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GOLDSBORO — Authorities charged a North Carolina man this week with molesting and sexually abusing a young girl in Wayne County over a seven-year span. Sheriff’s deputies charged 44-year-old … more
Wilson’s Shane Dinan has gone from graduate school to under the sea for the Rocky Mount production of “Disney’s Little Mermaid.” The musical is presented by the Imperial Center for the Arts … more
Police are investigating a shooting that left a Wilson man injured Tuesday evening. Shortly before 9 p.m., officers were dispatched to Wilson Medical Center regarding a person who had been shot. … more
Registered nurses with associate degrees will have a clearer path to earning their bachelor’s at Barton College or one of nine other private North Carolina colleges. Under a new agreement … more
Adam Gelo of Elm City has received his master’s of science degree in management and leadership from Western Governors University, according to a news release. The university held its 64th … more
State health officials have seen a recent uptick in emergency room visits across the state in relation to people using cannabidiol oil or a similar product in electronic cigarettes and vaporizing … more
RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed a woman with local ties to the N.C. State Museum of Natural Sciences Advisory Commission. Brenda Hill Pollard, who is from the Kenly area and now lives in … more
Police are investigating a weekend shooting that left one man injured. Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to the 1100 block of Arrington Avenue in reference to a person who had … more
Officials say a Tennessee-based tobacco company will be opening a manufacturing operation in Wilson. Wind River Tobacco Co. plans to hire 53 employees with an average salary of $35,472, according … more
A new farmworker safety and health educator position will be added to the North Carolina Cooperative Extension office in Wilson County. The announcement was made Monday during the Cooperative … more
After two years of success in Knightdale, a Hunt High graduate is opening a second hair salon in her hometown. Toya Edwards founded Dior’s House of Weave about two years ago, but the time has … more
WALSTONBURG — Organizers of next month’s Proud to Be an American Day are seeking sponsorships and donations to make the patriotic festival memorable in its 10th year. American Legion Post 332 … more
BAILEY — Lisa Langley, a fifth-grade math and science teacher at Bailey Elementary School, has been named the state’s elementary conservation education teacher of the year. Langley received … more
The Wilson Ski and Outdoor group will meet Wednesday, March 7 at Fiesta Cancun Mexican Restaurant, 3711 Peppermill Drive, with social time beginning at 6:30 p.m. and a meeting at 7 p.m. For more … more
Party officials are predicting a “Democratic revival” during the 2018 midterms and general election. And to make that happen, Democrats are organizing like never before and listening to voters’ … more
Fike High School health science students will host the nation’s largest one-day high school blood drive from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15. “This year our goal is 650 or more pints,” … more
Police have arrested a Wilson man in connection to a rash of home burglaries that have occurred for several months in west Wilson. Since Dec. 1, police have investigated numerous break-ins in … more
Drivers in Wilson and surrounding counties should have an easier time seeing lane boundaries on state-maintained roads after N.C. Department of Transportation contractors complete a restriping … more
NASHVILLE — Two people face cocaine trafficking charges following a Saturday traffic stop in rural Nash County. Sheriff’s deputies stopped a Nissan Altima on U.S. 64 West near South Old … more
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