A Wilson Police detective gathers evidence at 411 Stadium St. in Wilson on Monday after a man was shot and killed during the early morning hours there.

63-year-old found dead in his yard

Wilson police are investigating a shooting that left a 63-year-old man dead early Monday morning. Police responded to a 1:30 a.m. shots fired call at 411 Stadium St. When officers arrived …

Nash inmates escape jail

NASHVILLE — Local and state authorities are on the hunt for five inmates who escaped from the Nash correctional facility Monday afternoon. Nash County Sheriff’s Office officials said Raheem …
Sandy Pittman, an instructor in religion and music at Wilson Community College, teaches students about the intricacies of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor on Tuesday. Pittman is on a waiting list for a new kidney.

Teacher hoping for a kidney donor

Sandy Pittman was first diagnosed with diabetes around 20 years ago. Then high blood pressure problems kicked in. While she managed them both for years, she also knew she had kidney issues. In 2016, …

Chamber hosts public policy series

Wilsonians are invited to hear from the city and county manager about local government issues that affect businesses during an upcoming Chamber of Commerce breakfast. The April 9 event is the …
Zy'Miracle Kearney, who plays the character of "Shadow" in the play "Bang Bang You're Dead," rehearses with cast members Emerson Fitch and Sarah Joyner at The Singers Studio.

Play explores school violence, shootings

A cast of 12 middle and high school students has taken on serious subject — the issue of school violence and school shootings. “Bang Bang, You’re Dead” will be performed by The Singers …
District Court Judge Beth Freshwater-Smith, right, gives the oath of office to, from left, Brandon L. French, Timothy A. Bissette, Jessica M. Correa and Lindsey R. Pierce, newly sworn officers of the Wilson Police Department.

Wilson Police Department honors, promotes employees

The Wilson Police Department recognized, promoted and swore in new officers last week during a special ceremony held at the city of Wilson’s Operations Center. Sgt. Kenneth S. Robinson was …
John Hood

Lawmakers can reduce health costs

RALEIGH — Health care costs too much. Are we agreed? Great. Perhaps now we can discuss the more interesting question of what policymakers should do about the problem. There are dozens of …

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Mild, clear weekend, then rain likely on Tuesday

The pattern of swings in temperature and intermittent rain isn't expected to break this weekend or early in the workweek, with rain in the forecast for Monday and early Tuesday followed by a brief …

Clayton police cruisers get a fresh look

CLAYTON — Rain didn't stop the Clayton Police Department from rolling out redesigned patrol cars on Feb. 25. The first five cruisers in the freshly detailed fleet hit the streets during the …

Former Selma mayor Charles Hester dies at 83

Resident calls for police pay hikes

Active shooter response: ‘Run, hide, fight’

Princeton considers I-42 possibilities

Kenly seeks downtown growth plan

‘Education is the key’: School unlocked future for 3 decades of black children

Vashti Perry, the daughter of a former slave, went to school, completed high school and began a legacy of education in her family that now includes three generations of college graduates. Perry …

Spring Hope to consider electronic gaming center

Spring Hope museum celebrates local sports

Embers to headline 2019 pumpkin festival

Suppressing discussion doesn’t solve problems

Everywhere one looks these days, the world seems to be moving away from debate on contentious subjects and toward demands that those who have unpopular opinions — or even just ask impertinent …

Opening up another world: Fourth-graders experience ballet

Wilson County fourth-graders were given a taste of big city culture when the New York Theatre Ballet performed at the Boykin Center in downtown Wilson. Some 950 students were bused in from area …

College Sports
Bulldogs sweep King, now in 2nd place

The streaking Barton College baseball team has itself in unfamiliar territory after the Bulldogs completed the sweep of their NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas series against visiting King …

BARTON ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs split twinbill with LMC

Pate 3-run walkoff HR gives Barton win in 10 innings

Bulldogs sweep NGU to avenge only conference loss

Lady Bulldogs can’t solve Embry-Riddle

Community sports
WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘03 Explosion boys unbeaten through six spring games

Goals by Carlos Chavez and Hayden Edwards gave the Wilson Youth Soccer Association ‘03 Explosion Boys U-16 team a 2-0 victory on Saturday over North Carolina FC Red South. The victory at …

We will miss you, ‘Mr. G’

Did PETA finally go too far?

New look on tap for 2019 Wilson Cup

When animals, humans clash

Community partners saluted
At its March meeting, the Wilson County Board of Education recognized the community partners and WCS staff who have made an … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties
monday Breakfast: Sweet potato swirl, apple juice, applesauce cup and milk Lunch: Hot dog on roll with chili or mac and cheese … Read More
It’s all circular on Pi Day
Pi Day is held on March 14 because the date represents the first three digits of pi, 3.14. For years, brainiacs have been stringing … Read More
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