ER attack investigated

Wilson Medical's Medicare funding jeopardized

Wilson Medical Hospital could lose its Medicare certification by March 27 if it doesn’t implement a plan of action in response to a violent episode in the emergency room on Feb. 18.

State investigators have been at the hospital since Tuesday …

Changes follow ER incident

Security guards now in emergency room 24/7

Wilson Medical Center has put an “immediate plan of action” in place following a violent incident in the emergency room in February.

Security guards are now stationed in the emergency room around the clock.

“We have always had security …

Lane-led Abbey blanks BC women

The Barton College women’s soccer team was beaten by one of its own Tuesday night.

Belmont Abbey coach Robert Lane, a Hunt High School graduate and former Barton soccer player and assistant coach, led his visiting Crusaders, ranked sixth in the …

Bulldogs fall on Senior Night 4-1

There wasn’t much room for error for the Barton College men’s soccer team Tuesday evening, playing at home against the No. 10-ranked team in the NCAA Division II Southeast Region.

After falling behind early, the Bulldogs weren’t able to make up …

Patrol waiting to talk to driver about fatal wreck

The driver involved in an accident that resulted in the death of three Fremont residents is recovering at home after being released from Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Mark Pope, 17, of Stantonsburg, suffered head trauma in the accident and …

Champion for the liberal agenda

The liberal agenda has a handle on simple slogans such as “hope and change”, “yes we can” and now “giving the county back to the people”. Now here’s another slogan for Wilson County residents: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on …

Reader sets the record straight

In response to John Bruner’s letter to the editor “Campaign for the Liberal Agenda: I am a 43-year-old white male, married with seven children. I am a former Wilson County detention officer/deputy sheriff.

You will not find anyone in Wilson …

Reader responds to letter

I am a Wilson native who was born in, served and still love my community. I currently work in Northern Virginia simply because, in these times, you go where the work is. I still own my home and pay my taxes in Wilson and, as such, have a vested …

Whirligig park can be economic asset, too

Having a renowned folk artist as a part of your community is a unique and valuable strength. Having public access to his art is a permanent cultural and economic development asset.

That’s how the proposed Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson …

FRIGHTfully good fun

Scaremongers draws a crowd

The Wilson County Public Library held its annual Scaremongers Showcase on Saturday for its younger patrons. Rebecca Tighe, children’s librarian, performed songs and told stories that were slightly creepy and a little bit scary. The event focuses on …

Ava Gardner Museum unveils new exhibits

SMITHFIELD – Two new exhibits were unveiled at this year’s Ava Gardner Festival presented by the Ava Gardner Museum. This year’s festival marked the 10th anniversary of the museum.

The “Ava on the Small Screen” exhibit showcases costumes and …

Wilson County Fair Ribbon Winners

Mutt Strutt:

Best dressed, Sarah Hooper; look-a-like, Sonny Scott; cutest puppy, Casey Skinner; muttly mutt, Judith Bailey.


Ice Cream Contest:

1st, Buckhorn Rockin’ Moo Moo’s, 2nd, Allgood Ice Cream.


4H Booths: …

Power outage leaves residents in the dark

City workers confirmed Tuesday night that half of a substation lost power around 8:15 p.m.

Workers said power to Substation 7, which is located behind Lowe’s, affected hundreds of customers and leaving them without power for at least an hour. …

Community Briefs, October 27

Apply for Christmas help starting Nov. 1

The Salvation Army of Wilson will accept applications for Christmas assistance Nov. 1-5 at its office. Applicants must bring their Social Security cards, valid driver’s license, birth certificate, copies …

Connecting with the future

Two-day event shows eighth-graders career options

Fifteen-year-old Klinique Strickland has her sights set on working as a geographical artist in Japan when she grows up.

Still, the Elm City Middle student was happy to have the opportunity to explore other career options Tuesday during the third …

Armed teenager thwarts possible break-in

A 15-year-old was able to scare off a man whom he believed was attempting to break into his home on Scuppernong Road just before lunch Tuesday.

Capt. Billy Radford with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call at 11:56 a.m. …

Association advocates for the mentally ill

Housing, education, gifts benefit residents

Mary Shaver enjoys the arts, going to the theater and painting.

Shaver’s love of painting has done wonders for her through the years, especially after experiencing some difficult moments in life. Many of her painting supplies — canvasses, …