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SPRING HOPE — Police say an Elm City woman was caught with heroin after someone reported a possible overdose in a supermarket parking lot. Police were called to the Food Lion at 603 E. Nash St. … more
Our natural world is so full of wonders that we cannot know about and experience all of them in a long lifetime. One such charming natural element is the wondrous spider lily, also known as … more
Last week, when this column was posted on the Facebook page of one of the newspapers in which it appears, a reader took time out of his busy schedule to comment on the post. I am sure it was a … more
Ascension Lutheran Church is all abuzz this weekend. Especially on Saturday, the very day this article sees print, there are all kinds of things happening in every nook and cranny that belie the … more
The Wilson-Barton Partnership honored local businessman and community leader Craig M. Myers with its 2019 Business Leadership Award at a Thursday dinner on Barton College’s center campus. More … more
Being a migrant worker in eastern North Carolina has always been a dangerous job, but in Wilson and Johnston counties in the 1970s and ’80s it sometimes meant murder. Bones discovered in 1974, … more
RALEIGH — Luck struck Navy veteran Add Lancaster of Pikeville not once, but five times, when he won five lottery prizes in one Cash 5 drawing, including the $163,634 jackpot. “I wanted to … more
Dalita Woods speaks during Salisbury AME Zion Church's Back 2 School Youth Explosion at the Lipscomb Road church on Sunday. Woods, a first grade teacher at Louisburg Elementary School who is 3 feet … more
The latest Eyes on Main Street project isn’t a photograph, but an international artist is putting his own stamp on downtown Wilson. Jose Luis Vilchez was the artist in residence last fall and is … more
LUCAMA — A mechanical malfunction at the Lucama water treatment plant resulted in customers experiencing discolored water Wednesday. “It was a malfunction with the filters,” said Chris Hare, … more
Emergency medical personnel respond all day long to calls of elderly residents who have fallen — often breaking bones and causing serious injuries. Wilson County government agencies are working … more
Local authorities say they’ve dismantled a drug trafficking ring responsible for at least two heroin overdose deaths. And now two of the four suspects arrested face murder charges. Over the … more
A Wilson man faces several charges after leading law enforcement on a 120 mph chase in a stolen truck Monday. Ronterius Dyonis Hodges, 23, of 1204 Fifth St., is charged with felony fleeing to … more
ROCKY MOUNT — The seventh annual Walk of Remembrance for Steps Never Taken, a local celebration of life established to honor all children lost to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant demise, is … more
For nearly 30 years, Bryant Bunn has focused his energy on building roads, but since Sept. 1, the Rock Ridge native can shift his attention to simply enjoying the ride. Bunn, 52, started his … more
Barton College will feature Bonnie Miller-McLemore as the Light of Life Series’ featured speaker on Tuesday. Miller-McLemore is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter professor of religion, psychology … more
Garris Evans Lumber is selling a batch of new lots in Wilson’s popular Cranberry Ridge subdivision. “Fred Bunn stopped building because of the recession and he sold us the fully developed lots … more
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Matthew Cox of Wilson was recently named captain of the USS Mitscher (DDG 57), a guided missile destroyer. Cox is the son of Brad and Gay Cox of Wilson and is a 1997 graduate of … more
When Yvette Smith lost her job on Tuesday, she wasn’t sure how she would make ends meet and afford a basic human need. “I didn’t have any food,” she said. But thanks to the … more
Warmth and sunshine are in eastern North Carolina's forecast this week, and American and European computer models differ on whether a weekend cold front will bring scattered showers, Al Thomas … more
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