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A recent gathering of local and regional leaders sought to identify opportunities for Wilson County communities’ growth. The N.C. Cooperative Extension office in Wilson and the N.C. Rural … more
Police continue to investigate a string of residential break-ins where suspects are targeting electronics. Since Dec. 1, the Wilson Police Department has investigated numerous home burglaries … more
Could Wilson see its second snowfall of 2018 by midweek? Satellite models are calling for a wintry blast on Wednesday, but Wilsonians needn't break out the sleds until forecasts begin to firm up, … more
Tree-pruning seminar planned Cyndi Lauderdale, horticulture extension agent at the N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Wilson County office, will teach proper crape myrtle pruning techniques from … more
The Wilson County Public Library has a variety of upcoming programs offered to the public this month at the main library and town branches. For children, early literacy programs will continue at … more
Playwright Ira Knight brings his acclaimed one-man production, “Martin Luther King, An Interpretation,” to the Kennedy Family Theatre stage at Barton College on Tuesday … more
KENLY — As contractors demolish two bridges, motorists on Interstate 95 in Johnston County will encounter occasional overnight detours starting next week. The first detour … more
Wilson County commissioners have joined the county’s school board in urging the N.C. General Assembly to slow implementation of planned K-3 class size reductions through a multi-year phase to … more
Vollis Simpson’s kinetic sculptures and the park designed to showcase the folk art garnered national recognition this week through a story in The Wall Street Journal. “Clearly this … more
The following Wilson Community College students, enrolled during the fall semester, received the Dean’s List honor. They are listed by alphabetical order of hometown. Dean’s List with … more
The Wilson County Public Library added these titles to its collection last week. Adult Fiction “The Accidental Hunter” by Nelson George “The Animators” by Kayla Rae … more
JOHN T. DEW John Thomas Dew, son of John Dew and wife of Sally Lucas, was born in Wilson County on Dec. 29, 1869, and died on Oct. 18, 1951. He married Maud Boswell, daughter of Bunyan Boswell and … more
With a thwack of a hammer, a bead of sweat drops from Tim Schnell’s brow and lands next to a dollop of shoe polish. The floor of his workshop and the machines at Rex Shoe Repair Shop are … more
It’s been a rough start for 2018 for me. In common parlance, I’d just say I’m wearing out, but more aptly I’d describe myself as one of my favorite “Lord of the Rings” quotes from Bilbo: … more
Recently, I saw an image of an old-fashioned Hoosier cabinet, a popular kitchen feature during the mid-20th century. This image triggered thoughts of kitchens of our country relatives and neighbors … more
A teen who police say accidentally shot himself in the leg faces gun charges after he initially told authorities he was injured in a drive-by shooting. On Saturday, police were dispatched to the … more
A 16-year-old faces charges after police say he sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl. In September, officers with the Wilson Police Department were dispatched to Wilson Medical Center regarding … more
Despite rising temperatures, a frozen pipe forced BB&T to close a branch for two to three weeks. David White, BB&T vice president for corporate communications, said a pipe froze and burst … more
Wilson Medical Center is experiencing significant delays in patient admissions due to an increase in the flu and respiratory illnesses. And hospital officials are asking prospective patients to visit … more
Alice Scott, co-owner of Scott Farms in Lucama, has been named chairwoman of the North Carolina Farm Service Agency State Committee. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the … more
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