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"Almost perfect mid-fall weather" is on tap for the greater Wilson area over the next several days with a chilly Thanksgiving in the extended forecast, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in the latest … more
CHEROKEE — Calvin Jones couldn’t sleep. He was too anxious. After decades of stops and starts, court hearings and motions filed, he knew Thursday was a significant step in his father’s case. … more
MIDDLESEX — Town commissioners approved a policy Monday evening that allows the police department to assign vehicles for officers’ use on and off duty. The policy, which will go into effect … more
Plans to rezone a downtown park on Kenan Street to mixed-use development met with some backlash Thursday, but the Wilson City Council voted to approve the change. “Space given over to sidewalks, … more
This past week, the world received the news that Stan Lee, famed Marvel Comics writer and icon, had died at age 95. Much has been on TV and in writing about his passing from the story of his … more
Joseph Small, a U.S. Army veteran injured in Afghanistan in 2009, received the keys to a new home Friday. Wade Jurney Homes donated the home on Vick Street as part of the Operation Homefront Homes … more
Feed My Sheep Ministries of Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 Barnes St. E., will distribute free lunch bags from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the family and friends … more
Longtime Wilson businesswoman and community leader Judy Weatherington wrapped up 11 years of service as a member of the Wilson Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners at the board’s Nov. 8 … more
Yards come in all varieties, some small and cluttered and others expansive with little ornamentation. After an hour-long visit to our friend who lives just inside the Middlesex city limits, I … more
Wilson County commissioners recognized the Wilson County Department of Social Services Working for Kids program during November's commissioners' meeting.  The program recently received an award … more
In less than a week, six people — five students and one teacher — have been charged in Wilson County for having a gun on school property. The latest arrest came on Wednesday. Tyree Demetrius … more
Local agencies will gather on the front lawn of the Wilson County Public Library at 11 a.m. Friday to tie scarves and other winter items to trees for those in the community in need. The winter items … more
ELM CITY — The N.C. Department of Transportation has closed the Langley Road bridge over U.S. 301 in Wilson County after a tractor-trailer hauling too high of a load struck and damaged the bridge … more
Are you interested in starting a food-based business, selling locally at a farmers market, offering agritourism at an existing farm, exploring new revenue streams from farm crop waste or growing … more
I may be related to Alexander Hamilton. I have done no research to back up this claim, and I have zero evidence to support it. Still, anything is possible. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony … more
Thursday’s weather didn’t dampen the spirits of supporters who turned out in a driving rain to hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Sallie B. Howard High School for the Arts and … more
Ready for some holiday cheer? Saturday’s Historic Downtown Wilson Christmas Parade should get you in the Christmas spirit with floats, dancers, horses, marching bands and, of course, Santa … more
Audrey Day, 6, pets a baby wallaby named Willie Nelson, brought to the Shoppes at Brentwood Christmas tree lighting by Bobbie Jo Abrams, owner of It's a Zoo Life in Macclesfield, NC.   more
Beta Beta Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will hold its annual Founders and Achievement Awards Banquet on Friday at Darden Alumni Center. Music will be provided at the banquet by … more
Three students at Toisnot Middle School were charged Tuesday with possession of a weapon on school grounds. The three, all under 15, are in custody in Pitt Juvenile Detention Center. According to … more
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