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Wilson County Democratic Party leaders now have eight candidates to consider Saturday to replace Jean Farmer-Butterfield as the N.C. House representative for District 24. Reginald E. Pope and Mark … more
First Baptist Church of Wilson has a new pastor to serve its congregation.  The Rev. Dr. Christopher P. Thomas becomes the 31st pastor of First Baptist since its founding in 1860. Thomas and … more
State Martin Luther King Jr. Commissioner Jacquie Jeffers says the late civil rights leader and Georgia congressman John Lewis has inspired her poetry and songwriting.  Jeffers wrote … more
The Civil Air Patrol’s Tar River Composite Squadron will observe the 40th anniversary of its founding in a virtual meeting planned for Aug. 27.  Past members are invited to participate, … more
These days when being around crowds is not advisable, long rides through the countryside prove to be a simple and safe diversion on the weekend. Last weekend, my husband Fred and I headed east on … more
Entrepreneurship is still very alive as a vibrant part of the American dream in urban and rural communities throughout North Carolina and across the 50 states. Our nation’s businesses have … more
Who knows Wilson better than those who live and work here? We have a tourism development authority, so get on with it!  With our own imaginations, plus input from business owners and/or … more
WINTERVILLE — Former Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield’s longtime legislative aide has helped write a children’s book about state government and the lawmaking process. Portia Bright … more
Wilson County reported more than two dozen new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. The patients include Wilson Assisted Living residents and employees.  Of the 30 new cases reported, 10 Wilson Assisted … more
BAILEY — Firefighters from 11 departments spanning three counties fought a stubborn fire Wednesday at the Custom Quality Packers plant. Some 75 firefighters from Nash, Wilson and Franklin … more
Wilson County reported 63 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, which includes 10 Wilson Assisted Living residents. Wilson Assisted Living is one of five long-term care facilities in the county that are … more
Drive-thru COVID-19 tests will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lucama Community Building. Carolina Family Health Centers will provide testing at the 503 S. Main St. community … more
A mini break from intense summer heat may arrive in the Wilson area Friday and Saturday. Until then, it is more of the same with only the chance of a thunderstorm interrupting afternoon heat … more
NASHVILLE — Investigators believe the body of a Wilson man missing from southern Nash County for more than a decade may have been stuffed into his car, crushed and buried along with … more
BAILEY — Police Chief Steve Boraski is swinging for the fences this year with the second annual National Night Out. With so many other events canceled, including Middlesex’s Night Out … more
NASHVILLE — Four Nash County patients died of coronavirus-releated complications in less than a week, according to local public health officials. A woman in her late 90s died Thursday, a man … more
BAILEY — The town board is willing to make another deal with its devil if it means extricating the town from its public works contract with Envirolink. The board and residents have grown … more
Spring Hope’s Lisa Barnes and a half dozen other Republican state lawmakers visited the White House last week to speak with President Donald Trump about deregulation. Barnes, who represents … more
The Wilson County Board of Education decided Monday that students will be at home for the first nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year. After more than three hours of debate and discussion over how … more
MIDDLESEX — Authorities are looking for a motive in an early Monday shooting involving an AK-47. Jason Everette Hill, 27, of Old White Oak Road in Nashville, faces a charge of assault with a … more
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