When District Court Judge John J. Covolo walked into his chambers a couple of weeks ago, preparing for court, staff noticed something different about him. “He shaved his head and beard due to chemotherapy treatment for bladder …
Wilson City Council votes 5-2 to raise its members’ pay

Free While the Wilson City Council won’t immediately see a difference at the bank, a motion made and approved Thursday night lines elected officials up for a 37 percent raise come July. District 5 Councilman Don Evans broached the topic at the …

‘We will be heard:' Wilson women join marchers in Raleigh and D.C.

Wendy Moore will be marching in Washington, D.C., Saturday for herself and her neighbors as well as the community at large. “I march as a lesbian woman, I march for my Hispanic neighbors, I march for the mother wearing a hijab that walks …

County leaders hail farmers at annual banquet

Hundreds of farmers and their families attended the annual Wilson County Farmers Appreciation Dinner Thursday evening at the Wilson Agriculture Center. And the program aimed to show just how much farmers mean in Wilson County and beyond. …

Protective dads and their daughters

Readers of this column know I am the father of two daughters. They are both beautiful and smart and I love them equally. One is in her twenties and married with a son. One is 16 and has a boyfriend. I like my son-in-law and I like my younger …

School sports
Taylor sparks NJ comeback win

Taylor sparks NJ comeback win KENLY — Sophomore Levossie Taylor scored 26 points as she helped her North Johnston varsity girls basketball team rally from an eight-point halftime deficit to edge visiting Washington 47-46 on Friday. The …

Lack of rebounding dooms WCA

Junior varsity roundup

Area Calendar Jan. 21-22

Rams rev up in 3rd quarter, beat SL

Community sports
Guthrie reveals his own NCSHOF all-star lineup at Wilson Hot Stove

Bobby Guthrie, associate executive director of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, learned two weeks ago he had been delegated the assignment of featured speaker for the 42nd annual banquet of the Wilson chapter of the Hot Stove League. Along …

Don’t store that kayak yet

The SPOT holding hoops sign-ups

An epic pitchers duel remembered

Hot Stove keeps it warm

Church news for the week of Jan. 21

First Missionary — Lucama First Missionary Baptist Church will have Sunday school 7:45 a.m. and morning worship 8:45 with the Rev. Jeffrey Simms as speaker and music by the male chorus. St. Mary St. Mary Free Will Baptist Church will …

Church news for the week of Jan. 14

Church news for the week of Jan. 7

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School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties

Wilson County Monday Holiday Tuesday Breakfast: Goody bun and banana Lunch: Cheeseburger or hot dog with chili, french fries, baked beans and peaches Wednesday Breakfast: Crunchmania and applesauce cup Lunch: Turkey with …