$33K spent on Wilson mayor’s race

Mayor Carlton Stevens beat incumbent Bruce Rose at the polls and at the bank, according to the campaign finance reports. Rose said he raised roughly $13,000 in his bid for a ninth term while …
Wilson County Sheriff's Office investigators help one another over a fence along U.S. 264 while searchingfor evidence Thursday after gunfire struck five vehicles the day before.

Deputies probe highway gunshots: At least 5 vehicles damaged

The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case where several vehicles were struck by bullets along U.S. 264 East on Wednesday.  No one has been injured.  “As …

Restraining order filed against state Senate hopeful

MIDDLESEX — A state Senate candidate says a restraining order his estranged wife filed against him means he’s just another unjustly accused male victim of the #MeToo movement. Retired Air …
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Wilson County receives $174K for safe schools

Cpl. Scott Drew of the Wilson County Sheriff's Office has been Fike High's school resource officer for nine years. A part-time SRO will soon be shared between Barnes, Hearne and Vick elementary schools.
Wilson County Schools has received $174,066 in Safe Schools grants in from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Superintendent Lane Mills detailed the funding during Monday’s Wilson …

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Weathercast: Cold temperatures coming back this weekend

 The long respite from the realities of winter is finally coming to a close. Spring-like weather will hold on into Thursday, but a sustained period of cold temperatures is poised to enter The …

Police make arrest in rape

Smithfield police have charged an employee of an assisted-living center with sexually assaulting a female resident. Just before 3 a.m. on Dec. 19, police were called to Brookdale Senior Living at …

School board chairman responds to allegations

This cat was in a can, not a hat

2019 brought jobs, investment to Johnston

She waited two years for her first assignment. The result was ‘magic’

Johnston schools respond to racist posts

Commissioners, sheriff at odds over jail woes

NASHVILLE — Nash County commissioners have responded to the state’s depopulation of the Nash County Detention Center with a mixture of dismay, embarrassment and a strong vow to fix all the …

Deputies: Man injured in Christmas Eve shooting

New police chiefs take reins in 2019

Jail, school woes top county news in 2019

Middlesex sees big growth in 2019

Bailey town board focused on moving forward in 2019

George Washington’s oft-ignored example

Have I benefited from nepotism and cronyism? Sure. But at least I feel guilty about it. Nepotism, says Dictionary.com, is “patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family …

Chicken and mushrooms star in recipe

From time to time, readers will ask me if I have any new recipes for diabetics. I don’t cook for a diabetic, and I’m not very well-versed in what’s OK and what’s not. So to find today’s …

College Sports
Tham-Morrobel, Lady Bulldogs work past Converse for 4th straight win

The Barton College women’s basketball team counts upon Jami Tham-Morrobel, a 5-foot-11 sophomore, to play hard and to play steady. That’s her signature. Furthermore, Tham-Morrobel was …

Bulldogs return to win column, clip Crusaders 77-72

BC women put it all together in second half vs. NGU

Barton teams back at Wilson Gym to face NGU in twinbill

Bulldogs falter in OT versus Bobcats

School Sports
USA Baseball’s Gaski headlines 45th Hot Stove banquet

For more than 30 years, his involvement with USA Baseball has taken Mike Gaski to various places around the world. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, Gaski will visit Wilson as the featured speaker of the 45th …

An influx of bird visitors

ENCAOA seeking baseball, softball officials, to hold clinics

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

A year full of memories: Plenty of moments, people on area sports scene in 2019

Breakfast essential to better learning: Schools begin free morning menu offerings
It was breakfast on wheels Wednesday at Hunt High School as child nutritionists Phyllis Horne and Stanley Best pushed a food-filled … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston Counties
monday Breakfast: Cinni minis, fruit juice and strawberry cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet sandwich, baked beans, … Read More
Busy in the classroom
Hunt High school science teacher Will Edwards works with juniors and seniors in his physical science class on dimensional analysis, … Read More
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