2021-02-05

Deed transfers: Who bought, sold property in Wilson County?

The following deed transfers for the week of Jan. 25-29 have been recorded in the Wilson County Regi…

Officer escapes fiery crash with non-life-threatening injuries in Zebulon


ZEBULON — Authorities say a Middlesex police officer was injured in a crash Thursday evening, but he…

Della Faye Haeflinger

March 25, 1947 — Feb. 4, 2021

LUCAMA — Della Faye Phillips Haeflinger, 73, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family…

Earnest Lee Sanford Sr.

FARMVILLE — Earnest Lee Sanford Sr., 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. …

Geraldine Spell

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Geraldine Spell, 74, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. Arrangements are by Stevens Funer…

Wilson insurance broker reaches 40-year milestone


The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors has honored Smith & Smith Insurance Services owner and…

Wilson County residents earn accountant licenses


Two Wilson County residents have been licensed as certified public accountants in North Carolina.
Th…

KS Bank names new vice president


SMITHFIELD — KS Bank has named Lisa Markowski its vice president and marketing manager.
In this role…

Lady Huskies get first win of the season over Wakefield

Girls Lacrosse

WAKE FOREST — A balanced scoring effort helped Heritage’s girls lacrosse team take down Wakefield 15…

Lady Cougars clobber Wolverines

Girls basketball

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s girls basketball team scored 12 unanswered points to start off the secon…

Police: Wilson man killed in stabbing


Authorities say a Wilson man is dead after he was stabbed outside a local restaurant and bar Thursda…

Supporting Wilson students’ success

WCC CORNER

Community colleges are well known for educating and training students with a diverse range of educat…

A COVID ‘cure’ that’s worse than the disease

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

It’s been a little over a year since COVID-19 came to the United States. People are afraid. Justifia…

Give the devil his due, but itemize the bill

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The Democrats and Republicans in Washington are in another life-and-death debate about a third COVID…

FDA must act to ban menthol cigarettes

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Re: “Black smokers don’t need white saviors,” by Corey Friedman, Feb. 2: 
North Carolina Attorney Ge…

Goal: Eat more fruits and veggies

COMMENTARY

Whether you’re hoping to shed a few pounds, recover from an injury or illness or manage hypertension…

Smoke detectors helped Wilson resident escape house fire


An electrical fire displaced a Wilson resident Thursday night.
Wilson Fire/Rescue Services crews res…

Middlesex police officer recovering from fiery crash


ZEBULON — Authorities say a Middlesex police officer injured in a Thursday crash is expected to re…

Fire destroys home near Stem; no injuries reported


STEM — A fire gutted a home outside Stem on Friday morning.
The blaze was in the 3500 block of West …

SBI names Granville man killed after 18-hour standoff


RALEIGH — Authorities have named the man shot and killed by a special agent following an 18-hour sta…