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As we enter into the Easter weekend, I only wanted to give two valuable pieces of information in this newsletter: • Additional hot spots • Information on the stimulus checks. I … more
Wednesday’s numbers show Wilson currently has 85 total positive COVID-19 cases, an increase from Tuesday’s count of 79.  Of the 85 positive cases, 42 patients are isolated at … more
Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Adult Fiction “Across the Way” by Mary Monroe “The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel” by Lisa Wingate “Code Name … more
Earth Day was celebrated for the 50th time on April 22, and what a celebration it was!  In fact, the celebration continued throughout the week with fine television documentaries and comments … more
The Hope Station kicked off its public capital campaign Thursday for its new family homeless shelter. Community leaders and others gathered to celebrate and take a sneak peek of the Westview … more
I suffered a mini-stroke a little over a week ago. The paperwork calls it a “TIA,” short for some long medical term, but from what I can decipher, you or I would call it a mini-stroke. What was … more
Deatrice Raynor, left, speaks with Wilson mayoral candidate Carlton Stevens about her concerns for the community during a Saturday open house for Stevens' campaign headquarters at 3351 Ward Blvd. … more
Several young women from Wilson have been chosen to be presented at the 93rd annual North Carolina Debutante Ball in Raleigh on Sept. 6. Debutantes are selected by more than 200 nominators from … more
Sanoca firefighter M. Ezzell separates tin to uncover hot spots in the remains of a barn destroyed in a Friday fire at 5014 U.S. 264 Alternate east of Wilson. Sanoca and East Nash volunteer … more
Preston von Arx had spent a few years looking for a new office space for her business, ComForCare Home Care, but it was frequent trips to Tig’s Courtyard and other downtown destinations that led to … more
A month ago today, West Nash United Methodist Church opened a thrift store, and organizers promised to put every penny earned back into the community. On Wednesday, the church donated $500 to The … more
A Wilson woman has published a self-help book to help readers get themselves “unstuck.” “Lies You Accept That Keep You Stuck (And the Truth To Set You Free)” by Carletha W. Ward was … more
Terrance Ruth of Public Schools First NC speaks to attendees Monday at an NAACP Wilson branch sponsored event held at Wilson Community College’s Frank L. Eagles Community Business Center. The … more
Frank Martin, 69, of Wilson, jogs around the track Monday at Fike High School. "I've been running out here for 40 years," Martin said. "I was sharing it with the Fike track team, but I guess I … more
For Wilson County Schools custodians, it’s been wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-floor cleaning across more than 2 million square feet of buildings in the district. Schools have been closed to students … more
We need to learn to work in a world that is controlled by COVID-19. Two voices of hope from different platforms and reasons are Mayor Carlton Stevens and Barton President Doug Searcy.  In … more
A Wilson County Schools employee has tested positive for COVID-19, officials announced Friday.  School district spokeswoman Amber Lynch said the Wilson County Health Department has notified … more
In response to two recent mass shootings, the North Carolina Democratic Party blasted U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., for refusing to take legislative action to reform gun laws. A news release from … more
The North Carolina Juvenile Department of the United Order of Tents held its annual one-day session on Aug. 17 in Rocky Mount. Karamas Simms of Clara's Precious Jewels, Class No. 937, Wilson, was … more
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season by making an appointment to give blood or platelets. Those who come out to give from Nov. … more
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