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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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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...

Spay-Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina veterinary technician Robin Myers shares a moment before surgery with Scout and Cadet, Maggie Society rescues fostered by Jill Tarleton.

Officials push spay and neuter for pets

By Brie Handgraaf
| April 19, 2021

For Wilson County animal advocates, spaying and neutering is essential to tackling the local pet ove...

Stephenson Millwork President Lee Stephenson, right, chats with his mom Ann Fox and Wilson Forward Executive Director Paula Benson before accepting his award as Wilson's 2020 Small Business Leader of the Year.

Small businesses take center stage in May

By Brie Handgraaf
| April 19, 2021

James and Courtney Sharp of Deans Farm will be honored as Wilson’s 2021 Small Business Leaders of th...

Kinsey Barnes poses with artist Elizabeth Laul Healey and her daughter Lilianna Healey on Thursday inside the Iconostar Art Studio that recently opened at 224 Goldsboro St. SW.

MAIN STREET MINUTE

Art paints new perspective of Wilson

By Brie Handgraaf
| April 19, 2021

After more than three years of dreaming big, artist Elizabeth Laul Healey opened her downtown Wilson...

Juliette Smith of Wilson, left, jumps skyward as Brandon Rose of Elm City makes bubbles during a Saturday play date for the Autism Society of North Carolina's Wilson County chapter at Belle Meade Park.

AUTISM ACCEPTANCE MONTH

Play date brings children with autism together

By Drew C. Wilson
| April 19, 2021

When Krista Keith pulled out her bag of printed materials to give parents on Saturday, one flyer was...

Wilson firefighters help Hunette Francois, second from right, retrieve belongings from her burned Green Street home on Wednesday following a Tuesday night fire.

Clinic seeks help for woman displaced in fire

From staff reports
| April 19, 2021

A woman displaced when a fire burned her Wilson rental home last week needs help finding a place to ...

An Envirolink pickup truck is pictured at a Spring Hope job site in October 2019. The company handles public works for Elm City along with area towns including Spring Hope and Bailey.

Elm City lifts boil water notice

From staff reports
| April 19, 2021

ELM CITY — Public works contractor Envirolink has notified town of Elm City drinking water customers...

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