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NASHVILLE — Public health officials have announced a fourth COVID-19-related death in Nash County as the number of cases edges toward the 200 mark. A woman in her late 60s who had other … more
News involving COVID-19 and its spread continues to pour in, but our office wants to give you the most up-to-date information that we can possibly give you. As of May 21, there were 20,910 cases of … more
Pastor Dameion L. Royal of Contending for the Faith Church Ministries delivered Friday’s Prayer for Our City with an introduction by Wilson Mayor Carlton Stevens. The 9:15 a.m. prayer was … more
Gov. Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina will enter Phase 2 of reopening Friday, May 22, at 5 p.m. The state’s overall key indicators have remained stable since Phase 1, but with the … more
Huldah Pridgen Hart's loved ones didn't let the COVID-19 pandemic dampen their enthusiasm for celebrating her 101st birthday. Instead of throwing a party, relatives and friends held a festive … more
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
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