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The proposed Sallie B. Howard High School for the Arts and Science has been delayed for a year. Originally, the new charter high school, which will be built behind the existing Sallie B. Howard … more
When it comes to Chick-Fil-A, the popular eatery isn’t only known for tasty chicken and quirky cow marketing. Whether ordering one meal or 20, it quickly becomes clear that customers can expect … more
Wilson County could see tropical storm-force winds and heavy rain early next week if an offshore low-pressure system veers west, but in the meantime, expect a relief from the blistering heat this … more
Police say charges won’t be filed against a driver whose SUV struck and killed an elderly pedestrian in the road last Sunday. Officers said the crash remains under investigation, but 20-year-old … more
With recent heat indexes beyond 100 degrees, reliance on air conditioning and fans is a given, but for many of Wilson’s poorer residents, that isn’t an option. Salvation Army of Wilson board … more
The North Carolina Education Lottery makes almost $100 million in contributions to schools across the state each year. But how much of that goes to Wilson County Schools? According to school … more
Wilson native Ryan Wetherington will serve a three-year term on the North Carolina Economic Development Association board of directors. The NCEDA describes itself as the state’s leading … more
ELM CITY — Southside Baptist Church, 4948 Carter Road, will have an inside and outside community yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 7. Concessions will be available for sale. Proceeds … more
The following deed transfers for the week of June 25-29, 2018, have been recorded in the Wilson County Register of Deeds office: From Wainwright & Hodge, LLC to WJH LLC, 300-303 Hazel Drive, … more
Fourth of July week always brings emotions of nostalgia for me. It hearkens back to childhood days when life was simpler by comparison, and the world, at least to my childlike understanding, was more … more
Children crave security and often find it in their teddy bears, blankets or some other item in the home. Items that provide children a sense of security can be almost any object, as long as it is … more
This week’s 1st Fridays on the Lawn has been moved indoors because of the threat of rain. The event will be held at the Boykin Center, 108 Nash St. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the free concert … more
Americans across the country celebrated national independence Wednesday. The following day, U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield celebrated individual independence with the kickoff of a Small Business … more
The Wilson County Register of Deeds issued the following marriage licenses during May: Frances Elizabeth Noel and Jonathan Ryan Shaw, both of Lucama; Kristina Maria Gilmore of Elm City and … more
Police say a national trend involving paintball guns has found its way to Wilson. And authorities are taking the matter seriously. Police have already charged several suspects in connection to … more
Former Assistant District Attorney Caroline Quinn was sworn in Wednesday as Wilson County’s clerk of superior court. Quinn, who was appointed to the position by Superior Court Judge Walter H. … more
The new pedestrian bridge at Lake Wilson is nearly complete and folks have already been eagerly exploring the 2-mile trail despite the excruciating heat. “The bridge has been a very popular … more
Even the oppressive heat could not keep true barbecue connoisseurs from attending the July 4 barbecue cook-off and festival at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. For the second year in a row, the … more
When it comes to sweet corn, Collin Blalock admits he might eat more than he sells some days. In the tall rows of maturing white corn, Blalock twists off an ear. The Lucama resident shucks it … more
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