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A Wilson man faces drug charges after a Wilson Police Department investigation. Police served a search warrant Wednesday at 814 Park Ave., Apartment A-4, and seized seven grams each of powder … more
Renovations are slated to begin today at the Wilson County Department of Social Services. And a few changes will take place for DSS clients as the nearly $1 million facelift gets underway. “We … more
Whether facing a house fire, an assault or a heart attack, Americans can dial just three digits for help. That hasn’t always been the case. In fact, Friday was the 50th anniversary of the first 911 call, and local officials took the time to celebrate the evolution of emergency services. … more
A Wilson man faces multiple charges after police seized guns and drugs from his New Street home. Police arrested 41-year-old … more
Wilson Preparatory Academy has received its accreditation three and a half years after opening in August 2014. AdvancED, the nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits primary and … more
After a dreary and chilly Saturday, Wilson County can expect a return of the past week's spring-like weather. Temperatures will hover between 40 and 45 degrees Saturday before a high-pressure … more
City officials approved a grant application for federal funding Thursday that would help residents and visitors alike find destinations such as the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, the Oliver Nestus … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Linda Coleman, a Democratic congressional candidate challenging Republican U.S. Rep. George Holding, held a roundtable discussion Thursday centered on closing North Carolina’s … more
The first week of filing for the May primaries included a number of incumbents as well as some political newcomers. As far as Wilson’s representatives in Washington, U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, … more
A Wilson man faces second-degree murder charges after three women were killed in a fiery New Year’s weekend crash. Wilson police arrested 31-year-old Brian J. Evans Thursday in connection to … more
Authorities say fraudsters are impersonating Wilson County sheriff’s deputies and trying to extort payments from area residents by claiming they’ve missed jury duty. Sheriff’s office Chief … more
ELM CITY — Intuition led a Wilson County woman to make a disturbing discovery Friday morning. Shannah Brantley said she drives on Webb Road near Elm City several times a day and had seen black … more
After nearly two decades, Superior Court Judge Milton F. “Toby” Fitch Jr. hopes to switch seats from behind the bench to the state Senate. Fitch retired from his long-held post Friday and … more
Wilson County Relay for Life is a few months away, but the fundraising effort already is underway. “We’re trying to bring back participation in Relay for Life,” said Bonnie Overby, people … more
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
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