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Danny Tharrington, program technician in Wilson County, was named U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency District 6 employee of the quarter for the third quarter. Farm Service … more
The car lot at 4030 Ward Blvd. is full of Cadillacs, but the General Motors brand has been removed from the building and the signs have been covered. J.C. Harris Jr. said the future of the … more
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will arrive here Sunday to examine all aspects of the Wilson Police Department’s policy and procedures, … more
RALEIGH — A federal grand jury this week indicted a Mexican citizen who was found in Wilson County on a charge of illegally crossing the United States border. Saul Cisneros-Franco, 52, faces a … more
Wilson Community College and the University of Mount Olive have signed a partnership agreement that will improve the transfer of credits for community college students. WCC students who have … more
Citing competition with internet giant Amazon and dwindling interest in hobbies coupled with a flood-prone location, one of Wilson’s staple family businesses has announced it will soon close its … more
GREENVILLE — All eyes were on Gregory Parks when he took the witness stand Thursday in his first-degree murder trial. Parks, 59, gave jurors his version of events that transpired the day police … more
The following area businesses are offering discounts or giveaways for veterans with proof of service: Applebee’s is offering a free entree for veterans Saturday. Chili’s is giving a free … more
An uptick in vacancies within the Wilson Police Department spurred officials to approve a 15 percent increase to the starting salary and pay for officers among three ranks. “This is not a … more
By Faith Church will have a food giveaway beginning at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10. Recipients are asked to bring their own boxes or containers along with picture ID. The church is located at 4667 … more
With forecasts calling for clear skies Saturday, the flag will be flying high at the Wilson County Courthouse as hundreds gather for the annual Veterans Day ceremony. more
Three-year-old Isaiah Hess enjoys a good read from the neighborhood Little Free Library at the corner of Brentwood and Nash streets in Wilson. According to his mother, Jennifer Hess, they also … more
GREENVILLE — The defense in Gregory Parks’ murder trial this week recalled several state’s witnesses to the stand, including Ronald Parker, who prosecutors say last saw Isabel “Chaveli” … more
MIDDLESEX — Write-in candidates garnered more votes than either name on the ballot for two open seats on the Middlesex Board of Commissioners. According to unofficial election results reported Tuesday night, 161 votes were cast for write-ins, … more
County commissioners approved the transfer of property Monday night to the Wilson County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board for the reconstruction of the ABC liquor store on U.S. 301. ABC Supervisor Larry Etheridge said the store near Lane Street will shutter later this year to be torn … more
Wilson residents gave the current City Council a vote of confidence Tuesday by re-electing the incumbents in a landslide. “I think they’ve shown faith in the council members because we were … more
RALEIGH — Grants of up to $1,000 are available from the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission to nonprofit organizations or local government agencies wishing to create or strengthen programs that support the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “The teachings and philosophy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remain critically relevant for our communities, especially regarding the impact of nonviolence and the importance of embracing diversity.” said Department Secretary … more
It was late morning and the Wilson R voting precinct at the Reid Street Community Center had 22 ballots cast. “It’s not a lot. It’s very slow today,” said Evelyn Hagans, chief judge at … more
Vollis Simpson’s kinetic sculptures weren’t alone in captivating downtown crowds during last weekend’s N.C. Whirligig Festival. Business boomed for visiting vendors and hometown merchants … more
It’s Election Day, and 23 of Wilson County’s precincts are open until 7:30 p.m. Today’s elections include Wilson City Council seats in District 3, 5, 6 and 7. Wilson City Council members … more
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