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Ashley Stott, whose illness united much of the community the last two weeks, died on Thursday. The evening before, hundreds of supporters gathered at the Wilson County Courthouse to pray and offer … more
A 30-year-old father has been charged in the death of his 4-month-old son. Wilson police arrested Brian Christopher Buchanan Friday. He is charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse with serious physical injury. Buchanan was placed in … more
UPDATE: (12:31 p.m. Friday) The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Wilson County in effect from 2 p.m. today to 8 a.m. Saturday. Wind speeds will increase late this afternoon and remain strong and gusty through Friday night City crews are out this morning, cleaning storm drains and sweeping streets as the storm gets closer. more
SIMS — Thursday evening storms caused firefighters from eight departments to step back in the midst of fighting a blaze at a Sims wood-chipping company. more
Gordon Deno, Wilson County Emergency Management director, said more than 40 roads throughout the county are closed due to flooding today. Portions of U.S. 301 and N.C. 264 are closed in both directions. Other areas include N.C. 222 and Willow … more
The rain ended this morning, allowing residents and city crews to pick up debris left by Tropical Storm Hermine. Wind gusts could still be an issue today, and city officials urge caution. more
Several years ago, Latorria Woodard wasn’t where she wanted to be, but she knew she had something within herself to get there. She was smart, motivated and a good worker. But she couldn’t find a job. Her bills piled up. It was … more
School calendar changes because of this week’s snow days have been announced. Changes were made around a high school exam schedule that had to be rearranged after three snow days. Amber Lynch, public relations director, said typically … more
ELM CITY — Authorities are seeking the public’s help to locate a missing woman. The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for 54-year-old Harriet Council Jones on Friday night. Jones was reported missing to the Wilson … more
It has been 152 years since the Confederacy was defeated, yet physical reminders of the war remain -- a reality that sparked concern from two residents at the Thursday night Wilson City Council … more
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