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Renee Barnes has a simple message to anyone contemplating going back to school to earn a high school diploma. “Don’t contemplate it. Just do it,” Barnes said. “Work hard and do it, and put … more
The Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 626 Ward Blvd., is hosting a veterans’ food drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12. Representatives from Veterans Residential Services of Wilson … more
Wilson authorities responded Friday afternoon to a fatality on the train tracks parallel to Raleigh Road Parkway. The incident was reported around 2:30 p.m. on the railroad tracks behind Varee … more
Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and other vegetables are part of the harvest that the gardeners at the Wilson Housing Authority’s E.B. Jordan Homes community have to look forward to this summer and … more
Greenfield School is accepting applications for two scholarships that will be awarded for the 2018-19 school year to honor the dedication and career of Janet Beaman, former teacher and headmaster. … more
The Boys and Girls Club of Wilson is ready to make a color splash next month. And leaders and club members hope the public will join them. The organization will hold its first ever Boys and Girls … more
The 26th annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be observed Saturday. Area residents are encouraged to fill a bag with nonperishable food items and … more
Parents of Vick Elementary children were notified this week after small amounts of lead dust were found in isolated areas of the school, which have now been fixed, officials said. Letters were … more
The city of Wilson and town of Fremont received recognition from municipal power group ElectriCities in its annual Public Power Awards of Excellence competition. Wilson, whose residents purchase … more
An army of commercial horticulture workers shuffles wheeled carts of blooming potted plants toward a fleet of trucks at the Gardens Alive Farms loading dock. It’s the peak of the shipping season … more
CHAPEL HILL — Jeffrey Simms is the winner of this year’s Larsh Award for Mentorship, given to leaders in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public … more
Adult Fiction “Closer Than You Know” by Brad Parks “Crossing Point” by James Glickman “Echoes of Understorey” by Thoraiya Dyer “The Escape Artist” by Brad … more
Barton College was well-represented at the 64th annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held last month in Charlotte. Sixteen Barton chapter members participated in a … more
SHARPSBURG — Mayor-elect Robert L. Williams Jr. was arrested on impaired driving and gun charges shortly after his Tuesday election win. According to Sharpsburg Police Chief John Hunt, Williams … more
Building renovations are expensive, but a recent Wilson Downtown Development seminar highlighted ways investors can use historic tax credits to offset construction costs. “The benefits of this … more
Multiple agencies — including Wilson County Schools and Wilson Community College — have presented their annual budget requests to county commissioners in recent weeks. WILSON COUNTY … more
Hundreds of North Carolina students competed at the 2018 North Carolina Envirothon at Cedarock Park near Burlington last month. The two-day event is designed to test the knowledge and skills of … more
Robert L. Williams Jr., mayor-elect for the town of Sharpsburg, was arrested within an hour of his win for driving while impaired and several other charges. According to Sharpsburg Police Chief … more
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