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A lobbyist and advocate for public education said if North Carolina teacher salaries are not competitive, local schools will lose their “rockstar” teachers to other states that pay … more
Labor Day is a welcome break, a holiday between July Fourth and Thanksgiving and a great time for a leisurely day trip through the countryside. Since my husband Fred had not been to Henderson for … more
Recent shooting deaths have prompted community leaders and others to take a united stand against violence. Several shooting victims have died, including two teenagers, and two men were shot and … more
Wilson County Schools has improved its ranking to 59th in the state in overall proficiency, according to accountability data released Wednesday by the North Carolina Department of Public … more
After a closed session on economic development that lasted for more than an hour, the Wilson City Council on Thursday approved a settlement agreement with the family of Paul V. Berry regarding the … more
Darius Richardson of Rocky Mount won a $542,354 Cash 5 jackpot after purchasing a Quick Pick ticket June 1 at the Rose Mart on North Nash Street in Wilson. His ticket beat odds of 1 in 749,398 to … more
The Wilson Housing Authority opened its public housing waiting list for all units through its housing choice voucher program Wednesday. Shannon Taylor of Wilson, who is homeless, was among those … more
More than 1,200 people have walked through the doors of Wilson’s Recovery Concepts Community Center since it opened nearly a year ago. And lives have been changed because of the various … more
The Wilson County Register of Deeds issued the following marriage licenses in July: Silvia Patricia Bravo Roblero and Manaces Flores Romero, both of Wilson; Tanisha Monquie Ingram and Eddie Lee … more
Wilson County school board candidate Rhyan Breen is holding a food truck town hall meeting to hear voters’ views on public education Friday afternoon. Breen will host a “Food for Thought” … more
A federal grand jury indicted three Wilson men on drug conspiracy charges Wednesday. Kenneth “Kenny” Ray Barnes, 49, and Jeffrey “Cookieman” Bernard Moore, 48, are charged with conspiracy … more
Hurricane Florence is set to be the first major storm in the Atlantic season and forecasts show it could affect North Carolina, so officials are urging residents to take part in National Preparedness … more
A member of the wrecker crew waits to right a Foss Recycling scrap metal truck that overturned when turning off U.S. 301 onto U.S. 264 East in Wilson Wednesday afternoon. The truck was righted about … more
KENLY — The Kenly Ministerial Association will sponsor a public reading of the Bible beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday. Participants will continue nonstop around the clock until the entire Bible is read … more
A former Wilson athlete has returned home to pay it forward with the Saturday grand opening celebration for Power Plex Athletic Center. CEO Jeremy Jeffers knows well the challenge of balancing … more
Donnie Hall Jr. was 20 when he spent $300 to buy his first Corvette. It was a ’66 convertible that had rolled over in a fatal, high-speed wreck. Hall’s friends said he would never get the … more
The sale of Wilson County’s public home health agency was finalized over Labor Day weekend. And now the agency has a new name and a new location. LHC Group and LifePoint Health will share … more
A pedestrian who was injured in a hit-and-run crash early Saturday remains in critical condition, police said Tuesday. Officers were called to the 100 block of Hines Street near Tarboro Street … more
MIDDLESEX — The Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual chicken and barbecue plate sale fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the firehouse on Finch Avenue. Food will be available at … more
A community leader is bringing a unique program to Wilson for at-risk youth — Freedom Writers. “I am excited about how God has and continues to move me, my faith and walk in the leadership … more
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