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GREENSBORO — One Wilson native has graduated from Greensboro College while another Wilsonian is continuing his studies there and recently earned dean’s list honors. Pamela Andrea Leiva Benitez … more
Officials say a Wilson woman died in a single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Johnston County. Steven Sheak, 63, of Kenly, was driving north on U.S. 701 between Four Oaks and Benson when his … more
Greenlight Community Broadband is slated to discontinue service to Pinetops by July 12, but the sale of infrastructure in the town will mean residents won’t miss out on high-speed … more
A Greenfield School student brought home a first-place award from the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association’s annual convention held recently at the North Carolina Museum of History in … more
Two hundred and fifty-three Barton College undergraduate seniors and graduate students received diplomas on Saturday, May 12, during the school’s 116th annual commencement. Participating in the … more
SHARPSBURG — Town commissioners fired the police chief following a lengthy closed session held during a special meeting Monday. Commissioner Randall Collie made the motion to fire Chief John … more
The chug of engines mingled with the clank of whirligigs Monday as more than 60 antique car enthusiasts enjoyed lunch in historic downtown Wilson as part of a stop on a week-long tour of the … more
RALEIGH — Caroline Searcy, a student at Fike High School, recently served as a page for the North Carolina House of Representatives. She is the daughter of Doug and Beth Searcy and was … more
Police on Monday identified the make, model and color of a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash early Saturday. Wilson Police Department spokesman Sgt. Steve Stroud said investigators … more
Staff of the Wilson Tobs and agency volunteers loaded thousands of pounds of food into vans, trailers and trucks Monday morning at Fleming Stadium. Wilson food pantries’ staff members were … more
The community united in an effort Sunday to ensure Wilson’s hungry are fed. Hundreds attended the Tobs’ annual Home Run for Hunger Celebration event at Fleming Stadium. Teresa Smith took a … more
Wilson police are searching for a driver who struck and killed a man in an early Saturday hit-and-run crash. Police say 34-year-old Raymundo Orozco of Edge Street in Bailey died after being hit by … more
The Rocky Mount Police Department is mourning the death of one of its officers, Christopher Driver, who died in a motor vehicle crash Saturday night. The Rocky Mount and Sharpsburg police … more
Photographer Jared Ragland is not looking for anything in particular. Ragland is the Eyes on Main Street photography festival artist in residence for the month … more
A Wilson man faces charges after police say he attacked another man and stole his wallet. On June 14, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Pender Street in regards to a disturbance. When … more
Morgan Radford wants to be an imagineer for Disney when she grows up. The 10-year-old Springfield Middle School sixth-grader said last week’s experience at the Wilson Elementary and Middle … more
A Wilson Preparatory Academy student who was the only student to walk out of class during a national protest of gun violence at his school was one of six sharing BET’s Humanitarian Award given … more
Two Wilson County students have been awarded the 2018-19 Golden Leaf Foundation Scholarships. Dylan Skinner of Hunt High School and Katlyn Steward of Wilson Early College Academy were selected to … more
THOMPSON’S MILL Dr. D.G.W. Ward built the mill about 1879 and sold it later to William Applewhite whose daughter Lena married Benjamin Joyner Thompson and inherited the property about 1905. It … more
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