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We hope you are receiving helpful and important news regarding how Wilson County is handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, we had our first Wilson COVID-19 Forum. A lot of questions were … more
Even if Gov. Roy Cooper sides with the legislature in reopening bars, Carolina Billiards owner Bill Houston isn’t sure it will help since business will be limited to outdoor … more
Wilson Community College disbursed $404,700 to 171 students in the first portion of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds to be issued. According to WCC President Tim Wright, … more
Wilson police charged more than a dozen individuals in connection to Sunday night’s protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Charges range from inciting a riot to disorderly … more
Food giveaway planned Monday N.C. Love in Action will distribute free food from 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday, June 8 at Barnes Chapel Church, 1004 S. Railroad St. Organizers ask that recipients remain … more
Wilson County has a new tax administrator who will take the reins next month. William “Witt” Putney will begin his new job on July 1 after current tax administrator Randy Faircloth, who has … more
A third Wilson House Assisted Living and Memory Care resident has died from COVID-19-related causes, county officials said Thursday. That’s the second resident death there reported this week. … more
A friend made an observation earlier this week about the nature of peace: “Sometimes we want to keep peace. But Scripture says we are to make peace. You keep peace by ignoring it. You make peace … more
Wilson’s faith leaders will join with local officials and neighbors downtown Sunday in a racial justice march. “The ‘It Ends Now’ march of faith and community leaders was organized to show … more
A clearer picture has emerged on how much damage Wilson businesses sustained in Sunday night’s civil unrest following a day of peaceful protest. In addition to property damage, at least two … more
Commissioners unanimously adopted the 2020-21 county budget without raising property taxes Tuesday night. A public hearing was held prior to the vote at the Wilson County Agricultural Center. No … more
Less than 48 hours after the windows were shattered at Dior’s House of Weave, a “for lease” sign was posted on plywood covering the shuttered downtown business. The day after a peaceful … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told lawmakers Wednesday that he would not have approved an FBI surveillance application for a former Trump campaign aide during … more
Martin Luther King Jr., we continue to celebrate your dream. George Floyd, your dream, too, will be celebrated.  King’s two special months of January and April are past, but his future … more
Recently, the works of William Butler Yeats and Chinua Achebe have been mentioned during our time of turbulence. Two famous works written in the past seem to allude to events and emotions during our … more
County health officials reported a fourth COVID-19 outbreak at a congregate living facility Wednesday as well as a fifth death associated with another facility.  Four Wilson Rehabilitation … more
Wilson County Schools named its 2020-21 Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year on Tuesday. Tyler Brown, a social studies teacher who teaches world history and civics and economics at the … more
SPRING HOPE — Local law enforcement officials, town leaders and residents came together Tuesday for a peaceful protest and march through downtown. Carrying Black Lives Matter signs and … more
Greenfield School’s class of 2020 did more rolling than walking. The 18 seniors in the 50th graduating class began their commencement exercise with a motorcade. “We have always … more
While Wilson County reported five new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the number of active cases continues to decline.  Of the county’s 360 total positive cases, about 69% of people have … more
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