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Today’s older citizens who grew up in the country had three full months of summer vacation. All of June, July and August were just good old summertime, those glorious days when school was a thing … more
The Daughters of the American Revolution’s Thomas Hadley Chapter has announced the winners of its annual Youth Citizenship Awards. Each year, Wilson’s DAR chapter partners with public and … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Linda Coleman, Democratic nominee for U.S. House in the 2nd Congressional District, will meet with voters in a “Linda Listens” town hall meeting planned from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, … more
Wilson County sheriff’s deputies escort 65-year-old Harold Edmund Carney to a waiting ambulance Sunday afternoon after an N.C. Highway Patrol helicopter spotted the missing man in a wooded area off … more
The state’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commission is offering grants up to $1,000 for nonprofit organizations or local government agencies hoping to create or strengthen programs that support King’s … more
Miriam Moore Dunn, beloved teacher and mentor to dozens of local people, died at the age of 91 on Oct. 20, 2018. “Mickey” Dunn, as she was affectionately called, taught Spanish, English, … more
BAILEY — The Bailey Elementary Junior Beta Club recently held a game drive to collect new board games for the students of J.T. Barber Elementary School in New Bern. Kristi Adkins, the club … more
U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield has been reappointed to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the congressman’s office announced Tuesday. Butterfield, D-Wilson, will serve as the third-most … more
SangSoon Koh, grand master and proprietor of Koh TaeKwonDo in Louisburg, will present an exhibition of taekwondo at the St. John Community Development Corp. Save-A-Youth program at 9 a.m. Saturday … more
PENDER’S BIRTHPLACE In 1834, Maj. Gen. William Dorsey Pender, C.S.A., was born in a house no longer standing on the right side of the road four-tenths of a mile north of Pender’s Crossroads, … 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
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
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