2021-12-10

Whirligig Station gets historic designation, tax break

WILSON CITY COUNCIL

Despite city staff recommending denial, Wilson City Council members declared Whirligig Station a loc…

‘A lot of smiles’ on Train of Lights

Popular holiday attraction draws crowds
WILSON PARKS AND RECREATION

Attendance has been high for Wilson’s Train of Lights this year.
“Through the first four nights, th…

Woman faces accessory charge in murder case


Wilson police have arrested an alleged accomplice in a man’s killing.
Maria De Los Angeles Armenta-D…

Police: Man shot, injured his brother


A Wilson man is accused of shooting his brother outside a convenience store early Wednesday.
Police…

Susan Alice LaRoque

KINSTON, N.C. — Susan Alice LaRoque, age 65, died Friday, November 26, 2021. Service arrangements ar…

Police: Man sought in Wilson sweepstakes robbery


Police are looking for a man who robbed a sweepstakes gaming business with a handgun on Tuesday.
Off…

Barnes comments on signing of SB 473


RALEIGH — Republican state Sen. Lisa Barnes said Friday that her bipartisan local government transpa…

Intersection on N.C. 42 East will close temporarily

CLAYTON — The ongoing widening of N.C. 42 east of Clayton will require its intersection with Pinevil…

Friday, December 10, 2021​.pdf

Area Calendar, Dec. 10-11

Friday, December 10
High School Varsity Boys Basketball
Good Guys vs. Cancer Showcase at First Fligh…

Butterfield backs Beasley in US Senate race

2022 ELECTIONS

Rep. G.K. Butterfield wants Cheri Beasley to be North Carolina’s next U.S. senator.
The Wilson congr…

Recognizing cancer symptoms and holding onto hope

COMMENTARY

The irony of me getting a terminal diagnosis began 14 months earlier when I had a physical.
My prim…

Prisons share blame for contraband cellphones

OPINION

Guards found 26 cellphones and chargers stashed inside five basketballs tossed over a barbed-wire fe…

What’s the Dobbs abortion case all about?

OPINION

On Dec. 1, I was privileged to listen to the 70-minute live audio of the oral arguments in Dobbs v. …

College honors outstanding faculty, staff members

WCC CORNER

Wilson Community College recently named its 2022 faculty and staff members of the year. And we canno…

Butterfield must reject the false prophets

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

In 1858, the few survivors of the Xhosa civilization lay starving and weakened. How did a powerful a…

Dispatches from the ‘Loony Left’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Re: “Democrats bungle economy, COVID and border crisis,” by William E. Biddle:
It would be hard to d…

Who bought, sold Wilson County property from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3?

DEED TRANSFERS

The following deed transfers for the week of Nov. 29 through Dec. 3 have been recorded in the Wilson…

Elvis and the Christmas parade

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The weekend of Dec. 3-4 brought hundreds of people to downtown Wilson to see two forms of amazing en…

Farm Auction