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It was perhaps the tiniest bundle Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus could have held when Ryan Fluet handed son Easton over to the jolly old couple at Saturday’s Candyland Christmas in Historic … more
Patricia Chestnut, left, Tylan Taybron, Keisha Taybron, Tiffany Lucas and her daughter and Sharon High-Jones serve community members during the WomanUp Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 23. The organization … more
This forecast period will likely require a wide array of wardrobe selections as temperatures go on a roller coaster ride. Highs will barely edge past 50 degrees Saturday afternoon but then soar … more
Music is everywhere this time of the year. Sacred and secular sounds of the season permeate our homes, cars, markets, stores and places of worship. How can we not sing along? Christmas carols, … more
Rep. George Holding announced his decision not to run for reelection Friday, citing newly redrawn congressional maps as part of the reasoning. “I just don’t see an opportunity to win in the … more
Voltaic volunteers charged with stringing wire, changing lightbulbs, testing circuit breakers and toting extension cords have transformed the Wilson Botanical Gardens for Wilson Winter … more
We are at the time of year when the name of Jesus is most prominent for the everyday person. Maybe the way it’s expressed is actually in the declaration of the forthcoming celebration of … more
“The holidays are times spent with our loved ones.” This has been imprinted on our psyche from a young age. Holidays mark the passage of time in our lives. They are part of the milestones we … more
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. The awards program, created by the governor’s office in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated … more
While blindness certainly unified participants in Thursday’s Christmas party for students from Wilson and Franklin counties, their appreciation of music also bonded the group. Bryson Bunn, a … more
Tiny houses have gained popularity in recent years, but two Wilson natives are working to restore several shotgun houses, which made the efficient use of a small floorplan cool more than a century … more
As the three of you who read this column already know, I took off last week to celebrate Thanksgiving. While enjoying my time off from the column, I was thinking of some things I could do with my … more
The Wilson Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual awards banquet Tuesday at the Wilson County Agricultural Center. Area students from third to eighth grade received awards for their … more
Ronnie Boykin of 243-Sign installs artwork by Frances Perry on recycling and refuse bins on Nash Street Wednesday in downtown Wilson. According to Susan Kellum, downtown marketing and communications … more
Wilson Medical Center implemented visitor restrictions Thursday due to an increase in a common respiratory virus. Those visitor restrictions apply to nursery and pediatric patients and postpartum … more
Thrift store plans grand opening West Nash United Methodist Church, 2200 Nash St., will hold a grand opening for its thrift store from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. All proceeds from thrift … more
Wilson was the benefactor of a major economic development announcement on Thursday for the second time in as many days. HandCraft Healthcare Linen & Uniform Specialists recently spent $2.82 … more
Politicians, city leaders and Wilson residents had a veritable fire brigade with buckets of praise for Mayor Bruce Rose on Thursday. “Bruce has not just been a public servant. He has been a … more
Christmas events are planned all day in downtown Wilson Saturday. Candyland Christmas will include activities for the whole family including visits with Santa, holiday movies and the lighting of … more
For nearly a half century, Ray Finch never wavered. Since the time of his 1976 arrest until he was freed in May, Finch maintained he was innocent in the killing of a Black Creek store owner. … more
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