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Twenty-eight of the state's top whole hog barbecue cooks filled downtown Raleigh to compete for more than $7,000 in cash prizes in the 2019 Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship held Sept. 27-28. … more
Students and parents saw the inner workings of two Wilson industries Friday, then toured the Wilson Community College programs where they can learn skills to prepare them for good jobs that interest … more
For Wilsonians without cars, getting to the office can be a time-consuming task involving walking to the bus stop, waiting to get on and sitting through countless stops before getting off the vehicle … more
Authorities say a multi-agency investigation led to two men's arrests on drug charges following a raid on a Bailey-area home.  Costa Rontrell Pender, 28, is charged with four counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver … more
N.C. Department of Air Quality ombudsman Tony Pendola presents a Leadership in Environmental Stewardship Award to Bob Brunson of Wilson-based Brunson Marine Group/KenCraft Boats. Brunson Marine … more
Linda Boyle of Elm City, center, is pictured with North Carolina Nurses Association President Dennis Taylor, left, and Immediate Past President Elaine Scherer after receiving an award for her … more
Beddingfield High School's Marching Bruin Band brought home first-place overall honors for Class 1-A and won first place for general effect, drum major, dance and marching and second place for flag … more
LaTisha Hicks, left, receives a plaque commemorating 15 years of work at the Hampton Inn Wilson Downtown from Minnie Horton, the hotel's general manager. Horton described Hicks as "the type of … more
One out of three Americans this year will be the victim of a cyber attack. That was the shocking opening line from Wes Hill, dean of business and applied technologies at Wilson Community College … more
A Wilson man will spend the next four years in federal prison for distributing a synthetic cannabinoid that led to illness and hospitalizations. Akram Abdel-Aziz, 52, pleaded guilty in December to … more
The Recovery Concepts Community Center will host a weekly Alateen meeting from 5-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Meetings are held each Sunday at the center, known as RC3, 2860 Ward Blvd. W., Suite … more
An automated device being developed in a lab in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Forensic Science can process sexual assault DNA evidence faster and at a much lower cost than … more
A young black bear seen roving through the Five Points neighborhood Monday has residents on edge. Larry Jarmon captured video of the bear on three surveillance cameras at his 1200 Meadow St. … more
Painters Salvador Negrete and Billy Guerrero of Lemar Painting Contractors use a lift to scrape, prime and paint the steeple at Nash Street's First Baptist Church of Wilson on Tuesday.   more
The American Legion Auxiliary celebrated Iris Turlington's 104th birthday on Sept. 25. Turlington, a veteran of World War II, is a member of both American Legion Post 13 and American Legion Auxiliary … more
As Dion Viventi stands at the edge of a construction site where bulldozers and excavators were preparing the foundation for 23 new T-hangars at the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport, he gets a … more
KENLY — DaVita hopes to have its new kidney dialysis clinic currently under construction in Kenly ready to open by mid-November, according to company officials. Project superintendent Dax … more
It only took 154 seconds for firefighters from Wilson, Rocky Mount and Greenville to drive home important safety tips, but in doing so, they won big for their communities, taking home the grand prize … more
Gov. Roy Cooper has honored Wilson’s Phil Mooring with the Order of the long Leaf Pine for nearly 50 years of service in alcohol and substance misuse prevention across the state. Mooring is the … more
An unexpected victim of the legislative stalemate over the state budget equates to $20 million of investment and new jobs in downtown Wilson. And with state tax credits for historic preservation … more
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