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First responders surround a small motorboat on the Buckhorn Resevoir to search for a missing teen ejected from a recreational motorboat on June 5.

Distraction cited in boating death

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 6, 2022

A report cites operator inattention as a causal factor in a June 5 Buckhorn Reservoir boating accide...

School board members Debora Powell, top left, Christine Fitch, top right, Beverly Boyette, bottom left, and Rhyan Breen, bottom right, are seeking reelection in November.


4 school board incumbents seek reelection

By Nicholas Schnittker
| July 6, 2022

All four Wilson County Board of Education members whose terms end this year have filed to run for re...

Eight-year-old Harlowe Wilson, left, points out the dead bees from a beehive to beekeeper Bobby Sutton as 7-year-old Kynslee Shearin holds a smoker at The SPOT on Friday. Worker bees live about 28 days, while the queen bee lives for two to three years. Beekeeping is a new program The SPOT has started with Sutton’s help.

Campers busy as bees at The SPOT

By Olivia Neeley
| July 6, 2022

The bees are busy at The SPOT this summer. Not only are the bees making honey, but the kids are lear...

French photographer Jean-Pierre Duvergé was in Wilson when a historic building was demolished on Nash Street last month.


French lensman drawn to people

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 6, 2022

French photographer Jean-Pierre Duvergé enjoys documenting the lives, homes and routines of the peop...

Greenfield School athletic director and varsity boys basketball head coach Rob Salter poses with his wife, Erin, and their sons, Hampton, left, and Nash, after Salter was presented the Chuck Carter Athletic Cup by the NCISAA for his long service and high standards as the Knights AD.

Greenfield's Salter saluted as top AD by NCISAA

By Paul Durham
| July 6, 2022

In his 24 seasons as varsity boys basketball head coach at Greenfield School, Rob Salter has won 590...

Carter Samson scores a run for his Wilson City Little League Ages 8-9 All-Star team during the N.C. Little League District 6 
championship game against South Durham on June 21 at Southern Bank Stadium. Wilson will face Morehead City in the Ages 8-9 state tournament in the first round Friday at Gillette Baseball Complex.

Little League state tourneys start Friday at Gillette

From staff reports
| July 5, 2022

More baseball is on the way for a pair of Wilson City Little League age-group all-star teams as the ...

Wilson Medical Center has submitted a corrective action plan to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services after receiving a violation notice from the federal agency last month, CEO Mark Holyoak and board Chair Janice A. Walston said in a Monday letter to hospital employees.

Wilson Medical Center submits plan to fix Medicare violations

By Corey Friedman
| July 4, 2022

Wilson Medical Center expects to retain its ability to treat Medicare patients after regulators conf...

Christen Battle shoots a jumper during Wilson Prep’s home game against Pender County in the NCHSAA 1-A playoffs Feb. 26. Battle is the first WPA student-athlete to be selected to play in the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game, to be played Monday, July 11, at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Wilson Prep's Battle has one final role: all-star

By Paul Durham
| July 5, 2022

Christen Battle filled a variety of roles in his two seasons with the Wilson Preparatory Academy var...

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