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Cooper-Suggs fights for all of Wilson County

Rep. Linda Cooper-Suggs is running to be reelected in N.C. House District 24. I believe that Linda is the best candidate for this position, and she has my wholehearted support.  Linda Cooper-Suggs has the background, education and leadership skills needed for the job, along with a strong sense of public service, integrity and firm ethics toward hard work. She will […] The post Cooper-Suggs fights for all of Wilson County first appeared on Restoration NewsMedia.
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Commissioners tout camaraderie on county board

Incumbents seeking the Wilson County Board of Commissioners’ District 1 and District 6 seats discussed what they’ve accomplished and how they can build on that momentum for future projects in Thursday’s community forum at the Wilson County Public Library.  In District 1, Vice Chairman Leslie Atkinson, a Democrat, faces challenger Mark Letchworth, who is unaffiliated. In District 6, Chris Hill, […] The post Commissioners tout camaraderie on county board first appeared on Restoration NewsMedia.
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Exotic pumpkins grow on Wilson County farm

Again this fall, families can head to a farm east of Black Creek to walk through a pumpkin field and choose between a gigantic gourd, a miniature pumpkin or unique squash wrapped with lumps, bumps and boils. The Batts family has opened Campbell Lane Specialty Crops, a seasonal business that grows exotic pumpkins and gourds. Co-owner Susan Batts said she […] The post Exotic pumpkins grow on Wilson County farm first appeared on Restoration NewsMedia.
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US 301 Near Kenly Requires Temporary Closure

KENLY – The first of several planned closures to improve the storm drainage on US 301 north of Kenly, in southern Wilson County, is scheduled to occur this weekend. An N.C. Department of Transportation contractor is improving the safety and operation of where US 301 and NC 581 intersect. The contractor will install concrete traffic islands and a reduced conflict intersection that will redirect drivers on NC 581 into turning right to reduce the risk of serious crashes.
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Who bought and sold Wilson County property from Sept. 12-16?

The following deed transfers for the week of Sept. 12-16 have been recorded in the Wilson County Register of Deeds Office:  From Robert Lee Shaw and Patricia M. Shaw to Robert Lee Shaw and Patricia M. Shaw, 802 Englewood Drive, Kenly, no stamp;  From William Brent Ferrell to JNR Homes Inc., 5234 Hornes Church Road, $225,000; From Alfredo Oyola and […] The post Who bought and sold Wilson County property from Sept. 12-16? first appeared on Restoration NewsMedia.
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Road closures to be aware of across North Carolina this weekend

GARNER, N.C. — There are several road closures across North Carolina on Friday you should be aware of. Starting on Friday night, a sidewalk project will close a section of Vandora Springs Road in Garner, between Miriam Avenue and Timber Drive. That road closure starts at 7 p.m. and...
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Wilson summer school programs show success

Wilson County Schools’ Summer Launch Program proved to be successful for students. Summer school encompassed remedial programs to help students catch up and enrichment activities to expose students to new educational opportunities.  Wilson County Board of Education Chairwoman Christine Fitch shared the summer program’s overall highlights during Monday’s board meeting.  SUMMER PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS  • During the summer proficiency remediation and […] The post Wilson summer school programs show success first appeared on Restoration NewsMedia.
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Mayor notes Wilson’s need for affordable housing

Wilson Mayor Carlton Stevens discussed Wilson’s affordable home shortage and explained the city government’s powers, processes and limitations Monday in the first session of his monthly community conversations with city residents. Noting the division of duties between city and county agencies, Stevens encouraged people to attend the Wilson County Board of Education and county Board of Commissioners meetings in addition […] The post Mayor notes Wilson’s need for affordable housing first appeared on Restoration NewsMedia.
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Groups endorse Newton, Fontenot and Davis

The North Carolina Values Coalition has endorsed Republican candidates Buck Newton and Ken Fontenot in their bids to represent Wilson County in the General Assembly, while the State Employees Association of North Carolina has announced its support for Democrat Don Davis in the state’s 1st Congressional District. Newton, a Wilson lawyer, a former three-term state senator and the GOP’s 2016 […] The post Groups endorse Newton, Fontenot and Davis first appeared on Restoration NewsMedia.
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Wilson County Schools ‘bounces back’ on state scores

Not only has Wilson County Schools bounced back from the COVID-19 pandemic slump, but the district soared in overall proficiency last school year, obtaining the highest state ranking Wilson County has ever achieved.  Wilson County is ranked 56th out of 115 school districts across the state, according to accountability data released earlier this month by the N.C. Department of Public […] The post Wilson County Schools ‘bounces back’ on state scores first appeared on Restoration NewsMedia.
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Pitt, Wilson county fairs start Tuesday

GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) – Fairs are a great way to welcome fall. Fairs are a great way to experience local food and drinks, live music, rides and of course tons of fried food. Before the state comes to Raleigh, there are a number of county fairs that will take place around Eastern North Carolina. The Pitt County Fair and the Wilson County Fair begin Tuesday.
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Who bought and sold Wilson County property from Sept. 6-9?

The following deed transfers for the week of Sept. 6-9 have been recorded in the Wilson County Register of Deeds Office:  From Suzette Gardner Evans to Charles Tony Evans Jr., quitclaim deed for 5011 Skyland Loop, no stamp;  From J.N. Whitley Farms LLC to Pablo Cesar Jaimes Echevarria, 310 S. Main St., Stantonsburg, $14,000; From Michael J. Hurt and Kindell […] The post Who bought and sold Wilson County property from Sept. 6-9? first appeared on Restoration NewsMedia.
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Wilson County DSS nationally recognized for eviction diversion program

The Wilson County Department of Social Services has been recognized with an achievement award from the National Association of Counties. The organization’s awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. NACo recognized Wilson County DSS in the human services category for the agency’s efforts in leading Wilson County’s eviction diversion efforts, which address housing insecurity and […] The post Wilson County DSS nationally recognized for eviction diversion program first appeared on Restoration NewsMedia.
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