WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

Fill-ups to cost $250 more this summer

People are paying more at that the pump than they did a year ago at this time. American Automobile Association analysts say drivers are spending $69 more a month to fill up their gas tanks compared …

Helping domestic violence survivors

Dozens of new bedsheets, pillows, comforters, air mattresses and cookware lined the shelves inside Wesley Shelter. BB&T employees had just stocked the room with many home startup kits that …

Miss Wilson heads to Raleigh for state pageant

For the first time since 2008, Wilson County will be represented in the Miss North Carolina Pageant. The Miss Wilson Scholarship Pageant was resurrected last year and crowned a new Miss Wilson in …
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Weathercast: Mid-90s start to week brings preview of summer's dog days

Thursday is the official start of summer, but with temperatures soaring into the mid-90s, the dog days of heat and humidity will arrive in Wilson a few days early. Albert Thomas Jr.'s daughter …

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NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
Gov. Cooper vetoes judicial district, election bills

RALEIGH (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's vetoes of two bills adds more uncertainty to already unusual state elections this fall for judges and in races where new political parties want to …

Lawmaker releases emails after public records lawsuit

Their son was bullied, so these parents started a movement

Approved N.C. early voting changes bring tense debate

FUN STUFF
COLUMN

Let’s keep a strong economy growing

“We Ran Out of Words to Describe How Good the Jobs Numbers Are.” That’s a real headline. And it appeared in The New York Times. No, that’s not a misprint. The actual New York Times, …

LIFE
Good eatin’: It’s not ‘rocket science’ at lunchtime in Elm City

You won’t find a Big Mac or a bucket of the colonel’s chicken around Elm City. But that doesn’t mean folks go unfed. Coming in from the south on Elm City Road, the city sign welcomes …

SPORTS
College Sports
Tobs sweep Mustangs in Saturday twinbill

Four Wilson Tobs pitchers combined to limit Martinsville to seven hits in a pair of seven-inning games that resulted in a Tobs’ Coastal Plain League summer collegiate baseball sweep Saturday …

Two-out rally in 9th lifts Tobs

On even terms

Strickland intent on silencing doubters

Tobs double down for win

Community sports
Post 13 juniors foiled by Clayton 2-0

The Wilson Post 13 junior American Legion baseball team was held to just one hit, and a pair of walks came around to score in the third and sixth innings on the way to a 2-0 loss to Clayton Post 71 …

Every moment counts for dads

Just batting around for Post 13

Area Calendar, June 16-17

Post-vacation production for Post 13

Schools
Wilson County Schools hires 10 teachers; 24 resign
Each month, the Wilson County Board of Education releases its personnel list showing employees who have been hired, retired, or … Read More
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