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An automated device being developed in a lab in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Forensic Science can process sexual assault DNA evidence faster and at a much lower cost than … more
A young black bear seen roving through the Five Points neighborhood Monday has residents on edge. Larry Jarmon captured video of the bear on three surveillance cameras at his 1200 Meadow St. … more
Painters Salvador Negrete and Billy Guerrero of Lemar Painting Contractors use a lift to scrape, prime and paint the steeple at Nash Street's First Baptist Church of Wilson on Tuesday.   more
The American Legion Auxiliary celebrated Iris Turlington's 104th birthday on Sept. 25. Turlington, a veteran of World War II, is a member of both American Legion Post 13 and American Legion Auxiliary … more
As Dion Viventi stands at the edge of a construction site where bulldozers and excavators were preparing the foundation for 23 new T-hangars at the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport, he gets a … more
KENLY — DaVita hopes to have its new kidney dialysis clinic currently under construction in Kenly ready to open by mid-November, according to company officials. Project superintendent Dax … more
It only took 154 seconds for firefighters from Wilson, Rocky Mount and Greenville to drive home important safety tips, but in doing so, they won big for their communities, taking home the grand prize … more
Gov. Roy Cooper has honored Wilson’s Phil Mooring with the Order of the long Leaf Pine for nearly 50 years of service in alcohol and substance misuse prevention across the state. Mooring is the … more
An unexpected victim of the legislative stalemate over the state budget equates to $20 million of investment and new jobs in downtown Wilson. And with state tax credits for historic preservation … more
Joe Jackson and Keith Joyner of A+ Graphics clean a newly installed sign noting the combined Farris & Thomas Law office on Nash Street. Farris & Farris and Thomas Law Attorneys, whose Wilson … more
A Wilson man faces charges after police say he broke into a home, stole items and held a woman and her boyfriend at gunpoint. Officials expect more arrests in the case. Authorities responded to … more
With less than a week left before turning over the keys, construction crews are working fast and furious to put the finishing touches on Wilson’s second Chick-fil-A restaurant. “Construction … more
SIMS ­— A five-day cross-state bicycle ride to raise awareness of war veteran suicide stopped last Wednesday at the serene Stork’s Rest Farm. “It’s quite a property,” said Army … more
If you’ve ever wondered what’s behind a sanitation grade at a local restaurant, now you can find out easily. Wilson County has implemented a new feature on its website where the public can … more
SPRING HOPE — This usually sleepy town will be wide awake this weekend as thousands of people are expected to descend on the small southern Nash County municipality for the 48th annual Spring Hope … more
MIDDLESEX — A Greenville resident took to social media last weekend to thank a Middlesex police officer for helping him out in a middle-of-the-night jam. Sid Mitra said he wanted to thank … more
Unseasonably warm temperatures in the 90s are on tap for a couple of days this week. Thankfully, though, we should not see the record-breaking 99 degrees set in 1951 or the 98 preceding Hurricane … more
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