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A Wilson Preparatory Academy student’s one-person walkout to protest school violence garnered national media attention Wednesday after his video from the demonstration went viral. Justin … more
A Wilson resident’s heartwarming anecdote about her mother is featured in a collection of 101 short stories compiled by Chicken Soup for the Soul, and she’ll be signing copies of the book on … more
Students at three Wilson County high schools held assemblies Wednesday as their part in a planned walkout by other students nationwide on the 30th day since the Parkland, Florida school shooting that … more
Fike High School is hosting its nationally recognized blood drive Thursday along with the American Red Cross.The donation drive, first hosted in 1987, is recognized as being the largest single-day … more
STANTONSBURG — A man was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon when his car overturned and hit a barn. James Parrot, 66, was driving a 2003 Honda Accord on Woodbridge Road toward Stantonsburg when he … more
The Rev. Jim McKinnon believed that everyone deserved an opportunity and that everyone was a child of God. “He not only believed it, he lived it,” said Kathie Davis, longtime friend and … more
Whether you are vegetarian, vegan or just looking to eat healthier, options to eat out in Wilson can be limited. The owner of Smart Choice Cafe and Market is hoping to change that and change minds at … more
Crews are hard at work giving the Wilson County Courthouse a much-needed facelift. And improvements to the nearly 100-year-old building downtown continue to get underway. New tile, paint and walls have … more
Keith Merrick has been named market president and senior business banking manager for Wells Fargo’s Wilson and Rocky Mount markets, company officials announced Tuesday. Merrick oversees a … more
A Wilson native is headed to the coast after recently being named the fire chief in Elizabeth City. While Corey Mercer has spent the last 24 years rising through the ranks of the Rocky Mount Fire … more
Greater Love Church Ministries, 300-B Barnes St., will host a gospel celebration in dance at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17 featuring the St. Paul Mime Team, the Remnant of St. James, Greater Love Praise … more
Wilson police are investigating an armed robbery reported Sunday at a Subway restaurant. Shortly before 1 p.m., Wilson Police Department officers responded to the Subway at 3722 Airport Blvd. NW … more
While students across the nation are planning Wednesday walkouts to commemorate a deadly school shooting in Florida, assemblies to mourn the 17 victims are planned at Wilson County’s public high … more
After much anticipation, work is underway to make Lake Wilson more accessible and user-friendly. Bridgeview Contractors started work at the end of February on a new pedestrian bridge to connect … more
TARBORO — An Edgecombe County sheriff’s deputy died in a crash that occurred during a chase Sunday evening. Deputy David Lee’Sean Manning, 24, was driving north on N.C. 111/122 north of … more
As Ranger Dillon Howard laid a strip of burning fuel through the forest, it was only seconds before the path where he had just walked was ablaze. Dry underbrush quickly ignited upon the … more
No more snow is in the forecast, but as a high-pressure system moves in, Wilson can expect breezy, chilly days Tuesday and Wednesday with 10-20 mph winds, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's … more
Wilson is under a winter weather advisory from 2 to 10 p.m. today. The National Weather Service says the area can expect a mixture of rain, sleet and heavy wet snow from early afternoon into the … more
State House hopeful Ken Fontenot’s only primary opponent is the calendar. In order to square off against Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield in November, the Wilson pastor and teacher needs 2,200 … more
Darden Middle School students learned recently that through diplomacy, people with opposing views can come together to achieve goals that benefit all involved. Two students brought home awards at … more
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