2024-01-23

Suspect charged in YOUTH of Wilson tool theft

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Police charged a Wilson man on Friday with breaking into a YOUTH of Wilson County shed and stealing tools. Shantia Lomont Warren, 50, is charged with felony breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, according to a release from Sgt. Eric McInerny, public information officer with the Wilson Police Department. McInerny said officers responded to YOUTH of Wilson […]

Fontenot, Newton tout budget’s $26.3M for Wilson

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Wilson’s state senator and representative presented the Wilson City Council with a ceremonial giant check on Thursday to commemorate the city’s $26,310,000 state budget allocation.  Rep. Ken Fontenot, R-Wilson, and Sen. Buck Newton, R-Wilson, addressed the City Council to explain Wilson’s inclusion in the budget and how the money can be used. Mayor Carlton Stevens, attending his first council meeting […]

WWII veteran’s 105th birthday a time to give back

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What do you do to celebrate a World War II veteran who’s turning 105? First Christian Church created a unique way to mark James Boswell’s Feb. 2 birthday — by giving back to others.  The church is inviting the entire Wilson community to join its members in marking Boswell’s 105th birthday by contributing to a fundraiser for Veterans Residential Services […]

Down to Business: Simply Natural Creamery plans Wilson store

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The Jersey cow bells in the distance are growing louder by the day. Simply Natural Creamery announced on its Facebook page that its third physical location is coming to Wilson this summer in the Shoppes at Brentwood. The local farm brand has a location right down the road in Greenville and another in Morehead City, but Wilson’s store will mark […]

It’s time to apply for Spanish immersion program for next year’s kindergartners

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Kindergartners Jayleen Gamas-Lopez and Leyla Kent-Drew worked on their Spanish phonics this week by matching sounds to words and pictures. The girls are among 94 students enrolled in the Spanish immersion program at Frederick Douglass Elementary School. The program is currently accepting kindergarten applications for the 2024-25 school year.  Students accepted into the program receive 50% of their instruction in […]

Sparks fly over monument at City Council meeting

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January’s Wilson City Council meeting was about to wrap up rather quietly Thursday night when public comments created intense conversation and murmurs from the audience about the Wilson County Memorial Fountain. Two members of the public and one city councilman took sides on whether the monument on the Wilson County Courthouse square should be removed. The 1926 stone monument displays […]

City Council OKs stadium bonds, new subdivision

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January’s regular City Council meeting tied a neat bow on some of 2023’s biggest items and projects Thursday night, including the downtown stadium project and a 600-unit housing development. The Wilson City Council voted on a series of resolutions and orders that work together to move forward with the stadium and its related needs. The council voted to authorize the […]

Greenfield School unveils new art gallery

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Greenfield School held its grand opening Wednesday for the Maybelle “Pete” Winborne Rickard Art Gallery. The gallery is a space dedicated to promoting the school’s arts program and showcasing students’ work. Greenfield held an unveiling ceremony with the exhibit “Birds of a Feather.” The students’ artwork was created under the leadership of Greenfield art teacher Emily Howard.  “This theme beautifully […]