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Josephine Berthier isn’t from Wilson. In fact, her home is more than 4,200 miles away, but that didn’t stop the French teen from being an advocate for the city and its attractions during an … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Nominations are open for community leaders in Nash and Edgecombe counties to be considered for induction into the Twin County Hall of Fame. The group Twin County Community Pride is … more
A 16-year-old faces charges after deputies say he made a fake bomb threat to Beddingfield High School a day prior to shooting threats at two Wilson middle schools. A school resource officer … more
If you’re a regular at Wilson’s Chick-fil-A, you might want to get your fill of your favorite menu items before March 17. The restaurant on Forest Hills Road will close at 2 p.m. that day for … more
For the first time in almost four months, the Barnett family slept under the same roof Tuesday night. Harrison Barnett is back home in Wilson. Tuesday night, the 9-year-old kidney transplant … more
ELM CITY — If you like playing in the dirt, the Gardners Community Farm Show and Plow Day on Saturday may be a can’t-miss event. “It’s just a way for us to get together and get some guys … more
NASHVILLE — Authorities charged a former Nashville police officer with trafficking heroin Tuesday. Tar River Regional Drug Task Force officers received information regarding 32-year-old John … more
UPS has recognized two Wilson County drivers for delivering a quarter-century of safety. David Joyner of Elm City and Gary Poythress of Wilson have been inducted into UPS’ Circle of Honor, a … more
FREMONT — The Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace will host a celebration of Southern food heritage led by costumed historical interpreters from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10. Hands-on demonstrations … more
Hunter’s Competitive Dance Company and Hunter’s Dance tumble teams will present the annual Benefit Showcase Sunday at Fike High School, raising money for local children’s charities. “It is … more
Police have organized a Saturday book run from Greenville to Wilson to benefit students at Margaret Hearne Elementary School. The event is a collaboration with the American Legion … more
The Wilson County Health Department recently appointed a new medical director. Dr. Lindsey de Guehery was named to the position on Feb. 1. De Guehery replaced Dr. Marshall Simpson, who took the … more
A Lucama man with no law enforcement experience has filed to run for Wilson County sheriff. Kevin Raper, owner of Aggressive Towing and Recovery, said he has been thinking about running for the … more
Kenneth J. Fontenot, a Marine veteran and middle school teacher, filed Tuesday to run as an unaffiliated candidate in N.C. House District 24. If Fontenot can get enough signatures as an … more
Three men face charges after deputies say they were caught stealing tools from a storage building on Wiggins Mill Road. Shortly after 2 p.m. on Feb. 22, deputies were dispatched to the 8000 block … more
State Treasurer Dale Folwell recognizes that his job is not usually on people’s minds even though his responsibilities do have daily repercussions on North Carolinians. “The thing people think … more
The best of Wilson will be on display this weekend at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. The Wilson Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spring Expo and Big Pig Shindig has outgrown the recreation center, … more
Springlike February temperatures have induced an early blossom around Wilson. Tulip magnolias have already dropped many of their purple petals. Apricot trees are saturated in pink. Bradford pear … more
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red … more
The following books have been added to the collection at the Wilson County Public Library. Adult Fiction “American War” by Omar El Akkad “Blood Sisters” by Jane Corry “Dark in … more
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