A state trooper sprays paint on the pavement on U.S. 301 near Creech Road at the site of a fiery collision between an SUV and a transport truck Tuesday afternoon northeast of Lucama.

Man pulled from fiery wreck on US 301

LUCAMA — A man was cut from his SUV moments before the vehicle was consumed by fire after colliding with a transport truck near Lucama Tuesday afternoon. Jeff Johnson, assistant chief of the …
N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Harrell, right, talks with family members, friends and coworkers Tuesday as Morgan Garner, a senior at Community Christian School, left, looks on. Garner started a fundraising effort on behalf of Harrell, who was shot during a Jan. 14 traffic stop.

Young supporter meets trooper injured in shooting

Trooper Daniel Harrell returned to Wilson’s N.C. Highway Patrol office Tuesday afternoon to meet the 18-year-old Community Christian student who raised more than $13,000 through an online …
The Burger Boy restaurant at 201 Ward Blvd., shown here in 2011, is a classic Wilson icon.

Good service, food at heart of Burger Boy success

A lot has changed since 1969, but Burger Boy has remained largely the same and now the popular eatery is celebrating 50 years of serving the community with some anniversary deals. “We made some …
Commissioner Jerry Bissette's chair sits empty after he resigned during Thursday's Board of Commissioners meeting in Bailey. From left, Commissioner Shelley Bullard, interim Town Clerk Vince Sievert, Mayor Thomas Richards, Commissioner Dwan Finch and Commissioner Allen Daniels listen to residents' concerns.

Bissette resigns from Bailey town board

BAILEY — All five commissioners were in place as the town board resumed its January meeting Thursday. But by meeting’s end, only four remained. Jerry Bissette, a veteran member of the board, …

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Weathercast: A workweek warmup, then a return of cold air

A workweek warmup is in store for the greater Wilson area, but a high-pressure system on its way Friday should make for a chilly weekend. Under mostly sunny skies, Tuesday's high temperature will …

Princeton board divided on endorsing U.S. 70 bypass

PRINCETON — After a lengthy debate, town commissioners voted 3-1 to table a resolution of support for the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s plan for the U.S. 70 bypass to Princeton. …

Kenly siblings finish 3rd in college cornhole championship

State honors retired publisher

Daniels steps down as Selma town manager

Bailey town administrator resigns

After an impromptu closed session during Monday’s Bailey Board of Commissioners meeting, officials announced that Town Administrator Timothy Johnson would resign his post effective 5 p.m. …

Government shutdown stalls Middlesex grant application

Spring Hope ready to grow

Nash sheriff's office promotes first woman to major

From party lines to smartphones in a half-decade

Realizing how cellphones and handheld mobile phone devices have come to completely consume and dominate our world in so many ways, it might be difficult for some — especially younger folks — to …

817 students learn in the pool

Cindy Boring gathered her seven swimming students together to give them some extra pointers before allowing them to start a free swim. Boring is one of the volunteers teaching 817 Wilson County …

College Sports
Mandilaris named AVCA Division I-II Player of the Week

After helping his Barton College team win all three matches over the weekend at the Grow The Game Challenge in Lebanon, Tennessee, Bulldogs senior Vasilis Mandilaris was named the American Volleyball …

BC women pull away late at Converse

Bulldogs stun USC, win Tenn. tourney

Barton women blow big lead, game at Emmanuel, 76-66

Lions end Bulldogs’ streak, 86-76

Community sports
Pirates’ Packard to pick up another honor at Hot Stove banquet Tuesday night

Bryant Packard has been piling up preseason honors left and right as the East Carolina outfielder/designated hitter prepares for his junior season. However, Packard, who was named to his third …

No excuse for bad behavior

Still a boy of summer

WYSA steps up to the next level

Newsome double Big Fish winner for Fishers of Men in 2019

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Holiday Tuesday Breakfast: Strawberry Pop-Tart, fruit punch, peach cup and milk Lunch: Corn dog nuggets or … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
Wilson County Monday Breakfast: Goody bun, fruit punch, strawberry cup and milk Lunch: Cheeseburger or pork chop sandwich, … Read More
Why I Teach: Teaching with ‘great joy and a servant’s heart’
Brian Trull is athletic director and teacher at Wilson Christian Academy. Total years teaching: 20 years, with 19 years at … Read More
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