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The Whirligig Station developer said minor flooding in the basement during torrential rain has not hampered leasing of the apartments in the historic tobacco warehouse. “We’re actively engaged … more
To misquote Julie Andrews from “The Sound of Music”: Let’s start at the very ending, a very good place to start! I said those very words a couple of times recently as I vaguely recall. My … more
There was a time when I enjoyed grocery shopping. My wife and I always went together, and we always had a good time. I know that sounds weird, but we did in fact have a good time at the grocery … more
For the first time in five years, North Carolina’s overdose deaths declined, according to newly released state figures. Unintentional opioid-related deaths decreased by 5 percent in 2018, … more
Sunday school picnics have been held for generations, and they continue to be celebrated in late summer in many Christian congregations. People who remember many Sunday school picnics can tell … more
"I'm trying to catch a bass out here" said Donnie Johnson Jr., an angler at Lake Wilson Thursday. This bluegill wouldn't fill even a small frying pan, so Johnson threw it back.   more
A ceremony was held at Coast Guard Base in Portsmouth, Virginia, Aug. 23, to honor Lt. Cmdr. Greg Hayes on his retirement. Hayes served more than 34 years in the Coast Guard. Hayes is a 1980 … more
For 50 years, the Flynn Christian Fellowship Home has helped men recover from substance abuse disorders. Earl Reaves, executive director, welcomed supporters and city officials to the Flynn … more
Tickets are going fast for the Wilson Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming presentation from Charlie Perusse, state budget director. “North Carolina generally, and Wilson in particular, benefits … more
A key employee’s firing led to an opening delay in the Head Start program for children in Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe counties this week, according to the agency’s board of directors. Ginell … more
Mount Hebron S.D.A. Church, 700 S. Pender St., will host a wellness fair 1-4 p.m. Sunday with informational booths on exercising tips, insurance, mental and social resources. CVS will have someone on … more
It has been more than two decades since the city of Wilson completed the first phase of renovation of the train depot, and the canopy is showing the age. “The canopy restoration will consist of … more
A childhood dream became a reality for Joseph “Ed” Edgar Brown III Thursday inside a Wilson County courtroom. Brown, a longtime attorney, was sworn in Thursday as the new District Court judge … more
Residents will have an extra day to vote early in the upcoming November elections. On Tuesday, the Wilson County Board of Elections approved its one-stop early voting plan that includes Saturday, … more
SMITHFIELD — After a closed door meeting of the Johnston County Board of Education Tuesday night, School Board Chairman Mike Wooten announced Superintendent Ross Renfrow’s retirement effective … more
Keith Barnes, president of Wilson-based Barnes Transportation Services, was recently elected first vice chairman of the North Carolina Trucking Association. Barnes has been on the association’s … more
Three Wilson Community College students, all graduates of The Gentlemen’s Agreement mentoring program with Wilson County Schools, are in the inaugural class of a new scholarship program from the … more
Wilson city employees plan to give more than $130,000 next year to United Way of Wilson County, the largest single-year increase in the city’s history. The city’s United Way campaign concluded … more
Norma Rodriguez and sons Danny and Carlos sat in their living room for a portrait by photographer Vicky Roy. “Okay, I am ready now to click you,” Roy said after preparing his frame. Roy is … more
Russ Varnell & His Too Country Band will host and headline “The Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree Show” in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday. “This is one of the biggest honors that I have … more
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