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The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office has a new way to connect with the public. The office just launched its free smartphone app where residents can access various resources, vital information and … more
Sen. Milton F. “Toby” Fitch will face off against Republican newcomer Sammy D. Webb, a criminal defense attorney from Roanoke Rapids, at the polls Nov. 3 to represent N.C. Senate District 4, … more
Higher than average rains didn’t do Wilson County’s cucumber crop any favors. The moisture created a breeding ground for downy mildew, an airborne pathogen that severely affects cucumber … more
A Wilson man is under a $1.5 million secured bond after police charged him with committing three crimes — including attempted murder — in one day. Gregory A. Joyner, 31, is charged with … more
Gas-guzzling buses on fixed routes are a thing of the past in Wilson as residents now use an app to hail rides anywhere in the city. “We’re at the beginning of week four with 40 to 50% growth … more
While Michole Evans was ready to realize her dream of opening a children’s shop, the timing just wasn’t right. “We had formed the business, chosen a location and had everything in place,” … more
State holding virtual career expo The state of North Carolina Virtual Career Expo will encourage jobseekers to consider careers in state government from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29. … more
Wilson County reported 44 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Friday. Four patients in those cases are a Brian Center resident, a Longleaf Neuro-Medical Treatment Center employee and two … more
When Emily Rhyne won an Emmy last week, she acknowledged her Wilson upbringing as a foundation for success, denouncing the myth that “small-town” girls could be nothing more. A 2011 Fike High … more
Adult fiction “Alibi Island: An Illuminati Novel” by SLMN “Anxious People: A Novel” by Fredrik Backman “The Awkward Black Man: Stories” by Walter Mosley “Before She was … more
After witnessing a year of racial strife, Wilson County high school students say it’s time to talk about it so society can move on. “We have been dealing with racism for a real long … more
Holly Crocker knows what it’s like to lose friends as a result of overdoses. “I love you all,” Crocker wrote on a purple balloon. “Rest in heaven.” Crocker was one of several people … more
There’s a special new swingset at Greater Wilson Rotary Park. The swingset is designed to encourage play between all types of children, no matter their limitations, said Hunter Peebles, owner of … more
The Wilson County Register of Deeds issued the following marriage licenses during August: • Donald Dayton Galeazzi of Bailey and Carine Sonia Nenno of Wake Forest. • Sheyene Marie Thimmesh … more
As we work around upgrading our family home behind Fleming Stadium for our historic Wilson Tobs, for this last year, it’s amazing how many older workers showed up.  Experience counts … more
The other night after dinner, my wife pointed to a small stack of mail on my desk. She had noticed it getting a little taller and eventually it caught her attention. She picked it up and dropped it … more
When I speak to groups — virtually for the last six months — I perceive two concerns. One is fear about the virus, especially how long it will last and whether a vaccine will be … more
Wilson police are looking for a suspect wanted in a Sunday shooting that left a man injured.  Officers responded to a 1:18 a.m. shooting call at Village Motor Lodge at 2929 U.S. 301. Police … more
Holly Crocker knows what it’s like to lose friends as a result of overdoses.  “I love you all,” Crocker wrote on a purple balloon. “Rest in … more
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