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For 30 years, Lu-Ann Monson spent her days advocating for historic preservation and planning efforts for the city of Wilson. Now, Monson and the city are at odds over the future of two historic … more
Authorities will be out in full force Monday as motorists hit the roads on the first day of the public school year. Officials say it’s vital to slow down in school zones and look out for stopped … more
Excitement about the opening of school energizes our community in late August. News reports about school openings, school supplies drives, clothing sales, publication of bus schedules, student … more
The Declaration of Independence is written in it, so is the Constitution and its first 10 amendments. But many young people can’t read it in its original form. Cursive, the swirly form of … more
I was reading one of the big news websites this morning and came across an article about what the latest goofy thing the city of San Francisco is doing. Keep in mind, this is the city that all but … more
I just made a quick trip this past week, which upon casual observation was just a blip on the horizon. But upon a little more reflection, it was actually one of those sea change moments in … more
The Resident Council Committee of the Wilson Housing Authority’s E.B. Jordan Homes recently raised funds to throw a back-to-school party for children who live in the neighborhood. The annual … more
Nathaniel Parker didn’t know what to expect when he stepped off the elevator at the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Thursday morning. But he was dressed for the part. Nathaniel, wearing a … more
Faith United Fellowship, 1407 Tarboro St. SW, will offer free haircuts, backpacks and … more
Tourism is big business, with revenue breaking records in 2018 in North Carolina and in Wilson County. “There’s a lot of competition for travelers’ time and money,” said Visit North … more
Old-school education has undergone a metamorphosis. Back in the day, what students were expected to learn in school was writing, reading and arithmetic. In the new teaching paradigm, students … more
A ribbon-cutting was held Sunday to celebrate the completion of Hope Station's Westview House - Wilson's new shelter for families experiencing homelessness. Pictured are members of the former … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Amada Senior Care has received the 2019 Best of Home Care Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse. These awards are granted only to the top-ranking … more
Four graduates from Hunt High School have been awarded four-year, $28,000 Owens Scholarships through Wilson County Schools. Logan Hinnant, Haley Johnson, Hope Nguyen and Christian Phaby will … more
Next week, the junction of N.C. 42 and N.C. 581 west of Wilson will become an all-way stop to improve safety. The N.C. Department of Transportation determined the change was warranted after … more
Buyers walked along bales of tobacco in the first live auction on the secondary market Wednesday at Horizon Ltd. in Wilson. “This is the first sale of the 2019 season,” said Kenneth Kelly of … more
Wilson police and Bethel Baptist Church youth will team up Friday for an event aimed to not only raise money for a local agency, but to build lasting relationships. Together, police and youth … more
GOLDSBORO — Wayne Community College has added a new automotive specialty to its training toolbox. A new Nissan Technician Training Academy program will be implemented this fall as part of … more
A generation or so ago, when a class was studying the building of the pyramids, the development of the airplane or the wonders of the deep blue sea, the teacher might show a film strip on the … more
A Wilson man will spend more than a decade behind bars in connection to a 2018 shooting that left a man injured. Devanta Jamal Battle, who pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder on … more
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