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ZEBULON — A Durham man accused of leading authorities on a high-speed chase after fleeing from deputies was caught with cocaine in a stolen car, according to the Nash County Sheriff's … more
Federal authorities have charged a Bailey man with establishing a fake charity and bilking his employer out of more than $350,000. The FBI arrested Steven Kent Strange, 49, late last week, … more
Families can read a book and celebrate Take A Child Outside Week by participating in Storywalk at the Wilson Botanical Gardens through Oct. 6. The event is a collaborative project of the Wilson … more
Beddingfield High School and Wilson Academy of Applied Technology students showed their patriotism Tuesday by registering to vote in upcoming elections. Greek sororities and fraternities in … more
Officials encourage the public to attend a Thursday event planned to educate the community about mass incarceration and children who are affected by it. Children of incarcerated parents often … more
MIDDLESEX — A weekend standoff ended with tear gas deployed and a man being taken into custody, authorities said. Nash County sheriff’s deputies took a 39-year-old man into custody. His name … more
State officials are investigating the death of a Wilson County Detention Center inmate who deputies say took his own life. The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 35-year-old … more
RALEIGH — Richie Fulghum of Wilson and Billy Narron of Middlesex are among the more than two dozen cooks who will compete for the honor of being crowned the state’s best whole hog barbecue cook … more
A Wilson man is accused of firing gunshots at a vehicle on Sunday. Police were dispatched to a 2:10 a.m. shots-fired call at the Jiffy Mart convenience store on Hines Street. When officers … more
After months of anticipation and hard work, the new Plaza Supermarket is opening today in Stantonsburg. “The inspectors were practically asking us to tear it down and rebuild, but we got … more
MIDDLESEX — A business owner has donated $10,000 toward a firetruck and is challenging fellow business owners, organizations and residents and to give something as well. Ron Horn, who lives in … more
Morrison Law Firm, PLLC announced Tuesday that Charles P. Farris Jr. had joined the firm “of counsel.” He will be practicing in Social Security disability, traffic matters, document preparation … more
Two men face drug trafficking charges after authorities discovered about 4 ½ kilos of cocaine following a traffic stop on Interstate 95 in Wilson County. On Monday, Wilson County sheriff’s … more
Greek organizations are holding nonpartisan voter registration drives at local schools over the next two months. Organizers are the Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Tau Gamma … more
Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Adult fiction “Almost Midnight” by Paul Doiron “A Better Man” by Louise Penny “The Bitterroots” by C. J. … more
A state Republican Party official is questioning N.C. House Democrats who’ve criticized the chamber’s surprise budget override vote. A small number of Democrats in attendance gave Republican … more
Suicide rates are up locally, statewide and across the nation, especially in rural areas, according to a recent university study and information provided by local health officials. Wilson County … more
Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education will host an information session about the new Sallie B. Howard High School of Arts and Science from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. Parents who … more
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