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In a frame of World War II memorabilia he usually keeps behind a couch in his den, James Marshall Boswell points to a picture of an American bomber spiraling helplessly toward the ground. “This … more
Wilson officials and volunteers hit the streets Wednesday night as a part of nationwide effort to count the homeless over a 24-hour period. They searched under bridges and checked bus and train … more
I just got back from the creativity conference I have attended annually for almost 10 years now. It’s a conference for church leaders held by Leadership Nexus which was founded by a very successful … more
Our famous American poet and Pulitzer Prize-winner, Mary Oliver, died on Jan. 17, 2019, and she left a body of poetry that many people think of as an American treasure. One of the most famous … more
As proven many times, if you put letters together, you can form words. If you string words together, you get paragraphs. Assemble a number of paragraphs together, and you get a story. If you put … more
Wilson Community College is creating a team to assess courses and grow enrollment. Rob Holsten,vice president for academic affairs, told the WCC Board of Trustees this week that for spring, the … more
SPRING HOPE — Police say a phony license plate led them to a stolen car and a wanted man with unserved arrest warrants in Nash and Wilson counties. Spring Hope police stopped a car on North … more
A Wilson man will spend more than a decade behind bars after federal prosecutors say he traded thousands of images and videos of child pornography online. U.S. District Judge James C. Dever, III … more
When the Old Wilson Neighborhood Association began in 1981, the founding members believed in helping one another for the betterment of the community. Several hours of work last Saturday reinvigorated … more
Mental Health America in Wilson County will hold its annual banquet Tuesday evening with featured speaker B.J. Poston. Poston helped care for her mother, Jane, who passed away from Alzheimer’s … more
Officials say Wilson County has one of the highest rates for newly diagnosed HIV cases in the state. And African-Americans are the highest population diagnosed with HIV living in Wilson County. … more
  Local school kids spent part of Thursday at the Boykin Center watching the ACT for Youth production of "Beauty and the Beast." The Disney version of the popular musical will be presented … more
DUNN — During a visit to Harnett County, Gov. Roy Cooper said he would not rule out the possibility of moving a controversial statue from the UNC Chapel Hill campus to Harnett County. Silent … more
WILSON'S MILLS — A 29-year-old woman who had been missing for nearly a month has been found alive and well in Pennsylvania, Wilson's Mills Police Chief A.Z. Williams said.  Amanda Megan … more
More than a dozen canine teams from various law enforcement agencies participated in a mini K-9 trial hosted by the Wilson Police Department. The trials were held last Friday and Saturday for … more
City and county government officials held a joint meeting Tuesday to discuss ongoing partnerships as well as identify new areas where the two can collaborate in the future. Topics included taxes, … more
Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society welcomed 17 new members during the 2018 induction ceremony this past semester. Students with a GPA … more
Imagination Station is hosting the first Fabulous Friday of the year this week featuring numerous fun STEM activities. The event is planned from 3:30 to 5 p.m. All Fabulous Fridays include free … more
It has been nearly 100 years since women earned the right to vote, but decades of efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment have stalled. A new push intends to make North Carolina the 38th state to … more
Shaquana Willingham, a senior at Fike High School, is sitting on the fence as to whether she would like to be a teacher or a nurse. A new program in Wilson County Schools that places high school … more
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