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Robert Greene of Wilson-based Barnes Transportation has been selected as a 2018 Driver of the Year by the National Association of Small Trucking Companies. Greene has been a professional driver … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Mark A. Sorrells, senior vice president of the Golden Leaf Foundation and its longest-serving staff member, will leave the foundation at month’s end for a post at Fayetteville … more
City of Wilson workers on Monday load pallets of bricks from the Paul V. Berry Hickory Grove Park along Kenan Street. The commemorative pavers will be wrapped and stored for future use at the site of … more
A Wilson resident and congressional district office staffer has been named to the North Carolina Human Relations Commission. Gov. Roy Cooper appointed Reginald Speight, district director for U.S. … more
It’s been 12 weeks since Hurricane Florence made landfall and wrecked havoc in much of the eastern part of the state. While Wilson County fared better than other counties, 33 homeowners and renters … more
Wilsonians woke up to blanket of snow Sunday. Some residents measured as much as 5 inches of snow in their yards early Sunday morning before the sleet and rain began to fall and melt the fallen … more
The N.C. Attorney General’s Office has recognized the work of Mike and Becky Cannon in their fight against the opioid epidemic. The Cannons were among 16 others across the state who were … more
GOLDSBORO — A rural Wayne County man faces an attempted murder charge after sheriff's deputies say he stabbed his wife in the chest Saturday. Deputies were dispatched to an assault call on … more
If wind chill figures were air temperatures, Albert Thomas Jr. says, the greater Wilson area would be a winter wonderland come Sunday. With feels-like readings in the teens and 20s but actual … more
The Salvation Army is offering area residents the opportunity to help families in the Wilson area during the Christmas season through its Angel Tree. A list of people who need food, clothing, … more
I wonder if Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar knew what they were getting us into 2,000 years ago. Those are the traditional names of the three wise men who decided it would be impolite to show up … more
SHARPSBURG — A former police lieutenant is suing the town of Sharpsburg in federal court, claiming ex-Police Chief John Hunt discriminated against her and fired her due to a disability. Lynette … more
Jeremiah Bynum-Taylor beams when he is around Helen Davis. Davis, physical therapist for the exceptional children department at Wilson County Schools, recently received the Educator of Excellence … more
The minute I walked into the store, I knew I was in for an old-timey treat. Manning Bros. Hardware is a step back in time in downtown Middlesex. Run by Henry and Helen Manning, the store is … more
Wilson, and especially western parts of Wilson County, should prepare now for snow, sleet and rain expected to start falling during the early morning hours Sunday. “If you have Christmas parties … more
BAILEY — The Country Doctor Museum, 7089 Peele Road, will hold a 50th anniversary party commemorating its dedication and opening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The event features free … more
The North Carolina Rural Center has named outgoing state Rep. Susan Martin, R-Wilson, one of its first Rural Advocates of the Year. Martin and state Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown, R-Onslow, … more
Wilson County sheriff’s officials have arrested a second suspect in connection to the Dec.1 death of 36-year-old Rebecca Ann Kemp. On Thursday night, authorities charged 51-year-old James Jerome … more
U.S. Cellular is hosting a holiday-themed Customer Appreciation Celebration at the Wilson store from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Saturday. During those two days, everyone who visits the store at … more
Shirley Norwood, a ComForCare caregiver in Wilson and Greenville, recently received the 2018 Caregiver of the Year award at ComForCare’s annual franchise conference in Dallas. “Shirley is our … more
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