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Gary Proffitt has been tapped to head the fundraising committee for the Wilson Community College Foundation Board of Directors. Fundraising is not unfamiliar to Proffitt, who is a past chairman of … more
William “BJ” Begley’s quest for a new liver was fraught with disappointment, exhaustion and exasperation, but after 11 hours under the knife, he woke up with a brighter future. “Through … more
Workers have begun closing in the 90,000-square-foot Whirligig Station apartment complex taking shape within the 122-year-old Hi Dollar tobacco warehouse. “We call it drying it in,” said Lewis … more
Tony Lamar Rowland of Wilson has earned his license as a certified public accountant, state regulators recently announced. Schumacher is one of 116 people the North Carolina State Board of … more
TARBORO — Gregory McLeod, a North Carolina native and 17-year veteran of community colleges, has been named the next president of Edgecombe Community College. The Edgecombe Community College … more
Warm — but not scorching hot — summer days with a chance of rain in the afternoon: If Wilson County has to have a static weather pattern, Albert Thomas Jr. says in this weekend's … more
The following deed transfers for the week of July 16-20, 2018, have been recorded in the Wilson County Register of Deeds office: From Ditech Financial LLC and Green Tree Servicing LLC to Lester … more
Wilson County Schools bus driver Towanda Stroble swept the floor between the seats and down the bus’ center aisle after completing her run Wednesday taking kids home on the last day of summer … more
The Wilson AgriBusiness Committee will meet at noon Wednesday, Aug. 1 at Parker’s Barbecue. George Scott, leaf department vice president for Universal Leaf Tobacco, will be the guest speaker. … more
Sixteen-year-old Luis Flores-Bravo thought of others before himself. “He was a very happy kid,” said his father, Manaces Flores-Bravo. “He had so many plans for the future.” But the teenager’s life was cut short the night of Friday, July 20 when he was shot and killed at the Speedway convenience store on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Police responded to a 9:34 p.m. shooting call and found Luis suffering from a gunshot wound in the 1700 block of Freeman Street. … more
If it were up to Wilson Chick-fil-A owner and operator Christy Proctor, she would have opened a second location years ago, but all capital projects are controlled by corporate, so the plan had to go … more
Snakes give most people the creeps. A few people here and there might really like our slithery, slender neighbors, yet many of us have been taught since childhood to stay clear of them, since they … more
I have not bought a car since 2000. Actually, I should clarify that statement: I haven’t bought a car for myself since the year 2000, and actually I didn’t take ownership of the car I ordered … more
STEPHEN COBB, CONTINUED “...My wright of the said lands that lies below the road aforesaid is one fifth part of the same that was allotted to the said Patience Cobb widow as aforesaid as a part … more
LUCAMA — State officials have awarded the town of Lucama a $2.2 million grant to repair its water and wastewater treatment plant and upgrade its well houses and water lines, the Upper Coastal Plain … more
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July. Still, there continues to be an emergency need for donors of … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Motorists on North Wesleyan Boulevard (U.S. 301 Bypass) will observe a new traffic pattern at Stone Rose Drive as part of an ongoing widening project. On July 25, state contractor … more
Jackie Rodgers stood by the edge of the road directing buyers into the auction at Gardens Alive Thursday. After waiving a half-dozen pickups onto the property, she hung her head low. Rodgers, … more
A shuttered burger joint causing blight along U.S. 301 has been demolished to make way for a second Wendy’s location in Wilson. NPC Quality Burgers operates the existing Wendy’s on Raleigh … more
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