Marvin Robbins walks out of the Sharpsburg Fire Department's substation where older fire engines are housed. Robbins, 83, has retired from the Sharpsburg Fire Department after serving 60 years, many as the department's chief.

Old fire chief hangs up his hat: Marvin Robbins served Sharpsburg department for 60 years

SHARPSBURG — In 1959, Marvin Robbins heard the fire siren go off in the early morning and responded to the Mill Branch Primitive Baptist Church where the chimney was on fire. “The fire …
Rice's Outdoor Services staff members work Monday to take down trees near the Wiggins Mill dam. Once the land is cleared, Dellinger Inc. plans to construct a building to relocate equipment for the city of Wilson's raw water pumping station.

Flood concerns prompt Wiggins Mill project

Changes are coming to Wiggins Mill, but officials are optimistic that construction efforts will guard the city’s raw water equipment during future storms. “After losing all pumping capability …

Political Notebook: Cooper laments 100-plus days without state budget

Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday bemoaned the 100-day impasse between political parties for the state budget. As of today, the mark stands at 105 days. “One hundred days have passed since I shared a …

Wilson County explores future landfill needs

Spikes in development in recent years have spurred officials to explore future Wilson County landfill needs. One of those needs includes expanding the 10-acre area the county uses to get rid of …

Police: Wilson man robbed at gunpoint outside home

Police say a man was robbed at gunpoint last week while he sat in his car outside his home. Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Ward Boulevard at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday. Andreas M. …

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Stormy Tuesday, then a pleasant and mild midweek

A rapidly approaching cold front will bring showers and a risk of strong thunderstorms Tuesday followed by pleasant, sunny days Wednesday and Thursday, Al Thomas explains in this week's installment …

Ex-pastor faces more child sex offense charges

SMITHFIELD — A former Johnston County pastor faces additional sex charges and the possibility of life in prison if he’s convicted of statutory rape. Steve Morris, 61, was pastor of Oliver’s …

Johnston County Public Schools faces $10 million shortfall

Police: Pickup strikes, kills Selma woman

Parent criticizes Clayton High investigation

Scottie Brown is Princeton’s newest commissioner

Selma Civic Center resumes commemorative brick sales

Students support classmate hit in drive-by

NASHVILLE — Classmates are helping to raise money and offering support for a young girl paralyzed in a drive-by shooting last month. Miasia Iana Perry stood on a hoverboard in her living room in …

Drugs seized, man arrested in raid

One-stop voting opens today

Southern Nash FFA chapter hosts Argentinian teachers

States are better governed than the nation

RALEIGH — As established in the federal Constitution, America’s national government was meant to be small and tightly focused on matters of truly nationwide scope. It is neither. Washington …

Playground at Deans Farm a hit

Whether it’s feeding the goats, making corn angels in the corn pit or picking out a pumpkin, an expanded back playground at Deans Farm Market is a popular destination for families and school …

College Sports
Hall of champions

Beyond their individual greatness as athletes or coaches, entering the Barton College Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday were seven individuals who were also champions. The five former athletes …

Barton loses first league road match

BC runs out of answers

Goals overflow in Barton’s 7-1 win

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs ‘B’ team takes 10th place at Donald Ross Intercollegiate tourney

School Sports
Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Youth Soccer RESULTS Matches from Oct. 7-12   Boys Ages 5-6 United 7 – Eagles 4:   United- Thomas Layton 1, Zander Williams 1, Luke Hutchens 1, Colby Wilson 1; …

Before ‘I ain’t’ turns into ‘I can’t’

Buildup of the symphony

County championship’s 40th anniversary was one for the ages

‘03 Explosion takes over first place in U17 Girls Second East

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Breakfast: Crunch mania, fruit juice and strawberry cup. Lunch: Fiestada pizza or cheesy baked potato, french fries, … Read More
Students inducted in National Honor Society
Wilson Christian Academy held its National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Oct. 4. Approximately 100 family and friends joined … Read More
Toyota to partner with Wilson Community College
For the first time, Wilson Community College is partnering with a major manufacturer, gaining access to its technical education … Read More
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