Agencies struggle to recruit volunteer firefighters

Firefighters extinguish a fire that damaged a home at 6624 Speight School Road southeast of Wilson. Two pets perished in the blaze.
Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Department recently participated in a federally-funded public service announcement designed to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters as departments struggle to maintain …
State Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield discusses a variety of topics Saturday during a legislative information exchange session held at the WIlson County Public Library.

Legislator shares focus, hears concerns

Dozens gathered Saturday to share ideas, make their voices heard and discuss ways to create a better Wilson County for all during a legislative information exchange session hosted by state Rep. Jean …
Vision Community Theatre Group actors portray a scene from the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing for the upcoming weekend's play.

Curtain to lift on ‘Voices’ play

In observance of Black History Month, Vision Community Theatre Group will present, “Voices: The Struggles, The Faith, The Hope” on Saturday. The stage play, written and directed by Toshika …
Speaker’s topic: Identity, spirituality and mental health How do communities engage in conversations about mental health? How do people challenge the stigma around mental health struggles? Tonya Armstrong, the recently elected president of the N.C. …

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Weathercast: Cold front brings rainy weekend, start to the workweek

A slowing cold front is expected to dump rain on the greater Wilson area Friday night through Tuesday, but rain chances and amounts can fluctuate based on the system's movement, Albert Thomas Jr. …

School board comment policy questioned

SMITHFIELD — A media law attorney says the Johnston County Board of Education’s policy of screening public comments before they’re delivered can be used to censor parents and raises First …

Selma manager defends new role in Rocky Mount

Chamber adopts Triangle East name

Harlem Wizards return to Princeton High

Log cabin hosts Neuse Little Theatre

Olivia, Elijah, Sebastian are Johnston’s top baby names

Nash board tallies success, eyes 2019 challenges

Nash County had an outstanding year of accomplishments in 2018, but faces three major challenges in 2019, county board Chairman Robbie Davis said Monday in his annual “state of the county” …

Nash charts drop in jobless rate

Spring Hope commissioners take on adjustment board’s role

Gailliard co-sponsors Medicaid expansion bill

Anti-vaxxers are a threat to all of us

We are seeing, in real time, what happens when you get your medical advice from YouTube. There are measles outbreaks in Washington, Oregon and New York, and it’s only a matter of time until 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 marked the 100th day of school this week, their activities …

College Sports
Lady Bulldogs avenge loss to LMC

BANNER ELK — One down and two to go. To claim at least a share of the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas regular-season championship, the Barton College women’s basketball team must …

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs hit 4 homers in sweep of Mercy

Lady Bulldogs blank Meredith

Patience pays off for Barton: Bulldogs rally past Queens, 6-4

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs place 4th among 19 teams in Spring Kickoff

Community sports
Thanks, Coach

Some people just have “it.”  You meet them for the first time and they are easy to like. For whatever reasons, their demeanor lets you trust them immediately. They just carry …

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Reaching again for the bow

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

All rise: Marm only recipient of standing ovation at Hot Stove banquet

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
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
Why I Teach: She’s building foundations in kindergarten
Amy Tant is a K5 teacher at Wilson Christian School. Current position: Kindergarten Total years teaching: 13 years First … Read More
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