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At Tim Davis Farm in Rock Ridge, Spencer Davis, Russell Davis and Michael Bailey teamed up to plumb, rewire and lubricate a self-propelled sprayer Wednesday. It wasn’t what they wanted to be … more
Wilsonians joined with representatives from 82 other counties across the state for Rural Day on Tuesday. The N.C. Rural Center event was a chance for officials to compare notes about local … 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
Milton F. Fitch Jr., presiding Feb. 13 • Lance Mathews, probation violation, defendant admits violation, probation revoked, sentence invoked. • Jammy Jenkins, probation hearing, … more
After Kahmahl “Melo” Simmons graduated barber school, he sought an apprenticeship with a progressive barber eager to stay abreast of new trends and techniques. After several fruitless … more
A Wilson man who has spent more than three decades in prison in connection to the beating death of a young teen boy outside a neighborhood grocery is being considered for parole. … more
Since the announcement of the intent to sell Wilson County Home Health, county commissioners have received many phone calls, emails, letters and even text messages. A grassroots movement formed and … more
Last week we began a tour of the neighborhood of Carolina Laundry and Dry Cleaners, on the corner of Tarboro and Kenan streets. There were more business neighbors to recognize. There was a large brick tobacco warehouse across Kenan Street from … more
RALEIGH — Producers of the feature-length film “Freshman Friday” being shot at St. Augustine University is seeking background actors as the movie prepares to wrap filming on Friday. S. Zachary Knox of Wilson, the director of … more
Stephen Maddox placed his hands over his face and then broke down and cried. As the seconds grew longer, so did the tears for the 43-year-old Durham man. He had just been found not guilty on all charges Saturday in connection … more
After much debate Thursday, the Wilson City Council voted to tread lightly in terms of increased requirements for internet sweepstakes facilities. … more
A four-month-old who died two days after being found unresponsive in his crib in February was strangled with a ligature, according to the child's state autopsy report.  The infant, Rylan … more
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