WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

Whirligigs polished, ready for visitors

In just a few weeks, visitors to the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park will no longer have to view the park from across the street. They are invited to walk among the giant windmills created by a man …
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Demons off to a stellar start
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Parade brings Christmas cheer: Processional finishes just as rain begins
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Post treats veterans: ‘We want them to know we care’
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The Life and Times Podcast, Nov. 20, 2019
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Lady Chargers hold off Lady Knights
The fourth quarter was the only one that mattered in the end. Playing at Greenfield on Monday night, the Wilson Christian girls … Read More
Bailey delighted to be a Demon Deacon
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1 person dead in DMV officer-involved shooting: Senior center robbed, incidents may be linked
One person is dead following a Wednesday shooting involving a N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles officer.   The State Bureau of … Read More
Shaky start to season for Cycs
After rallying from a double-digit deficit to come within two points of Fayetteville Northwood Temple Academy at the half, a big third … Read More
Nervous Lady Cycs fall in opener
The Community Christian girls basketball team admittedly was nervous against Fayetteville Northwood Temple Academy on Tuesday night at … Read More
The Life and Times Podcast, Nov. 12, 2019
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North Johnston grinds out 2-1 victory over North Lenoir
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Demons do it right
The host Fike High boys soccer team proved superior structurally and strategically the first 70 minutes and then withstood a composure … Read More
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My family’s trip to Disney World last month was filled with fun rides and attractions, relaxing time by the pool, lots of walking … Read More
Family displaced in fire
LUCAMA — A family was without a home Monday after a fire destroyed a house in rural Wilson County. The single-story, wooden home … Read More
Wilson wound up for whirligigs: Festival draws crowd for activities, vendors
An estimated 40,000 people herded into Wilson’s downtown streets Saturday and Sunday for the 15th annual North Carolina Whirligig … Read More
Students get in character for Halloween parade
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Truck collides with mower on I-795: Tractor driver hospitalized, traffic stopped for 2 hours
BLACK CREEK — A pickup truck collided with a tractor mower Thursday afternoon on Interstate 795 South, sending one man to the … Read More