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Hurricane Florence’s deluge of eastern North Carolina was kinder to Wilson County than neighboring communities, but officials urge residents not to relax just yet. Wilson County Emergency … more
Thanks to Hurricane Florence, the opening of next week’s Wilson County Fair is delayed a day. The fair will now open on Wednesday at 4 p.m. “We think this is the best scenario for … more
The heaviest rain today will remain south of Wilson County, according to James Morrow, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Raleigh. But we can still get 1 to 2 inches of rain through … more
Aside from a few downed trees, Wilson saw little wind damage from Hurricane Florence on Friday. The strong breezes … more
The following deed transfers for the week of Sept. 4-9, 2018 have been recorded in the Wilson County Register of Deeds Office: From Barbara Eason to Charter Communications, LLC, doing business as … more
Hurricane Florence lashed Wilson County with torrential rain and high winds as the storm made landfall near Wilmington on Friday, but local damage was largely confined to some downed trees and power … more
Feed My Sheep Outreach Ministries is scheduled to distribute free lunch bags from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 Barnes St. E. DAR to ring in … more
Hurricane Florence is slated to cause flooding and widespread power outages, which can pose risks when it comes to food safety. Here are a few things residents can do to prevent food-borne … more
In a coordinated effort between animal organizations in advance of Hurricane Florence, 21 dogs and nine cats fostered by volunteers in the Maggie Society are headed for adoption in … more
When Carolyn Traore heard a knock at the door Wednesday, she knew God had answered her prayer. “I’m so touched,” she said. “I’m teary-eyed. I really feel blessed.” Traore was one … more
Hurricane Florence's outer bands have arrived in eastern North Carolina, and Wilson can expect heavy rain and tropical storm-force winds overnight and during the day Friday, Albert Thomas Jr. … more
Weather permitting, the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Thomas Hadley Chapter plans to mark Constitution Day with a bell-ringing ceremony at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 at the Wilson County … more
Emergency officials are urging residents to use common sense as Hurricane Florence hits the area and once the skies clear. “This is a dangerous storm, and it can still kill you,” said Gordon … more
Walter H. Godwin Jr., presiding July 16 • Alisha Tomlinson, pleaded guilty to possess drug paraphernalia, 45 days Wilson County Jail suspended 12 months, court costs, $540 attorney fees, lab … more
SARATOGA — It’s all hands on deck at Old Saratoga this week. The water company in Saratoga is at peak production bottling gallon and 5-gallon containers of water from the Black Creek … more
One of the things I like best about living in a small town is that people tend to be kind, generous and … more
During past storms, Giselle Sanchez’s home has been threatened with downed trees and floodwaters, so as Hurricane Florence churned toward Wilson, she headed to the shelter at Fike High … more
The Arts Council of Wilson's new board of directors includes, seated, from right, Michelle Manavi, Yolanda Taylor, Rebecca Coulter, Mary Sargent, Beth Searcy, Lee Davis-Skinner, Marcia Williamson, … more
MIDDLESEX — Town commissioners announced Monday evening that Middlesex has received a grant award letter for the Rural Ready Sites Grant Fund, which will allow officials to complete the Middlesex … more
For Edward Rackley of Nashville, a stop at a McDonald’s drive-thru to pick up dinner for his kids led to more than a fast food takeaway. Rackley, who works in the fencing business, stopped by … more
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