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Bills to curtail transgender people’s access to public restrooms are pending in about a dozen states, but even in conservative bastions such as Texas and Arkansas they may be doomed by high-powered opposition. The bills have taken on a new … more
Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity will honor and “roast” retired Merck plant manager Ken Jones at its fifth annual Wilson Roasts for Habitat on April 11. The event will be held at Hardy Alumni Hall on the Barton College campus, … more
Nearly 70 representatives of food pantries in eastern North Carolina were in Wilson on Thursday to celebrate National Nutrition Month. The event, hosted by Hope Station at First Christian Church, was a six-county meeting of the Food Bank of … more
MIDDLESEX — Former Police Chief William Murray was stoic Thursday as he turned in his equipment and gathered his belongings … more
An Elm City man has died after he was seriously injured in an Aug. 9 crash.  Wilson police say 60-year-old John W. Finch III died Sunday as result of his injuries related to the three-vehicle wreck on Herring Avenue … more
Barton alumnus Brandon Sneed, class of 2009, author of the recently released "Head in the Game: The Mental Engineering of the World's Greatest Athletes," will share his story as the featured speaker … more
KENLY — A family-owned truck stop on Interstate 95 has a new service that will not only benefit drivers, but the environment as well. “We were looking to invest in emerging technology to … more
Wilson Chapel Church, 513 E. Barnes St., will have a health and wellness expo from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 with health screenings, nurses available to answer any health questions, aerobics, … more
The Wilson NAACP branch will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at Jackson Chapel Church, 571 E. Nash St. Church plans yard sale fundraiser St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1008 E. Nash St., will … more
The vivid yellow mural on the side of Brewmasters has been capturing passing motorists’ attention for about a year, yet the fate of the painting has not been decided. The Forest Hills Road … more
Kairos Church Ministries, 1003 S. Lodge St., will have a food giveaway beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Winter clothing giveaway this morning ELM CITY — Wilson Missionary Union will … more
Joyce Matthews came to Belk Monday morning with a purpose. “I was going in to tell the manager how disappointed I was that Belk wasn’t supporting the Salvation Army,” Matthews said. “I am … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stock prices of … more
There was something special about Lt. Dan that tugged at the heartstrings of those who came in contact with the pit bull mix. His big, brown eyes said it all. He was happy, eager to carry on and live life despite his disability. Lt. Dan’s … more
The American Red Cross is encouraging eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Nearly 2.8 million people donated blood through the Red Cross last year. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for … more
Sixth-grade students may be added to the middle school-level athletic rosters in the upcoming school year after a Monday ruling by the Wilson County Board of Education. In a 6-1 vote, the board elected to permit sixth-graders to join all sports … more
A Wilson County jury on Tuesday found 20-year-old Anfernee Knight guilty on all charges — including first-degree murder — in the killing of 7-year-old Kamari … more
Nov. 28 John M. Britt, presiding K. Arch/K. Tilley, prosecutors • Kevin L. Anderson, probation violation, extend one year, finish paying money; probation violation out of county, terminate but must pay money to provider. • … more
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline's developers say they'll establish pollinator habitats along some 50 miles of the proposed natural gas pipeline's route. According to a release from Aaron Ruby, a media … more
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