Who tied the knot in Wilson County?

The Wilson County Register of Deeds issued the following marriage licenses during November: Juan Josue Garcia Urbina of Wilson and Noemi Pacheco Ortiz of Florence, South Carolina; Ann Scott Henry and Amzie Harding Hoffner III, both of Wilson; Mary Kaitlyn Webb of Fountain and Nathan Thomas Boykin III of Wilson; Jason Patrick Gunnin and Megan Nichole Gay, both of Elm […]

Health department pitches in for Hope Station

Wilson County Health Department employees hauled in several boxes of goodies to Wilson’s Hope Station. From nonperishable food items, to coats, scarves, blankets and gloves, it was their way of blessing others this holiday season.  Health department employees spent three weeks collecting items from staff members to donate to the nonprofit, which helps hundreds of Wilson’s most vulnerable people on […]

Who was sentenced in Wilson County Superior Court?

Nov. 6 Julia Waddell, probation violation, defendant admits violation, extend one year, $1,000 due, $400 each month. David Thompson, probation violation, defendant admits violation, $1,300 due today, waive future supervision fees, $400 due monthly. Shelly Turner, probation violation, defendant admits violation, confinement in response to violation 90 days Wilson County Jail. Tyshee Robinson, deferred probation violation, denies willful, continue until […]

‘Breakfast club’ celebrates Christmas

One could feel the love Friday morning at McDonald’s on U.S. 301.  The usual coffee and breakfast biscuits were complemented with homemade goodies.  Gifts were exchanged between friends as smiles swept across faces made bright by goodwill.  “Everybody pitched in a few dollars to have a Christmas gathering,” said James Smith of Wilson, who is one of the regulars. “We’re […]

Christmas spirit lives on in generous hearts

The magic of Christmas comes in many shapes and forms. I remember the shiny gloss of a purple-and-white J.C. Higgins bicycle at age 8. The next year was even better – a Lionel train whose sleek black engine could puff smoke and race around the track, pulling an orange boxcar, a silver tanker car, and a bright red caboose. I […]

God: The driving force behind scientific miracles

There are 30,000,000,000,000 cells in the average human body, each with hundreds of organelles; sub-cellular components and every one of them producing, synthesizing and destroying proteins, hormones and other chemicals essential to life. As just one example, every cell utilizes about one billion molecules of energy, known as ATP, per minute. This all goes on second after second in an […]

Wilson Housing Authority receives clean audit

The Wilson Housing Authority has received a clean bill of financial health from an independent audit that studied the organization’s books for the 2016 fiscal year, which ended on Dec. 31, 2016. The audit was done by the accounting and consulting firm Aprio. It has been submitted to and accepted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which […]

‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus’

Editor’s Note: It is, perhaps, the most well-known and beloved newspaper editorial of all time. On Sept. 21, 1897, The New York Sun answered 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon’s earnest question about …