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Fike High School seniors celebrate on graduation day in 2019.

WILSON COUNTY SCHOOLS

Gridiron graduations: Football fields to host commencement exercises

By Drew C. Wilson
| April 20, 2021

Graduation ceremonies for Wilson County Schools’ three traditional high schools will be held outside...

A Wilson County Health Department employee administers a COVID-19 vaccination in Stantonsburg.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Appointments available for health department vaccination clinic

From staff reports
| April 21, 2021

The Wilson County Health Department is holding a COVID-19 vaccine clinic Friday. Organizers say plen...

Alston

Man charged in Pender Street Park killing

By Olivia Neeley
| April 20, 2021

Police charged a Wilson man with murder on Tuesday in connection to a Sunday killing. The suspect, ...

Police investigate Days Inn stabbing

By Olivia Neeley
| April 20, 2021

Wilson police are investigating a stabbing that occurred last week. Officers responded to a disturb...

Superintendent Lane Mills said the Wilson County Board of Education should anticipate increased costs for the Wilson Academy of Applied Technology building.

Higher costs forecast for Wilson Academy of Applied Technology building

By Drew C. Wilson
| April 20, 2021

Superintendent Lane Mills warned the Wilson County Board of Education on Monday that rising steel co...

Miguel Hernandez, a lead man at Deans Farm Market, waits as workers pick strawberries in 28 acres of fields Tuesday.

You-pick strawberries return to Deans Farm Market

By Drew C. Wilson
| April 21, 2021

Visitors to Deans Farm Market will again be able to walk through the fields to pick their own strawb...

Demonstrators march from the Hennepin County Government Center as the murder trial against the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd advances to jury deliberations on Monday.

Ex-cop guilty of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd case

By Amy Forliti, Stephen Groves and Tammy Webber
| April 20, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaugh...

Florida State players celebrates their victory over North Carolina in the NCAA Division I women's soccer championship game in Cary on Dec. 2, 2018. The Seminoles are the overall No. 1 seed in this year’s tournament that, along with the Div. I men’s soccer tourney, will be played entirely in North Carolina. Gillette Soccer Complex will host four women’s games and two men’s contests.

COLLEGE SOCCER

Six NCAA soccer tourney games to be played at Gillette

From staff reports
| April 20, 2021

Six games will be played at Gillette Soccer Complex as part of the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s...

Traffic passes the former Anderson Apartments on the corner of Vance and Bragg streets on Monday. A developer plans to invest $1 million to renovate the historic properties into townhouses by the end of 2022.

WILSON CITY COUNCIL

City sells Anderson Apartments to townhouse developer

By Brie Handgraaf
| April 19, 2021

Wilson city officials on Monday gave developers the green light to renovate the former Anderson Apar...

A Wilson police officer walks along the edge of the Toisnot Reservoir across from the site where authorities recovered a body Monday morning.

DEVELOPING NEWS

Body recovered at Toisnot Park

From staff reports
| April 19, 2021

Officials recovered a woman’s body from the water Monday morning at Toisnot Park. Wilson police and...

Wilson Flowers and Market owner Randy Bissette prepares a flower arrangement for an upcoming funeral. Bissette said his business has served families who lost loved ones to COVID-19. Some had to cut costs due to unexpected deaths, so he tries to offer arrangements that meet families' pricing needs. "We know it's tough on everybody," he said.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

FEMA offers help with virus patients' funeral costs

By Olivia Neeley
| April 19, 2021

Funeral homes here and across the country are alerting clients to some potential good news. Family m...

SPORTS