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Bella Skinner, 11, of Wilson sleds at Fike High School Saturday.

It's a snow day in Wilson!

From staff reports
| January 22, 2022

Wilsonians woke up to a winter wonderland Saturday morning. Residents measured at least 5 inches of ...

Guvelia Hernandez and daughter Keyla slide down a snowly slope together at Forest Hills Middle School Saturday.

Photos from a fun day in the snow

January 22, 2022

Staff writer and resident photographer Drew C. Wilson was out taking photos around 5 a.m. today and ...

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Silver Alert issued for missing Wilson man

From staff reports
| January 22, 2022

Police are requesting the public’s help to find a Wilson man reported missing early Saturday. At the...

The former Oscar’s Lounge at 1730 Black Creek Road has received approval for a special use permit to operate as a sweepstakes center. The investor will need to secure Wilson city staff’s approval for the site and building plans.

CITY OF WILSON

Board OKs nightclub's change to sweepstakes center

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 22, 2022

The Wilson Board of Adjustment on Tuesday granted preliminary approval to a proposal to turn the for...

The first flakes fall on Wilson's Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park on Friday as a winter storm hits North Carolina.

Officials offer weather tips and explain how to report power outages

By Olivia Neeley
| January 22, 2022

The best way to stay safe during a winter storm is to stay in and off the roads. But if you must tra...

The Wilson City Council on Thursday approved the sale of two properties — 322 Freeman St., marked in yellow, and 105 Powell St., marked in green — near the intersection of Nash Street and U.S. 301.

CITY OF WILSON

Wilson council approves property sales, annexation

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 22, 2022

The Wilson City Council met briefly and virtually on Thursday to approve the sale of two properties,...

Rachel Floars of Pinetops browses ornaments Thursday at Lynn's Hallmark. The Heritage Crossing store is closing on Feb. 14 and clearing out inventory with significant sales.

Lynn’s Hallmark loses lease, plans Valentine's Day closure

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 20, 2022

Lynn’s Hallmark is closing after owners said the Heritage Crossing storefront was leased out from un...

School closings for Friday announced

From staff reports
| January 21, 2022

Area school closures for Friday include the following: • Wilson County Schools and central office. F...

This out-of-state ambulance will respond to Wilson County Emergency Medical Services calls over the next two weeks. The ambulance and crew are part of a Federal Emergency Management Agency team sent to assist county EMS agencies throughout the state in response to the pandemic.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

COVID-19 cases drop as hospitalizations rise

By Olivia Neeley
| January 20, 2022

While Wilson County saw a decrease in the average number of COVID-19 cases this week, hospitalizatio...

Wastewater spills' cause unknown

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 22, 2022

Wilson city officials are investigating the cause of two untreated wastewater spills from the same s...

The Maggie Society’s cheesecake walk participants take a break during a Betty White 100th birthday celebration at Casita Brewing Co. on Saturday.

Animal lovers honor Betty White through local rescues

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 20, 2022

Wilson animal rescue groups received several thousand dollars in donations this month in honor of an...

Kendrell Hunt, left, receives a $500 MLK Scholarship from Wilson Community College President Tim Wright.

Students awarded scholarships in King’s honor

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 20, 2022

Two Wilson college students were awarded scholarships this week in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. J...

Police are investigating Wilson’s first homicide of the year after a shots-fired call led officers to the victim’s body in the front yard of a New Bern Street home Tuesday night.

Wilson man found dead in yard

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 19, 2022

Wilson police responding to a gunshot call found a man dead in a front yard late Tuesday. Investigat...

Greenfield’s CJ Alston dribbles the ball as a Wayne Country Day player guards him during the Greenfield Christmas Tournament final Dec. 23, 2021, at Greenfield. The Knights and Chargers will meet again Thursday at Greenfield, one of several area events that has been moved from Friday due to an impending winter storm.

Storm halts hoops activity, including Wilson Prep Showcase

From staff reports
| January 20, 2022

The impending winter storm expected to begin Thursday night has already caused a wave of postponemen...

Jaris Alton Artis, left, Eric Gerald McCray Jr., center, and Tyrick Williams face attempted murder charges. Artis was arrested on Monday, exactly a month after police say the men fired gunshots while chasing another car in an Infiniti sedan.

Chase, shooting lead to arrests

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 19, 2022

Police have arrested three Wilson men on attempted murder charges in a month-old car chase and shoot...

Scott Lohr of Burlington, in basket, and other workers with Burchette Sign Corp. install a 23-foot sign on Wilson's new Truist office building in March. BB&T merged with SunTrust, and the combined company known as Truist is in the process of rebranding its corporate offices and bank branches.

Truist cuts down overdraft fees, joining other big banks

By Ken Sweet
| January 19, 2022

NEW YORK — Truist Bank said Tuesday it is reducing its overdraft fees, becoming the latest big bank ...

Fire extinguished at vacant duplex

From staff reports
| January 19, 2022

Wilson firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a Sunday night residential fire. Authorities wer...

Fike's Avery Lentz (12) drives past Hunt's Ti'Asia Taylor (1) and Kennedi Smith (3) during the Golden Demons' 59-38 win over the Warriors Tuesday night.

Fike starts strong, flattens Hunt 59-38

By Andrew Schnittker
| January 19, 2022

When the Fike and Hunt varsity girls basketball teams met for the first time this season, in the Far...

Wilson County EMS paramedic Josh Dail demonstrates how quickly temperatures can rise in a closed vehicle. On a partly cloudy day in July 2014, the interior temperature in this SUV exceeded 106 degrees within five to 10 minutes. The air temperature was 91 degrees outdoors.

Wilson County earns grant for community paramedics

By Olivia Neeley
| January 18, 2022

Wilson County Emergency Medical Services has received a $280,000 grant to implement a community para...

Work to renovate the historic Cherry Hotel on Nash Street should begin by mid-2022. Plans call for a 101-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel with custom décor reflecting downtown Wilson’s history.

$23 million in renovations planned for Cherry Hotel

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 17, 2022

For several years, a fence has surrounded the historic Cherry Hotel on Nash Street as developers com...


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