Man charged with sex assault, kidnapping

A WakeMed nurse was arrested Friday in connection with the sexual assault of a Wilson woman. Wilson police charged 59-year-old James C. Webb of Louisburg with committing a first-degree forcible …
Monday's Welcome Back Barton event faced an intense thunderstorm, scattering vendors and students alike.

Bulldogs brave a cloudburst: Rain cuts Welcome Back Barton festivities short

Mother Nature displayed her unpredictability Monday when a chance of rain turned into a deluge, largely raining out Barton College’s annual Welcome Back Barton event. “It’s just a summertime …
Students and faculty attend a special assembly to note the 50th anniversary of Greenfield School on Monday, the first day of school for the 2019-20 academic year.

Greenfield School marks 50th year: Independent, nonprofit school sets enrollment record

Greenfield School began its 50th year Monday with its largest enrollment ever. “It’s just so exciting. It is so hard to believe that it has been 50 years,” said Beth Peters, who is in her …
Nine-year-old Jakayla Dean of Wilson rides a shark at the North Carolina Whirligig Festival in 2018.

Whirligig Festival organizers seek vendors

The N.C. Whirligig Festival is less than three months away, and organizers have opened registration for vendors and sponsors. “I get calls all year long from businesses and organizations that want to participate in the festival. For several years in a row, we sold out of booth spaces …


Political Notebook: Barnes says Cooper veto freezes disaster relief funds

After touring a Johnston County farm, state Rep. Lisa Stone Barnes blasted Gov. Roy Cooper for vetoing the state budget …

City council OKs Lake Wilson Park improvements

Dennis Artis of Wilson walks over the spillway for the Lake Wilson dam in April.
Wilson councilmen on Thursday approved a nearly $560,000 contract for improvements to Lake Wilson Park set to begin next month. Parks and Recreation …

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Clash of weather systems could bring rain, cooler temps

Eastern North Carolina could be the stage for a showdown between an approaching cold front and a stubborn Bermuda high-pressure system at week's end, Al Thomas explains in this installment of The …

Third suspect sought in teen’s killing

CLAYTON — More than a week after a 15-year-old was fatally shot, sheriff’s deputies are still working to develop a third suspect in the case. Two teenagers face first-degree murder charges in …

Smithfield man drowns in river

Child porn convict receives 30-year sentence

Sheriff’s captain offers active shooter safety tips for workers

Kenly’s Tanner Bentley earns Eagle Scout rank

College student finds fulfillment in service, education

Spring Hope board approves Spaulding Center move

The Spaulding Family Resource Center is getting a new home. The Spring Hope Board of Adjustment on Monday approved a conditional use request for the Spaulding Center to use a former day care …

Candidates seek southern Nash town board seats

Courthouse could host founding documents display

Marshburn reappointed to community college board

People You Know: Spring Hope teen earns credit union scholarship

Budget impasse costs taxpayers up to $50,000 a day

Forty days ago, Gov. Roy Cooper proposed an alternative state budget that closed the health care coverage gap by expanding Medicaid and froze corporate tax cuts to invest more in teacher and state …

Summer camps gave kids diverse escapes

Whether it was playing tennis, basketball or soccer, dancing, singing or acting — or just plain splashing around in the water — Wilson youth had plenty of opportunities to spend their summer …

College Sports
Finding toughness

GREENVILLE — After a trio of 3-9 seasons that weren’t under his stewardship, Mike Houston isn’t about to sugarcoat anything when it comes to his East Carolina football team. The …

It’s surf over turf as the Marlins stop the Bacon in 3 games to repeat as Petitt Cup champs

Tobs entertain, but get same Petitt Cup result

Wrecked at Big Rock again

Petitt Cup power ball

Community sports
The 10th installment of WYSA’s Summer Explosion Cup’s will bring a crowd

For its 10th anniversary, the Summer Explosion Cup is going big again.   Representatives from Wilson Youth Soccer Association will welcome 105 club teams from across North Carolina and …

Allegood brothers enjoy memorable day at ENCJG finals

Tales from a catfish

Being the best that he can be

Willow Springs finishes second in Eastern NC Junior Golf League finals

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