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GREENVILLE — Inventor Thomas Edison reportedly believed in the motto: “There’s a way to do it better... find it.” And a 6-year-old Wilsonian named in his honor followed in his footsteps when … more
TARBORO — Gregory McLeod, a North Carolina native and 17-year veteran of community colleges, has been named the next president of Edgecombe Community College. The Edgecombe Community College … more
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Wilson voters made a statement Monday afternoon when they banded together to change their political party affiliation. The action was a part of a national campaign called #WalkAway where voters … more
Rhyan Breen has won the District 7 seat on the Wilson County Board of Education. Breen ended up on top with 1,796 votes, or 41.73 percent, in a three-way contest for the open seat. Coming in a … more
Grayson Thorne and his family are once again collecting toys for patients at Duke Children’s Hospital. Last year, more than 2,000 blocks, puzzles, craft kits, stuffed animals, board games, … more
A popular sporting goods retailer has added a new service following its merger with another Brentwood business. EB Sports’ namesake Earl Boykin said he’s been a part of BB&P … more
Reducing law enforcement involvement in misconduct at school is one way leaders in Greene and Lenoir counties are trying to keep kids in school and out of court. Judges serving those communities … more
On a day that truly felt as if spring had finally arrived, more than 100 residents of the Wilson Housing Authority’s public housing community gathered Thursday for an Easter egg hunt and to enjoy … more
Books will be set aside in classrooms April 10 as students and professors gather with administrators and staff to celebrate academic excellence during the 2018 Day of Scholarship on Barton … more
It’s been nearly 40 years since Roscoe Barnett purchased a small American agave plant during a trip through New Mexico. “I just bought it because people there had them and I said ‘Well, … more
Scott Hayes, 53, died Tuesday, almost four years after he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. After the diagnosis in the summer of 2014, the … more
Wilson County could see tropical storm-force winds and heavy rain early next week if an offshore low-pressure system veers west, but in the meantime, expect a relief from the blistering heat this … more
William “BJ” Begley’s quest for a new liver was fraught with disappointment, exhaustion and exasperation, but after 11 hours under the knife, he woke up with a brighter future. “Through … more
A member of the wrecker crew waits to right a Foss Recycling scrap metal truck that overturned when turning off U.S. 301 onto U.S. 264 East in Wilson Wednesday afternoon. The truck was righted about … more
Acoustic guitarist and crooner Steven Stewart entertained diners at Pup's Steakhouse on Friday night, and #WideAwakeWilson was there to capture the sights and scenes. Each week, a Spotted … more
LUCAMA — In response to customer complaints and testing data, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Resources has issued a notice of deficiency to the town of Lucama citing … more
Voters cast ballots in favor of Rep. G.K. Butterfield, keeping the long-serving Democrat in the nation’s capital instead of sending a Durham businessman to represent the 1st Congressional … more
No one really knows how many light bulbs are in this year’s Wilson Winter Lights display at the Wilson Botanical Gardens. The estimate is in the tens of thousands, according to Cindy Lauderdale, … more
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