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Thirty firetrucks that emerged on the scene were unable to save Nobles Chapel Baptist Church building in Sims in 2010. Lightning struck the ground in the cemetery by the church and ran a current to … more
Hunt High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian say they pushed each other to do their best in school. “Rebekah and I push each other and without us pushing each other to be better, we … more
High-pressure systems that brought a two-week heat wave have weakened and dissipated, clearing the way for milder conditions that still offer plenty of sunshine and pleasant early-June … more
SELMA — Police say a woman fatally stabbed her housemate Thursday night. Selma Police Chief Billy Thomas said officers were dispatched to 405 N. Godwin St. at 11:15 p.m. Officers arrived to … more
Cooper has complained that he has not been mentioned in a column lately. He’s been quite perturbed and does not understand that he cannot be in the column every week. I have tried explaining to … more
Many of us North Carolinians remember “The Tar Heel Toast,” adopted by the N.C. General Assembly in 1957. The first stanza of the toast is the most familiar and was committed to memory by many of … more
Positive Change for Youth, 1502 W. Nash St., will hold registration for its summer reading comprehension literacy clinic from 5-7 p.m. Monday, June 3. Described as a small-group opportunity for … more
“Cracks, sewer problems and a sinking foundation are some of the problems facing the county’s animal shelter.” That was how a Wilson Times news story described the Wilson County Animal … more
Wilson’s iconic waterfront restaurant at Silver Lake has a new owner who is planning to open the eatery by the end of this year. “I’ve always heard that back in the days when Buck (Dixon) … more
RED OAK — Nash County sheriff’s deputies captured a South Carolina murder suspect and seized drugs following a Thursday traffic stop on Interstate 95 South. Christopher Fuller, 25, of Lake … more
Spoiler alert for “Avengers: Endgame” — big-time! So, my criticism for this week of “Avengers: Endgame” has to do with how time travel is treated. On the one hand, I greatly appreciated … more
GOLDSBORO — Authorities seized meth, marijuana and an AK-47 pistol following a Friday traffic stop near the Wayne-Johnston county line. A Wayne County woman and two Virginia men were arrested … more
The Lee Woodard High School class of 1959 recently celebrated its 60th class reunion at Parker's Barbecue. Pictured in the front row from left are Sue Harrell Barnes, Myrtle Cross Hamerick, Jackie … more
A Wednesday morning electrical fire displaced three people from a Wilson home. According to officials, firefighters responded around 8:40 a.m. to a report of a structure fire at 205 Vick Street. … more
LUCAMA — Family, friends and former students of Hugh M. Flowers will celebrate the longtime coach and school principal Sunday by dedicating the Lucama Elementary School gymnasium in his honor. … more
Tears flowed Thursday as Gardners Elementary School said goodbye to Gail Thorne, a teacher assistant there for the last 42 years. Right up to the very end, Thorne paid attention to the students’ … more
A Wilson native is being remembered after losing his life rescuing three children from a rip current. “That was the kind of person he was,” said Phyllis Foster, the mother of Ernest Foster Jr. … more
The county’s proposed 2019-20 budget continues to support several nonprofits as well as outside agencies. This year, outside agencies and nonprofits requested a combined total of roughly $1.58 … more
Herbert Jones of the Bailey Volunteer Fire Department and other firefighters mop up after a woods fire off U.S. 264 Alternate near Old Smithfield Road between Bailey and Sims on Thursday. According … more
Hunt High School senior Emma Estelle Beneck received a $10,000 four-year college scholarship from State Employees Credit Union members via the SECU Foundation. She is pictured with Phillip Wall, … more
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