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Wilson police: Man shoots 3, kills 1

By Drew C. Wilson
| September 20, 2021

A Wilson man is charged with first-degree murder in a Sunday night shooting that killed a man and in...

COVID-19 vaccine shots are distributed to nurses during a recent mass vaccination clinic for farmworkers at the Wilson County Agricultural Center.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Wilson County reports 5 more virus deaths

From staff reports
| September 20, 2021

There have been five more COVID-19 related deaths here since Sept. 14, according to Wilson County He...

5 face charges in Hunt High School fights

From staff reports
| September 20, 2021

Five students face juvenile charges following fights that broke out Thursday at Hunt High School. Wi...

Fairgrounds manager Debbie Hill, seated in a golf cart, shakes hands with an arriving vendor as amusement rides await assembly Monday at the Wilson County Fair.

2021 WILSON COUNTY FAIR

Fair fun returns to Wilson

By Drew C. Wilson
| September 21, 2021

At last, the Wilson County Fair is back. “We need it. The world needs it,” said Debbie Hill, Wilson ...

LaMonique Hamilton and her son, Marshall, show off their support for small businesses with Localsaurus gear.

MAIN STREET MINUTE

New brand promotes shopping local

By Brie Handgraaf
| September 20, 2021

Supporting small business is more than just a professional focus for Kellianne Davis and Jeff Bell. ...

Becky Jo, a trainee at Diversified Opportunities, waters plants in a new sensory garden.

Diversified Opportunities garden employs all the senses

By Drew C. Wilson
| September 20, 2021

Diversified Opportunities trainees have a new sensory garden thanks to a collaborative effort with t...

Man charged in son-in-law's death

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 21, 2021

NASHVILLE — An Edgecombe County man has been charged with murder in the death of his son-in-law in N...

Griffin

Greenville fire chief resigns after Nash DWI arrest

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 20, 2021

GREENVILLE — Charged with driving while impaired Sunday in southern Nash County, Greenville’s top fi...

This unidentified man checked into a downtown Raleigh hotel and died in his room in December 1994.

UNIDENTIFIED

Who was the man with sad hazel eyes?

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 20, 2021

RALEIGH — A man with sad hazel eyes checked into a downtown hotel under an assumed name, died in his...

Harris

Manslaughter charge filed in driver's death

By Drew C. Wilson
| September 20, 2021

A Wilson man faces felony charges in a motorist’s Sept. 5 death on U.S. 264. Demetrius Deandre Harri...

The oil wagon begins its journey from downtown Kenly to the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, its new home.

Historic wagon finds home at tobacco museum

By Taylor Heeden
| September 20, 2021

KENLY — A part of Kenly history has a new, permanent home. A wagon that delivered oil for the former...

Butterfield

Butterfield: Biden budget plan makes ‘necessary, historic investments’

From staff reports
| September 20, 2021

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield applauded the House budget reconciliation package and the Biden administr...

Hunt's Davon Jones goes up to take the football away from C.B. Aycock's Hayden Edmundson (11) on his way to a 72-yard interception return in the first quarter of Friday's 3-A Quad County Conference opener at Warrior Stadium. Hunt won 49-0. Also in the photo for Hunt is Danny Phillips (14).

Hunt keeps sweet treats coming, whips CBA in Quad County opener

By Jimmy Lewis
| September 18, 2021

If the Hunt High varsity football team continues to leave opposing offenses without a point, an expa...

Wilson City Council members and city officials sit socially distanced in the Charles Pittman Operations Center for Thursday's meeting due to the latest spike in COVID-19 cases.

WILSON CITY COUNCIL

COVID spike modifies Wilson council meeting

By Brie Handgraaf
| September 18, 2021

Wilson resumed in-person meetings in May, but an uptick in cases caused officials on Tuesday to tran...

Wilson firefighters stand atop grain elevators at Smithfield Grain on Thursday. Wilson Fire/Rescue Services spent hours watering down grain in two silos after a fire.

Firefighters extinguish silo blaze at grain plant

By Brie Handgraaf
| September 18, 2021

Firefighters spent hours in the hot sun Thursday working to extinguish and overhaul a blaze at Smith...

Bob James, a second vice president of the NAACP's Wilson Branch, raises his hand to ask a question of Lucama Mayor Jeff Johnson during Monday's Lucama Board of Commissioners meeting.

Race issues plague Lucama

By Drew C. Wilson
| September 16, 2021

LUCAMA — Race issues boiled to the surface again Monday as Lucama residents and NAACP members made c...

Strachan

Wilson man charged in severe beating

By Drew C. Wilson
| September 16, 2021

A Wilson man was arrested Thursday in the severe beating of a Lucama man. Police were dispatched to...

Homes

Wilson tourism leader retiring at year’s end

By Brie Handgraaf
| September 17, 2021

Thirty-four years after starting her work to promote local tourism, Sandra Homes is retiring as exec...

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