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Lorie Daniel got emotional just talking about it. Her son Jacob was on campus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte when a gunman opened fire on students Tuesday afternoon, killing two … more
Wilson Mayor Bruce Rose invites the public to join him for National Day of Prayer in Wilson beginning at 12:15 p.m. Thursday in front of the Wilson County Courthouse. The service will include … more
NASHVILLE — After a tumultuous year punctuated by questions regarding a mounting budget deficit and a proposed, and ultimately canceled, plan to slash teacher salaries, the Nash-Rocky Mount Board … more
Although there have been no reported cases of measles in North Carolina during this latest outbreak, health officials say it’s vital people are protected from the extremely contagious viral … more
Police are investigating a rash of break-ins that have occurred in the Westwood subdivision. Since April 1, there have been five burglaries and one attempted burglary, according to Sgt. Steve Stroud. … more
Without missing a beat, 96-year-old Martha Walston replied, “Where the Starbucks is right now,” when asked where the photo was taken. That photograph, shot in 1939, featured Walston and 12 … more
May is a big month for Bella Pella Medical Spa as the staff celebrates a second location and Wilson mothers with a special giveaway for one lucky local mom. “Wilson is a rapidly thriving town … more
SMITHFIELD — A Johnston County family and a retired state investigator who has worked the county’s longest cold case can both breath a sigh of relief. The man who allegedly kidnapped and murdered … more
Every day, Wilson employees locate utilities for folks planning to dig. It’s a task they take seriously, especially in light of the April 10 explosion in Durham that claimed two lives and left … more
The Wilson County branch NAACP will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at Jackson Chapel Church, 571 Nash St. Imagination Station debuts free exhibit The Imagination Station Science and History … more
SMITHFIELD — A Johnston County family and a retired state investigator who has worked the county’s longest cold case can both breath a sigh of relief. The man who allegedly kidnapped and murdered … more
Above-average temperatures will make this week feel more like early June than early May, with daytime highs ranging from 85 to 88 degrees Tuesday through Saturday. Those balmy highs and the … more
Morgan Ellis can’t wait to dance with her friends Saturday at the Sidekix prom. She’ll be wearing her pretty yellow dress that she calls perfect for “spinning.” The 15-year-old is one of … more
The community is grieving the loss of one of its most beloved judges who was known for his big heart and kind spirit. District Court Judge John J. Covolo, who has served on the bench for more … more
Heads up dads: Mother’s Day is coming up quickly. It’s May 12 this year guys. You have been warned, so there should be no scrambling at the last minute, right? Let’s face it, mothers are … more
Walter Etheridge hadn’t swung a racket since tennis in school, but now the retiree is joining a growing group of Wilsonians hitting the courts for a game of pickleball each week. And now that the … more
Scott Mason, who has been WRAL-TV’s roving Tar Heel Traveler since 2007, will return to Wilson to promote his new book “Tar Heel Traveler: New Journeys Across North Carolina” on … more
ELM CITY — It’s one day before the traditional planting day for hemp and Chris Flippo’s greenhouse is filled with seedlings anywhere from one inch to a foot tall. Flippo has gotten an early … more
Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Adult Fiction “48 Hours” by William R. Forstchen “The Age of Light” by Whitney Scharer “All the Wrong Places” by … more
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