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SELMA —Beginning overnight Sunday and into Monday morning, motorists will encounter new Interstate 95 lane closures in both directions between mile markers 100 and 107 in northern Johnston County, … more
A federal jury found a Stantonsburg man guilty of sex trafficking charges this week after authorities say he forced a 15-year-old girl into prostitution at a Mexican migrant camp near Wilson. … more
A former Wilson police chief will step in as interim leader in Rocky Mount later this month. Willie R. Williams will be sworn in as interim police chief on Dec. 11 and work alongside current Rocky … more
Fake $100 bills intended for use on movie sets have made their way to Wilson, and authorities want to make sure buyers and sellers aren’t fooled by the funny money. Someone recently found seven … more
The ring of bells and a red kettle have become iconic with the season of giving, but a few Scrooges have Salvation Army officials rallying for community support. Lt. Jake Law said he recently … more
Wilsonians ushered in the holiday season Friday night with laser lights, yuletide carols visits with Santa Claus. The annual Light Up Wilson festivities kicked off a weekend full of downtown … more
Firefighters from Wilson Fire/Rescue Services will take on officers from the Wilson Police Department in a Thursday, Dec. 7 charity basketball game to raise money for the Children’s Hunger … more
I was always amazed at the wonder of some of the great Christmas classics that we read, hear or see each year. For year after year, “It’s a Wonderful Life” would play at Christmas time. And … more
Every year, numerous churches stage Christmas pageants that re-enact the traditional Christmas story. Adults and children get a chance to participate in pageants that warm hearts and form memories of … more
JACKSONVILLE (AP) - Local law enforcement has stepped up the search for a missing North Carolina girl after she disappeared from her home. Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller told local media … more
The deadline for Wilson County farmers and ranchers to vote in the Farm Service Agency county committee election is Monday. Ballots were distributed to eligible voters by mail and must be returned … more
GREENVILLE — The new Greenville Transportation Activity Center will be named for U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield in recognition of the congressman’s efforts to secure funding for the project, the city … more
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for the state’s Low-Income Energy Assistance Program beginning today. Households including a person aged 60 or older, … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Spring Hope-based Hemp University LLC will hold an educational symposium “Hemp Money Event: Economics, Lessons & Planning for 2018” on Saturday. The event is Hemp … more
The Southern Coalition for Social Justice is helping a Sharpsburg mayoral candidate seek a new election after a polling place ran out of ballots for more than two hours, making it difficult for some … more
The Wilson County Department of Social Services is continuing its tradition in bringing Christmas smiles to adults by organizing a Guardian Angel Tree. And DSS officials hope the community will join … more
Sheriff Calvin Woodard believes there is more work to be done when it comes to making Wilson County a better and safer community for all. And he’s ready to continue to build upon what he says are … more
ELM CITY — A man faces several drug charges after deputies say they found more than two-dozen bindles of heroin and cash inside his vehicle. more
The Wilson Education Partnership handed out $20,217 in education grants to 25 Wilson County Schools teachers this week. Robin Williams, executive director of the WEP, was joined in handing out the … more
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