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PINETOPS — Police are searching for a man who robbed a Dollar General store at gunpoint on Thursday night.  The robber entered the 315 E. Hamlet St. store around 10:46 p.m., brandished a gun and demanded money … more
Candidates in five municipalities filed to run for town commissioner seats Thursday. According of Christy White of the Wilson County Board of Elections office, seven additional candidates had … more
A night to honor local music legend Bill Myers is in the works, but organizers are seeking sponsors to make the event spectacular. “Wilson is lucky to have so many people we can be proud of,and … more
KENLY — For the past year, contractors have worked to replace the Truckstop Road bridge that crosses Interstate 95 at Exit 106 without having to detour traffic off the busy highway. Crews will … more
3C Stores Fixtures often has summer interns, but a new N.C. State University program allowed the Wilson company to hire a senior in engineering who has spent the past few months designing and … more
More than a dozen churches will have restocked food pantries as a result of a truckload of foodstuffs and other necessary items from Feed the Children that arrived Thursday. Candy Taylor, … more
Workers outside in Thursday’s oppressive heat got a taste of the discomfort they may experience the next five days. With temperatures in the upper 90s and a heat index of 105 degrees, the … more
It’s the middle of July parents. We almost made it. School starts back next month, and you may be thinking of all the back-to-school shopping you need to start doing. According to the 2018 … more
The N.C. Baptist All-State Youth Choir will perform at the Wilson Farmers and Artisans Market Saturday at 10 a.m. The choir includes 55 teens and 12 staff members who are on tour this week and … more
The Road to New York Open Call Auditions National Tour will be in Wilson on Saturday, Aug. 3. The show is sponsored by Next Level Veterans. Auditions are to discover talent in all types of … more
NASHVILLE — Nash County commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to approve a package of inducements to an unidentified company to build a $4.7 million facility in Rocky Mount. Identified only … more
Wilson police are investigating a Tuesday night robbery at a hotel on U.S. 301. According to police reports, a 64-year-old man came to the department around 8 p.m. to report a robbery. The victim … more
A Wilson man with previous drug convictions was sentenced Wednesday to spend the next 10 years in federal prison. In August, Jeffrey Bernard “Cookie Man” Moore was charged with conspiracy to … more
Two newcomers and two incumbents in local politics filed to run in November municipal elections in four Wilson County towns on Wednesday. Some 28 seats in Wilson County towns are open for … more
An Elm City man was charged Tuesday after a traffic stop led to the seizure of heroin. Clarence Fuller Swaringen III, 61, was charged with felony possession of heroin. He was issued a $2,000 … more
GREENVILLE — President Donald Trump continued his feud with four progressive congresswomen while drawing a stark contrast between himself and his Democratic detractors Wednesday evening. Trump … more
After months of uncertainty, Johnny Hackney said he’s thrilled the city’s Board of Adjustment ruled Tuesday in favor of replacing the leaking roof at 314 Green St. with asphalt shingles. “We … more
For United Way volunteers, Wednesday was about getting pumped up. At the organization’s annual cultivation breakfast, around 80 team leaders shared best practices for fundraising success as they … more
Wilson police say someone broke into Dunham’s Sports and stole handguns early Tuesday. Officers responded to a 2:15 a.m. alarm call at the sporting goods store located at 2800 Raleigh Road … more
Authorities are warning the public to be on the lookout for a raccoon that may be infected with rabies. According to Wilson County officials, deputies responded to the 3300 block of Cranberry … more
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