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WASHINGTON — Wilson's congressmen split their votes on the Republican-led tax overhaul along party lines, with Rep. G.K. Butterfield calling the move a Christmas cash grab for the … more
MOUNT OLIVE — A $5 scratch-off ticket gave Douglas Davis Jr. a six-figure surprise for Christmas, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery. Davis, of Mount Olive, purchased the Mega … more
The Wilson County Board of Elections on Tuesday recommended a new mayoral election in Sharpsburg. This action followed a hearing Dec. 14 meeting where testimony and evidence were presented in the … more
When volunteers filled several large bags of toys and selected a bicycle for Joann Davis, she couldn’t stop smiling. “That bike right there, she’s going to be excited about,” said Davis, … more
The St. Rose Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ Youth Ministry will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 23, at 115 Cone St. Proceeds from the sale, which will be held rain or … more
Clint Godwin can’t take credit for the idea behind adorning the heads of his Farm Bureau Insurance agents on a Raleigh Road Boulevard billboard with Santa hats, but he was happy to keep the … more
TARBORO — Eight hundred new jobs and nearly $580 million in investment is coming to Edgecombe County as an international tire company builds its first manufacturing facility outside of China. “Triangle Tire is bringing a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to Kingsboro (Megasite), giving the region and our entire state … more
Wilson saw its last white Christmas following a surprise December snowfall in 1989. The snowless streak is expected to continue for the 28th consecutive year, but anything's possible in late … more
The Wilson County Department of Social Services is accepting applications for financial assistance with home heating bills this winter. DSS officials administer funds from the state’s Low-Income … more
ROME, Ga. — Shannon Whitney of Wilson was recently named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at Berry College. The dean’s list honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or better on a … more
Health officials say a rabid raccoon was recently discovered near Toisnot Park, the second such Wilson County rabies case in five months. The raccoon was euthanized and its remains tested … more
When Greenfield School students heard that the Boys and Girls Club’s Teen Center was burglarized nearly two weeks ago and more than $7,000 worth of new electronics were stolen, they wanted to help. … more
Sons of Confederate Veterans members from Wilson and Rocky Mount conducted their annual D.F. Thompson grave and cemetery cleanup Saturday at the Thompson cemetery near Silver Lake. The SCV’s … more
Several months ago, the Knit/Crochet Circle at the Wilson County Senior Center Activity Center decided to embark on a special Christmas project. Since then, the women have spent countless hours … more
As the yard at Silver Lake Growers Cotton Gin became emptied of this year’s cotton, Justin Smith pulled out the spray paint. On the broad side of the last module of cotton, Smith wrote “Merry … more
Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently welcomed 18 new members into the fold during the fall 2017 induction ceremony. Students … more
The North Carolina commissioner of agriculture says the experiment to develop industrial hemp in the state had a successful first year. Hemp production has been legalized in North Carolina, but … more
Authorities say the mobile home destroyed in a fatal Saturday fire was supposed to be vacant. “The information we have is no one was actively renting it,” said Deputy Chief Ben Smith of Wilson … more
Katherine Lee said when she woke up her two girls, Bailey and Madison, on Saturday morning, she didn’t tell them where they were going. She wanted it to be a surprise. “When they got here and … more
Wilson city officials say a person died early Saturday in a fire that destroyed one mobile home and damaged four others. Firefighters were dispatched to the 301 Harper St. NE home at 4:18 a.m. and … more
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