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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
Police say a 9-year-old boy was shot in the eye Wednesday night after someone fired a gun into a Wilson home. Officers were called to a reported shooting on the 1700 block of Stantonsburg Road at … more
A high school senior from Wilson has been awarded the prestigious Morehead-Cain scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. John Paul “Joe” Benson will graduate this … more
A man who prosecutors say was on the run for more than two decades after he shot and killed his then-pregnant girlfriend will spend 10 years in prison. On Thursday, Rodney Vernon Cooke pleaded … more
Several hundred law enforcement personnel honored fallen law enforcement officers at a North Carolina Peace Officers Memorial Day observance Thursday at Peace Church in Wilson. The service of five officers was recognized with memorials being presented … more
As the eldest of four children born to a single mom in Puerto Rico, José Pabon grew accustomed to turning to churches to help make ends meet. It was his faith, though, that transformed his … more
Phil Mooring, executive director of Wilson Families in Action, was recently recognized by Addiction Professionals of North Carolina for his longtime contribution to substance abuse prevention with … more
The Wilson Tobs have collected more than 6,000 nonperishable food items for those in need during the team’s annual Home Run for Hunger season. The project aims to collect and distribute canned … more
A Wilson County farmer and college student has received one of six North Carolina Soybean Producers Association research scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year. Collin D. Blalock, who owns and … more
Police say a 9-year-old boy was shot in the eye Wednesday night when someone fired gun blasts into a Wilson home. Officers were called to a reported shooting on the 1700 block of Stantonsburg Road … more
Adult Fiction “The Broken Girls” by Simone St. James “China Rich Girlfriend” by Kevin Kwan “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan “Escape Attempt” by Miguel-Angel … more
Peace Church will hold its annual Peace Officers Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. today. The church is located at 2838 Tilghman Road. The program will honor all law enforcement officers who work … more
A Wilson nonprofit is seeking volunteers to bag and distribute donated food to community members in need today and Friday. Spreading Seeds, Inc. at 3904 Airport Drive, Suite J, will have a food … more
A retired social worker of 30 years will succeed the late Bobbie Jones on the Wilson County Board of Commissioners. Commissioners unanimously approved the Wilson County Democratic Party’s … more
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