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Sheriff Calvin L. Woodard invites members of the public to his 2018 sheriff campaign kickoff from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Woodard for Sheriff campaign headquarters, 1435 Ward Blvd. in … more
Substitute teachers in our public high schools have their share of challenges, surprises and joys. Every day is unpredictable and requires constant problem-solving and attention to the students, the … more
METHODIST CHURCH On Oct. 22, 1805, Nathan Harris of Edgecombe County deeded for $2 to William Bellamy, William Manning, Hardy Manning and Malachi Penny of Edgecombe County, and Cary Whitaker, … more
This past Wednesday was one of those strange calendar occurrences that has not happened again since 1945: Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday both fell on the same day. And as one might guess, … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Phi Theta Kappa has named North Carolina Wesleyan College to its 2018 Transfer Honor Roll. The honor roll identifies top four-year colleges and universities that are creating … more
Two men face charges after police say they embezzled money from a Wilson convenience store over a two-year period. On Jan. 22, the Wilson Police Department began an investigation into employee … more
Nathan Barnes is now a two-time winner of the Wilson County Spelling Bee. The 14-year-old eighth-grader captured the prize in 14 rounds by spelling the 187th word, efficacy. The annual event, … more
Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward leading to the arrests of those responsible in a string of home burglaries that have occurred since December in west Wilson. The Wilson Police Department … more
Barton College will welcome historian W. Taylor Fain as the featured speaker for Tuesday’s Heritage Lecture. Fain is a former U.S. Department of State historian, and he currently serves as … more
The United Way of Wilson County recognized campaign volunteers, presented awards and celebrated this year’s success during its 58th annual meeting Thursday. The campaign raised $1,271,610 in … more
Wilson could be in store for a visit from the hosts of The History Channel’s “American Pickers.” Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of the popular antique-hunting series are scouting for locations … more
NASHVILLE — The Delta Kappa Gamma sorority’s Beta Theta chapter has marked a milestone by celebrating its 50th anniversary. DKG is a professional honor society of female educators in the … more
RALEIGH — A daughter of former four-term North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt now also wants to serve in Raleigh by getting elected to the state legislature. Democrat Rachel Hunt announced Wednesday she … more
Anita Earls, a candidate for the N.C. Supreme Court, will be the featured speaker at a Black History Month celebration Friday at Jackson Chapel First Missionary Baptist Church in Wilson. Earls, … more
Robotics was something completely new for a team of seventh-graders from Darden Middle School. When the chance came to participate in a robotics competition at North Carolina A&T University, … more
FOUR OAKS — KS Bank has named Amber Outen Straley the relationship manager of the bank’s Four Oaks retail office, the Smithfield-based community bank announced Tuesday. Straley will be … more
A Republican challenger filed Tuesday for the 1st Congressional District seat. Durham businessman Roger Allison seeks to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a Wilson Democrat who has … more
ELM CITY — Authorities say an Elm City man died Tuesday night after being struck by a passing CSX train. Robert Edward Baker, 69, of 602 Cobb Road in Elm City, was identified as the victim of … more
Two public officials representing Wilson filed for re-election on Wednesday, including District Attorney Robert Evans. Evans is seeking his third term to represent the 7th Prosecutorial District, … more
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