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A Wilson Preparatory Academy student who was the only student to walk out of class during a national protest of gun violence at his school is one of six who will share BET’s Humanitarian Award … more
Wilson police are searching for a driver who struck and killed a man in an early Saturday hit-and-run crash. Police say 34-year-old Raymundo Orozco of Edge Street in Bailey died after being hit by … more
High temperatures and high humidity should be with Wilson through the weekend, but a cold front expected Sunday night could knock daytime highs down to the mid-80s to start the workweek. Wilson … more
Daniel family reunion planned BLACK CREEK — Descendants of the late James and Elaphair Daniel will hold a family reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 24 at the Black Creek Community Building on … more
A Wilson man faces charges after police say he attacked another man and stole his wallet.  On June 14, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Pender Street in regards to a disturbance. … more
With a vote of 6-1, Wilson's $242,400,260 budget — including a two-cent property tax increase — was approved at Thursday's city council meeting. The public hearing on the budget was … more
For more than 30 years, Annie Hooper lived with her art. She stored it in her living room, her hallways, under the kitchen cabinets — anywhere she could find space for the biblical symbols she … more
With the help of a $150,000 gift from the sale of Westview Christian Church back in 2016, Hope Station is able to expand its mission with a new family shelter slated to open in the fall.  "We … more
TARBORO — A Wilson woman is accused of swindling an elderly couple out of more than $13,000 while working as an in-home hospice aide. … more
THOMPSON'S MILL Dr. D.G.W. Ward built the mill about 1879 and sold it later to William Applewhite whose daughter Lena married Benjamin Joyner Thompson and inherited the property about 1905. It was … more
I have a friend in town with whom I share a number of interests and a bit of time on a regular basis. I just call him "Lou" unless I'm trying to impress. Then I introduce him as "world-famous artist … more
Queen Anne's lace, also known as wild carrot, is a weed and is thought by some to be invasive, noxious, and aggravating.  It is also quite beautiful, and it grows in profusion around our … more
A new grading machine has made a Wilson County farm the center of the county’s cucumber universe. The Harrell family, fourth-generation farmers near Saratoga, run Agrarian Inc., which purchased … more
Miss Wilson Jerenae Raeford was preliminary talent award winner in Wednesday’s Miss North Carolina competition. Raeford sang an opera vocal, “Je Veux Vivre,” from “Romeo et Juliette” in … more
A dozen and a half people face charges as a part of a federal drug distribution crackdown in Wilson and surrounding counties. The Tar River Regional Drug Task Force has arrested 18 suspects on … more
As dangerously hot weather moved into Wilson this week, officials say now is a good time to remind parents and caregivers that leaving kids alone in cars is dangerous. Cars and hot summer days … more
Local author and Wilson Writers Group member David S. Hager has released “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” the second novel in his Hollywood Cold Case trilogy. The novel opens with the discovery … more
You won’t find a Big Mac or a bucket of the colonel’s chicken around Elm City. But that doesn’t mean folks go unfed. Coming in from the south on Elm City Road, the city sign … more
Patricia Whitley isn't a stranger to getting services from the Salvation Army of Wilson. When her own children were younger, she received assistance, but since she and her husband took in her niece … more
Officials are preparing for one of the largest food drives in Wilson. And they hope to draw a crowd Sunday for the Wilson Tobs' annual Home Run for Hunger Celebration. The event aims to collect … more
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