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BLACK CREEK — For students in Jennifer Froning’s classes, America is a gingerbread nation. Kindergartners and first-graders at Lee Woodard Elementary School have participated in a gingerbread … more
The St Rose Church of Christ Disciples of Christ youth Sunday School students portrayed the Nativity for their new pastor, Rondric Coppedge, and first lady, Peggy Coppedge as the congregation looked … more
Two Hunt High School teachers have been awarded prestigious teacher training scholarships, one of which is named for the mothers of former Gov. Jim Hunt and former first lady Carolyn Hunt. Lisa N. … more
More than paint is required before the Arts Council of Wilson moves into its new home, but once complete, 204 Nash St. S. is slated to serve as the headquarters of art galleries, performing arts … more
Wilson County collards will be highly sought this year because surviving collard crops are rare in other eastern North Carolina communities hit directly by Hurricane Florence. For years, collards … more
John Wilson wasn’t sure what the group of young boys was doing at first. But when they reached inside a large box and handed him a special Christmas gift, Wilson’s eyes lit up with joy. “I … more
After recessing the regular meeting last week, the Wilson City Council on Thursday morning opted to allocate the requested $422,916 for a Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport improvement project. But … more
Local attorney and parent Rhyan Breen was sworn in as the newest member of the Wilson County Board of Education Wednesday night. Breen won the District 7 seat in the Nov. 6 midterm election and … more
A Wilson Preparatory Academy teacher faces a first-degree murder charge in connection to a fatal Saturday night shooting in Fremont. On Tuesday, Fremont police arrested and charged 26-year-old … more
For some, the holiday season can be a challenging time. People feel down and out due a variety of circumstances. Some are grieving loved ones who are no longer here. Many simply have the winters … more
Denise Hill of Nashville is celebrating after she won a $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot. Hill’s good fortune started when she stopped at the Circle K on Dortches Boulevard in Rocky Mount and bought a … more
The Wilson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners honored CEO and President Kelly Vick for five years of service as the housing authority’s leader at the board’s December meeting. Vick, 47, … more
The benediction will be said for the final time on Dec. 30 as The Salvation Army of Wilson starts 2019 with a restructuring that includes selling the church building. “We are a church, but … more
A Wilson man who is spending 40 years in prison after he was convicted on sex trafficking charges has been ordered to pay the victim in the case nearly $500,000 in restitution. U.S. District … more
LUCAMA — The N.C. Division of Water Infrastructure has approved construction plans and specifications for Lucama to begin a cleanup of its water system. The Dec. 10 letter for plans and … more
Barnes Transportation Services of Wilson pitched in for the third year to do its part with Wreaths Across America last week. Wreaths Across America made it possible for 1.8 million wreaths to be … more
MIDDLESEX — The Middlesex Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 for police personnel matters. There will be a closed session with action to … more
BAILEY — After interviewing candidates in an extended closed session during Monday’s monthly town meeting, the Bailey Board of Commissioners voted to hire a Vance County sheriff’s deputy as the … more
Whenever Brittany Hawley went to class, her loyal service dog, Griffin, was there. If she needed her cellphone, Griffin would fetch it. Even when she assisted patients as part of an internship, … more
The spirit of Christmas filled the air Tuesday as volunteers distributed holiday blessings to those in need. “I’m not able to provide toys for my children and what they want,” said Natalie … more
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