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Wilson County Health Director Teresa Ellen addresses the Wilson County Board of Education on Thursday.

WILSON COUNTY SCHOOLS

Students to start school in masks

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 30, 2021

The Wilson County Board of Education on Thursday voted 4-3 to require K-12 students to wear masks wh...

Barton College cheerleaders lead the Historic Downtown Wilson Christmas Parade on Nov. 23, 2019.

Christmas parade returns for 2021

By Brie Handgraaf
| July 30, 2021

Wilson’s annual Christmas parade will return this December, with registration for parade entries now...

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

COVID-19 cases climb in Wilson, surge throughout state

By Olivia Neeley
| July 29, 2021

Health officials say Wilson County has seen a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, ...

Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone greets Gov. Roy Cooper during the governor’s Thursday morning visit to a vaccination clinic at Nashville’s McDonald’s restaurant. Franchise owner Barry Traub offered people a free sandwich as an incentive to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

‘Get a vaccine today,’ Cooper urges in hometown visit

By Lindell J. Kay
| July 30, 2021

NASHVILLE — Local and state officials, including Gov. Roy Cooper, pleaded with folks who haven’t bee...

Lucila Cruz is one of two teachers who will educate students at The SPOT youth center's new Greater Rotary Academy, a private school scheduled to open for classes on Aug. 30.

Private school opening at The SPOT

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 29, 2021

Wilson Youth United’s The SPOT has received confirmation of its registration with the N.C. Division ...

Firefighters, emergency medical technicians and police officers attend to a man on Nash Street after the motorist experienced an apparent medical emergency, causing his Jeep to collide with two cars at low speed before hitting a tree Thursday morning.

Driver strikes other cars on Nash Street

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 29, 2021

A Wilson driver experiencing a medical emergency hit two cars Thursday morning before striking a tre...

Wilson Community College welding instructor Heath Knox, left, and Cpl. Carl Whitfield IV of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office have organized Saturday's inaugural Skol Barbecue Cookoff in Lucama.

Barbecue cookoff set for Saturday

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 29, 2021

LUCAMA — Two barbecue enthusiasts joined forces to create an amateur barbecue cookoff to raise money...

North State Consulting founder Billy O’Boyle points to the wall at 217 Barnes St. that will have new windows cut into it once renovations are complete next year.

Tech company’s growth spurs 2nd office renovation

By Brie Handgraaf
| July 29, 2021

Before Billy O’Boyle’s first downtown office renovation was complete, the Elm City native bought a s...

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Wilson County government over a Wilson County Emergency Communications employee's firing. The 911 dispatch agency is housed in the county emergency services building on Glendale Drive.

Wilson County faces sex harassment suit

By Olivia Neeley
| July 29, 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice sued Wilson County’s government on Wednesday, alleging that a 911 ope...

Cockrell

Wilson Prep hires Mark Cockrell as co-principal

From staff reports
| July 28, 2021

Wilson Preparatory Academy has hired Mark Cockrell, a former principal in Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe...

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