in the city’s history. The city’s United Way campaign concluded … more
Norma Rodriguez and sons Danny and Carlos sat in their living room for a portrait by photographer Vicky Roy. “Okay, I am ready now to click you,” Roy said after preparing his frame. Roy is … more
Russ Varnell & His Too Country Band will host and headline “The Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree Show” in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday. “This is one of the biggest honors that I have … more
Overdose Awareness Day set for Thursday Eastpointe and the Wilson County Department of Social Services will host a community-wide Overdose Awareness Day observance from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, … more
Leaders from this newspaper’s publishing company will participate in a yearlong program at the University of North Carolina designed to help news outlets improve their products and remain … more
County officials are one step closer in choosing where an additional emergency medical facility will be located in southern Wilson County. On Tuesday, the EMS committee, made up of several county … more
It’s been more than a year since El Tapatio closed on Forest Hills Road, but the popular restaurant will soon reopen with a new menu and name. “We closed that one in May of last year, but I … more
BAILEY — Workers are tearing down the old downtown hardware store that shifted over time from iconic center of commerce to object of scorn as an eyesore. A garden park is set to take its … more
Each month, the Wilson County Board of Education releases its personnel list showing employees who have been hired and those who retired or … more
It’s the first week of school and not all Wilson County Schools classrooms have full-time teachers. “We have 14 slots in the county with a vacancy without a recommendation,” said Norris … more
The last week of August in eastern North Carolina will be seasonable and temperate, with highs and lows tracking close to the average of mid-80s during the day and mid-60s overnight, Al Thomas says … more
The Wilson County Public Library’s main branch will start its free nine-week book discussion series “Let’s Talk About It” on Thursday. The five-book series of novels and nonfiction … more
NEW BERN — World War I soldier Wiley Clifton Bissett, a native of Wilson, is among the 16 men whose names will be added to the World War I monument on the Craven County Courthouse grounds. The … more
When homeless families go to sleep at night at Hope Station’s new Westview House, they can wrap up with quilts made by a local women’s group. “We love to quilt and this was a way for us to … more
The North Carolina Republican Party claimed Monday that Gov. Roy Cooper’s ultimatum on the state’s budget endangers … more
LUCAMA — A Kenly man lost control of his car, ran off the road and tore the front off a barn before a tree stopped his careening car Sunday afternoon. Steven Miles Woodard of Kenly was driving a … more
Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Children’s Books “Abby in Wonderland” by Sarah Mlynowski “Aru Shah and the Song of Death” by Roshani … more
James A. “Jim” Clark, professor emeritus of English and former dean of the school of humanities, will be the featured speaker at the 118th opening convocation at Barton … more
Turmoil and transition have cast a shadow over the Salvation Army of Wilson yet again as the director of social services recently resigned. “I gave three minutes notice because I was so … more
While most Wilsonians are sleeping, a dedicated group of Wilson women are up at 5 a.m. pounding the pavement for health, wellness and camaraderie. Kimberly Evans and two other women started the … more
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