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Jeremy Creech, manager at the East Coast Migrant Head Start Project national transportation headquarters in Wilson, gets off one of three buses being donated to help the homeless on Monday.

Bus donation will help homeless

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 26, 2021

The Wilson-based East Coast Migrant Head Start Project is donating buses that will be adapted for us...

Dave Carey of HH Architecture explains how traffic could be rerouted on Wilson Community College's main campus under the master plan college trustees approved on Thursday.

WILSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

College trustees approve $74M master plan

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 26, 2021

Trustees voted unanimously on Thursday to approve a Wilson Community College master plan that reache...

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Friday vaccine clinic targets schools

By Olivia Neeley
| July 26, 2021

The Wilson County Health Department will offer the COVID-19 vaccine for Wilson County Schools person...

Gov. Roy Cooper answers a reporter's question during a July 21 press conference on COVID-19 guidelines at the state Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

COVID-19 surging as North Carolina set to ease restrictions

By Bryan Anderson
| July 27, 2021

RALEIGH — The number of North Carolinians in the hospital due to COVID-19 has doubled in the last tw...

The future Gateway Commons site has been cleared for construction to begin on the new commercial area between the Belle Meade neighborhood and Buffalo Wild Wings on Raleigh Road Parkway.

MAIN STREET MINUTE

Work begins on shopping center

By Brie Handgraaf
| July 26, 2021

Tree removal on the 2900 block of Raleigh Road Parkway was the first step toward construction of a n...

Products containing delta-8 THC are often sold openly beside CBD gummies, candies and tinctures. There's no consensus on whether delta-8, which can be synthesized from legal hemp but is a close chemical cousin of the delta-9 THC that occurs naturally in marijuana, is legal to sell or possess in North Carolina.

Buyers beware: Delta-8 THC may be illegal

By Lindell J. Kay
| July 26, 2021

NASHVILLE — The legal status of delta-8 THC candy remains as ambiguous as its ingredients. “Labeling...

This is what authorities believe an unknown man found dead nearly 20 years ago in Brunswick County may have looked like. Mike Mullins, a deputy with the Wake County Sheriff's Office, drew the sketch.

UNIDENTIFIED

Roadside skeleton’s identity remains unknown

By Lindell J. Kay
| July 26, 2021

LELAND — Authorities don’t know why or how the weather-worn skeleton of an unknown man ended up in a...

Workers have begun construction on the new Nutrien Ag Solutions facility on U.S. 301 between Lucama and Kenly. The company is consolidating its Wilson and Princeton locations.

Fertilizer plant to merge 3 Nutrien offices

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 24, 2021

LUCAMA — Nutrien Ag Solutions is consolidating its Wilson and Princeton locations into a single 12-a...

David Farmerie of Nashville, Tenn., is the Eyes on Main Street Outdoor Photo Festival's artist in residence for the month of July.

EYES ON MAIN STREET

Lensman: Wilson can grow, prosper with art

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 24, 2021

Wilson has a healthy and vigorous arts community that can be a catalyst for growth and economic pros...

The Nash County Board of Elections is housed inside the Nash County Agricultural Center at 1006 Eastern Ave., Nashville.

Candidate files for Bailey town board seat

From staff reports
| July 24, 2021

NASHVILLE — Southern Nash County voters will see at least one candidate’s name for every office on t...

Stephanie Allen, left, is pictured with sister Lisa Ball, who received one of Allen's kidneys in 2006. On Tuesday, she'll join an elite group of double donors by giving her brother part of her liver.

THE GIFT OF LIFE

Sister to be 2-time organ donor

By Brie Handgraaf
| July 23, 2021

A Wilson mother of four will soon join an elite group of fewer than 100 people in the last 27 years ...

Ben Ellis, a 2009 Fike graduate, can now claim playing or coaching experience at all three programs within Wilson County Schools after being tapped as the next head football coach at Beddingfield High.

Bruins invest in future with Ellis at football helm

By Jimmy Lewis
| July 23, 2021

Before guiding Beddingfield High to its only appearance in a North Carolina High School Athletic Association baseball championship series, Tommy Hawkins was given an opportunity as a young coach.

Lucama Commissioner Patricia Uzzell walks among municipal records that were recovered this week after being buried on town-leased property.

More Lucama town records unearthed

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 23, 2021

LUCAMA — One year after officials retrieved town public records that were buried underground, anothe...

Wilson County team reviews 2020 child deaths

By Olivia Neeley
| July 26, 2021

Officials say Wilson County has experienced a significant reduction in child deaths since 2017. Eve...

A firefighter from the Rock Ridge Volunteer Fire Department gathers hose after extinguishing an excavator fire Thursday afternoon on Old Raleigh Road outside Sims.

Fire destroys new excavator

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 22, 2021

SIMS — A Wilson County man escaped injury when the excavator he was operating caught fire Thursday a...

Bynum

Man arrested in 2020 rape, kidnapping case

By Olivia Neeley
| July 22, 2021

Police have charged a Charlotte man in a minor’s 2020 sexual assault in Wilson. Officials say 32-ye...

Tranisha Anderson stands behind the new BC Bistro's counter on the Barton College campus. The bistro will include a Starbucks Coffee location.

BARTON COLLEGE

Starbucks coming to Barton bistro

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 22, 2021

Starbucks Coffee will be part of the new BC Bistro opening in August on Barton College’s campus. It’...

Tomlin

Woman charged in Wilson stabbing

By Olivia Neeley
| July 22, 2021

Police have arrested a Garner woman in connection to a stabbing last week that left a Wilson teen in...

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