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Police: Teen shot in leg, arm

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 24, 2022

Wilson police say a 17-year-old was shot in the leg and in the arm on Saturday. Police responded to ...

Wilson Woods kitchen fire snuffed

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 24, 2022

No one was injured in a Sunday morning cooking fire at a popular apartment complex. Wilson Fire/Resc...

The Action Group recently celebrated 40 years helping area employers find workers. The Nash Street office staff includes, from left, administrative assistant Lidonina Tolentino-Torres, President Charidy Corbett, recruiter Nancy Ristau, business development leader Michelle Mills, recruiter Katie Amerson, CEO Tav Gauss, comptroller Amy Stack, co-founder Winston Lea and recruiter Maria Rodriguez.

MAIN STREET MINUTE

‘Great Resignation’ resonates in Wilson

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 24, 2022

In 40 years of business, The Action Group CEO Tav Gauss has seen just about everything. However, the...

The Imagination Station Science & History Museum, housed in Wilson’s former federal courthouse and post office on Nash Street, is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Imagination Station celebrates 30 years

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 24, 2022

Next month marks 30 years since the Imagination Station Science & History Museum opened its doors an...

Goshen Medical Center family nurse practitioner Aixa Kimes takes a swab of Keisha Thompson's throat in May during a previous COVID-19 testing clinic.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Free COVID-19 tests offered Tuesday

From staff reports
| January 24, 2022

The Wilson County Health Department will hold a free community-wide COVID-19 testing clinic at the D...

Wilson Arts Treasurer Alan Winstead and Executive Director Cathy Hardison accept a giant replica check from State Treasurer Dale Folwell on Thursday. The nonprofit received $500 from the state’s unclaimed property fund.

Wilson Arts benefits from unclaimed cash

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 24, 2022

State Treasurer Dale Folwell presented Wilson Arts officials with $500 from the state’s unclaimed pr...

Mick Rankin addresses Wilson County Republican Party members and guests during the GOP’s monthly social on Tuesday. Rankin announced Friday that he’s suspending his N.C. House District 24 campaign.

2022 ELECTIONS

Mick Rankin suspends NC House campaign

By Corey Friedman
| January 24, 2022

Rancher and retired U.S. Navy officer Mick Rankin has suspended his campaign for N.C. House District...

A convicted felon who owes back taxes, the owner of this house at 824 Star St. is set to receive a $25,000 grant from the city of Rocky Mount.

ROCKY MOUNT CITY COUNCIL

Housing grant awarded to drug convicts with tax debt

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 24, 2022

ROCKY MOUNT — The City Council has awarded a $25,000 housing grant to property owners convicted of s...

This sketch shows what authorities believe an unknown man looked like when he died in Haywood County in 2004.

UNIDENTIFIED

DNA search underway in Haywood County case

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 24, 2022

MOUNT AIRY — A partnership that solved at least four unidentified body cases in North Carolina last ...

Bella Skinner, 11, of Wilson, sleds at Fike High School on Saturday.

Wilson enjoys snowy weekend

By Drew C. Wilson and Lisa Boykin Batts
| January 24, 2022

Wilsonians awoke to a winter wonderland Saturday after at least 5 inches of snow fell overnight. Ki...

Lucas George slides down a slope at Fike High School in a disk Saturday.

Video: Snowfall sparks flurry of fun

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 24, 2022

Wilson County residents made snowmen, snow angels and snow cream, scouted the best slopes for sleddi...

Guvelia Hernandez and daughter Keyla slide down a snowy slope together at Forest Hills Middle School on Saturday.

Photos from a fun day in the snow

Photos by Drew C. Wilson
| January 23, 2022

Staff writer and resident photographer Drew C. Wilson was out taking photos around 5 a.m. Saturday and ...

The Bailey Board of Adjustment has approved a permit for a bar at 6288 Main St. next to the town’s library, chamber of commerce and police station.

Downtown bar coming to Bailey

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 24, 2022

BAILEY — Town officials have cleared the way for a downtown tavern to open its doors. Jonatan Gaona ...

The former Oscar’s Lounge at 1730 Black Creek Road has received approval for a special use permit to operate as a sweepstakes center. The investor will need to secure Wilson city staff’s approval for the site and building plans.

CITY OF WILSON

Board OKs nightclub's change to sweepstakes center

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 23, 2022

The Wilson Board of Adjustment on Tuesday granted preliminary approval to a proposal to turn the for...

Rachel Floars of Pinetops browses ornaments Thursday at Lynn's Hallmark. The Heritage Crossing store is closing on Feb. 14 and clearing out inventory with significant sales.

Lynn’s Hallmark loses lease, plans Valentine's Day closure

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 23, 2022

Lynn’s Hallmark is closing after owners said the Heritage Crossing storefront was leased out from un...

Barton senior forward Jami Tham, shown during a game earlier this season at Wilson Gym, led the Bulldogs with 17 points in a 58-52 win at Emmanuel on Saturday.

Tham, Peterkin power BC women over Emmanuel

From staff reports
| January 24, 2022

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. — Behind double-doubles from forward Jami Tham and center Shanika Peterkin, th...

Barton sophomore forward Trevon Spencer, shown in a game earlier this season at Wilson Gym, scored 13 points in the Bulldogs’ 96-82 loss Saturday at Emmanuel in Franklin Springs, Ga.

Bulldogs downed by Lions 96-82

From staff reports
| January 24, 2022

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. — Looking for its first back-to-back wins in two months, the Barton College me...

The Wilson City Council on Thursday approved the sale of two properties — 322 Freeman St., marked in yellow, and 105 Powell St., marked in green — near the intersection of Nash Street and U.S. 301.

CITY OF WILSON

Wilson council approves property sales, annexation

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 22, 2022

The Wilson City Council met briefly and virtually on Thursday to approve the sale of two properties,...

Wastewater spills' cause unknown

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 22, 2022

Wilson city officials are investigating the cause of two untreated wastewater spills from the same s...


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