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The American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to give more life by giving blood this December. Donations decline in December, but patients’ needs remain steady. All blood types are needed … more
SHARPSBURG — A $2 lottery ticket sold at Sharpsburg Grocery on Hathaway Boulevard will bring one Nash County man a lifetime of luck. DaQuawn Griffin of Rocky Mount won an annual $25,000 prize in … more
Stacks of plywood in varying shapes and sizes line the hallway and nearly-finished coasters awaiting epoxy are splayed across a table, while Sebastian Correa flips through tobacco leaves nearby … more
“Whoa. Oh my gosh,” Joseph Hammonds exclaimed Monday as he first stepped inside an old-fashioned red caboose near the Selma Union Station. “This is so cool.” The 6-year-old’s excitement … more
Police are investigating a Sunday break-in at The Grocery Door on Nash Street. Officers were dispatched to the convenience store shortly after 10 p.m. in regards to a burglary in progress. When … more
Police say there are steps residents can take during the holiday season to prevent them from becoming easy targets for thieves. more
NEW YORK — A man with a pipe bomb strapped to his body with Velcro and zip ties set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring him and three other people at the height … more
The bishop of Raleigh will make his first visit to Wilson’s St. Therese Catholic Church on Tuesday to preside over the 7 p.m. Mass commemorating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Bishop Luis … more
Machine code tells the computers around us what to do. But someone has to write it. Last week, students in Wilson County … more
Wilson County could have a gross income of $49.2 million from tobacco this year. That is up drastically from the $37.2 million … more
Wilson County Emergency Management Director Gordon Deno has helped to mitigate devastation in New Orleans, Florida, South Carolina and closer to home, but he didn’t know what to expect when he got off the plane on Nov. 12 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The United States territory suffered widespread damage after Hurricane Irma skirted the island on Sept. 6, and after Hurricane Maria hit the island on Sept. 20, the entire country … more
Christmas trees are appearing in homes, yards, businesses, parks, churches and schools all around us as the season builds and excites children and adults. Tree styles are too numerous to count, … more
Wilson may see snow flurries Saturday, but with forecast temperatures a few degrees above freezing, don't expect to see a winter wonderland. Find out when the temperatures will drop with the … more
Wilson Winter Lights has added another show because Friday’s show had to be canceled. “Due to the wet weather our ground fault electric receptacles tend to trip the circuit breakers, and we … more
Fire officials are investigating the cause of a small fire at vacant building Thursday morning. Wilson Fire/Rescue Services responded to the Wilson Industrial Center located at 905 Herring Ave. … more
LUCAMA — Change was in the air Tuesday as a Lucama lifer accepted the mayor’s gavel and a reform candidate who campaigned on fixing discoloration in the town’s tap water took her oath of … more
Wilson police are investigating a Thursday shooting that left one man in critical condition. Officers responded to the 300 block of Hackney Street shortly before 5 a.m. in reference to a … more
Hwy 55 Burgers and Fries will have an all-day fundraiser Monday, Dec. 11 to raise money for the family of cancer patient Jaymi Renteria-Sanchez to be used for Christmas expenses. The fundraiser will … more
When Bobby Earl Parnell and Evalina “Bootsie” Parnell married in August 1988, the ceremony was held at the Wilson County Courthouse and officiated by a justice of the peace. “He forgot he was scheduled to do our ceremony and had to stop mowing his lawn and come in and marry us,” Parnell recalled. … more
The Wilson Chamber of Commerce is seeking input from community and business leaders to refine its policy agenda for 2018. “The policy agenda is a complementary piece to our public policy series, … more
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