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Wilson County Schools announced Monday afternoon that the football season is over for varsity teams from Fike and Hunt after a postgame altercation between players from both teams at Hunt on Nov. … more
Historic downtown Wilson will soon be the location for an emerging industry: hemp and cannabidiol. “Marijuana contains high THC, low CBD while the hemp plant contains high CBD and low THC,” … more
The village of family and friends who guided me through childhood — parents who loved me, grandmas and aunties who fed me and uncles who watched out for me — hold a special place in my life … more
With Congress’ passage of last week’s farm bill that decriminalized the hemp plant, North Carolina farmers will have the choice of adding a needed money crop to their rotations. “I haven’t … more
Theresa Small home-schools her sixth-grade daughter Ashlynn. Small doesn’t speak Spanish, so when Ashlynn expressed a desire to learn the language, the family decided to take advantage of … more
If attendance is an indicator, interest among growers in the new hemp commodity is high. About 150 farmers and other interested people from Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe counties filled the East … more
AmeriCorps Volunteers In Service to America members joined Barton College and East Carolina University students for six days of projects to improve the Wilson community. The college students … more
A Wilson attorney and school board member is working to raise money for youth across the state. In 2017, Gov. Roy Cooper appointed Rhyan Breen to the State Youth Advisory Council. Breen now … more
Several hundred people walked through the new Women’s Pavilion at Wilson Medical Center Tuesday to see the $22 million renovated area for labor and delivery and postpartum care that opened the next … more
Food distribution set for today PRINCEVILLE — The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and Draughn Family Foundation will hold a food distribution at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at Princeville … more
As “Down, down, do your dance, do your dance” boomed from the stereo, Selena Taylor and a group of residents grooved to the beat Thursday as whirligigs spun overhead. “Now let me see ya do … more
As a boy, Daniel Blanks fished all the little farm ponds around Wilson County. On Sunday night, Blanks will be featured on the popular National Geographic television series “Wicked Tuna: Outer … more
Dalita Woods speaks during Salisbury AME Zion Church's Back 2 School Youth Explosion at the Lipscomb Road church on Sunday. Woods, a first grade teacher at Louisburg Elementary School who is 3 feet … more
For Wilsonians without cars, getting to the office can be a time-consuming task involving walking to the bus stop, waiting to get on and sitting through countless stops before getting off the vehicle … more
Crystal Collins of the North Carolina Trucking Association, left, and Maj. Freddy Johnson Jr. of the N.C. Highway Patrol, right, are pictured with Robert Greene of Barnes Transportation Services, who … more
MIDDLESEX — Residents expressed support for a new dentist office set to open in January during a public hearing Monday night. The Middlesex Board of Commissioners received comments on its … more
Sheriff Calvin Woodard coasted to a third term Tuesday night, capturing nearly 70 percent of the vote. Woodard defeated Republican rival Kevin T. Raper, a first-time candidate and owner of Aggressive … more
The Wilson Community College Foundation handed out more than $100,000 in scholarships shared among 100 students Thursday. The students were handed checks at the at the foundation’s 21st annual … more
For the second time in two years, Wilson Fire/Rescue Services is slated to get a new truck, and construction on the vehicle recently began in Wisconsin. “This truck will be equipped with over … more
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