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KENLY — Town officials have fired Kenly police Lt. Casey Jones following an investigation into his conduct, Town Manager Michael Douglas said Monday.  "Due to the results of an … more
Wilson Dems to meet Saturday The Wilson County Democratic party will meet  at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 in the Wilson County Public Library assembly room, 249 Nash St. Registration will … more
GOLDSBORO - A Wayne County teenager accused of making child pornography faces a dozen felony charges. Deputies say 17-year-old David Allen Horne of the 100 block of Mary Lane in the Roseboro … more
The Wilson County Register of Deeds issued the following marriage licenses during August. Ryan Scott Jones of Elm City and De'Addra Denise Daniel of Wilson; John Freddie Coley and Carla Felicia … more
David S. Hager has released the final volume in his Hollywood Noir trilogy, "1962: The Crimson Journal." Hager is a member of the Wilson Writers Group. He and wife Sandra (nee Overton), a Wilson … more
The Loyal Leisure Senior Club and Wilson Parks and Recreation hosted a first-ever Indoor Picnic for nearly 300 seniors from 18 eastern North Carolina senior clubs Friday in the Reid Street Community … more
Curtis Little of Glendale Avenue raised brilliant yellow blossoms on angel's trumpet plants in his front flower bed. The trumpet-shaped flowers dangle from a pair of overhead shrubs. Brugmansia is … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Jim Causby announced Monday he has reinstated Bennett Jones as principal of Clayton High School on a probationary … more
Junior Jones of Elm City celebrated his 100th birthday on Sept. 28 at his home. About 40 people were in attendance at the party, including family friends and loved ones. Jones was born to Lee … more
Police are investigating an early Saturday shooting that claimed a Wilson man’s life. Officers were called to the 1500 block of Cargill Avenue at 2:48 a.m. after 911 callers reported shots … more
Increased capacity along with increased need led to Wesley Shelter housing 61 more people in 2018-19 than the previous year. “We had 207 women and children in our shelter. Last year we housed … more
NASHVILLE — Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men and seized drugs, cash and a motorcycle stolen from Wilson County during a Friday night raid on a Nash County home. The Nash County Sheriff’s … more
Regena Hart busily hopped between stations, refilling hot cooked items and topping off fresh chopped vegetables. “My heart is in the food,” Hart said. “It’s my passion.” Hart is among … more
NASHVILLE — Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men and seized drugs, cash and a motorcycle stolen from Wilson County during a Friday night raid on a Nash County home.  The Nash … more
Police are investigating an early Saturday shooting that claimed a Wilson man's life. Officers were called to the 1500 block of Cargill Avenue at 2:48 a.m. after 911 callers reported shots fired. … more
FLORENCE, S.C. — A local man who robbed a Wilson bank in 2017 before he shot and killed two people in a South Carolina bank robbery several days later was sentenced to death by a federal jury … more
After a hot and humid start to the fall season, the greater Wilson area will finally see an extended period of seasonal weather Saturday through Tuesday, Al Thomas explains in this installment of The … more
A few years ago, I was out to lunch with a couple of guys I worked with and we went to a deli. The deli was one of the traditional kind, with all kinds of meats and stuff hanging around and corned … more
Recently, I read a novel that awoke my interest in the work of naturalists, those scientists who study plants and animals, document their discoveries and raise the level of awareness of natural … more
The following is a true story that has evolved over a bit of time. It is, in short, a land dispute between residents who claim ownership over the same domain. Were one to interview each party, it is … more
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