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Harvest festival set for Saturday SARATOGA - Saratoga Original Free Will Baptist Church, 6801 N.C. 222 East, will hold its annual harvest day on Saturday, Nov. 3 beginning with applejacks for $2 each … more
Miriam Moore Dunn, beloved teacher and mentor to dozens of local people, died at the age of 91 on Oct. 20, 2018. "Mickey" Dunn, as she was affectionately called, taught Spanish, English, … more
  The Community Soup Kitchen of Wilson County received a ton of blessings Friday thanks to Greenfield School students.  The seventh-and-eighth graders spent three weeks collecting … more
  After significant debate and discussion Thursday morning, Wilson councilmen opted to instruct staff to negotiate with a developer interested in connecting to the sewer system despite not … more
Two teens who were arrested in the shooting death of 16-year-old Luis Flores-Bravo now face charges in an unrelated armed robbery.  The latest charges against 18-year-old Keydrick R. Parker … more
  It's a big weekend in Wilson as people from around the region make their way downtown for the N.C. Whirligig Festival. Crowd estimates from last year topped 50,000, according to the … more
Some of the staff at DaVita Dialysis Forest Hills wanted to spread some cheer for Halloween by dressing up and showing their spirit and creativity through decorating pumpkins. Pictured left to right … more
The Wide Awake Kiwanis Club of Wilson has elected its new officers for the 2018-19 term. Preston Callison, right, is president, and Bill Stewart is vice president and president-elect.   more
Ascension Lutheran Church, an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America congregation in Wilson, has been asked to help with disaster assistance by the national church’s organization, Lutheran Disaster … more
A little more than 20 years ago, a Danish-Norwegian group named Aqua released the single “Barbie Girl.” The lyrics were pretty scandalous, but I was striking out on my own as a college freshman, … more
Officials say a small aircraft made an emergency landing on Interstate 95 Wednesday evening. Rodney Dancy, Wilson County Emergency Management’s community preparedness coordinator, said the … more
Barnes Elementary teacher Karen Howell’s mouth dropped. She couldn’t believe what just happened. “I do this superhero happy teacher dance,” said Howell, who teaches first-grade. “And … more
As far as registration drives go for the National Marrow Donor Program’s Be The Match registry, the ones put forth by the Greater Wilson Rotary Club are way above the curve. Since the first one at … more
Several hundred people gathered Thursday for Vidant Healthplex-Wilson’s much-anticipated open house. “It is like when a child goes to Walt Disney World for the first time — that is what it … more
The Middle Eastern District Original Free Will Baptist Conference is celebrating its 150th year during a six-day convention in Wilson that began Tuesday and continues through Sunday. Daily worship … more
The best measure to take against contracting the flu is to roll up your sleeve and get a flu shot. That’s the advice of Kim Almkuist, nurse practitioner at the Wilson Area School-based Health … more
A group of Wilson-based employees recently received national accolades for work done to improve community colleges throughout the region. “The Innovation Awards program recognizes the important … more
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is reminding North Carolinians that more than $30 million in funds are available for families who need emergency help heating their homes through the … more
Together, they walked in solidarity Wednesday. While it was a silent march, the message was clear — end domestic violence. Dozens of community members, families, law enforcement officers … more
Debbie Stanford of Daniel’s Fine Dining drops candy into a young Spider-Man’s bucket during the Halloween at Brentwood trick-or-treating event Wednesday evening at the Shoppes at … more
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