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Wilson Economic Development is slated to move to a new office in the heart of downtown late this year or in early 2019. Members of the economic development council recently approved a plan to move … more
The Wilson Housing Authority’s plan to replace houses flooded during Hurricane Matthew recently received a boost from federal funds. The city of Wilson was among 10 communities across the state … more
BAILEY — Two hundred seventy students began the next phase of their lives after crossing the stage to receive diplomas Saturday morning at Southern Nash High School. The Firebirds’ 50th … more
Fourteen-year-old Demonte Hoskins was ready to get down to business Monday morning. “All you got to do is train out here,” he said. “It’s fun.” More than 100 youth headed out to Fike … more
Wilson police are investigating a shooting that left two men injured Friday evening. Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Pender Street at 7:39 p.m. While police were headed to the area, … more
Wilson County Schools conveyed diplomas to graduates at three public high schools Saturday as families and friends gathered to support the accomplishments of the seniors moving on to the next chapter … more
County commissioners plan further discussions regarding a timeline on a new animal shelter and the funding to pay for it, including animal privilege fees. The discussion was prompted last week … more
GREENVILLE — A Wilson mother has accused police of targeting minority neighborhoods through a "bait bike" program, but police officials disputed the claim, saying that a variety of … more
Local preservationist B. Perry Morrison Jr. was presented with the 2018 Preservation Spirit Award during the recent Preservation of Wilson annual Garden Party and Art Show. The Preservation … more
FOUR OAKS — Town Councilman Christopher Haley was arrested Tuesday night as part of the regional drug crackdown Operation JoCo Justice. Christopher Gregory Haley, 61, was arrested at his … more
SPRING HOPE — Police say a man was caught with cocaine and guns in an apartment where young children were staying. Officers approached 113 Northside St. around 9 p.m. Thursday after noticing … more
Wilson's forecast mirrors graduates' bright future Saturday as sunny skies should prevail while seniors turn their tassels at Beddingfield, Hunt and Fike high schools. Showers or thunderstorms … more
A suburban Atlanta economic development guru has been named executive director of the Wilson-based Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments. Robert Hiett, who is currently executive director of … more
High academic expectations, genuine concern for students and innovative teaching methods were just a few of the qualities celebrated Thursday during the Wilson County Schools Evening of Excellence … more
The Wilson County Department of Social Services was recently recognized with the “Sticking Your Neck Out for the Kids Award” from the N.C. Parent Resource Center at Families in Action. The … more
A Wilson County man convicted of prostituting a teenage girl and forcing her to perform sex acts at migrant worker camps will spend the next 40 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Louise … more
KENLY — A judged Corvette and classic car show hosted by the Eastern Carolina Corvette Club will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 9 at Kenly Chevrolet, 703 N. Church St. Juneteenth festival … more
When Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield stood with Gov. Roy Cooper and voted against the Republican state budget, she did what she thought was best for Wilsonians. And she didn’t expect to be attacked … more
GREENVILLE — Wilson Community College has inked a deal with East Carolina University to improve transfer student access through a collaborative degree completion program, ECU announced … more
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