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Authorities on Tuesday captured the third suspect wanted in connection to a string of armed robberies in Wilson and surrounding counties. Sheriff’s deputies say Frenchie Willie Hooks Jr. of Four … more
Now more than ever, agricultural leaders must be engaged in the conversation about trade and trade agreements that affect North Carolina farmers, according to Larry Wooten, president of the North Carolina Farm Bureau, speaking Tuesday at the annual Wilson County Farmers Appreciation Dinner. … more
Wilson County commissioners unanimously approved amendments to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance to include gaming centers in an effort to better define and regulate the businesses. A … more
State Sen. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, is currently seeking high school students to serve as Senate pages. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Bryant is a third-term … more
While they live among us, they often go unnoticed. But last week, Wilson officials and volunteers hit the streets as a part of a nationwide effort to count the homeless over a 24-hour-period. … more
Joe Marm’s natural reaction was to take his hat off as a show of gratitude. Marm, a quiet resident of Fremont since 1995, was one of 15 Medal of Honor recipients to be recognized at Sunday’s … more
St. Paul Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, at 4009 Lake Wilson Road will have a food giveaway beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Attendees are asked to bring appropriate ID. For more … more
The Wilson County Public Library is hosting several Wilson Reads events in February. This year, the community is reading “Hidden Figures.” Visit the library and check out the book in regular or … more
Each month, the Wilson County Board of Education releases its personnel list showing employees who have been hired, retired or who have resigned from the system in the previous month. The Wilson … more
Last week, Rock Ridge Elementary School was hit hard by the influenza virus. “We had one kindergarten class that had only eight students and 14 were absent because they were sick,” said … more
For nearly 30 years, Hilton and Alice Bass have toiled to make Hilton’s Men’s & Ladies’ Fine Clothing into a trusted retail shop, and the recent purchase by Walker Finklea is ensuring the … more
Wilson is in store for mild winter weather this week as temperatures are forecast to reach or exceed the average high of 53 degrees. Tuesday's high should reach 58 to 60 degrees under mostly sunny … more
HOOKERTON — State officials say a 42-year-old murder convict has died in an apparent suicide at Maury Correctional Institution on Monday. Michael Grant was found unresponsive in the inmate … more
When beavers hear the sound of running water, their instincts kick in. “When they hear water running, they want to stop it,” said Ricky Hayes, district director for Wilson Soil and Water … more
During Black History Month, the attention is often focused on national figures, but a Wilson native is looking to shine the spotlight on folks from east Wilson and the fights they forged to better … more
A second term means a bigger bullhorn for state Sen. Rick Horner. The freshman Republican lawmaker says he’ll work to become a leading advocate for public schools in the GOP’s Senate caucus if … more
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