Police: Man exposed himself at Wendy’s

Authorities arrested a 62-year-old Wilson man after police say he exposed himself inside a fast-food restaurant Monday. Police responded to an 8:05 p.m. call to Wendy’s on Raleigh Road Parkway. …
Janine Latus, author of the international bestseller “If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister’s Story of Love, Murder and Liberation," speaks to a standing-room-only crowd at Barton College Tuesday evening for the annual Take Back the Night event, which raises awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault.

Survivor recounts sex abuse, a sister’s murder

Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic details of sexual assault and domestic violence that some readers may find disturbing. The first time Janine Latus was sexually assaulted, she was …
Merle was lost in an Aug. 31 wreck on Interstate 95 near Toisnot Swamp. Family members and volunteers continue to search for him.

Family dog lost during rollover wreck

The search continues for a dog lost during a Labor Day weekend crash on the Nash-Wilson county line. Merle is a 3-year-old bluetick beagle. At the time of the Aug. 31 crash, Merle weighed 45 …

State GOP chairman speaking at oyster roast

Tickets are going fast for the Wilson County Republican Party’s upcoming annual oyster roast fundraiser. “The goal of the event is to bring conservatives and Republicans together to fellowship …
Sheryl Burks starts her weekly workout routine at the Regency Athletic Club. Burks is an Eat Smart, Move More program participant and has lost nearly 40 pounds. The program is a countywide initiative to create a healthier Wilson.

‘Eat Smart, Move More’ participants seeing success

Two years ago, Sheryl Burks knew she needed to make a lifestyle change. But she didn’t want to go at it alone. That’s when she signed up for a program aimed to address not only weight loss but …

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Cold fronts to bring showers, possible thunderstorms

After a couple weeks of dry cold fronts and mild temperatures, the greater Wilson area is in for some rain and a taste of more fall-like weather in the days ahead, Al Thomas explains in this weekend …

Ex-pastor faces more child sex offense charges

SMITHFIELD — A former Johnston County pastor faces additional sex charges and the possibility of life in prison if he’s convicted of statutory rape. Steve Morris, 61, was pastor of Oliver’s …

Johnston County Public Schools faces $10 million shortfall

Police: Pickup strikes, kills Selma woman

Parent criticizes Clayton High investigation

Scottie Brown is Princeton’s newest commissioner

Selma Civic Center resumes commemorative brick sales

Students support classmate hit in drive-by

NASHVILLE — Classmates are helping to raise money and offering support for a young girl paralyzed in a drive-by shooting last month. Miasia Iana Perry stood on a hoverboard in her living room in …

Drugs seized, man arrested in raid

One-stop voting opens in Nash County

Southern Nash FFA chapter hosts Argentinian teachers

Extinction is a natural phenomenon

Although I seldom have time to watch TV interviews on the morning news while I’m getting ready for work, last week I overheard a guest who sounded as if he was blaming those he thought responsible …

Toyota to partner with Wilson Community College

For the first time, Wilson Community College is partnering with a major manufacturer, gaining access to its technical education materials. “We are excited to bring the Toyota Technical Education …

College Sports
Barton Athletic Hall of Fame to induct 7 on Friday

The lineup for the 2019 seven-member induction class for the Barton College Athletic Hall of Fame includes current athletic director Todd Wilkinson. Wilknson, who came to Barton in the spring of …

Barton men’s golf sits at 11th

Barton’s Allison Gambill named CC Player of the Week

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs thump Southern Wesleyan on road

Area Calendar, Oct. 12-13

School Sports
WCC quartet wins Four-Lady Superball

The Wilson Country Club quartet of Patch Wilkinson, Priscilla Brewer, Beth Rhyne and Lisa Matthews continued to thrive in fall golf competition, winning low gross in Saturday’s Wedgewood Ladies …


Sweet 16 for Mulligans Fore Kids

Youth is served as Herring steals show at WCC

McKeels rally to win WSCC Member-Guest

School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties
monday Breakfast: Cinni minis, fruit juice and applesauce cup. Lunch: Cheese pizza or chicken fillet sandwich, green beans, … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice and applesauce cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet sandwich, baked … Read More
Students’ steps feed world’s children: UNICEF program pairs fitness with food aid
ELM CITY — Fourth grader Trestin Ruffin is a global citizen through his work with UNICEF. “It’s good because I get to be a … Read More
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