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Wilson’s Democratic congressman and his Republican opponent are weighing in on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Saturday confirmation vote. U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-Wilson, said … more
Ansley Herring Wegner has become an expert in North Carolina trivia. Wegner, who grew up in Wilson and graduated from Hunt High School in 1985, knows about the three famous sets of N.C. conjoined … more
Three candidates are vying for the Senate District 4 seat. The redrawn district will include the entirety of Wilson, Edgecombe and Halifax counties. Sen. Milton F. “Toby” Fitch Jr., a … more
Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield recently kicked off a series of “Tabletop Listen and Learn” sessions where she grew up — in Wilson County’s Gardners township at the Bakertown Volunteer Fire … more
ROCKY MOUNT — A man and woman from Bailey face drug trafficking charges after authorities say 300 bags of heroin were found during a search of their car. Christopher Holland and Amy Lynn Utley, … more
Twelve-year-old David Brown held Athena in his hands as the Rev. Marty Stebbins leaned in and gently touched the crested gecko. “This is the first time she’s been to the Blessing of the … more
Wilson's congressman says he's "extremely disappointed" in the Senate's confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the United States' 114th Supreme Court justice. U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a Wilson Democrat representing North Carolina's 1st Congressional District, expressed concern over the allegations of sexual misconduct Kavanaugh faces and predicted the appellate judge and former White House counsel for President George W. Bush will bring partisan politics to the high court bench. … more
A weak cold front streaking through the region on Saturday won't break the cycle of above-average early fall temperatures in Wilson County, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this weekend's installment of … more
Barton College and Wilson Community College are among North Carolina colleges that will receive grants for low-income students affected by Hurricane Florence. According to an announcement from … more
The Original St. John United Holiness Church of Zebulon will have a barbecue plate sale from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at the corner of U.S. 301 and Black Creek Road in Wilson at the … more
Officials say hope is on the horizon for Wilsonians who’ve endured loud and unruly parties at neighboring buildings as city councilmen consider a new ordinance. Wilson police Capt. Eric Smith … more
Mark Holyoak’s first days as Wilson Medical Center’s CEO coincided with the preparation for Hurricane Florence, so he got a good taste of how the hospital prepares in a crisis. “That was my … more
As workers gathered freshly dug sweet potatoes near Lucama, a tractor-trailer loaded with bins struggled to roll through a muddy part of the field Friday. In that patch, the potatoes are now … more
This column started more than a year ago as a build up to the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. As the resident Evangelical Lutheran Church in America congregation, my church lifted up … more
Recently, I recalled “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come,” the old, favorite hymn associated with harvest and especially Thanksgiving. Written in 1844 by Henry Alford, the English poet and … more
ELM CITY — After 18 months of work and assessments, Town Manager Jonathan Russell was certified as a credentialed manager through the International City/County Management Association — a … more
Several youths from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Wilson knew they could make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. “Our church tries to reach out to the … more
Eleven-year-old Rachel Moye completes her homework while her mother, Allyson Moye of Womble Real Estate, speaks with Wilson County Board of Education District 7 candidate Rhyan Breen during his … more
Hurricane Florence has destroyed an estimated 100 million to 150 million pounds of the year’s tobacco crop. “Devastating is a good word to use for it,” said Kenneth Kelly, owner of Horizon … more
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