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MIDDLESEX — The town board on Monday night approved a federal grant request for nearly $150,000 in public works equipment. Mayor Lu Harvey Lewis said the town might not receive the entire … more
LUCAMA—Installation of a lighted emergency exit sign appears to be a solution to an occupancy limit issue at the Lucama branch of the Wilson County Public Library. Some Lucama residents were … more
The city of Wilson, Wilson County and local service organizations are coordinating to make sure that this year’s census counts all residents. At stake is about $675 billion in federal funds, … more
A whim led a local businessman to turn a well-known hobby shop into a mecca for deals on quality appliances. “I was driving by one day and saw it was up for auction, so I decided to put in a … more
MIDDLESEX — The town board on Monday night approved a federal grant request for nearly $150,000 in public works equipment. Mayor Lu Harvey Lewis said the town might not receive the entire amount, but the board is asking for what the town needs... more
FREMONT — Music and dance will resonate at the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site during a free program celebrating Black History Month from 2:30-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. … more
Police are searching for a Wilson man wanted in connection to a Saturday stabbing that sent another man to the hospital. Authorities have obtained a warrant for the arrest of 39-year-old Anthony … more
Editor’s note: This story contains graphic details regarding sexual abuse and child pornography. Reader discretion is advised. A 27-year-old man will spend more than two decades in prison in … more
Wilson AARP chapter to meet The Wilson AARP Chapter will meet at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 at Something Different Cafe & Catering, 3342 Airport Blvd. Molly Westmoreland, director of the … more
N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland has been a part of several recent economic development announcements in Wilson, and later this month … more
The final step to converting stretches of Tarboro and Pine streets downtown to two-way traffic will kick off in late March. “The conversion affects Tarboro Street from Hines to Vance, and Pine … more
Wilsonians are noticing a familiar name on campaign signs dotting city roadsides, but it’s a case of mistaken identity. The Allen Thomas running for lieutenant governor is a Hoke County … more
Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Family Dollar on Thursday. Officials responded to a 7:04 p.m. call to the Family Dollar at 4800 Ward Blvd. Employees told police that a … more
Wilson is using technology, some engineering and old-fashioned public education in hopes of tackling localized flooding and other stormwater issues. “In a hurricane, you will get some sort of … more
Did you know that the American Sign Language Interpreter Education Program at Wilson Community College is one of only a handful of interpreter education programs in the North Carolina Community … more
Cucalorus is accepting submissions for the fourth annual Tarheel Shorties Film Festival taking place Friday, May 8, in Wilson. North Carolina filmmakers are encouraged to apply, especially … more
Although the names of four candidates will appear on the Republican primary ballot March 3 for the U.S. House District 1 seat, only three — Sandy Smith, Michele Nix and Ethan Baca — are actively … more
The Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House and African American Museum has special events planned and newly installed displays in time for Black History Month. Standing in front of the new “Veterans … more
Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Adult Fiction “Beloved Hope” by Tracie Peterson “The Patient One” by Shelley Shepard Gray “Tularosa” by Michael … more
When the new Barton College Pep Band held its orientation, the director went to the dictionary to help the group understand its purpose. “When I looked up the word ‘pep,’ it is both a noun … more
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