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Lawsuit: Bondsmen broke into home, beat Wilson County man in mistaken identity case

WILSON N.C. (WNCN) - A Wilson County man is suing three bail bondsmen and the company they work for after he said he was beaten in a case of mistaken identity. According to the lawsuit, at midnight on Dec. 6, 2017, Anthony Wilson was walking from his aunt's house on Randolph Street to a convenience


Wilson woman sues Bridgestone plant, alleging bosses conspired to prevent promotion

Wilson, N.C. — A Wilson woman is suing the Bridgestone manufacturing facility after she said her supervisors conspired to prevent her from moving up in the company because of her race.


Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution as Part of Florida Sex Trafficking Crackdown

(JUPITER, Fla.) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution after police said Friday he was twice videotaped paying for and receiving sex at an illicit massage parlor.


Marriage Licenses for the month of January

Thank you for being one of our most loyal readers. Please consider supporting community journalism by subscribing. The Wilson County Register of Deeds issued the following marriage licenses in January:


Bright, tropical bird flies the coop in Wilson County

WILSON COUNTY — Lewis "Buddy" Waskey had been heartsick for days because his beloved bird had disappeared. But on Thursday, as he looked around for Zazu, a green-winged macaw, things began to look up.


Community leader Corbett dies Tuesday

Thank you for being one of our most loyal readers. Please consider supporting community journalism by subscribing. Fannie Corbett, a founder of the Wilson Community Improvement Association, died Tuesday at age 86, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.


Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold


Friday's Major League Linescore

Dieguez, Hartle (2), Covers (3), Soto (4), Fraser (5), Romero (6), Long (7), Wilson (8), Gast (8), Thomas (8), and Estrada, Onstott, Mangome; Turnbull, Mize (3), Funkhouser (5), Soto (7), Jimenez (8), Voelker (9), and Rogers, Scivicque. HRs_Pinero, Dixon, Rogers.


North Carolina police chase ends when off-duty officer, driving with family, gets out to tackle suspect

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Lt. Michael Capps happened to be in the right place at the right time Wednesday, WLOS reports. He’s a 23-year law enforcement veteran and current lieutenant of the Laurel Park Police Department.


People and Places: Freeman Round House & African American Museum

WILSON, N.C. (WNCT) - People and Places take us to Wilson this week, specifically east Wilson. It is an area rich in African American history. History that is now being remembered inside one of the most unique buildings you will ever see.


Wilson native shares historic first

Raymond Applewhite, first African-American Navy instructor at the Field Medical Service School at Camp Johnson, speaks during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Ceremony recently at Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville. Applewhite grew up in Wilson. Applewhite spent 22 years


North Carolina denies transgender inmate's request to transfer to women's prison

LILLINGTON, N.C. -- A transgender inmate convicted of insurance fraud is serving time at a men's prison in North Carolina despite repeated requests to transfer to women's housing.


Officials identify 3 Nash County deputies involved in shooting death of sexual assault suspect

NASH COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Nash County Sheriff's Office named the deputies involved in theshooting death of 29-year-old Jonathan Ramirez. On Feb. 9, officials said a sexual assault victim called to report a crime involving Ramirez.


Brian Center names king, queen of hearts

The Brian Center of Wilson held its annual Valentine's Day celebration on Feb. 14. Pictured are Janice Batts, who was crowned the center's Valentine's Day queen, and Clifton Johnson, who was named king. Residents nominated the pair as honorees.


North Carolina doctor gets 3 years for trading drugs for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.


North Carolina Man Stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Officer Philius of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department was in a marked patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 observing traffic, when they observed the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata following the vehicle closer than reasona


North Carolina authorities find missing inmate

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities in North Carolina say an inmate who went missing at the Rutherford Correctional Center has been captured not far from the facility. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a statement that department K-9 staff and members of the Rutherford County Sheriff's


GARY EDWARDS: Zion not alone in dealing with equipment malfunction issues

Duke’s Zion Williamson had the most talked about equipment malfunction this week since Janet Jackson during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. Only 33 seconds into the Blue Devils’ ballyhooed basketball showdown with North Carolina, the 285-pound Williamson planted his left foot and blew out his siz


Bill would ban talking on handheld phone in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Talking on the phone while driving without using hands-free technology could soon cost North Carolina drivers. The bill is called Hands Free N.C. It would make it illegal to talk on the phone while driving.


United Way tops $1.2M fund goal

• 8,877 Wilson County children up to age 19 participated in United Way programs. • 18,559 adults over 55 received help through the United Way. • 1,520 victims of domestic and sexual violence and homeless women and children received support through the Wesley Shelter.