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If it were up to Wilson Chick-fil-A owner and operator Christy Proctor, she would have opened a second location years ago, but all capital projects are controlled by corporate, so the plan had to go … more
Snakes give most people the creeps. A few people here and there might really like our slithery, slender neighbors, yet many of us have been taught since childhood to stay clear of them, since they … more
I have not bought a car since 2000. Actually, I should clarify that statement: I haven’t bought a car for myself since the year 2000, and actually I didn’t take ownership of the car I ordered … more
STEPHEN COBB, CONTINUED “...My wright of the said lands that lies below the road aforesaid is one fifth part of the same that was allotted to the said Patience Cobb widow as aforesaid as a part … more
LUCAMA — State officials have awarded the town of Lucama a $2.2 million grant to repair its water and wastewater treatment plant and upgrade its well houses and water lines, the Upper Coastal Plain … more
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July. Still, there continues to be an emergency need for donors of … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Motorists on North Wesleyan Boulevard (U.S. 301 Bypass) will observe a new traffic pattern at Stone Rose Drive as part of an ongoing widening project. On July 25, state contractor … more
Jackie Rodgers stood by the edge of the road directing buyers into the auction at Gardens Alive Thursday. After waiving a half-dozen pickups onto the property, she hung her head low. Rodgers, … more
A shuttered burger joint causing blight along U.S. 301 has been demolished to make way for a second Wendy’s location in Wilson. NPC Quality Burgers operates the existing Wendy’s on Raleigh … more
STANTONSBURG — A rugged utility vehicle that may have climbed desert dunes and rumbled through combat zones has reported for duty at the Stantonsburg Police Department. Police Chief Orlando … more
United Way of Wilson County volunteers got a pep talk Thursday at their annual cultivation and training breakfast at the Wilson Country Club. “Volunteers are our organization. It’s run by … more
MIDDLESEX — Police Chief Mike Collins has been appointed to a two-year term as an ex-officio member of the North Carolina Association of School Resource Officers board of directors. Association … more
A Lucama man will spend decades in a federal prison after officials say he ran a drug trafficking ring in Wilson and Johnston counties for years. On Tuesday, Chief U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced 44-year-old Sean Trent Barnes to 30 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. … more
A Tennessee-based health care company is looking to merge with Wilson Medical Center majority owner LifePoint Health, but local officials said patient care will remain at the hospital’s … more
Authorities say they are continuing to investigate Friday’s shooting death of 16-year-old Luis Bravo. “The Wilson Police Department has been investigating Luis Bravo’s homicide and have been following up on leads since the crime occurred,” said Wilson police Sgt. Steve Gardner. … more
GREENVILLE — Inventor Thomas Edison reportedly believed in the motto: “There’s a way to do it better... find it.” And a 6-year-old Wilsonian named in his honor followed in his footsteps when … more
After two years on Goldsboro Street, The Singers Studio is working on a major upgrade with the renovation of a new location a block away. Owner Elizabeth Winstead has been teaching for nearly … more
GOLDSBORO — Authorities are seeking the public’s help to find a 15-year-old girl who ran away from her aunt’s rural Wayne County home last weekend. Deputies say 15-year-old Ashanti Dyzare … more
Vick Family Farms hosted the kickoff of the 2018 North Carolina State University Tobacco Tour on Monday. More than 100 area farmers, … more
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