2020-06-18

Who tied the knot in Wilson County?

The Wilson County Register of Deeds issued the following marriage licenses in April.

• Dylan Tracy Howard of Fremont and Taylor Reddick Langley of Maury.

• Heather Dinesha Haskins and …

Deed transfers for the week of May 26-29

The following deed transfers for the week of May 26-29 have been recorded in the Wilson County Register of Deeds Office:

From James Cameron Reaves and Alyssa Reaves to James Cameron Reaves and …

Community Briefs: Truist to close early for Juneteenth

Truist to close early for Juneteenth

Truist plans to close all offices and branches at 2 p.m. Friday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth.

Juneteenth is the nation’s oldest celebration of the end …

Lucama passes $3.3 million budget


LUCAMA — Commissioners approved a $3.3 million budget for fiscal year 2020-21 on Wednesday and set a public hearing on the matter for 4:30 p.m. Friday at Town Hall.

“Personally, I have looked …

Library reopens with adjusted hours: ‘Eager to welcome our customers back’


After a three-month hiatus, Wilson County’s main library is welcoming back its patrons inside the Nash Street location with adjusted hours.

The main library will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. …

Historic small-town storefronts get facelift


STANTONSBURG — A few cans of paint and some creative woodworking have reignited interest in the restoration of two historic store facades.

The project has been underway since 2018 when the …

Painting runs deep in submariner’s soul


Wilson artist Frans van Baars has finished a mural-like painting that will be donated to the North Carolina Submarine Veterans organization for display at its Moonshine Mountain memorial in Yancey …

Creedmoor board adopts $4.4M budget in split vote


CREEDMOOR — After spending nearly 30 hours across multiple meetings discussing the budget, a majority of city commissioners Wednesday gave a thumbs up to a $4.4 million budget. The vote was split 3-2 with Mayor Pro Tem Del Mims and Commissioner Ed Mims in opposition. The budget does not include a tax rate increase. The tax rate will remain 61.5 […]

Wilson removes Josephus Daniels historical marker: Family cited his ‘indefensible positions on race’


Wilson city workers on Thursday removed a historical marker paying tribute to Josephus Daniels, who’s widely regarded as a white supremacist. 

Nearly four years ago, the Wilson County …

Granville Hot Sauce Festival canceled, won’t be postponed


OXFORD — Officials have canceled the 14th annual Hot Sauce Contest & Festival, which was scheduled for September, because of the coronavirus pandemic.  The popular event draws thousands to downtown Oxford each year.  In a press release, the Downtown Oxford Economic Development Corp. said Wednesday it decided not to reschedule or attempt to hold a smaller festival that could adhere […]

Wake Forest Fire Academy makes family out of recruits


WAKE FOREST — A mother was looking through her photo album when she found a picture of her son when he was about 5, wearing a Wake Forest Fire Department helmet and grinning during a parade. For most people, it would just be a cute picture, but for the Tsantles family, it meant something more. The boy, now 19, just […]

Raymond Anthony Pittman

Jan. 22, 1963 — June 18, 2020

Raymond Anthony Pittman, 57, of Wilson, passed away Thursday. His funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. …

Anna Ruth Whitley

July 13, 1941 — June 18, 2020

Anna Ruth Whitley, 78, of Wilson, died Thursday, June 18, 2020. Arrangements are by Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home.

Edith Hope Barron

Edith Hope Barron, 72, of Wilson, died Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Stevens Funeral Home. Visitation will be 3 p.m. Friday, June 19, at Stevens Funeral Home. …

Thelma White Sherrod

Aug. 6, 1928 — June 18, 2020

SIMS — Thelma Grace White Sherrod, 91, passed away peacefully at home Thursday. A private graveside service will be held for Thelma. Pastor Ronnie Aycock …

Rafael Laluz

Rafael Laluz, 90, of Wilson, died Sunday, June 14, 2020. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 19, at Carrons Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Carrons …

Edith Ree Barham Allen

Edith Ree Barham Allen, 91, of Wilson, died Friday, June 12, 2020. Funeral will be at noon Saturday, June 20, at Carrons Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Coleman Family Cemetery, Wilson. …

Wayne Sharpe

Thad Wayne Sharpe, 71, of Wilson, died Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Park.

Wayne served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the former …

Lucy Mae Canty Barnes

PIKEVILLE — Lucy Mae Canty Barnes, 79, died Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home, Wilson.

Knightdale to require masks, Zebulon weighing similar measure


KNIGHTDALE — Knightdale will require people to wear a clean face mask when in public to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The order goes into effect Sunday at 5 p.m.

The emergency declaration, …