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FREMONT — A genealogy workshop series designed for aspiring family historians will begin Jan. 20 and continue with daylong Saturday sessions in February and March at the Gov. Charles B. Aycock … more
Singers, dancers, musicians and poets will bring their passions to the Greenfield School stage on Saturday for the Share the Dream Talent Show in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King … more
The cold weather didn’t keep a large audience from attending the Miss Wilson Scholarship Pageant to see Jerenae Raeford of Greenville crowned as Miss Wilson Saturday evening at the Boykin Center. … more
Last week’s snowstorm didn’t stop Barton’s track and field team members from coming back to campus early to practice, nor did it get in the way of Andra “Tigger” Lynn Garris and Marty … more
Eliot Smith may not have been born and raised in Wilson, but that hasn’t stopped him from serving the community for nearly 25 years. And later this month … more
After a weekend of bone-chilling cold with overnight lows in the single digits, Wilson County will see a return to normal temperature ranges next week. A blast of arctic air holding the mercury … more
ANDREW J. BAREFOOT Andrew J. Barefoot made his will in Wilson County on Sept. 15, 1873, and it was probated on Sept. 22, 1873: (1) wife Zilpha, use of a third of 500 acres south of Contentnea … more
Cold temperatures have caused broken water pipes this week at dozens of Wilson residences or businesses, a situation that could be worsened by a weekend where the temperature is not expected to top … more
Police have identified three women who were killed in a fiery New Year’s weekend crash, but they’re still working to piece together the sequence of events that led to the fatal collision. … more
SELMA — Crews will be replacing two bridges over Interstate 95 in Johnston County as part of a $53.1 million contract for improving the freeway. Contract crews for the N.C. Department of … more
Police are warning Wilsonians that leaving cars unattended to warm up could make them a magnet for thieves. Three people recently started their cars and walked off only to find them stolen upon … more
Wilson officials said residents heeded advice and stayed home in the aftermath of the snowstorm, limiting the number of incidents crews had to respond to Thursday. “The bulk of our calls have … more
Mailman Shakeel Selman affirmed the unofficial creed of the U.S. Postal Service this week in Wilson. Selman charged through snow and cold to complete his appointed rounds Thursday along Nash … more
The time is still not quite right for 9-year-old Harrison Barnett’s kidney transplant. The Wilson boy has been in a hospital room at UNC Healthcare for two months now and could be there for … more
With 107 buses traveling nearly 8,000 miles per day transporting the majority of 11,500 students to … more
I had thought this week’s column would be a reflection on my recent trip to London following Christmas or a precursor to the Creativity Conference that I’m helping lead in two weeks in Orlando. … more
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need,” observed Marcus Tullius Cicero. Cicero’s observation is debatable, of course, but it does have merits in our family. We … more
NASHVILLE — Authorities have identified the body found in a Nash County creek on Wednesday as the remains of a 45-year-old Charlotte-area man. David Patrick Crawford of Waxhaw was found dead in … more
NASHVILLE — Authorities say a man’s body has been found in a Nash County waterway. Employees of Creedmoor-based Locklear Boring discovered the body Wednesday in Stony Creek near U.S. 64 and … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Interim Police Chief Willie R. Williams, a retired Wilson chief of police, will be the guest speaker at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees chapter’s meeting at 12:30 … more
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