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SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a woman whose body was found Dec. 28 in Garner. The woman has been identified as Jennifer Michelle Chatham, 34, of … more
The lead-up to Thursday’s first day of the 116th Congress saw various senators and representatives pledging to accept no pay while federal employees remain furloughed. North Carolina’s 1st … more
SHARPSBURG — Three public hearings are on the agenda for the Sharpsburg Board of Commissioners meeting planned for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Town Hall, 110 W. Railroad St. Commissioners will … more
The following deed transfers for the week of Dec. 17-21 have been recorded in the Wilson County Register of Deeds Office: From Nationstar Mortgage and Mr. Cooper to Thomas E. Gregorski, 7311 … more
On the day 71-year-old Kathy Thomas was reported missing, Johnston County investigators conducted a welfare check at her N.C. 222 West home just outside Kenly. The doors were unlocked. Clothes … more
One in four school-age children attend charter, private or home schools in Wilson County. Some 11,164 students attend Wilson County Schools, and 3,869 students attend other schools. The largest … more
The 1955 graduating class of Rock Ridge High School met for a final reunion recently at Something Different in Wilson. Front row, from left, are Judy Rogers Novak, Betty Renfrow Fulghum, Edith Bass … more
SNOW HILL — Finding something meaningful to do after leaving the workforce can be a challenge. But one Snow Hill woman has found the purrfect way to stay busy. Barbara Sugg, a former … more
GOLDSBORO — Authorities say someone painted a swastika and racial slurs on a minivan and set another family car on fire at a Wayne County home last week. Sheriff’s are investigating the … more
For generations of Salvation Army of Wilson church members, the new year came with somber news as the sanctuary shuttered in preparation to be put on the market. “I just want the citizens of … more
The memory of burning crosses is clearly stamped in Norwood Whitley’s psyche. Whitley’s grandfather, J. Norwood Whitley Sr., who died in 1975, was chairman of the Wilson County Board of … more
Behind the front desk in the office at Vinson-Bynum Elementary School, there is a framed poster with 25 children’s handprints in blue, green, yellow, red, orange, purple, pink and black. Under … more
Police are investigating the shootings of a teenage boy and young man at a Wilson home on New Year’s Day. Officers were called to the 400 block of Hines Street at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and found … more
Everyone knows the three rules of real estate are location, location, location. Well, it looks like Wilson’s location is favorable compared to the national housing forecast. “I think the … more
The Wilson AgriBusiness Committee will meet at noon Wednesday, Jan. 2 at Parker’s Barbecue. Brandon Webb, Wilson County forest ranger, will give an update on his experience with wildfires in the … more
At the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, a distressing trend became clear for administrators at Wilson County Schools. Nearly 400 students of the 11,422 who had been listed on the rolls and … more
The Friends of the Wilson County Public Library group will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 in the library’s meeting room. Incoming officers will welcome Oona Lewis as she … more
Wilson police netted more than two dozen charges during a multi-agency traffic checkpoint before the Christmas holiday. The operation was held in conjunction with a statewide campaign aimed to ensure … more
GREENVILLE — No charges will be filed in a Christmas Eve shooting death that was the result of a domestic incident, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported on Friday. Pitt County Sheriff … more
Nash County residents will begin 2019 with two new representatives in the North Carolina General Assembly. The new legislative session begins at noon on Jan. 9. Rep.-elect Lisa Stone Barnes has … more
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