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Hurricane Florence's outer bands have arrived in eastern North Carolina, and Wilson can expect heavy rain and tropical storm-force winds overnight and during the day Friday, Albert Thomas Jr. … more
Weather permitting, the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Thomas Hadley Chapter plans to mark Constitution Day with a bell-ringing ceremony at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 at the Wilson County … more
Emergency officials are urging residents to use common sense as Hurricane Florence hits the area and once the skies clear. “This is a dangerous storm, and it can still kill you,” said Gordon … more
Walter H. Godwin Jr., presiding July 16 • Alisha Tomlinson, pleaded guilty to possess drug paraphernalia, 45 days Wilson County Jail suspended 12 months, court costs, $540 attorney fees, lab … more
SARATOGA — It’s all hands on deck at Old Saratoga this week. The water company in Saratoga is at peak production bottling gallon and 5-gallon containers of water from the Black Creek … more
One of the things I like best about living in a small town is that people tend to be kind, generous and … more
During past storms, Giselle Sanchez’s home has been threatened with downed trees and floodwaters, so as Hurricane Florence churned toward Wilson, she headed to the shelter at Fike High … more
The Arts Council of Wilson's new board of directors includes, seated, from right, Michelle Manavi, Yolanda Taylor, Rebecca Coulter, Mary Sargent, Beth Searcy, Lee Davis-Skinner, Marcia Williamson, … more
MIDDLESEX — Town commissioners announced Monday evening that Middlesex has received a grant award letter for the Rural Ready Sites Grant Fund, which will allow officials to complete the Middlesex … more
For Edward Rackley of Nashville, a stop at a McDonald’s drive-thru to pick up dinner for his kids led to more than a fast food takeaway. Rackley, who works in the fencing business, stopped by … more
Area animal rescues have jumped into action, preparing for the worst and urging residents to do the same. “Please go ahead and act on the front end of this storm and get to a pet-friendly hotel … more
STANTONSBURG — Sights and sounds of Hurricane Hazel are seared into Annie Doris Joyner’s memory. That’s one reason the 76-year-old Stantonsburg resident will be leaving her flood-prone … more
A shift in Hurricane Florence’s track could mean less damage to Wilson, but officials say we’re not in the clear. “Keep in mind when Hurricane Harvey came ashore on the Texas coast, it was a … more
As meteorologists update forecasts regarding the effects of Hurricane Florence, most business leaders are waiting to make a decision on operating. The one key factor in all the decisions, though, is … more
The new forecast for Hurricane Florence has lessened the projected impact on Wilson, but officials are urging residents not to breathe a sigh of relief yet. Florence is set to make landfall Friday … more
Police officers took a pre-emptive step Wednesday by going door-to-door to encourage Wilson’s most vulnerable residents to evacuate ahead of the rain and winds promised by Hurricane … more
Rep. George Holding met with a handful of insurance leaders Tuesday on a swing through Wilson County. Holding expressed his support for the policies of President Donald Trump. “If you look at … more
With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the state, National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Sharp didn’t mince words. “The first thing is to protect your life,” Sharp said Tuesday … more
The Wilson County Beekeepers Association’s meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 has been canceled. Church plans food giveaway By Faith Original Free Will Baptist Church, 4667 … more
The recipient of an honorary citation from Barton College said Tuesday that more than 58,000 American lives were lost and nothing was gained in the Vietnam War. Barton recognized Brig. Gen. Norman … more
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