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Darius Richardson of Rocky Mount won a $542,354 Cash 5 jackpot after purchasing a Quick Pick ticket June 1 at the Rose Mart on North Nash Street in Wilson. His ticket beat odds of 1 in 749,398 to … more
By Faith Original Free Will Baptist Church, 4667 Evansdale Road, will have a food giveaway beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Recipients are asked to bring their own boxes or containers. Youth … more
Temperatures are expected to warm up this week as a strong high-pressure system makes its presence felt in Wilson County. Expect daytime highs in the mid-70s Wednesday and Thursday ahead of a Friday … more
Stormclouds should clear just in time for the N.C. Whirligig Festival on Saturday, and skies are expected to remain bright through the weekend with daytime highs in the mid-60s. A warm front … more
Clint Godwin can’t take credit for the idea behind adorning the heads of his Farm Bureau Insurance agents on a Raleigh Road Boulevard billboard with Santa hats, but he was happy to keep the … more
From staff reports RALEIGH — A Wilson attorney and a city human relations specialist have been appointed to the North Carolina Youth Advisory Council. Rhyan Breen and Theresa Mathis will … more
A third suspect faces dozens of charges in connection to a rash of west Wilson home burglaries. Wilson police arrested and charged 41-year-old Fonz Sheppard Monday. Sheppard faces a total of 56 … more
Two suspects face charges after deputies say they broke into a church and stole a propane heater. On March 8, deputies responded to a break-in at Jones Hill Primitive Baptist Church in the 5000 … more
The Cornerstone Bank name is going by the wayside at the end of April now that the merger with Providence Bank is official. Executives announced a plan in August to merge Cornerstone, which was … more
Wilson will soon have a new corporate citizen in Neopac, a Swiss-based pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging producer. The company is slated to make a $30.8 million investment in the first U.S. … more
Wilson County Emergency Management Director Gordon Deno could be issuing warnings for a storm bearing his name this hurricane season. “When I saw the list of names this year, I just thought, … more
A Tennessee-based health care company is looking to merge with Wilson Medical Center majority owner LifePoint Health, but local officials said patient care will remain at the hospital’s … more
Hurricane Florence is set to be the first major storm in the Atlantic season and forecasts show it could affect North Carolina, so officials are urging residents to take part in National Preparedness … more
Anne Blackmon knows how the little things can make a big difference in the classroom. That’s why Blackmon, a New Hope Elementary fifth-grade teacher, asked for two picnic tables as a part of her … more
A longtime state legislator and retired Superior Court Judge has won his first election to return to the General Assembly since 2001. Sen. Milton F. “Toby” Fitch Jr., a Democrat, defeated … more
TARBORO — Eight hundred new jobs and nearly $580 million in investment is coming to Edgecombe County as an international tire company builds its first manufacturing facility outside of China. “Triangle Tire is bringing a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to Kingsboro (Megasite), giving the region and our entire state … more
Wilson residents will have a chance this week to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Volunteers are getting ready for the Fill the Bus food drive from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. … more
Recently, as I was looking for one particular photograph from our family’s collection, I learned lessons about history and customs of our past. I looked through photograph albums put together … more
Wilson County moved forward with its intent to sell its public home health agency Monday, passing a resolution for the decision. While this is the first step in a lengthy process, the sale of … more
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