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Authorities probe 3 bomb threats at Wilson's Collins Aerospace

Authorities were investigating a bomb threat made against a Wilson business Monday afternoon — the third at that location in a week. Officials were called to Collins Aerospace at 4200 …
Tim Davis of the Crossroad Street Ministry, left, watches as Gregroy Boseman of Church Over Streets folds a T-shirt before it's given away in front of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Ministries bring hope to felons: ‘Some of us do deserve a second chance’

On two tables set up in front of the Wilson County Courthouse, Gregory Boseman had free T-shirts to give away. They were in green, gray, blue, yellow and orange, and each one had a message — …

Wilson County residents continue push for 2nd Amendment sanctuary

A small but growing number of Wilson residents continue to call for the county to become a Second Amendment sanctuary. Michael McCroskey started a Facebook petition group earlier this month …

Wilson police investigate Sunday shooting

Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in a hotel parking lot early Sunday morning. Officers responded to a 2:06 a.m. shots-fired call at Days Inn on Tarboro Street. When officers …

Police: Gunfire strikes two homes

Police are investigating cases where two homes were struck by gunfire Friday. Officers responded to a 10:08 p.m. shots-fired call in the 2800 block of Daisy Lane. When officers arrived, they …
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Political Notebook: Dems accuse Tillis of fundraising ethics violation The North Carolina Democratic Party filed an ethics complained against U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis last week, claiming he improperly used his office to support his reelection. Tillis “tried to cash …

Jail offers second chance to earn diplomas: Sheriff says education can help reduce recidivism

Markayla Smith, right, shows Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard the classes she's completed so far as a part of a new program in the Wilson County Detention Center that helps pretrial detainees obtain their GED diploma.
Markayla Smith is getting a second chance at her education in an unlikely place — the Wilson County Detention Center. The 20-year-old uses a tablet to complete online coursework that will help …
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Weathercast: Warm front brings mild start to February

Winter-like weather has been absent much of December and January, and as February begins it is yet again nowhere in sight. A warming trend gets underway Sunday, powered by a warm high pressure …

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THE ENTERPRISE
Report questions need for new jail

NASHVILLE — The need for a new Nash County Detention Center could be mitigated by pretrial incarceration reform, according to a recently released report. The report outlines several strategies …

County ‘working feverishly’ on jail fixes

Authorities seek probation absconder

School board picks new superintendent

County approves solar farm project expansion

JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
A new group commits to stemming tide of violent teen deaths

SMITHFIELD — Antoan Whidbee, a Smithfield attorney who lives in Clayton, ran into Malik Shepherd on the Friday before Christmas. The 19-year-old Smithfield-Selma High School graduate told …

A fake crash, but a real response: Schools test their ability to relocate students, staff in an emergency

Johnston going ‘All in Red’ for heart health

NC Cookie Momster finds a home at Clayton market

Mayor, developer debate subdivision rules

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Fracking has reduced carbon emissions

RALEIGH — In 2018, Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order on climate change that, among other things, established a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in North Carolina by 40% below 2005 …

LIFE
Students take robotics skills to Texas: ‘I am so proud of them’

Students on the middle school robotics team at the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf placed 12th out of 24 teams at a robotics competition last week. The Texas School for the Deaf hosted …

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College Sports
Barton men's swimming wins second straight Conference Carolinas crown

CHARLOTTE — With a sweep of the top four positions in the 200-yard backstroke, the Barton College men’s swimming team secured its second straight league title within NCAA Division II …

Carey impresses as No. 7 Blue Devils crunch Notre Dame: Duke moves into ACC lead with 94-60 win

Barton duo named CC Players of the Week

Lady Bulldogs dominate Chowan, 18-2

Boykin FTs help save Bulldogs’ lead vs. Chowan

School Sports
Taylor, Wiggs card aces at Wedgewood

Jeff Taylor recorded his first career hole-in-one Jan. 25 with the use of an 8-iron on the No. 10 layout at Wedgewood Public Golf Course. Taylor sank the shot from 154 yards away. Witnessing the …

264 Futsal teams seek help in reaching national championship tournament

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Writer’s block? It’s real

Wilson Rec Guardians cheer team wins state championship

Schools
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston Counties
monday Teacher Workday Tuesday Breakfast: Strawberry bagel bar, fruit juice and banana. Lunch: Chicken nuggets with roll … Read More
Students learn about health careers
Wilson Medical Center hosted three Career Health Connections students this week. The program partners with Wilson Medical Center, the … Read More
Celebrating the 100th school day
Students at Rock Ridge Elementary School this week marked the 100th day of class by dressing as 100-year-olds. Read More
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