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NASHVILLE — Atlantic Natural Foods has officially commissioned its principal plant following consolidation of four separate operations. Nashville Mayor Donald Street was on hand for a recent … more
ELM CITY — Emergency officials are at the scene of a significant fire at an automotive business on the 4500 block of U.S. 301.  Reports of the fire came out around 1 p.m. Thursday and … more
Harrison Barnett won’t be getting his new kidney on Friday as planned, but his family will all be together in Chapel Hill for Christmas. Rebecca and Charlie Barnett and twin daughters Charlie … more
RALEIGH — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has two new state-level leaders in North Carolina. President Donald Trump appointed Len McBride as executive director of the USDA’s North Carolina … more
Wilson’s largest gathering of business and community leaders is a little more than a month away, which means Gary Davis’ tenure as chairman of the Wilson Chamber of Commerce board is coming to an … more
Authorities have identified the victim who died in Saturday’s mobile home fire. Ricky Dean, 56, died as result of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries sustained in the fire that destroyed the … more
Rainy weather didn’t stop shoppers from hitting stores big and small Wednesday, and retail store managers are expecting the flow of last-minute purchases to continue through Christmas … more
WASHINGTON — Wilson's congressmen split their votes on the Republican-led tax overhaul along party lines, with Rep. G.K. Butterfield calling the move a Christmas cash grab for the … more
MOUNT OLIVE — A $5 scratch-off ticket gave Douglas Davis Jr. a six-figure surprise for Christmas, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery. Davis, of Mount Olive, purchased the Mega … more
The Wilson County Board of Elections on Tuesday recommended a new mayoral election in Sharpsburg. This action followed a hearing Dec. 14 meeting where testimony and evidence were presented in the … more
When volunteers filled several large bags of toys and selected a bicycle for Joann Davis, she couldn’t stop smiling. “That bike right there, she’s going to be excited about,” said Davis, … more
The St. Rose Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ Youth Ministry will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 23, at 115 Cone St. Proceeds from the sale, which will be held rain or … more
Clint Godwin can’t take credit for the idea behind adorning the heads of his Farm Bureau Insurance agents on a Raleigh Road Boulevard billboard with Santa hats, but he was happy to keep the … more
TARBORO — Eight hundred new jobs and nearly $580 million in investment is coming to Edgecombe County as an international tire company builds its first manufacturing facility outside of China. “Triangle Tire is bringing a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to Kingsboro (Megasite), giving the region and our entire state … more
Wilson saw its last white Christmas following a surprise December snowfall in 1989. The snowless streak is expected to continue for the 28th consecutive year, but anything's possible in late … more
The Wilson County Department of Social Services is accepting applications for financial assistance with home heating bills this winter. DSS officials administer funds from the state’s Low-Income … more
ROME, Ga. — Shannon Whitney of Wilson was recently named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at Berry College. The dean’s list honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or better on a … more
Health officials say a rabid raccoon was recently discovered near Toisnot Park, the second such Wilson County rabies case in five months. The raccoon was euthanized and its remains tested … more
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