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With Hurricane Dorian on the horizon and vital repairs that needed to be made, those responsible for the Silver Lake dam opted to open the gates and drain the water last week. “We were having an … more
It was 18 years ago this week that Sept. 11 gained tragic significance as more than one of the possible 366 dates of the calendar year. It was that long ago when, for a vast majority of the … more
All citizens have a responsibility to make positive contributions to their community. Opportunities are around almost every corner, some of them simple acts of kindness and help that touch a few, … more
I get bored pretty easily. When I do, I have a few go-to things that I do when I get bored. Often, I am awake late at night and we all know that late-night TV isn’t so great. A lot of the time, … more
The midway will be hopping at the Wilson County Fair next week as families line up to ride, play games, eat something sweet and take in a show or two. Debbie Hill, fair manager, is hoping for a … more
Dozens of people face criminal charges after the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office conducted an operation targeting the illegal drug trade. Detectives with the office’s Special Operations and … more
Authorities are investigating bomb threats made against Wilson businesses. On Monday, the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office notified the Wilson Police Department of a bomb threat against two … more
Even the state budget director was stunned by Republican state House leaders’ Wednesday vote to override the governor’s budget veto and avoid compromising. “(I felt) disappointment and … more
STANTONSBURG — Greater Zion Original Free Will Baptist Church will hold its annual car show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Stantonsburg playground. Free food will be available. The … more
Multiple initiatives are underway aimed to prevent underage drinking, electronic cigarette use and substance misuse among youth in Wilson County. Nearly 50 representatives from various agencies … more
Motorists using Raleigh Road Parkway, or U.S. 264 Alternate, west of the Interstate 95 interchange between Wilson and Sims will soon see changes that could affect mobility in the area. The N.C. … more
LUCAMA — Sparks flew as Filiberto Ortiz sawed through rusty galvanized pipe being removed from Lucama’s well No. 3 on Wednesday. It’s the first work performed as part of a North Carolina … more
The East Nash Volunteer Fire Department has received a new fire rating after an N.C. Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal inspection. The department, which serves a crescent-shaped … more
Craig M. Myers, chairman and CEO of Watson Electrical, will be honored at the 15th annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Leadership Award Dinner on Sept. 26 at Barton College. The event, to be held on … more
A Silver Alert has been issued for 15-year-old Antonio Tywone Sims. He was last seen walking north on Tarboro Street in Wilson toward Auto Zone. Sims is a black male weighing 100 pounds. At 5 … more
To commemorate the 232nd year since the signing of the U.S. Constitution, the Willis N. Hackney Library on the campus of Barton College will host a Constitution Day celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. … more
RALEIGH — Republicans dominating a nearly half-empty North Carolina House chamber used an unexpected vote Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the state’s two-year budget, … more
A planned commercial development on the west side of town got approval Tuesday night to start turning dirt. Woodhaven Development Group is building more than 170,000 square feet of retail and … more
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