Police: Wilson man robbed at gunpoint outside home

Police say a man was robbed at gunpoint last week while he sat in his car outside his home. Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Ward Boulevard at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday. Andreas M. …
Sixth graders Frank Johnson, left, and Alex Grissom work with architect Anne Lebo at the Imagination Station to design the after-school program that will launch in 2022. The Wilson Family YMCA, whose new location was announced Thursday, will house the program through a Healthcare Foundation of Wilson partnership.

‘A brighter future for our youth’: After-school program will be housed at YMCA

One of the main components of the Wilson Family YMCA’s move to downtown will incorporate an after-school program specifically designed for middle schoolers. The city of Wilson’s Thursday …
Barton College alumni were honored Saturday morning at the 2019 Alumni Reunions and Awards Breakfast. From left, Jamie Adams and Ashlee Adams, accepting for their father James M. Adams, Sr., Class of 1968; Tracy O'Shields Mitchell, Class of 1998; Amanda Humphrey Metts, Class of 1997; Kasey Byzewski, Class of 2014; and Scott Edwards Hemby, Class of 1987.

Barton honors alumni at homecoming

Awards were presented to five Barton alumni on Saturday morning during the Alumni Reunions and Awards Breakfast held at Hardy Alumni Hall. Outstanding Recent Graduate Award was presented to Kasey …
K&W Construction worker Mike Hopkins installs trim on the roof of the new American Legion Post 13 headquarters in August.

New American Legion post home nearly complete

American Legion Post 13 is one step closer to calling the Wilson County Fairgrounds home again. “We haven’t gotten the keys yet,” said Commander Ed Costello. “We have to have a …
David Thorne delivers a voting maachine to the Wilson County Agriculture Center in advance of the November 2018 midterm election.

Renovations at Reid Community Center prompt election precinct change

Voters in Wilson’s Precinct C will have to go to a new location to cast a ballot on Nov. 5. “Precinct C is located at the Vandahlia Reid Community Center at 502 Parkview St.,” said Wilson …
An artist's rendering shows an interior view of Barton College's athletic stadium. BB&T gave the college $2 million to secure naming rights and the BB&T Charitable Fund added $500,000 for a strategic partnership to enhance workforce development.

Barton receives $2 million BB&T gift: Includes stadium naming rights; partnership adds $500K

BB&T has made a $2 million gift to Barton College securing the naming rights to a much-anticipated stadium at Electric Supply Co. Field. The college received an additional $500,000 from …

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Weathercast: Tropical system brings Saturday evening storms

A tropical system forecast to sweep through eastern North Carolina should bring rain — very heavy in spots — to the greater Wilson area on Saturday evening, Al Thomas explains in this …

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

Waking up to smarter school scheduling

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, father of four young children, has signed a landmark bill that should serve as a wake-up call for educators and lawmakers across the nation. The measure addresses …

Playground at Deans Farm a hit

Whether it’s feeding the goats, making corn angels in the corn pit or picking out a pumpkin, an expanded back playground at Deans Farm Market is a popular destination for families and school …

College Sports
Hall of champions

Beyond their individual greatness as athletes or coaches, entering the Barton College Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday were seven individuals who were also champions. The five former athletes …

Barton loses first league road match

BC runs out of answers

Goals overflow in Barton’s 7-1 win

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs ‘B’ team takes 10th place at Donald Ross Intercollegiate tourney

School Sports
Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Youth Soccer RESULTS Matches from Oct. 7-12   Boys Ages 5-6 United 7 – Eagles 4:   United- Thomas Layton 1, Zander Williams 1, Luke Hutchens 1, Colby Wilson 1; …

Before ‘I ain’t’ turns into ‘I can’t’

Buildup of the symphony

County championship’s 40th anniversary was one for the ages

‘03 Explosion takes over first place in U17 Girls Second East

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Breakfast: Crunch mania, fruit juice and strawberry cup. Lunch: Fiestada pizza or cheesy baked potato, french fries, … Read More
Students inducted in National Honor Society
Wilson Christian Academy held its National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Oct. 4. Approximately 100 family and friends joined … Read More
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 … Read More
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