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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
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
Incumbent Roger Lucas filed Tuesday to run for Wilson County Commissioner in District 4. Lucas said he has been in office for four terms as a Wilson County commissioner. “I have a great … more
SNOW HILL — Staff and volunteers plan to break ground on a private no-kill animal shelter for Greene County and surrounding communities on March 1. The Beare Garden Plantation Animal Rescue … more
After more than a decade serving as Wilson County’s clerk of superior court, Andrew Whitley will not seek re-election. His announcement came Monday, the first day of the filing period for … more
Wilson’s newest restaurant served up authentic Cajun and creole cuisine during a Fat Tuesday grand opening celebration. “Mardi Gras is the biggest celebration in New Orleans and Fat Tuesday is … more
A couple weeks ago, Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard received several complaints from worried parents. Their children were behaving strangely and throwing up. Woodard got word that … more
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