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If you enjoy bargain-hunting, make plans to stop at the many sites set up for this year’s 301 Endless Yard Sale. The event is 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Founded in Selma and now … more
A Sharpsburg man will spend nearly a decade in federal prison after prosecutors say he sold heroin and cocaine in Wilson County. On Wednesday, Chief U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle … more
Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society welcomed eight new members during the spring 2019 induction ceremony. Inductees, listed by hometowns … more
Police are still investigating a drive-by shooting that left two men injured Tuesday. A Wilson police officer was on patrol when she heard several gunshots coming from the 1000 block of Vance … more
Just four months after being named the service center director for the Salvation Army of Wilson, Montressee “Chon” Ferrell has submitted her resignation. “It felt like they just said, … more
BAILEY — A Nash County woman faces murder and arson charges after deputies say she started a fire that killed a man in the home they shared. Alayna Renee Sherrod, 32, is accused of setting fire … more
The Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport is closed for 90 days while five major renovation and expansion projects are underway. Allega is the prime contractor handling the airport’s $14.8 million … more
While the merger of BB&T and SunTrust is months away, officials announced on Wednesday that the combined financial institution would operate as Truist Bank. “With the merger of equals, our … more
Dozens of faith leaders gathered Wednesday to gain insight on issues that affect the community and how they can assist law enforcement in creating a safer Wilson County. Leaders gained vital … more
BAILEY — A Nash County woman faces murder and arson charges after deputies say she started a fire that killed a man in the home they shared.  Alayna Renee Sherrod, 32, is accused of … more
MIDDLESEX — Town commissioners approved a federal grant offer at Monday night’s board meeting that will give the town a total of about $150,000 in funds for equipment and a new vehicle. The … more
BAILEY — Authorities say a man’s body was found in the charred shell of a mobile home that caught fire Tuesday morning in rural Nash County. Deputies have not identified the remains and an … more
WHITAKERS — Two Rocky Mount men are accused of stealing a farm truck, ditching it after employees gave chase, stealing another car and running away from sheriff’s deputies on Monday. … more
Dozens of residents attended an educational seminar about voter photo identification requirements held Tuesday afternoon at the Wilson County Board of Elections. “Our job is to educate the … more
Two men were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after an apparent shooting that Wilson police were unable to confirm by press time. The incident happened a few minutes before 5 p.m. in the … more
Wilson County Schools is changing the leadership at Fike High School and the Wilson Early College Academy The Wilson County Board of Education approved the personnel changes in a closed session … more
Miracle Lucas concentrated painting the letters P, E, A, C and E on a pole at the Seeds of Hope House on Monday. “I think I want to be an artist,” said the 10-year-old fourth grader from Vick … more
A town hall forum on “Medicare for All” single-payer health care will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at the Darden Alumni Center, 1600 Lipscomb Road E. Lenwood Ward and Joyah Bullock are … more
Twelve-year-old Ty’lek Neal could barely contain his excitement Tuesday. “The reason I come here is to get better at football and come see all of the officers,” he said. “And I get to see … more
The 100 block of Tarboro Street is still under construction, but two new businesses opened up this week. Isahana Asian Fusion, 126 Tarboro St., opened to fanfare on Monday as patrons savored … more
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