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The Wilson County Public Library added these titles to its collection last week. Adult Fiction “The Accidental Hunter” by Nelson George “The Animators” by Kayla Rae … more
JOHN T. DEW John Thomas Dew, son of John Dew and wife of Sally Lucas, was born in Wilson County on Dec. 29, 1869, and died on Oct. 18, 1951. He married Maud Boswell, daughter of Bunyan Boswell and … more
With a thwack of a hammer, a bead of sweat drops from Tim Schnell’s brow and lands next to a dollop of shoe polish. The floor of his workshop and the machines at Rex Shoe Repair Shop are … more
It’s been a rough start for 2018 for me. In common parlance, I’d just say I’m wearing out, but more aptly I’d describe myself as one of my favorite “Lord of the Rings” quotes from Bilbo: … more
Recently, I saw an image of an old-fashioned Hoosier cabinet, a popular kitchen feature during the mid-20th century. This image triggered thoughts of kitchens of our country relatives and neighbors … more
A teen who police say accidentally shot himself in the leg faces gun charges after he initially told authorities he was injured in a drive-by shooting. On Saturday, police were dispatched to the … more
A 16-year-old faces charges after police say he sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl. In September, officers with the Wilson Police Department were dispatched to Wilson Medical Center regarding … more
Despite rising temperatures, a frozen pipe forced BB&T to close a branch for two to three weeks. David White, BB&T vice president for corporate communications, said a pipe froze and burst … more
Wilson Medical Center is experiencing significant delays in patient admissions due to an increase in the flu and respiratory illnesses. And hospital officials are asking prospective patients to visit … more
Alice Scott, co-owner of Scott Farms in Lucama, has been named chairwoman of the North Carolina Farm Service Agency State Committee. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the … more
ROCKY MOUNT — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct a public hearing in at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 to take comments on proposed changes to 35 agency regulations related to wildlife management, … more
CULLOWHEE — Hunt High School information technology facilitator Chris Beneck recently attended a program held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Beneck was named the … more
FREMONT — Authorities say a Wilson man stopped for speeding on Interstate 795 was caught with cocaine and marijuana on Monday. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement … more
Martin Luther King Day This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast will feature Bobbie D. Jones, mayor of Princeville, as speaker. The breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. … more
Wilson County commissioners have put a temporary hold on issuing permits for gaming centers as they tweak an ordinance to better define and regulate the businesses. Commissioners took action this … more
The technicolor painting on the side of Brewmasters was the catalyst behind a Tuesday recommendation by Wilson Planning and Design Review Board members to clarify the city’s position on murals, but … more
Authorities in Halifax County have arrested two more men in connection to the August killings of a former Wilson hairdresser and her husband and another couple in an Enfield-area home. Keyon … more
The Healthcare Foundation of Wilson is currently accepting applications for its 2018 grant cycle. The organization began accepting letters of inquiry on Jan. 2. The deadline is Jan. 15. In the … more
The brick walls were blown off of a Wilson home Tuesday. Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at the single-story ranch home at 1203 Elizabeth Road W. about 1 p.m. As crews began … more
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