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The Wilson County Board of Education has approved $1.7 million in improvements to athletic complexes at its three traditional high schools and parking lot repaving at Beddingfield High School. The … more
We are entering my favorite time of year right now. It has my affection for any number of reasons, but this past week reminded me of one of the primary ones in the form of the meteorological shift. … more
It’s no secret what my name is. I mean, it’s right there in the newspaper every week for everyone to see. That way, the people who want to send nice letters to the paper and make nice … more
The Wilson County Committee on Patriotism will once again honor local veterans and active-duty military personnel during its annual Veterans Day service at 11 a.m. Monday at the Wilson County … more
With two new elected leaders, Thursday’s Wilson City Council breakfast meeting provided the opportunity to update officials on a variety of topics. “Usually, morning meetings are … more
Did you happen observe all the cultural elements that were on display at the North Carolina Whirligig Festival last weekend? That’s right. Culture of our region during the first quarter of the 21st … more
LUCAMA — Jeff Johnson has become Lucama’s new mayor-elect after winning a write-in campaign. Johnson was elected mayor of the town after receiving 89 write-in votes over Patricia Uzzell, who … more
The Singers Studio took 20 students to The National Association of Teachers of Singing Fall Musical Theatre Auditions this month at Meredith College. The 20 students who competed were Catherine … more
Authorities are investigating a Tuesday armed robbery at a local convenience store. Wilson police responded to a 10:37 p.m. call at the Speedway at 1602 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway regarding a … more
Raising competition chickens can be a challenge. Turner Webb, a 6-year-old competitor in Saturday’s 4-H Chick Chain Show and Sale, knows firsthand. “The fox came by and got some. They got … more
Rhyan Breen’s law practice might be new, but he is an old face around Wilson. Breen had been working as an associate at Farris & Farris since 2010, but when the family-owned law practice … more
Helping Hands Bail Bond partnered with other Wilson businesses and organizations to host what it hopes will be an annual trunk or treat for children living in public housing in Wilson. The … more
K&W Cafeterias will offer veterans and active-duty military a free entree, two sides and bread from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. Every guest visiting K&W will also receive a voucher … more
Nicolas Morales, a student at Jones Elementary School, won second place and $50 at the elementary level in an art contest presented by the Wilson Branch of the NAACP in partnership with Emancipate NC … more
Skhi Ozier, a student at Fike High School, won first place and $100 in an art contest presented by the Wilson Branch of the NAACP in partnership with Emancipate NC and Community Alliance for Public … more
RALEIGH — Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn and Convention of States Action president and co-founder Mark Meckler will host a Nov. 18 town hall meeting on “the most important civics lesson not taught … more
Officials are looking for a wide range of input and engagement as they continue to develop an after-school network for all middle schoolers in Wilson County. And part of that includes hearing from … more
BAILEY —Authorities charged a Bailey man who is accused of shooting and injuring his father after an argument on Tuesday. The Nash County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 10:50 a.m. call at … more
From the time he was about 8, LaMarcus Strickland wanted to be on a firetruck. “I went to a volunteer station, and they let me blow the horn. I wasn’t supposed to blow the horn, but they let … more
When campaigning for mayor, Carlton Stevens pushed for name recognition. More than that, though, the 45-year-old businessman worked to convey his vision for “One Wilson.” “When I talked to … more
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