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Operation Christmas Child, an international humanitarian ministry of North Carolina-based nonprofit Samaritan’s Purse, is seeking Wilson residents to help organize this year’s regional shoebox … more
The Wilson Economic Development Council is increasing its request for funding from both the city and the county to accommodate increased expenses, including those associated with recruiting new … more
Fike senior Holly Hooks wasn’t sure what to expect when she put on a pair of goggles and got behind the wheel Thursday morning. “I’m kind of nervous,” Hooks told a Wilson County … more
For Jamar Bell and his father Dion Bell, Thursday was a day to remember. Jamar, a fifth-grader at Jones Elementary School, was chosen to carry the torch onto the field to start the 2018 Spring … more
It was hard not to notice the line of 40 tow trucks, wreckers and rescue vehicles leading in to Wilson Thursday afternoon as the American Towman Spirit Ride arrived at the Wilson County … more
Think you know what your kids are up to? Think again, officials say. Teenagers can be quite savvy when it comes to hiding things from their parents. And that’s why it’s vital for parents and … more
During a congressional hearing on Facebook’s data collection practices and privacy policies, Rep. G.K. Butterfield grilled the social media giant’s founder on the lack of racial diversity in its … more
SNOW HILL — A 6-year-old child and his grandfather are dead after Greene County authorities say a relative shot them at their home Tuesday evening. Upon arrival at the Davis Grove Church … more
The Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity Roast at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 honoring Douglas Searcy, president of Barton College, and his wife, Beth, is now open for those who wish to purchase … more
Shameeka Archer has held a part-time position for nearly two years. She hasn’t been able to find full-time employment, she said. But she hopes that will change after attending the 18th annual … more
The Wilson Botanical Gardens greenhouse is small as greenhouses go, but the plants growing inside are from all over the world. These are not your garden variety vegetables or ordinary … more
The North Carolina Rural Center may soon be a major resource of funding for small businesses in Wilson. Patrick Woodie, president of the rural advocacy organization, said Tuesday in Wilson that a … more
A Wilson man faces drug trafficking charges after police say they seized several ounces of crack and powder cocaine as a part of an ongoing investigation. On Tuesday, police pulled over 48-year-old Kenneth Ray Barnes for a traffic violation on Airport Boulevard, according to officials. A search of Barnes’ vehicle yielded more than 2 ounces of powder cocaine, according to Wilson Police Capt. Jeff Boykin. … more
Wilson County commissioners are switching leadership seats. On Tuesday, the board unanimously voted for Rob Boyette to serve as chairman of the board and Leslie Atkinson to serve as vice chairman. … more
Parents who send their children to summer camp should be aware of the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit and how it may help reduce their tax bill. The credit is available to parents who send their … more
Fike High School has suspended its athletic director and girls head soccer coach. Amber Lynch, public information director for Wilson County Schools, said the suspension “is a personnel matter … more
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