Black Creek’s Russ Varnell on TV show today and Sunday

Black Creek native Russ Varnell performs on FDTV’s “The Shotgun Red Variety Show” today and Sunday.

Varnell was asked to perform for the show by FDTV, which airs worldwide on cable and satellite, following an earlier appearance …

Four charged in drug raid

Deputies: Evictee had jar of marijuana in plain sight

Wilson County sheriff’s deputies arrested four people on drug charges in a Thursday raid and say they caught a woman being evicted from her home with a jar full of marijuana.

Deputies in black body armor swept through a home at 3227 …

1st Fridays on the Lawn

Season kicks off with Black Diamond

The Wilson band Black Diamond will headline this week’s 1st Fridays on the Lawn. The concert is the first in this season’s lineup; events will start at 5 p.m. on the front lawn at the Wilson County Public Library with the band hitting …

Wilson has 4th-highest unemployment

County jobless rate hits 13 percent

Wilson County has the fourth-highest unemployment rate in North Carolina, according to state figures, with a full 13 percent of the county’s labor force out of work.

Unemployment jumped from 12.3 percent in April to 13 percent in May, the …

Cookies in your cupcake!

Flavors combine for a yummy treat

Oreos are a favorite cookie at my house. Since I was young, I’ve enjoyed the sweet treat with a glass of milk and in recent years have become quite fond of Oreo milkshakes. I’ve always loved making them at home for my kids, combining …

Fireworks sales booming

Wilson County prepares to celebrate Independence Day with a bang

The wide-eyed 6-year-old waved a small spark fountain for his mother to see.

“I found a bomb — a dynamite,” Caleb Crumpler said, raising his hands to mimic a spreading fireball. “Boom!”

Brandon and Nicole …