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LUCAMA — A Wilson County woman lost her life and her young son was injured Tuesday morning when state troopers say an SUV driver ran a stop sign and smashed into her car. Margaret Davis, 45, of … more
Colby Griffin, horticulture extension agent from Franklin County, will speak from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at Parker’s Barbecue. Griffin will discuss alternatives to leyland cypress, … more
After much anticipation, seafood is again being served at Silver Lake, even if the lake itself does have some time before it is restored. “This is a new chapter for this restaurant and we hope … more
Wilson County farmers have started planting tobacco, a sign that spring is right around the corner. “It’s the time of year when everybody is getting cranked up and ready to go for another … more
Authorities are investigating rumors that school shooting threats are being circulated on social media in Wilson and Nash counties after concerns sparked several emergency calls late … more
Two men face more than 60 combined charges in connection to a rash of home burglaries in the areas of Airport Boulevard and Nash Street. In the last few weeks, police have been investigating … more
Warm days and mild nights are in the forecast for Wilson County this week. Wilson should see temperatures in the mid- to upper-70s Tuesday and Wednesday with lows around 60 degrees, Albert Thomas … more
Fifty-six years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. visited a Rocky Mount school gymnasium and delivered a speech that would become his iconic “I have a dream” speech. Now the city is partnering with a … more
The Wilson County Register of Deeds issued the following marriage licenses in January: Crystal Delois Cummings and Belinda Faye Hawk, both of Wilson; Reginald Lewis Branch of Wilson and … more
The Wilson County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to rename Elm City Elementary School after abolitionist Frederick Douglass. All six board members supported the proposal. Board member … more
Beddingfield High School staff and students are mourning the loss of English teacher and friend Scott Jones. Jones, 50, died Saturday after a recent illness and hospitalization. Principal F.T. … more
The Wilson County Public Library has added the following titles to its collection. Adult Fiction “Act of Revenge” by Dale Brown “Anatomy of a Scandal” by Sarah … more
A Wilson man faces drug charges after a Wilson Police Department investigation. Police served a search warrant Wednesday at 814 Park Ave., Apartment A-4, and seized seven grams each of powder … more
Renovations are slated to begin today at the Wilson County Department of Social Services. And a few changes will take place for DSS clients as the nearly $1 million facelift gets underway. “We … more
Whether facing a house fire, an assault or a heart attack, Americans can dial just three digits for help. That hasn’t always been the case. In fact, Friday was the 50th anniversary of the first 911 call, and local officials took the time to celebrate the evolution of emergency services. … more
A Wilson man faces multiple charges after police seized guns and drugs from his New Street home. Police arrested 41-year-old … more
Wilson Preparatory Academy has received its accreditation three and a half years after opening in August 2014. AdvancED, the nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits primary and … more
After a dreary and chilly Saturday, Wilson County can expect a return of the past week's spring-like weather. Temperatures will hover between 40 and 45 degrees Saturday before a high-pressure … more
City officials approved a grant application for federal funding Thursday that would help residents and visitors alike find destinations such as the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, the Oliver Nestus … more
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