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SMITHFIELD — A Johnston County family and a retired state investigator who has worked the county’s longest cold case can both breath a sigh of relief. The man who allegedly kidnapped and murdered … more
Above-average temperatures will make this week feel more like early June than early May, with daytime highs ranging from 85 to 88 degrees Tuesday through Saturday. Those balmy highs and the … more
Morgan Ellis can’t wait to dance with her friends Saturday at the Sidekix prom. She’ll be wearing her pretty yellow dress that she calls perfect for “spinning.” The 15-year-old is one of … more
The community is grieving the loss of one of its most beloved judges who was known for his big heart and kind spirit. District Court Judge John J. Covolo, who has served on the bench for more … more
Heads up dads: Mother’s Day is coming up quickly. It’s May 12 this year guys. You have been warned, so there should be no scrambling at the last minute, right? Let’s face it, mothers are … more
Walter Etheridge hadn’t swung a racket since tennis in school, but now the retiree is joining a growing group of Wilsonians hitting the courts for a game of pickleball each week. And now that the … more
Scott Mason, who has been WRAL-TV’s roving Tar Heel Traveler since 2007, will return to Wilson to promote his new book “Tar Heel Traveler: New Journeys Across North Carolina” on … more
ELM CITY — It’s one day before the traditional planting day for hemp and Chris Flippo’s greenhouse is filled with seedlings anywhere from one inch to a foot tall. Flippo has gotten an early … more
Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Adult Fiction “48 Hours” by William R. Forstchen “The Age of Light” by Whitney Scharer “All the Wrong Places” by … more
Piedmont Natural Gas has begun replacement of about 12 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline in Wilson County. According to Jason Wheatley, a spokesman for PNG, the total project length is 18 … more
Officials are preparing for the annual Senior Awareness Day that will feature new activities and a location change. The Wilson County Department of Social Services has joined with more than 50 … more
One inch of rainwater can produce more than 700 gallons of stormwater from a typical roof, but a rain barrel can save homeowners about 1,300 gallons of water during the peak summer months. And … more
The Eyes on Main Street photo exhibition and festival kickoff, an Artsy Alley unveiling, the Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market and several concerts kept Wilson residents and visitors busy well into the evening Saturday. more
For the first weekend in a while, there's no major threat of rain in the greater Wilson area this weekend. The region can expect a typical springtime pattern of warm daytime temperatures and mild … more
Covey Denton, who teaches at Greenfield School, was one of seven winners named by Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association for the 2019 Vernier/NSTA Technology … more
Self-Help Credit Union located at 2301 Madison Drive, Wilson, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to area students who demonstrate a commitment to community service. Applicants will be evaluated on … more
If you ask a few people I know, they will clearly state I am a journalist. I don’t think of myself as one, really. If people ask me what I do for a newspaper, I usually tell them I write the … more
STANTONSBURG — Aaron, a veteran police dog, is hanging up his badge. The 12-year-old German shepherd has been a law enforcement K-9 for 10 years, seven at the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office … more
This past week, I got the opportunity to look out over the Atlantic Ocean for an unobstructed view from the beach while helping my cousin do some work on the family beach cottage for a couple of … more
Edinburgh is a city of fine architecture, art, education, thought and literature. A number of famous writers associated with the city have over the years touched the lives of many of us through … more
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