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Wilson County Schools named the district's teacher and principal of the year Thursday night at its annual banquet honoring the brightest stars in the school system. Amanda Evans, of New Hope … more
NASHVILLE — Deputies say a 911 caller who falsely claimed a person had been shot and the assailant was holding hostages committed a "swatting" hoax. Local, state and federal authorities were … more
Renovations are slated to begin today at the Wilson County Department of Social Services. And a few changes will take place for DSS clients as the nearly $1 million facelift gets underway. “We … more
Wilson police have identified a man who was struck and killed in a hit-and-run a week ago on U.S. 301. And they are now working with the Mexican consulate to notify the victim’s next of kin, officials said. Police are withholding the … more
Eleven-year-old Daniel Reyes couldn’t stop smiling as he sat on the edge of the pool. “It was awesome,” Daniel said. “You really get to feel how the real sheriff’s office dive team feels when they are under … more
A man accused in the shooting deaths of four people on Christmas Eve made his first court appearance in Wilson County Friday, several days after deputies brought him here from a North Carolina … more
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles said Thursday that it has updated its website to include all documents required by people applying for the new REAL ID. The REAL ID Act of 2005 sets new federal standards for driver licenses and … more
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority awarded $12,000 Golden Leaf Foundation Scholarships to four Wilson County seniors. Brittany Wiley, Wilson Early College Academy, plans to attend East Carolina University. Madison Pyle, Hunt … more
The new family and consumer science agent in the North Carolina Cooperative Extension office in Wilson County says working in health and nutrition is a perfect blend of two of her passions. Cassidy Hobbs is a graduate of the University of North … more
A Wilson man faces attempted murder charges after police say he fired gun blasts at his ex-girlfriend’s car while she and two teenagers were inside. Police were dispatched to a shots-fired call at 6 p.m. July 10 on the 300 block of Harper … more
SMITHFIELD — KS Bank is touting strong second-quarter financial performance as its executives fend off overtures from Raleigh-based First Citizens Bank to take over the small company. In financial disclosures released Thursday, the bank … more
Ryan Richardson got a new liver less than two weeks ago and was settling into a new routine at the Ronald McDonald House near Duke University Medical Center when a setback sent him back to the hospital for a liver biopsy Wednesday. The biopsy confirmed that Ryan, a 15-year-old … more
A second suspect faces an attempted murder charge in connection to a Monday shooting on Belmont Avenue.  Wilson police arrested 18-year-old Jahi S. Lucas on Thursday and charged him with … more
Before the first whirligig was planted in the ground, the National Endowment for the Arts stepped in to help with the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park. In 2011, the park project received more than $600,000 in grant money from the NEA. That money … more
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