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Wilson police on Monday nabbed a suspect who was wanted in connection to a convenience store shooting more than two weeks ago. Authorities arrested 35-year-old Carletha Sanders of Wilson on … more
Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Adult fiction “The 20th Victim” by James Patterson “All Adults Here” by Emma Straub “Before I Called You Mine” by … more
A Wilson resident was taken to the hospital following a Monday night cooking fire. Wilson Fire/Rescue Services crews responded just before 11 p.m. to a report of a fire alarm on the 2500 block of … more
STANTONSBURG — Greater Zion Original Free Will Baptist Church will hold its annual car show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Stantonsburg playground. Free food will be available. The … more
The following is a true story that has evolved over a bit of time. It is, in short, a land dispute between residents who claim ownership over the same domain. Were one to interview each party, it is … more
Community leaders united Thursday to announce plans to replace the iconic BB&T towers with the new Wilson Family YMCA and a residential and retail development. “We have worked so hard … more
A Wilson man could face nearly two decades in federal prison after he pleaded guilty last week to drug trafficking charges and illegally possessing more than 50 guns he stole from a Kansas City pawn … more
Six-year-old Billy Davis was dressed and ready to go before his foster parent Saturday morning. He was that excited. When it came time to hit the toy aisle, Billy knew exactly what he wanted for … more
After a few weeks off, I’m returning with the first column of a new month, year and decade. I am also using a new laptop with an unfamiliar keyboard layout, so I am certain there will be more … more
PIKEVILLE — Sheriff’s deputies suspect foul play in the death of a pregnant woman whose body was found in a wrecked car Wednesday.  On Friday, the Wayne County Sheriff’s … more
Blake Davenport, owner of Gallery of Flowers in Wilson, was in his "Dr. Love" outfit Thursday as he readied roses in a cooler for Valentine's Day. The business on Airport Road expects to deliver … more
Roughly 2,100 Bridgestone employees will be out of work for several weeks while the plant is closed due to COVID-19. “We are utilizing a variety of means to ensure our employees’ needs are met … more
A Wilson man is charged with attempted first-degree murder after police say he seriously injured a woman.  On Sunday, police were dispatched to a 1:50 a.m. burglary in progress call on the … more
Faced with several financial and logistical hurdles, the Wilson County Board of Education decided at a special meeting Monday to renovate existing six-lane tracks at two high schools instead of … more
Multiple initiatives are underway aimed to prevent underage drinking, electronic cigarette use and substance misuse among youth in Wilson County. Nearly 50 representatives from various agencies … more
Recently, I read a novel that awoke my interest in the work of naturalists, those scientists who study plants and animals, document their discoveries and raise the level of awareness of natural … more
Ben Smith was a 17-year-old Beddingfield High School student when he became a junior firefighter with the East Nash Volunteer Fire Department. Thirty-one years later, he’s hung up his gear and … more
Wilson Medical Center will begin restricting any children who are under the age of 12 from any patient care areas on Monday because of increased flu activity in the state. No persons exhibiting … more
Jeremy Law is the man with the pan behind Ruckus & Redemption, a new craft burger and cocktail bar opening soon in downtown Wilson. “Burgers seem simple, but as simple of an item as it may … more
LUCAMA — In a 2-1 vote, the Lucama Board of Commissioners elected Michael Best to the seat vacated by Commissioner Brenda Blalock. … more
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