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A recent $100,000 grant will help the Riot Accelerator Program help grow area businesses in the coming years. “We are extremely excited to be an NC Idea Ecosystem partner and that they are … more
Several local artists have received artist support grants funded by the North Carolina Arts Council. The grants provided the opportunity for regional consortia of local arts councils to award … more
Wilson is serving as the pilot site for a program using drones to deliver medicine in rural areas. “We’ve seen the world’s supply chain strained like never before from the impact of … more
Following are new books at Wilson County Public Library. Please make returns through the outside book drop at the main library. Branch returns can be made through the book drop or inside, … more
Christmas Eve marks four years since investigators made a grisly and bloody discovery inside a Wilson County home. Four people were shot to death in a home on Banks Lane near Wilson. It was … more
Christmas came early for hundreds of children thanks to the Wilson Police Department. “It just brightened my day and it’s brightened my kids’ day,” said Jami High, whose children were … more
Stephenson Millwork supported the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program by raising money to purchase 21 bicycles, 12 bicycle helmets and 12 skateboards. Wilson-based Stephenson Millwork Co. has 92 … more
The Stantonsburg Police Department held its annual Shop with a Cop event Saturday at Wilson’s Walmart Supercenter. Police Chief Orlando Rosario said the department has organized the annual … more
TARBORO — The holidays are shining brighter for a Purple Heart veteran and his family after being surprised with a mortgage-free home and holiday gifts.  Retired U.S. Marine Corps Staff … more
The Wilson County Health Department has received COVID-19 vaccinations and began inoculations on Wednesday. Assistant County Manager Ron Hunt said vaccinations will continue next week after the … more
The following deed transfers for the week of Dec. 14-18 have been recorded in the Wilson County Register of Deeds Office:  From Angela S. Abrams and Robert C. Abrams Jr. to Angela S. Abrams, … more
SIMS — A woman died in an accidental house fire Monday night. Shelia Renee Brown, 61, lost her life in the blaze at 6635-B Wall St., according to Wanda Samuel, Wilson County Sheriff’s … more
Instead of giving gifts to their own family this Christmas, Bobby and Colavito Tyson organized a giveaway for Wilson residents in need. “The reason we are doing this today is our pastor had … more
I took some time this week to look at the Christmas decorations in neighborhoods around town. Some were elaborate, and some were modest. But they all made me smile and imagine what Christmas joys lay … more
The United Way of Wilson County is facing a $500,000 decrease in donations that will hit area agencies hard, but Wilson residents can help. “We want the community to know that we are … more
This year has been unlike any other, and I think we can all agree. Since March, we’ve all had to make shifts to our daily schedules and maybe even make some compromises. But that never stopped … more
U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield gave his stamp of approval to the COVID-19 relief bill that sailed through Congress on Monday following weeks of negotiations, noting that the $1.4 trillion omnibus … more
As we contemplate upon this joyous time of year of celebration and reflection, I wish all my constituents a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We have been through much during 2020, and my hope for … more
The Rev. Dr. Lamont Freeman Foster, pastor of St. John AME Zion Church, will lead the NAACP’s Wilson County Branch for the 2021-23 term. Foster was chosen to serve as branch president during … more
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