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Lucama Commissioner Patricia Uzzell walks among municipal records that were recovered this week after being buried on town-leased property.

More Lucama town records unearthed

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 23, 2021

LUCAMA — One year after officials retrieved town public records that were buried underground, anothe...

Teachers and students participate in a dance depicting all the animals of Africa during a St. John CDC Save-A-Youth summer camp.

Camp curriculum centers on animals

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 19, 2021

It was clear that Jah’Zyion Robertson-Cooper had done his research. The 8-year-old fourth grader fro...

Seven-year-old Ava Hinnant, the late Cannon Hinnant's sister, plays on the BB&T Noah's Arc All Children's Playground on Monday at the J. Burt Gillette Athletic Complex.

Park gets kid-friendly upgrade: Cannon Hinnant’s family contributed $276,500

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 13, 2021

Ava Hinnant dangled her 7-year-old frame from bar to bar, confidently crossing a span on the newly r...

First responders work at the scene of a fatal U.S. 301 wreck at Wilson's Interstate 795 overpass Sunday afternoon.

Driver dies after truck overturns

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 12, 2021

A Zebulon man died Sunday after the pickup truck he was driving ran off the road, slid sideways up a...

James Sharp of Fresh-Pik Produce tastes seedless personal watermelons being harvested in Wilson County on Tuesday.

Summer watermelons come succulent and sweet

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 7, 2021

James Sharp pulled four or five freshly picked, seedless watermelons out of a bin and cut them in ha...

Davison Metts (11) of the WCLL Ages 8-10 All-Stars scores on this sacrifice fly in the second inning of Thursday's NCLL District 6 championship game at Southern Bank Stadium. Wilson won 11-4.


Potent bats help send WCLL 8-10s to District 6 crown

By Jimmy Lewis
| July 2, 2021

A small foray into the losers bracket did little to cool off the bats of the Wilson City Little Leag...

Scott Sullivan of Sullivan Farms near Lucama has been selling sweet corn since he was a little boy.

Sweet corn stand a Sullivan family tradition

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 1, 2021

LUCAMA — Scott Sullivan has been selling sweet corn on St. Mary’s Church Road for decades. It starte...

A large piece of metal debris blocks a portion of U.S. 301 South near Elm City after it struck the East Langley Road bridge crossing the highway Wednesday afternoon.

Metal debris strikes bridge, damages SUV

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 1, 2021

ELM CITY — A recycling truck driver was cited Wednesday after a large piece of metal debris struck a...

Gray skies and scattered showers didn't keep the crowds away from Wilson's fifth annual Juneteenth Street Festival held Saturday on East Nash Street between Pettigrew and Pender streets.


Juneteenth fest celebrates freedom

By Janelle Clevinger
| June 29, 2021

The 500 block of East Nash Street was transformed into a celebration of freedom and community on Sat...

Ted Davis, Will Godley, Edgar Zarate and Nitch Godley harvest hybrid striped bass Monday in Wilson County.

Harvest time at the fish barn: Aquaculture project thrives in Wilson County

By Drew C. Wilson
| June 25, 2021

It’s been two hard years for Ted Davis trying to dial in all the variables on his indoor aquaculture...

Wilson County Historical Association President Perry Morrison, left, and Wilson City Councilmen Derrick Creech and Tom Fyle unveil a marker commemorating Operation Dixie on Tuesday.

Filling gaps in Wilson’s history: Markers highlight African American achievements

By Drew C. Wilson
| June 25, 2021

Four historical markers recognizing monumental figures, places and movements in Wilson’s history wer...

Participants in the senior fitness class limber up Wednesday at the Reid Street Community Center.


Residents reunite at recreation center

By Drew C. Wilson
| June 19, 2021

When the music stopped, Josephine McAllister took a deep breath and laughed. McAllister was one of a...

Eunice Lindsey, Gene Wells, Willie Hill, Marsha Wells and other Elm City residents listen during Tuesday's Elm City Board of Commissioners meeting.

Residents rally around Elm City civic group

By Drew C. Wilson
| June 17, 2021

ELM CITY –– Town residents emboldened by a new civic group showed up in large numbers to voice wide-...

Wilson Post 13 starting pitcher Jennifer Edmondson throws to first baseman Neleh Bottoms (88) to record the second out of the second inning Wednesday night against Wayne County Post 11 at The Hole in Rock Ridge. Post 13 lost 16-4. Playing third base for Wilson is Lindsey Curlings as Wayne County's Brit Butts leads away from third.

Post 13 pitching ravaged in 16-4 loss to Wayne County

By Jimmy Lewis
| June 17, 2021

There’s a distinct thud made by balls that strike the outfield wall which spans gap to gap at Onnie ...

Hunt's Nick Worrell makes his way to first base following a dropped third strike as Northern Durham catcher Riley Adams prepares to throw him out in the first inning of Tuesday's NCHSAA first-round 3-A playoff game at Sid Boyette Field. Hunt had its season ended with a 5-2 loss.


Hunt’s season ends as Northern Durham survives Warriors rally

By Jimmy Lewis
| June 16, 2021

Hope stirred for the Hunt High varsity baseball team in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s North Caroli...

Brooks Johnson, right, watches as younger brother Brilliant Johnson's Egg Drop Challenge entry makes it to the bottom of the Imagination Station's stairwell.


Challenge inspires young engineers

By Drew C. Wilson
| June 6, 2021

Six young engineers proved it’s possible for an egg to survive a five-story drop onto a concrete flo...

Aris Garcia of Wilson, formerly of the Dominican Republic, plays her trumpet at Lake Wilson Park most sunny weekday mornings.

Trumpeter makes musical mark in park

By Drew C. Wilson
| June 5, 2021

Every warm day she can, Aris Garcia sits down near the Lake Wilson shore, pulls out her horn and pla...

Manny Rodriguez of Melbourne, Fla., rides a Segway through the First in Flight Jet Rally at the Wilson Industrial Air Center on Thursday.

Jet rally returns to Wilson skies

By Drew C. Wilson
| May 28, 2021

Radio-controlled jet pilots from all over the country returned to Wilson Industrial Air Center this ...

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