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Maggie’s formerly chocolate fur-tinged white and the Chesapeake Bay retriever’s struggle to walk betrayed her age, but the 23-year-old pup’s spunky personality and generous spirit never … more
At 17, I imagined my future relationship with Wilson as a place I would occasionally visit family and friends. I had just graduated from high school and was preparing to leave the only town I had … more
A Wilson man will spend several years behind bars in connection to drug charges. On Tuesday, Demetrius McMillian, 33, pleaded guilty to the delivery of heroin with a habitual felon enhancement in … more
MIDDLESEX — Town commissioners voted unanimously Monday evening to approve a roughly $85,000 Governor’s Crime Commission grant that will allow the police department to hire a juvenile detective … more
ELM CITY — Residents likely will see lower home insurance rates in November due to improvements through the Toisnot Rural Fire Department. Fire Chief Linwood Jones said the 23 members of the … more
The Wilson County Department of Social Services has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties. The awards honor innovative, effective county government … more
ELM CITY — When Marie Knight brought her daughter to see her great-grandmother’s grave, she was disappointed to find a heavy chain across the access road leading to the cemetery. Knight, a … more
Tuesday marked the first day of school for Wilson Preparatory Academy, 2755 Tilghman Road. Roughly 850 students are enrolled in grades K-12. The 2018-19 year marks Wilson Prep’s inaugural … more
Since Kristin Owens and Heather Nance became coworkers about three years ago, they had dreamed of opening their own grooming business. Now that dream has come true. “Back when we worked … more
A baler door lifted and a golden cube of pressed tobacco dropped onto the floor Monday at Bass Farms near Lucama. The 735-pound bale was one of 36 to be carried Tuesday to Philip Morris, a major … more
SPRING HOPE — Witnesses tailed a theft suspect from Middlesex to Spring Hope on Tuesday, leading to the arrest of a man deputies dubbed the “rocking chair bandit.” Chief Deputy Brandon … more
Thousands of backpacks filled Fike High School’s gymnasium Tuesday as officials and volunteers geared up for Saturday’s big event — Wilson County Schools’ Operation Backpack. The annual … more
Two teens who were wanted on charges in connection to the Aug. 6 death of 16-year-old Rodshawn Malik Barnes were arrested Tuesday. Savonte J. Taylor, 16, and Darius Phontez Taylor, 19, both of 3814-B Starship Lane, face one count each of involuntary manslaughter. Officials said they turned themselves in to police. Both were given $3,000 secured bonds. … more
A meeting for prospective poll monitors who work to protect voters’ rights at polling places on Election Day is planned from 4 - 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 in the Wilson County Public Library … more
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