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The filing period for 28 seats in eight Wilson County municipalities closed Friday with 42 candidates throwing their hats in the ring for November elections. “Filing has ended, so everyone who … more
For two decades, Carolina Billiards owner Bill Houston has held fundraisers twice a year for Toys for Tots. After this Saturday, the effort will be cut back to once a year after he lost a major … more
Two Shoppes at Brentwood businesses have recently undergone changes in ownership and branding, and both say they’ve heard positive reactions from customers. Jon and Rhonda Anderson were loyal … more
Last Friday’s game, relationships and missed homework assignments are not the only things high school students talk about. Real-life problems like cancer are also catching students’ attention. … more
It’s a big weekend in Wilson as people from around the region make their way downtown for the N.C. Whirligig Festival. Crowd estimates from last year topped 50,000, according to the festival’s … more
When Carl Bradshaw joined the staff at Peace Church six years ago, it had just finished construction on a new children’s building that had been designed “day care-ready,” with a goal of opening … more
Bill Ellis Barbecue closed Wednesday after nearly 56 years of serving Wilsonians and visitors alike. “It is with much regret that we have reached a decision to close Bill’s Barbecue,” Tanya … more
News of an East Carolina University graduate student’s Friday death hit a group of Wilsonians particularly hard since they’d spent the last year working beside her. Allison Forsythe, her best … more
A Williamston man who off-duty police officers caught with Ecstasy, crack and a gun at a Wilson nightclub in 2015 will spend a decade in federal prison. Antonio Clarence Daughtridge, 33, pleaded … more
After 20 years in Wilson, Nancy Van Dolsen is returning to her roots — in more ways than one — with a job in Philadelphia. “Part of it is just going back to where I’m from with all my … more
My wife and I just got back from the supermarket a little while ago and for most of the way home, we could not stop talking about a woman we met at the bakery counter. She was an elderly woman … more
President Donald Trump’s first re-election campaign rally in North Carolina placed Greenville and eastern North Carolina in the national spotlight, with controversy still boiling over a spontaneous … more
Steven E. Davis has released “Chasing Blackbeard,” a historical novel and the second book in his self-published Carolina Series. Davis describes the book as “the coming-of-age story of a … more
A Wilson man will spend a decade behind bars in connection to an April 2017 impaired-driving crash that killed his uncle. On Monday, the driver, 35-year-old Charles J. Varnell, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his uncle, 53-year-old Michael T. Varnell. He was sentenced to roughly … more
Dozens of children lined up outside the dining room doors in anticipation of a Christmas dinner. But they could never guess what was about to happen next. “It took a lot of donations and a lot … more
GREENVILLE — The office of U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones confirmed Wednesday morning that he underwent surgery Tuesday for a broken hip. An email sent from the congressman’s Washington D.C. office … more
Frances Perry has only been painting for about 10 years, but when the opportunity to have a gallery and studio in one of Wilson’s popular shopping centers presented itself, she jumped at the chance. more
Craft brewers from throughout the region gathered Wednesday to discuss sustainability and recycling initiatives at Ardagh’s glass manufacturing plant in east Wilson. “We all have a passion for … more
Scattered showers and storms this weekend combined with comfortable temperatures make for typical spring weather in eastern North Carolina, Albert Thomas Jr. says in the latest installment of The … more
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