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Sharpsburg’s mayor pleaded guilty Monday to driving while impaired in connection to his election-night arrest. Robert L. Williams Jr. was sentenced to a day in jail, 24 hours of community … more
MIDDLESEX — Town commissioners approved an application on Monday for a U.S. Department of Agriculture public works grant for new equipment — once the USDA reopens for business. Mayor Lu Harvey … more
The Wilson County Board of Education approved changes to its 2018-19 traditional calendar that will allow the school district to complete the academic year for employees in 215 days. Wilson County … more
James Harrison of Rocky Mount calls his daughter his “lucky charm” after he said she helped him win a $200,000 lottery prize. The saw operator stopped by the Friendly Way on North Raleigh … more
Within the next week, the paper will come down from the windows of Carolina Cheese Co. as the new owners unveil a menu of changes that will eventually include full brunch and dinner service. “I … more
Grace Church of God in Christ will host its first Martin Luther King Jr. Unity in the Community service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at The SPOT, 910 W. Tarboro St. The featured speaker will be … more
After being shot in the face, Trooper Daniel Harrell chased down his alleged assailant resulting in a head-on crash that sent the suspect running from the scene, authorities say. On Tuesday, the … more
BAILEY — After an impromptu closed session during Monday’s Bailey Board of Commissioners meeting, officials announced that Town Administrator Timothy Johnson would resign his post effective 5 … more
A man accused of shooting a state trooper in Elm City made his first court appearance Tuesday morning. Thirty-six-year-old John David Jones stood before Wilson County District Court Judge John … more
Mild temperatures this week are likely to give way to a deep freeze as cold Canadian air dips into the continental United States over the weekend, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's … more
A donation shortfall over the winter holidays is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now to prevent a blood shortage from continuing … more
SHARPSBURG — Town commissioners decided to hold their monthly meetings a half-hour earlier this year while filling in their calendar last week. The Sharpsburg Board of Commissioners approved its … more
RALEIGH — Every year, the N.C. Department of Labor receives complaints of poster companies that use scare tactics to sell labor law posters. State officials say threats of being fined are bogus and … more
A busy Wilson intersection is slated to receive a design upgrade, but don’t expect traffic patterns to change anytime soon. Turn lanes will be added to the junction of Nash Street NW and … more
ELM CITY — A third-generation state trooper was shot during a Monday afternoon traffic stop, drawing sheriff’s deputies, police and troopers to the scene in a manhunt … more
AgCarolina Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit and Carolina Farm Credit say the second annual Pull for Youth charity sporting clays events have raised $105,000 for North Carolina 4-H and Future … more
The Wilson Housing Authority welcomed a new commissioner to its governing body at its January board meeting. Erin J. Day of Wilson was sworn in as one of the Wilson Housing Authority’s Board of … more
A Wilson man who officials say sold heroin and fentanyl and also committed an unrelated armed robbery of an internet sweepstakes center will spend more than two decades in prison. On Monday, … more
State officials say there was no marching order to yank Confederate battle flags from gift shop shelves at North Carolina’s Civil War battlefields, but they don’t deny reports of a gradual … more
The Wilson County Genealogical Society recently elected its slate of officers and board members for 2019. Pictured in the front row from left are President Brenda Dorsett, Vice President Yvonne … more
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