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Big changes are coming to Tarboro Street as part of a broader traffic shift, but the temporary closure of the 100 block means headaches to motorists and businesses alike. Rebecca Agner, Wilson’s … more
LUCAMA — Failure to provide water samples in 2018 has resulted in two more state violations for the town of Lucama. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Resources … more
Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Adult Fiction “The 13-Minute Murder: Thrillers” by James Patterson “The Better Sister” by Alafair Burke “Blotto, … more
SIMS — Tucked away in the western Wilson County woods, a 66 ½-acre estate hosting weddings, classes and conferences is celebrating a colorful addition. Kelcie Howren is launching the Horse … more
ROCKY MOUNT — A local crimefighting blogger is being dragged into court by a shoplifting suspect arrested after surveillance video allegedly shows her stealing a bottle of wine. Katheryn … more
For the first time in seven months, the Wilson area can expect high temperatures reaching 90 degrees this weekend. The last time thermometer mercury topped 90 in Wilson was the first week of … more
Betty Johnson, a 36-year-old mother of three, walked across the stage to pick up her associate degree in accounting Friday night. She was one of 268 students who received degrees from Wilson … more
This past week, the dynamic duo who tout the attributes of the comic book genre heeded the “Bat signal” and spent Superhero Day at Red Oak Elementary School, taking up the challenge of teaching … more
Every day we see and read news of this season’s graduation activities. We see pictures of students in their commencement regalia, and we read excerpts from addresses given by prominent citizens for … more
When people think of things that are decidedly American, I’m pretty certain flea markets are somewhere on the lists. In almost every part of this nation, on any given weekend, you can find a … more
Scott Gordon will lead an instructional seminar on planting a hosta garden at 5:15 p.m. Monday, May 20 at the Wilson Agricultural Center, 1806 Goldsboro St. Members of the public are invited to … more
Ginny and Randy Hall have been through this not once, but twice. Ginny Hall was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2015. Two years later, her husband received a cancer diagnosis. “Two months … more
SARATOGA — A spark that ignited dry grass on a brush mower resulted in the destruction of a tractor that had been pulling it Friday. “The operator stated that a fire started on a bush hog part … more
No property tax increase is proposed for city residents in 2019-20, but a 1.8% rate increase is planned for residential electric customers in Wilson’s $253,494,080 budget. City Manager Grant … more
Wilson City Councilman A.P. Coleman shakes hands with Councilman Tom Fyle during the octogenarian's final council meeting on Thursday. Coleman retired after 38 years on the council. "We certainly … more
Eligible North Carolinians whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Matthew have until May 31 to apply with ReBuild NC for help with repairs or rebuilding. The help comes from single-family housing … more
Carrons Funeral Home has helped Wilsonians say goodbye to loved ones for decades on Nash Street, but this summer, those services will move a mile to Tarboro Street. “The funeral business was my … more
GREENVILLE — When a large apartment fire broke out at The District at Tar River and displaced 26 people last week, American Red Cross volunteers were on the scene connecting them to food, housing, … more
Wilson’s E.B. Jordan Homes is receiving a landscaping facelift thanks to the donation of trees by the Wilson County Agricultural Center. The ag center donated 16 crape myrtle trees to the Wilson … more
Wilson’s newest and oldest elevated water tanks are getting new paint jobs, inside and out. Marco Pecaj, a foreman for Utility Services, said the company is repainting the exterior of the … more
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