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A former mayor and commissioner has thrown his hat back in the ring for the Saratoga town election. John Cayton was among seven candidates who filed paperwork with the Wilson County Board of … more
A cooking fire was quickly extinguished Sunday night at an area hotel. Wilson Fire/Rescue crews responded around 8:30 p.m. to the Days Inn at 1801 Tarboro St. S. and saw smoke billowing from a … more
Wilson police are searching for a suspect in two armed robberies that happened less than 10 minutes apart Sunday. Officers responded at 9:36 p.m. at DK Fuel, 1510 Goldsboro St., in reference to a … more
When state Sen. Milton “Toby” Fitch asked students what they wanted to be, the answers varied from musician to nurse, lawyer to baker. “You can be anything you want to be,” the keynote … more
The interstates, bridges, roadways, rest areas and truck stops are a trucker’s office. However, some of these offices have closed. Others are in disrepair or just dangerous. Trucks you see each day … more
North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey called Wilson Fire/Rescue Services’ excellent fire rating rare in a Monday speech to the Wilson Rotary Club. As commissioner of insurance for … more
Garland Tucker, a conservative businessman with ties to Wilson, has kicked his fundraising into high gear in a bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in the Republican primary. Tucker raised $339,236 … more
The doors of the Gig East Exchange aren’t open yet, but technology already is being used to make a virtual reality rendering of the incubator in downtown Wilson. “Part of the Exchange is … more
The Elm City Rotary Club installed new officers this month. From left are Bill Powell, secretary; Jerry Dorsey, president; Fred Bridgers, treasurer; and Johnny Batchelor, sergeant-at-arms. The Elm … more
County commissioners recognized six Wilson County employees who recently retired with more than 100 years of combined service. Pictured from left are Commissioner Bill Blackman, retiree Barbara … more
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' activity day girls collected more than 30 pounds of food during a drive for Hope Station. The girls also toured the food pantry. Pictured from left … more
County commissioners recently recognized 16-year-old Javan Harrell, who will be the Youth Voices representative from Wilson County this year. Harrell is a member of the Rock Ridge 4-H Club and told … more
Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education has received a grant to improve serving equipment in the school cafeteria. According to R. Nicole Guzman, child nutrition director at the school, … more
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Three area students have received degrees from Western Governors University. Molly Bass of Elm City earned her Bachelor of Arts in grades K-8 interdisciplinary studies, … more
Breathing new life into the former Hi Dollar warehouse has not been an easy or quick task, but the finish line is approaching as officials plan for 40 apartments at Whirligig Station to be move-in … more
Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library Adult Fiction “As Long As We Both Shall Live” by JoAnn Chaney “At the Wolf’s Table” by Rosella Postorino “Beautiful … more
As Smithfield plant manager José Pabón opened the door leading 20 agribusiness leaders into a cooler, the smoky brown color of nearly a million pounds of raw pork bellies appeared through the … more
With consistent daytime highs in the low 90s and a heat index hovering around 100 degrees through Wednesday, the only variable in the greater Wilson area's forecast is rain, Al Thomas explains in … more
Community Family Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Community Church, 2301 Montgomery Drive. The event is for residents of Wilson County and surrounding areas and will … more
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