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The county’s proposed 2020-21 budget continues to support several nonprofits as well as outside agencies. This year, outside agencies and nonprofits requested a combined total of roughly … more
The Wilson County Board of Education approved contracts for six principals, nine assistant principals and four central office leadership positions at its regular meeting Monday. Each month, the … more
A Wilson man faces charges in connection to a Woodrow Street shooting earlier this month. On May 10, police responded to a 2:09 p.m. call to the 1100 block of Woodrow Street in regards to someone … more
The Wilson County Health Department was one of seven agencies across the state that received its reaccreditation status with honors from the N.C. Local Health Department Accreditation Board this … more
God knows where I live. For a long time, I was convinced this was enough. He created me, knows me and provides for me. He protects me from the enemy around me and, more importantly, the enemy … more
Unlike national programs, a new Wilson Commerce Foundation fund seeks to provide financial support for businesses without the strings or red tape. “Some of the criticisms I’ve seen of other … more
Business was booming before Pup’s Steakhouse had to discontinue dine-in service on St. Patrick’s Day, and after two months of takeout-only business, staff is working hard to get the Brentwood … more
The deadline to register for the Wilson County Cooperative Extension’s virtual healthy eating class is Friday, May 22. Due to COVID-19, the agency has … more
Wilson County reported 11 new positive COVID-19 cases Thursday. Of the county’s 272 total cases, 60% of people have recovered, according to county figures. About 35% of the total cases are … more
Rudolph Thompson of Stantonsburg stopped at the grocery store on his way home Wednesday to buy a lottery ticket, and that lucky ticket scored him a $100,000 prize. Thompson, a retired truck … more
ROCKY MOUNT — In an eleventh-hour decision, Mayor Sandy Roberson postponed a special meeting scheduled for Thursday to discuss a state audit of City Hall finances. Roberson said an hour … more
An unexplained fire destroyed two mobile offices overnight before authorities were notified Monday morning. Wilson Fire/Rescue Services Deputy Chief Jim Campbell said crews responded at 6 a.m. to … more
A Wilson man is accused of animal cruelty after sheriff’s deputies found his dog hobbling on a broken leg.  Deputies charged 69-year-old Cleveland Hodge with cruelty to animals for … more
Will the generation of 2020 Wilson graduates from high school, community college or Barton College become the lost generation as described in Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also … more
Picture in your mind an image of Auguste Rodin’s famous sculpture, “The Thinker.”  We wonder what the man is thinking about.  Is he asking questions and pondering … more
Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday the state will move into Phase 2 of his administration’s economic reopening plan this week, easing some COVID-19 business restrictions and … more
A midmorning wreck Wednesday on U.S. 264 about a mile from the N.C. 58 interchange in Wilson County left a woman uninjured but her car destroyed.  According to Trooper Dustin Wuebbles of the … more
Rev. Lamont Foster Sr. of St. John AME Zion Church delivered Wednesday’s Prayer for Our City with an introduction by Wilson Mayor Carlton Stevens. The 9:15 a.m. prayer was streamed on … more
As we prepare to enter into Phase 2, we must continue to protect ourselves, our families and our neighbors. Continue to wear masks. Continue to practice social distancing. Continue to wash … more
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