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Winter has settled over Wilson with low temperatures and a snowstorm forecast for Wednesday afternoon. “We do have a winter weather advisory for basically all of central North Carolina and … more
Helped by a fair yield and excellent quality leaf, tobacco gross income topped the list of local farm products in 2017. The estimated total gross income in Wilson County from the sale of farm products in the year was $141,403,967. … more
Wilson could see a blanket of white or another near-miss this week as a low-pressure system sweeps the Southeast. Forecast models differ on whether Wilson County will see 1-2 inches of snow or a … more
Police say three people lost their lives after a car caught fire in a two-vehicle crash during the New Year's holiday weekend. Wilson police and firefighters were called to a collision at the 400 … more
Wilson saw a flurry of changes in 2017, and officials are optimistic 2018 will continue the trend. “2017 has been … more
Though experiencing delays and some opposition, 2017 saw developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline overcome major hurdles toward implementing the $5 billion project. Dominion Energy and Duke … more
Subscribers will find something new inserted in today’s edition. The inaugural Wide Awake Wilson monthly magazine premieres today. The section, which will also be distributed at area hotels, … more
Before the ball drops on New Year's Eve to ring in 2018, the mercury in Wilson County thermometers will plunge. After a high temperature near 50 degrees Saturday, Wilson is in for a cold snap that … more
Agribusiness panel meets Wednesday The Wilson AgriBusiness Committee will hold its first meeting of 2018 at noon Wednesday, Jan. 3 at Parker’s Barbecue. The committee meets the first Wednesday … more
MOUNT OLIVE — One of the traditions of the Mt. Olive New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop is the canned food drive for Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. “A canned food collection has … more
State and local law enforcement will crack down on drunken driving throughout the New Year’s holiday period in an effort to keep people safe. And authorities are urging Wilson residents to take … more
Howard Jones wouldn’t skip a year without collards. “Oh no. Got to have them,” Jones said. “They say, as much as you eat, the more money you will have.” For Jones, though, it’s not … more
As Wilson braces for bitterly cold temperatures this weekend and into next week, officials say now is the time to prepare your home to prevent frozen pipes and other damage. And experts say a … more
Happy New Year! How many times have you heard that this past week? It is a brand new year. New opportunities. New chances. Truly, it is a new day. And with all the newness involved in the new … more
For those of us who love ideas, people who can think wonderful thoughts and get them expressed shower us with gifts on New Year’s Day and throughout the year. Following is a shower of gifts that … more
The Wilson County Public Library is inviting are residents to read a nonfiction account of the number-crunchers behind American space exploration — a story with ties to a native … more
SMITHFIELD — Police and prosecutors are investigating after an allegedly irate pickup truck driver barreled into the Deacon Jones auto dealership on Tuesday. A man drove his vehicle through the … more
Visitor restrictions have been implemented at Wilson Medical Center due to a sharp increase in the number of flu cases being seen in the community. Over the last week, flu numbers have more than … more
If you’re in the market to buy a home or sell one, local real estate agents said the time is nigh. “Last year was my best year up until that point and this year beat last year, so this has … more
Faith Riley couldn’t think of a place she’d rather be than in the gym playing hoops with her peers. The 14-year-old also got a chance to brush up on her skills. “It helps me if I want to … more
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