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BOONE — A Wilson native has earned a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and 17 area students have been named to honors lists for the fall 2017 semester. Senah M. Owens of … more
Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood donation shortfall since earlier this month. The Red Cross now … more
Jason Nixon said he’s never had a good job. That’s likely to change soon, though, with the education he is receiving at Wilson Community College. Nixon, a Wilson native, has been named the … more
NASHVILLE — When a man tried to rob a store Tuesday, authorities say an employee fought back, pulling a gun and firing at the would-be robber. The Nash County Sheriff’s Office received a call … more
Wilsonians who volunteer their time and energy, whether providing rides or distributing food, have one thing in common. All too often they are unsung heroes, but the 47th Human Relations Awards seeks … more
For years, the Wesley Shelter has provided hope and resources for those in their darkest hours. Staff have helped countless women, children and men escape the cycle of abuse that entangled them for … more
Seventh- and eighth-graders at Elm City Middle School can experience yellow fever without the aches, pains and potentially deadly consequences of the mosquito-borne virus. An interactive study of … more
An oral presentation and five judges are all that stands in the way of six entrepreneurs getting seed money at the inaugural DreamFest this Saturday. “We are excited to help support these … more
Two men are accused of striking a Wilson nonprofit group’s building with gunfire. more
It was a reunion of sorts when graduates of Frederick Douglass High School filled the Wilson County Board of Education meeting room Monday night. Of primary interest to the group was the board’s … more
MIDDLESEX — Roger Shearin has been hired as a full-time police officer in the town of Middlesex. Shearin replaces Officer Ben McClain, who had been with the department for three months and … more
The Recovery Concepts Community Center at 2860 Ward Blvd., Suite C will have Ben McElory of BB&T speaking on banking basics at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24. Participants will learn the value of a … more
Wilson is in for a blustery Tuesday, with wind gusts likely topping 30 mph and scattered thunderstorms sweeping through the region. After today's windy weather with afternoon high temperatures … more
Lauryn Zhane Knight has a mission. The seventh-grader wants to be one of the first students at the Sallie B. Howard High School for the Arts and Science, which opens in the fall of 2019. “I … more
Whether watching TV or readying for bed, the chill of winter can easily be suppressed with the absentminded press of a button. And when Wilsonians experienced unusually cold temperatures earlier this … more
A bald eagle found near Lake Wilson last week has died from extreme lead poisoning. “Everybody’s kind of in the dumps about this one,” said Randy Atkinson of Rocky Mount Animal … more
Police are investigating a Sunday robbery at a Wilson convenience store. Officers were dispatched to the Speedway at 1602 Martin Luther King Parkway shortly after 7 p.m. When police arrived, … more
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