2020-09-03

Marvin Lee Applewhite

Marvin Lee Applewhite, 63, of Wilson, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Arrangements are by Carrons Funeral Home.

Kenneth Moore

Kenneth Moore, 68, of Wilson, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Arrangements are by Carrons Funeral Home.

Anthony Ray Best

Anthony Ray Best, 61, of Wilson, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Stevens Funeral Home. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. …

Daisy Lee Roberson

BROWNS SUMMIT — Daisy Lee Roberson, 87, formerly of Wilson, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Arrangements are by Carrons Funeral Home, Wilson.

Amy Artis Hooker

LUCAMA — Amy Artis Hooker, 61, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Contending for the Faith Church Ministries, Wilson. Burial will follow in Hamilton Burial Gardens. …

Mary Lee Farmer Ford

Mary Lee Farmer Ford, 79, of Wilson, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Arrangements are by Carrons Funeral Home.

Johnny Brunson

Johnny “June” Brunson, 84, of Wilson, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle. Burial will follow in Rest Haven …

James Edward Watson

Jan. 13, 1925 — Aug. 31, 2020

KENLY — James “Jim” Edward Watson, 95, transitioned to his heavenly home, Aug. 31, 2020.

Born to Zeb and Lillie Bell Fields Watson, on Jan. …

Phyllis Rae Amerson Skinner

June 8, 1962 — Sept. 2, 2020

BAILEY — Phyllis Rae Skinner, 58, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. A graveside service will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Black Creek …

Joseph Drew Jr.

Joseph Drew Jr., 79, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 at Meadows Cemetery, New Bern. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at Stevens Funeral Home. …

Herbert Lawrence Telfor

Herbert Lawrence Telfor, 75, of Wilson, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. A private funeral service will be held. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home.

Anthony Maurice Speight

SNOW HILL — Anthony Maurice Speight, 45, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 at Saint Delight Baptist Church, Walstonburg. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral …

Johnny R. Ward

Oct. 4, 1956 — Sept. 1, 2020

Johnny R. Ward, 63, of Wilson, passed away Tuesday. A graveside funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson.

The …

Dorothy Rountree Thompson

STATESBORO, Ga. — Dorothy Rountree Thompson, 89, formerly of Wilson, went to be with Jesus on Aug. 28, 2020. Graveside services will be held in Statesboro, Georgia. You may visit …

Terry Daniels

Terry Daniels, 49, of Wilson, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home.

Bob Allen, beloved newspaperman, former Wake Weekly owner, dies at 91


WAKE FOREST ­— The newsroom is silent.

Bob Allen, longtime owner and publisher of The Wake Weekly, died Thursday around 2 p.m. at his home surrounded by family members, his family announced. He …

Wendell nonprofit donates children books with Black characters


WENDELL — A nonprofit organization donated 750 books to a Black cowboy who will ride across the U.S. in an effort to raise awareness of illiteracy and homelessness.

The donation highlights the …

Lunch hour wreck causes power outage


Wilson police are investigating a wreck early afternoon Thursday that took out power to 700 customers. “I put a post on Facebook that said, ‘Well, there has been a wreck in my front yard. A man hit the utility pole. I have no electricity, but I’m sure I’m not alone,’” said Kathryn Rowe. “‘He says he’s OK, so that is […]

Moped driver dies in hit-and-run


GARNER — A moped driver died early Thursday morning when a blue car struck the moped, the N.C. Highway Patrol reported.   

The crash happened about 1:30 a.m. on U.S. 70 near …

COVID-19 tally nearing 4,000

But most Johnstonians with the disease have recovered

SMITHFIELD — The number of COVID-19 cases in Johnston is approaching 4,000, but most of those cases have recovered from the disease, according to the county’s Public Health Department.

Here …