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A woman is charged after police say she stabbed a man Saturday. Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Woodrow Street in reference to a stabbing shortly after midnight. When officers … more
Jane Smith Patterson, a 2017 recipient of the distinguished North Carolina Award for Public Service, will be the featured speaker at the 116th annual commencement exercises of Barton College at 1:30 … more
The Wilson County Register of Deeds issued the following marriage licenses during the month of March: Quontina Lavet Fielder of Wilson and Ralph Carter of Rocky Mount; Isaac Monk and Audrey … more
With roughly 6 percent of eligible voters casting a ballot during early voting, nearly 15,000 registered voters need to head to the polls Tuesday to meet the 33 percent turnout in 2016 … more
As a child, Roberto Rosales remembers his family traveling along the migrant stream up the East Coast harvesting tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelons and sweet potatoes. Rosales, 27, is the new … more
State Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield will moderate a school safety forum from 6 to 8 p.m. May 14 at Forest Hills Middle School. Farmer-Butterfield, D-Wilson, was recently appointed to the House … more
RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is seeking applicants to operate a new license plate agency in southern Nash County. The DMV opens applications to operate a new license … more
Producers of Wilson playwright Mildred Summerville’s “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child” will hold auditions for high school and college student actors Wednesday ahead of a September performance … more
Fike High School will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its band at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the school auditorium at 500 Harrison Drive. Tickets are $10 at the door or $5 in advance and may be … more
Wilson County District Court Judge Beth Freshwater-Smith has been named a member of the N.C. Juvenile Justice Planning Committee. Gov. Roy Cooper appointed 18 people to the panel, according to a … more
Wilson Fire/Rescue Services has a new battalion commander after the recent promotion of a 20-year member of the department. Administrators promoted Jim Miller on April 24 from the rank of captain … more
Football? At Barton College? In a stadium on campus? In two years? … more
A Wilson man who has fought for decades to have his 1976 murder conviction overturned reached a significant legal milestone this week. Charles Ray Finch, 79, is serving a life sentence in the … more
Only five hours remain of early voting where Wilsonians can register and cast a ballot. Early voting began on April 19 and roughly 3,000 Wilsonians have popped in at the Wilson County Board of … more
Wilson City Council members talked trash at a Thursday morning meeting. The topic du jour for the monthly information session included a presentation by Environmental Services Manager Scott … more
The following deed transfers for the week of April 23-27, 2018 have been recorded in the Wilson County Register of Deeds Office: From City of Wilson Redevelopment Commission to WJH LLC, 105 … more
One of Wilson’s treasures, the Oliver Nestus Freeman Roundhouse Museum, has gained attention and popularity in recent years. Located at the corner of Hines and Nash streets, the round stone … more
Wilson's spell of spring sunshine could be interrupted Sunday as a cold front and possible low-pressure system brings rain to the region, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this weekend's installment of … more
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