Fannie Corbett

Wilson community leader Fannie Corbett dies Tuesday

Fannie Corbett, a founder of the Wilson Community Improvement Association, died Tuesday at age 86, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. “Mom was a fighter,” said her son, Alvin …
The owner of a rare red green-winged macaw is offering a $5,000 reward for information on its location leading to the bird's recovery.

$5,000 reward offered for missing macaw

The owner of a missing green-winged macaw is offering a reward for information on the bird’s location that leads to its recovery. “It’s a red green-winged macaw,” said Buddy Waskey, an …
Dr. Hilary Patterson, left, and dental hygienist Brooke Dawson, right, host students Brittney and Bethany Peterson at Carolina Family Dental Care as part of the Career Health Connections Program organized by Wilson Education Partnership and Area Health Education Center for Area L.

Connecting with health careers: High-schoolers shadowing Wilson professionals

Brittney and Bethany Peterson both know they want to enter the medical field. The twins from Lucama, both seniors at Hunt High School, are among seven Wilson County Schools students participating …
Ryan Davis, coordinator of cardiac pulmonary rehabilitation, watches as Jackie Pierce gets back on the treadmill last week at Wilson Medical Center.

Exercise therapy helps ease the pain

The first few days of supervised exercise therapy were rough for Jackie Pierce. He wasn’t used to the exercise. “My wife, said, ‘Go back again,’” he said. And he did. Three times a …

Officials: WCC a vital Wilson County resource

County commissioners and Wilson Community College trustees held a joint meeting Tuesday evening where college President Tim Wright gave an overview of the institution’s successes and challenges as …

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Weathercast: Rainy February continues with cloudbursts this week

The pattern of cloudy skies and mostly chilly temperatures is expected to persist this week as each day holds a substantial chance of rain Tuesday through Saturday. Showers are expected Tuesday …

Town board addresses police chief’s departure

MICRO — A standing-room-only crowd of more than 30 people attended the town board’s Feb. 12 meeting to express concern about former Police Chief Donna Greene’s resignation in a dispute over …

Selma annexes $287M Eastfield site

$287M development to create 3,100 jobs

Exhibit examines life after slavery

Smithfield addresses water plant concerns

North Johnston inducts 39 into National Honor Society

Bailey hires police chief, permanent employees

BAILEY — Town commissioners approved several pressing town items during their meeting Monday evening, including hiring a new top cop. Commissioners hired Cpl. Steven Boraski of Wake County as …

Nash traffic stop leads to heroin seizure

‘A ministry of presence’: Hospital chaplain racks up 515 days in volunteer hours

People You Know: Local students named to college honors lists

Learning from Lincoln’s wisdom

George Washington was lauded as “first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen,” in the words of Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee. But even our nation’s first …

Mama’s cheese biscuits

This column was originally published in 2013. From time to time, I crave the cheese biscuits Mama used to make for us. The perfectly browned cheese biscuits she made from scratch were a little …

College Sports
Daniels, Dorn help NC State beat Boston College 89-80 in OT

RALEIGH — North Carolina State waited until after it had blown a big lead and survived a shot at the regulation horn to put together its best stretch of basketball Wednesday night. The …

Believing in themselves: BC perseveres past Trojans in 4 sets to hold onto CC lead

Bulldogs end long homestand with sweep of Bruins

Barton trio claims CC weekly honors

BARTON ROUNDUP: Russell wins 2 titles at CC Indoor Track Championship

Community sports
Boyette to speak at Wilson Human Relations banquet

While he will always be a Wilsonian, Re’quan Boyette’s has found his home at Duke University. The former Fike High three-sport star played football for the Blue Devils for five seasons …

Thanks, Coach

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Reaching again for the bow

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

School Menus for Wilson, Johnston, and Nash counties
monday Breakfast: Goody bun, fruit punch, strawberry cup and milk Lunch: Chicken fillet sandwich or pepperoni pizza, green peas, … Read More
100 ways to mark 100 school days
Counting to 100 by ones and by tens is an expectation for every kindergartner. So, when students in Shelia Bunch’s kindergarten … Read More
Accepted at UNC
Seven Wilson Early College students were accepted to the Univerity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is the most ever. … Read More
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