WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

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Greene Central basketball star and UNCW signee Imajae Dodd added another honor to his illustrious career by winning MVP at the Team … Read More
Triple-double for Knights: Greenfield clinches third straight CPIC regular season, tourney titles
The Greenfield School varsity boys basketball team completed its three-year consecutive run of the 1-A/2-A Coastal Plain Independents … Read More
Field trip to Farmers School: Rural Wilson County education history unearthed
Shirley Pitt climbed up the steps of the old Farmers School and stepped into the past. “My mother went here,” Pitt said. … Read More
Cooper helps furnish feasts: Governor pitches in at church’s Thanksgiving food distribution
SARATOGA — Gov. Roy Cooper took a large frozen turkey off the pallet and placed it in Ruby Howell’s laundry basket. Howell … Read More
State flags Lucama tap water
LUCAMA — In response to customer complaints and testing data, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water … Read More
Sweet potato harvest salvaged: Price increases may offset losses from Hurricane Florence
As workers gathered freshly dug sweet potatoes near Lucama, a tractor-trailer loaded with bins struggled to roll through a muddy part … Read More
A week after Florence, roads still swamped
STANTONSBURG — Closures continued on flooded rural roads near town Friday, more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall. … Read More
Fire torches stables, then relief gallops in
ELM CITY — Sonja Duke has lived her worst nightmare. The owner of Illustrious Morgan Manor awoke at 4 a.m. Tuesday when she heard … Read More
‘We are sticking together’: Schools organize tornado cleanup effort
ELM CITY — Armed with rakes, wheelbarrows and a will to work, a small army of students, parents, teachers, administrators and other … Read More
Video: Wilson's whirligigs dance with Florence
Aside from a few downed trees, Wilson saw little wind damage from Hurricane Florence on Friday. The strong breezes … Read More
Fire destroys county homeplace
LUCAMA — A century-old Wilson County home was destroyed by fire while the resident was away at a doctor appointment. The … Read More
Auction a throwback to tobacco’s heyday
It sounded like the old days in Wilson on Wednesday. Tobacco buyers called out bids as they walked along bales of tobacco with … Read More
High-tech summer learning: Wilson County Schools technology camps feature engineering, augmented reality
Kennedy Graves firmly held the point of a compass and etched a perfect circle on a Styrofoam plate. “You have to try to be … Read More
‘Not just a meeting, it’s a movement’: Teachers rally for higher pay, smaller classes and more resources
RALEIGH — As more than 15,000 teachers marched to the state legislature Wednesday, Diedra Kenely, a Vick Elementary School teacher … Read More
Jam-packed with Wilson memories
As Rufus Hawley swung open the door to the old tobacco packhouse, light glinted off hundreds of moments frozen in time, headlines from … Read More
Judges smile on young showmen
Ross Hinnant has raised the grand champion steer for the second year in a row at the 67th annual Wilson County 4-H Livestock Show and … Read More