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Rape convict accused of killing missing Johnston County woman

A Johnston County Sheriff's Office investigator spreads crime scene tape in the backyard of a Harper Street home in Wilson on Thursday morning. Authorities say the body of a missing 71-year-old woman was discovered there in a shallow grave.
Investigators believe they found the body of a missing Johnston County woman in a shallow grave Thursday behind a home in Wilson — a day after they charged a convicted rapist in the woman’s …
Wilson inspections manager Kevin O'Brien speaks with Carlos Lewis, the owner of a house on the 1100 block of Toisnot Avenue. Animal advocates swarmed to the house in hope of delaying demolition long enough to rescue a dog and her puppies.

Maggie Society halts house demolition to save puppies

As an excavator tore through a house Thursday, the whines of puppies mingled with the sound of cracking wood and shattering glass. After much debate, work stopped for the night and rescuers were able …

RSV cases lead to hospital visitor restrictions

Wilson Medical Center is temporarily restricting visitors because of a recent outbreak in the community of the respiratory virus commonly known as RSV. Children under the age of 12 are asked to …
Christmas ornament sale raising money for CHEW Local children are doing their part to help in an effort to help hungry students on the weekends. Children have been painting handmade Christmas ornaments that are being sold to benefit CHEW, or …
Salvation Army Christmas wish list The Salvation Army is offering area residents the opportunity to help families in the Wilson area during the Christmas season through its Angel Tree. A list of people who need food, clothing, …
From left to right, top to bottom are Operation Silent Night suspects Montrell Cooper, Frank Cooley, Tawanna Bullock, Paula Poland, Michael Beckmann, Krystel Crandell, Christopher Dunn and Leroy Joyner Jr.

Nash drug roundup nets 32 suspects

NASHVILLE — Authorities raided a home and fanned out across Nash County at dawn Wednesday, charging 32 suspects following a six-month investigation into the local drug trade. Nash County …
WEATHERCAST

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Gradual warmup, return to mild temps expected this workweek

Sub-freezing wind chill temperatures are expected to linger Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of a gradual warmup with mild conditions in the cards for Friday and the weekend, Albert Thomas Jr. says in …

Wilson couple honored for role in opioid fight The N.C. Attorney General’s Office has recognized the work of Mike and Becky Cannon in their fight against the opioid epidemic. The Cannons were among 16 others across the state who were …
Deputies: Man charged with attempted murder after stabbing wife in chest GOLDSBORO — A rural Wayne County man faces an attempted murder charge after sheriff's deputies say he stabbed his wife in the chest Saturday. Deputies were dispatched to an assault call on …
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JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Adventist aviation group provides free medical flights

SMITHFIELD — Adventist Worldwide Aviation provides free flights for those who can’t afford transportation for medical treatment. AWA leases a hangar at the Johnston Regional Airport on Swift …

Mayor: Smithfield poised for smart growth

Community thanks firefighters, first responders

Tax incentive to reimburse Novo Nordisk’s $22M investment

Student redesigns North Johnston High stage

Johnston students repair used bikes for children in need

THE ENTERPRISE
Spring Hope's Old-Fashioned Christmas rescheduled for Monday

Organizers have rescheduled Spring Hope's Old-Fashioned Christmas due to the threat of heavy rain on Friday. The downtown Christmas celebration will be held …

Middlesex celebrates Christmas

Nash farm receives family business award

Schools honored for meeting, exceeding academic growth

FUN STUFF
COLUMN
Is there really a war on Christmas?

Memories of past childhood Christmases are warm, precious memories. In those long past times, life was a great deal simpler. My preacher dad, my younger brother and I would head for the Ozark forests …

LIFE
High-schoolers catch up on credits at Evening Academy

Wilson County Schools has started an Evening Academy at its three high schools as an effort to help students get ahead on coursework. The courses are given from 3-6 p.m. after the conclusion of …

SPORTS
College Sports
Area Calendar, Sept. 17-18

Monday, September 17College Men’s GolfBarton at Kiawah Island Invitational — Osprey Point Course, 8 a.m.Tuesday, September 18College Men’s GolfBarton at Kiawah Island Invitational …

Community sports
Wedgewood Ladies Golf Association holds Member-Guest tournament

Utilizing a Texas Scramble format, the Wedgewood Ladies Golf Association held its Member-Guest tournament Wednesday at Wedgewood Public Golf Course. Awards were handed out in low gross, first low …

Despite the heat, Kids Day on the Pond still a youth hit

Putting survival skills into motion

Moody excels at U.S. Open Breaking Championships

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Schools
Why I Teach: ‘Always strive to try again’
Elm City Middle School teacher Leigh Anne Orr is featured in today’s Why I Teach. Current Position: Eighth-grade math 1 and … Read More
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