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Wilson County middle-schoolers and their parents or guardians are invited to an evening event aimed to educate about the dangers of the opioid epidemic. The event will feature the play, “It’s … more
The past week has been very full indeed! As I noted last week, Ash Wednesday had kicked off the season of Lent, and with it comes a sense of greater discernment of God’s will and the Spirit at … more
In the five months since Wilson launched a rebranding campaign for tourism, 21.6 million people have been exposed to the area through digital and print media, including a 244 percent increase in … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Teachers in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools may be seeing less money in their paychecks for the rest of the school year. The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools finance committee met … more
Parents of Lee Woodard Elementary children were notified last week after structural components of the school tested positive for lead paint, officials said Friday. Letters were mailed to the … 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
Thanks to an additional $5,000 in funding as a BB&T Lighthouse Project Spirit Award winner, Sidekix is planning to purchase a swingset for Rotary Park. The swingset at the former Cavalier … 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
The greater Wilson area is in for a soggy Saturday, but a high-pressure system asserting itself this weekend should chase the clouds away and bring sunshine through at least Wednesday. Rain should … more
M.J. and Jackie Jackson saw an item in the paper about a hands-only CPR training session at Wilson Medical Center and knew it should be a part of their day Friday. “The public needs to know … more
Foodies and barbecue connoisseurs unite this Friday with a new eatery opening on Wooten Boulevard near Forest Hills Road. New South BBQ is the vision of disabled veteran Dwight David who has … more
Toisnot Park soon will have another amenity, but this one is for four-legged Wilsonians as officials plan for an 8-acre dog park. “A dog park has been discussed in Wilson for years and years, so … more
Wilson County was home to me and my family. We spent most of our time here, going to school, working on the farm and experiencing the charms of what our environment provided. When we traveled to … more
Four Fike High School students have been selected to attend North Carolina Governor’s School. They are the only Wilson County Schools students to be chosen for the elite educational … more
The Wilson Community College Board of Trustees has approved two preliminary site plans for the proposed Wilson Academy of Applied Technology building that could be added to the Lee Technology Center … more
Wilson City Council members passed a $253 million budget for fiscal year 2019-20 without any discussion or public comments Thursday night. City Manager Grant Goings presented the proposal in May … 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
Veronika Locus saw the flashing lights in the distance. As she got closer to her Lincoln Street home, she saw the yellow crime scene tape. “Inside the yellow tape, I saw my cousin laying on the … more
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