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A delegation of Wilson County 4-H members attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus held in Raleigh. Javan Harrell and Aaron Knowles represented Wilson County at the June 10-12 … more
WASHINGTON — Wilson’s congressman said a Thursday ruling by the nation’s highest court that upholds state voting maps drawn for Republican legislative leaders’ political advantage undermines … more
The first graduates of Ralph L. Fike High School, class of 1959, held their 60th reunion June 8 at Something Different. Pictured on the first row from left are Jim Horton, Ann Holloman Braswell, … more
Wilson Luncheon Lions Club President Zelle Phelps, right, presents Gary Farmer with the Lion on the Year award during a meeting earlier this month.   more
WASHINGTON — Wilson’s congressman said a Thursday ruling by the nation’s highest court that upholds state voting maps drawn for Republican legislative leaders’ political … more
  Education resulting in smarter voters is the purpose and goal of the Republican Museum of North Carolina, according to Christy Fyle, Wilson County GOP chairwoman and founder of the … more
The Wilson Luncheon Lions Club recently installed new officers for the year. From left are Steve Page, treasurer; Brent Fariss, second-year director; Larry Webb, lion tamer; Zelle Phelps, first vice … more
The Wilson County Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 11 a.m. Friday. There are two items on the agenda, and there is no public input portion of the meeting. The board will have … more
Patrick Owens is a quality control kind of guy when it comes to his watermelons. While workers took a break from gathering seeded and seedless watermelons on a 40-acre field Tuesday, Owens pulled … more
Paula Benson of Wilson Forward graduated June 6 from the N.C. Rural Center’s Rural Economic Development Institute, an intensive, three-month training program designed for rural community … more
The Wilson County District Attorney’s Office has formally dismissed the 1976 murder charge against 81-year-old Charles Ray Finch, whose conviction was overturned last month by a federal judge. … more
Self-Help Credit Union will host a free event from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Wilson County Public Library featuring disability rights experts, device demonstrations and information on various … more
When high school graduates from Wilson County Schools head off to various institutions of higher learning this fall, collectively they will be carrying with them $8.4 million in … more
BAILEY — Tina Beddingfield has fond memories of the old Farmer Brothers store from her childhood. “I used to come here with my grandpa all the time,” the Bailey native said. “We’d come … more
New research shows 6,379 more Wilsonians would be covered if the proposed Medicaid expansion was approved, but multiple efforts at the state level have stalled. “Right now, we’re sending … more
Raymond Worthy was cautious before he stepped down to the water’s edge to fish at Toisnot Reservoir. With a fishing pole, bait and hoe in his hand, Worthy beat the grass around him. He knows it’s … more
KENLY — From a nondescript warehouse near Interstate 95’s junction with U.S. 301, tractor-trailers fan out across eastern North Carolina to distribute their sweet cargo to supermarkets and ice … more
Wilson’s newest furniture store is set to open in mid-July following a major renovation of the former Furniture Liquidators on Westwood Avenue. Broad River Retail COO Manny Rodrigues said the … more
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