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ELM CITY — Aenon Missionary Baptist Church, 7503 Town Creek Road, will have a hot dog/hamburger dinner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. Those wishing to attend are asked to call Ken Cobb at … more
SPRING HOPE — Tens of thousands will crowd small-town streets this weekend for the 47th annual Spring Hope National Pumpkin Festival. This year’s festival returns to a multi-day format after … more
Adult Fiction “The 7 1/2 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” by Stuart Turton “America for Beginners” by Leah Franqui “Ana of California” by Andi Teran “Bagmen” by William … more
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
Since the 1960s, American Legion Post 13 has called the 2000 block of U.S. 301 home. However, the Friday sale of the meeting building means the post’s iconic sign will soon be replaced. “When … more
Wilson Medical Center has lifted visitor restrictions at the hospital. The restrictions, limiting visitors to anyone age 13 and older, went into effect in late December as the flu season started … more
After more than two years of behind-the-scenes work, redevelopment of the U.S. 301 corridor will break ground on Tuesday. “When we first got the TIGER grant, people thought we’d just start … more
Hundreds of children and their families could barely contain their excitement Saturday at Tabernacle Baptist Church’s Easter Eggstravaganza. More than 6,000 eggs were dropped via helicopter in … more
Dreary weather didn’t stop officials and residents from gathering Tuesday morning to celebrate the start of construction to revitalize the U.S. 301 corridor. “301 highway is going to come back … more
A Wilson man faces a murder charge in connection to a Sept. 24 shooting that claimed the life of a Fayetteville man. Lavaris Davarian Speight, 20, is accused of killing Justin L. Williams of the … 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
The Wilson Human Relations Commission received a record number of nominations for the upcoming banquet to honor Wilson volunteers. Every year the commission turns to the community to nominate … more
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