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North Johnston grinds out 2-1 victory over North Lenoir
KENLY — Although at one point it looked like it might be, the third matchup on the year against North Johnston was not the charm for … Read More
Demons do it right
The host Fike High boys soccer team proved superior structurally and strategically the first 70 minutes and then withstood a composure … Read More
Recipe inspired by a Disney trip
My family’s trip to Disney World last month was filled with fun rides and attractions, relaxing time by the pool, lots of walking … Read More
Family displaced in fire
LUCAMA — A family was without a home Monday after a fire destroyed a house in rural Wilson County. The single-story, wooden home … Read More
Wilson wound up for whirligigs: Festival draws crowd for activities, vendors
An estimated 40,000 people herded into Wilson’s downtown streets Saturday and Sunday for the 15th annual North Carolina Whirligig … Read More
Students get in character for Halloween parade
All across Wilson County, students took their costumes to school for Halloween Thursday. At Lee Woodard Elementary School, most of … Read More
Truck collides with mower on I-795: Tractor driver hospitalized, traffic stopped for 2 hours
BLACK CREEK — A pickup truck collided with a tractor mower Thursday afternoon on Interstate 795 South, sending one man to the … Read More
Championship dreams stay alive
Scoring three unanswered goals in the second half, the Greenfield boys soccer team punched its return ticket to the finals of the 1-A … Read More
Long ball kicks Chargers into NCCSA 2-A semifinals
Execution of set pieces was not sharp, but the long ball kicked the Wilson Christian Academy varsity boys soccer team into the North … Read More
Livestock competitors shine at state fair: Wilson youth show pigs, lambs and cattle
RALEIGH — Under the Kelley Building’s arched roof, Sarah Scott brushes her pigs one last time before entering the show … Read More
Bulldogs fan out, pitch in: Barton students hold 12th Day of Service
Despite steady, soaking rain, 800 Barton College students fanned out across Wilson to rake, shovel, sweep, haul and perform a range of … Read More
Dusty sweet potato harvest underway: Crop rebounds from last year’s hurricane harvest
Last year, Wilson County soaked up heavy rains from Hurricane Florence. Sweet potato growers faced muddy fields with low spots … Read More
Stretchers help medics, patients: Power-load equipment new to Wilson
Wilson County Emergency Medical Services has a new piece of technology that not only eases the load for first responders, but makes … Read More
Male mentors welcome students back to school: ‘We are big brothers to them’
Cheering men in shirts and ties welcomed students to Darden Middle School for the first day of school on Monday. The men formed an … Read More
Live auctions kick off tobacco sales
Buyers walked along bales of tobacco in the first live auction on the secondary market Wednesday at Horizon Ltd. in Wilson. “This … Read More
RELEASED: After 43 years, Charles Ray Finch a free man
Charles Ray Finch never gave up. Instead, he fought for more than 43 years to gain his freedom. On Thursday, a federal judge … Read More
252 Classic showcases local talents
Greene Central basketball star and UNCW signee Imajae Dodd added another honor to his illustrious career by winning MVP at the Team … Read More
Triple-double for Knights: Greenfield clinches third straight CPIC regular season, tourney titles
The Greenfield School varsity boys basketball team completed its three-year consecutive run of the 1-A/2-A Coastal Plain Independents … Read More
Field trip to Farmers School: Rural Wilson County education history unearthed
Shirley Pitt climbed up the steps of the old Farmers School and stepped into the past. “My mother went here,” Pitt said. … Read More