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SIMS — A local businessman was appointed to the town commission in absentia Monday despite the strong objections of a former official with a longstanding feud. Danny Howell was the sole applicant to fill the position vacated this summer … more
A month ago, Wilson County received a federal disaster declaration due to the damage Hurricane Matthew left behind. That declaration allows residents to apply for federal assistance. Officials say even if you don’t know whether you qualify for Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance, you should still register. And there is still time left. … more
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
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