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A woman was killed Sept. 5 after striking the end of a guardrail on U.S. 264 near Sims. State troopers say another driver struck and killed the woman, then stole a witness's car.

Felony charges filed in driver's death

By Drew C. Wilson
| September 18, 2021

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

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...

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...

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...

Fike High School students walk through the hall on Monday.

WILSON COUNTY SCHOOLS

Test scores show declines in all areas

By Drew C. Wilson
| September 16, 2021

Superintendent Lane Mills said it could take five to seven years combined with a laser focus to rega...

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Deputies: Cocaine, pot, pills seized in drug raid

By Drew C. Wilson
| September 15, 2021

A Wilson County man faces felony drug charges stemming from an investigation and subsequent search o...

Wilson police look for evidence around a Nissan Altima in the AutoZone parking lot Saturday afternoon on Tarboro Street.

2 injured in drive-by shooting

By Drew C. Wilson
| September 14, 2021

Wilson police say two men were shot Saturday as they sat in a car on Tilghman Road. Officers were di...

Wilson County Health Department registered nurse Scarlett Neal, left, administers a COVID-19 vaccination to Frederick Douglass Elementary School second grade teacher Beth Wood at Fike High School on March 3.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

COVID cases grow, more kids getting sick

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| September 13, 2021

Cars are once again lining up at Wilson Immediate Care as residents seek a COVID-19 test. Physician ...

Employees stand outside the Second Nature plant while Wilson police investigate a workplace shooting on Jan. 22.

Wilson man gets 15 years in workplace shooting

By Drew C. Wilson
| September 13, 2021

A Wilson man who wounded a co-worker with a shotgun blast received a minimum 15-year prison sentence...

Construction is underway on a new parking garage in downtown Wilson. Once complete in the spring, the five-level structure will provide parking for Truist employees, visitors to the YMCA as well as residents and customers of the adjacent mixed-use development.

Lego-like construction expedites parking garage

By Brie Handgraaf
| September 5, 2021

The new downtown parking garage has taken shape quickly thanks to pre-cast walls and ramps. “If you ...

L. Jones

Mother: No justice in son’s death

By Olivia Neeley
| September 4, 2021

Two men pleaded guilty on Thursday in connection to 24-year-old Tylyike Pigford’s July 2020 shooting...

Adrian Tynrell Horne, center, makes his first appearance in Wilson County District Court on Friday. Horne faces two counts of first-degree murder and other serious charges in a domestic violence-related shooting.

Defendant arraigned in domestic double murder

By Drew C. Wilson
| September 4, 2021

Shooting suspect Adrian Tynrell Horne claimed indigency and asked for a court-appointed attorney Fri...

Latasha Tennill Tomlin, shown here in a family picture, was killed along with son Raekwon Tyleek Williams in a Tuesday shooting on London Church Road between Wilson and Elm City.

‘Toxic’ relationship preceded double homicide

By Brie Handgraaf
| September 2, 2021

Latasha Tennill Tomlin tried to leave her abusive boyfriend, Adrian Tynrell Horne, but investigators...

Wilson Preparatory Academy students wear masks during a class last week.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Private, charter schools track COVID-19 trends

By Drew C. Wilson
| September 2, 2021

While Wilson County Schools and other school districts provide regular updates on their COVID-19 fig...

Estella Castro of Lemar Painting works on a window at the new Flynn Christian Fellowship Home for Women on Tuesday.

Women’s recovery home opening soon

By Brie Handgraaf
| September 2, 2021

For more than 50 years, the Flynn Christian Fellowship Home has offered a place for men to rebuild t...

Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard, front right, and deputies walk Adrian Tynrell Horne to the sheriff's office on Wednesday afternoon. Horne is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Double murder suspect in custody

By Olivia Neeley and Lisa Boykin Batts
| September 2, 2021

Murder suspect Adrian Tynrell Horne was captured Wednesday afternoon, ending a full day on the lam a...

An Edgecombe County Sheriff's officer with a long gun stands on South Fountain Road near Fountain at an investigation connected with the shooting on London Church Road in Wilson Tuesday afteroon.

Victims identified in Tuesday's crime spree

By Olivia Neeley
| September 1, 2021

The search continues into a second day for a man accused of killing his girlfriend and her son and c...

Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard arrives at the scene of a Tuesday shooting on London Church Road between Wilson and Elm City.

Deputies searching for man wanted in double homicide

By Olivia Neeley
| August 31, 2021

A manhunt is underway for a man wanted on two first-degree murder charges following a domestic-relat...

Wilson County Schools Superintendent Lane Mills visits Vinson-Bynum Elementary School for the first day of class on Aug. 23.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

COVID-19 sends students back to remote learning

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| September 1, 2021

The entire sixth grade at Springfield Middle School has transitioned to remote learning because of C...

First responders arrive at the scene of a Tuesday homicide on London Church Road between Wilson and Elm City that resulted in at least one death.

DEVELOPING NEWS

Deputies probe Wilson County homicide

By Olivia Neeley and Drew C. Wilson
| August 31, 2021

Deputies are investigating a Tuesday homicide on the 3500 block of London Church Road between Wilson...


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