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A woman hugs her daughter, an employee at Second Nature, after a Friday shooting at the Wilson business. Police arrested an employee accused of shooting and injuring a coworker.

Police: Wilson man shot, injured coworker

By Drew C. Wilson and Olivia Neeley
| January 22, 2021

Police say a man shot and wounded a coworker Friday morning at a Wilson air filter business.  Author...

The Wilson City Council voted Thursday to approve upgrades to the brick facade and banners for a planned downtown parking garage, shown here in an artist rendering. The garage will cost about $15.1 million.

DOWNTOWN TURNAROUND

Wilson City Council approves $15M parking garage design

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 23, 2021

Wilson City Council members approved a slight increase to the $15 million budget for a new downtown ...

Prior to his Friday confirmation as defense secretary, retired Gen. Lloyd Austin reacts to a question about being married for 41 years during a Senate Armed Forces Committee hearing on Tuesday.

New defense secretary has Wilson ties

From staff reports
| January 23, 2021

The retired four-star general who's now leading the Pentagon as the United States’ first Black defen...

Kademah Whitley poses with her three sons, from left, Zy'Maiz, Cjay and Zy'Mere.

Pizza Inn raises funds for fire victims

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 21, 2021

A Wilson mother of three has a warning for parents with small children: Don’t keep pocket lighters w...

Firefighters wheel out a fan after a Wednesday dryer fire at Spring Arbor of Wilson spread smoke through parts of the assisted living facility. "The staff did an excellent job of evacuating the patients that were there,” said Wilson Fire/Rescue Services Deputy Chief Jim Campbell. “They were very efficient.”

Dryer fire evacuates Spring Arbor assisted living facility

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 22, 2021

Spring Arbor of Wilson was briefly evacuated Wednesday after a clothes dryer caught fire, sending wh...

Dixon Food Group founder Jerry Dixon celebrates with the company president and his son, Wade Dixon. The family-owned business recently celebrated 50 years as a McDonald's franchise operation.

McDonald’s operator recalls 50 years of change

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 21, 2021

The man who first brought McDonald’s to Wilson recently celebrated his golden anniversary with the g...

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2 sentenced in heroin overdose deaths

By Olivia Neeley
| January 21, 2021

A man accused of selling heroin that caused the deaths of two people pleaded guilty Wednesday in Wil...

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases produced this creative rendition of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Wilson County charts 8 new virus-related deaths

By Olivia Neeley
| January 21, 2021

Wilson County reported eight new COVID-19-related deaths since Friday, bringing the pandemic’s death...

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Lawmen, advocates to discuss ex-offender reentry challenges

January 21, 2021

The NAACP’s Wilson branch is continuing its policy series on advocacy, education and research focuse...

The Wilson County Courthouse on Nash Street is shown in May 2014.

Bill Wolfe appointed Superior Court judge

From staff reports
| January 21, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed William “Bill” Wolfe to serve as a Superior Court judge in Judicial Di...

Tommy Batts, left, and Norman Harrell of the N.C. Cooperative Extension office in Wilson County carry personal protective equipment to a farm truck Wednesday.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Farmworkers receive COVID-19 protective gear

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 21, 2021

Farm trucks arrived at the Wilson County Agricultural Center in 10-minute intervals Wednesday as N.C...

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 21, 2021

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

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday as their children Ashley and Hunter watch.

INAUGURATION DAY

Biden takes the helm as president: ‘Democracy has prevailed’

By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe
| January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “...

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...

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