UNC-CH whistleblower says time to focus on issues in academic scandal

Mary WillinghamMary Willingham, former academic adviser at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said an independent report released Wednesday that outlines the breadth and depth of academic fraud at the school substantiates what she's been saying for years.

Employee discipline expected after UNC academic fraud report released

APTOPIX North Carolina Academic ProbeThe academic fraud scandal that encircled faculty, staff and student athletes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill lasted longer and affected more students than previously known, according to a 131-page report released Wednesday by a former federal prosecutor hired by campus officials to conduct an independent investigation.

Sledgehammers used to rob Fayetteville jewelry store

Police Crime SceneThree men used sledgehammers to rob a Fayetteville jewelry store Wednesday morning, police said.

Children found in Fayetteville home with meth lab, three in custody

Three face meth charges in FayettevilleThree people were arrested Tuesday for manufacturing methamphetamine, including a couple whose children were found in a home with a meth lab.

Durham police investigate suspicious death

Police Crime SceneAn unresponsive man was found inside a vehicle on the 3000 block of East Weaver Street on Wednesday afternoon after police responded to a possible cardiac arrest call.

Local news courtesy of WRAL.

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Downtown Beats & Eats

Date: 10/23/2014
Time: 5pm-8:30pm
Calendar: Community Calendar
Location: Imagination Station Science Museum, 224 Nash Street East

Downtown Beats & Eats is a new music series that features bands with Wilson connections. The headlining act of this concert will be The Oatmeal Conspiracy. There will also be food trucks and speciality beverages available. Call 399-2228 for more information or go to www.HistoricDowntownWilson.com.

Elm City Fall Festival & Car Show

Date: 10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
Time: 10am-4pm
Calendar: Community Calendar
Location: Elm City
Elm City Fall Festival and Car Show Main Street and Railroad Ave. POC: Dena Cordell 252-236-4917

Alzheimers Support Group Meeting

Date: 10/28/2014
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Calendar: Community Calendar
Location: 1730 Parkwood Blvd. Wilson, NC 27893

Please join us for our monthly Alzheimers Support Group. We will be conducting the meeting every 4th Tuesday of every month.

Wilson Whirligig Festival

Date: 11/1/2014 - 11/2/2014
Time: 10am-5pm
Calendar: Community Calendar
Location: Historic Downtown Wilson

Wilson Whirligig Festival - 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Make plans to attend the 10th annual Wilson Whirligig Festival in historic downtown Wilson. Enjoy two days of live music, free kids activities and more than 100 vendor booths of arts & crafts, food, local community organziations and more! Join this unique celebration of the whimsical, whirling whirligig creations of Vollis Simpson.

Join us:

  • Saturday, November 1 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday, November 2 - 12 noon - 5 pm

This is a FREE festival, no admission cost, no ticket and no parking fee. Everyone is welcome!

For more details on Entertainment, Contests, Whirli-Kidz Zone and vendors, visit the Wilson Whirligig Festival website.

This event is planned annually by volunteers serving on the WWF Planning Committee. The festival is made possible by the financial support of the City of Wilson, Wilson Tourism Authority, Wilson Downtown Development and approximately 20 other local sponsors.



Planning and Design Review Board

Date: 11/4/2014 - 11/4/2014
Time: 7pm
Calendar: Government Calendar
Location: Council Chambers

Local events courtesy of City of Wilson.