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Wilson County Board of Education Chairwoman Christine Fitch listens to a Wilson County Schools administrator during Tuesday's special meeting.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Wilson schools in remote learning until March

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 19, 2021

A divided Wilson County Board of Education voted Tuesday to extend remote learning for most Wilson C...

Wilson resident Larry Woodard receives his COVID-19 vaccine from Angela Peterson of Carolina Family Health Centers.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Drive-thru clinic vaccinates 2,200 people

By Olivia Neeley
| January 19, 2021

Larry Crawford went to bed early Monday night, but the 70-year-old couldn’t sleep.  At 2:30 a.m., he...

Volunteer Raven Farmer works to clear an area of the Odd Fellows Cemetery where the Best family is laid to rest.

MLK DAY OF SERVICE

Wilson volunteers clean historic Black cemetery

By Olivia Neeley
| January 18, 2021

Dozens of volunteers pulled weeds, removed roots, raked leaves and cleared debris Monday as a part o...

A student gets help bringing his belongings back to a Barton College dormitory on Saturday. Spring semester classes are scheduled to begin Tuesday.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Barton College adds new coronavirus measures

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 18, 2021

Barton College students are returning to campus for spring semester classes this week with additional mea...

Devoski Boyd and Jonathan Robinson recently launched Black Creek Outdoors. The clothing brand is named after the Wilson County town Boyd often visited while growing up in Alabama.

Black Creek inspires outdoors clothing brand

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 18, 2021

The road from Montgomery, Alabama, to Black Creek is one Devoski Boyd came to know well from an earl...

The Woodard Building on Goldsboro Street houses several new businesses including McClain Insurance Agency, Compassionate Care Solutions and attorney Rhyan Breen.

MAIN STREET MINUTE

Downtown Wilson provides prime office space

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 18, 2021

Anitra McClain and Amy Pridgen were each looking for affordable, centrally located office space, and...

Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport Director Dion Viventi said he expects aircraft growth to continue given current trends. The facility at 7265 Air Terminal Drive outside Elm City is 7 miles south of Rocky Mount in rural Nash County near the Wilson County line.

Rocky Mount-Wilson airport triples aircraft numbers

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 18, 2021

ELM CITY — The number of aircraft based at the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport has tripled in th...

Imagination Station Executive Director Jennifer Byrd watches as a new HVAC unit is hoisted onto the building Friday.

Imagination Station installs new air conditioning system

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 18, 2021

You know you’re in a small town when air conditioning installation makes the news. But it was good n...

Barbara Blackston, executive director of the Wilson Community Improvement Association, stands in the kitchen at the Mercy Hospital building that participants in a national construction certification course can help renovate.

College, nonprofit offer free construction course

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 16, 2021

The Wilson Community Improvement Association stands to benefit when participants complete a construc...

Roberto Rosales, left, Javier Rivera and Olivia Antonio are part of the N.C. Cooperative Extension's Farmworker Health and Safety Education program.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Farm safety program adds workers, counties

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 16, 2021

The N.C. Cooperative Extension office in Wilson County will be the home base for an expanded Farmwor...

James Crisp was found dead on Oct. 11, 1982, at Super Hits Volume One Record Store at 121 Goldsboro St. His granddaughter is renewing the quest to find his killer.

Unsolved and Unresolved

Family seeks answers to music store murder

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 15, 2021

The family of a slain Wilson man who died in a robbery four decades ago wants his unsolved case revi...

Liles

Man faces attempted murder charge in June shooting

By Olivia Neeley
| January 14, 2021

A Wilson man faces charges including attempted murder in connection to a June shooting that...

Hector Villalobos, the driver of a Ryder truck that overturned on Downing Street, walks by the vehicle after Wednesday's wreck just outside the Wilson city limits. The truck was loaded with 10,000 tortillas being shipped by Wilson-based Olé Mexican Foods.

Driver ticketed in tortilla truck turnover

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 14, 2021

A Wilson man was uninjured when the rental truck he was driving flipped over with 10,000 tortillas o...

Herring-Sutton & Associates submitted this preliminary plat for the 1158 Place development to city officials for approval. The new layout doesn't include a street connection with Raleigh Road Parkway.

Developers face hurdles before construction

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 14, 2021

The Wilson City Council will decide Thursday whether to approve layout changes to the 1158 Place dev...

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