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‘The mystery is over’: Researchers say they know what happened to ‘Lost Colony’

By JEFF HAMPTONTHE VIRGINIAN-PILOT |AUG 17, 2020 AT 10:14 AM  A piece of writing tablet from the 1500s indicates English settlers assimilated with the natives. The lead tablet has impressions on it that show an Englishman shooting a Secotan Indian chief.. (Jeff Hampton) BUXTON, N.C. — The English colonists who settled the so-called Lost Colony before disappearing from history simply … Continue reading ‘The mystery is over’: Researchers say they know what happened to ‘Lost Colony’

DNA could identify prisoner of war’s remains: WWII Pvt. Hulon L. Raper had Wilson County roots

Posted Monday, April 13, 2020 6:11 pm By Drew C. Wilson dwilson@wilsontimes.com | 252-265-7818 Pvt. Hulon Lee Raper’s family just wants to find him and bring him home. Now, some 78 years after the Bataan Death March and Raper’s death in a prisoner of war camp, a genealogist working on behalf of the U.S. Army has reached out … Continue reading DNA could identify prisoner of war’s remains: WWII Pvt. Hulon L. Raper had Wilson County roots

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March and April Meetings Canceled

The WCGS General Meetings for March 31st and April 28th have both been canceled in compliance with Federal Guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will attempt to reschedule planned speakers. Please watch this space for further updates.

Report of Killed, Wounded and Missing at Fort Magruder near Williamsburg, May 5, 1862

Originally published in the Weekly State Journal, Raleigh, North Carolina, 21 May 1862. 5th Regiment, Co G (Wilson County) Killed, Lieut. Wm. H. Lyons—1. Wounded, Lieut. John P. Clark. Sergeants Chas. O Neal, Jas. E. Batts, Davis Kirby, Corp. H. D. Barnes, Privates Henry Darden, Benj. Pitman, Thos. Price, Jos. L. Pettaway and Jos. Robins—10. … Continue reading Report of Killed, Wounded and Missing at Fort Magruder near Williamsburg, May 5, 1862

Casualties in Ramseur’s Brigade

Originally published in The State Journal, Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, May 27, 1863 Casualties in Ramseur's Brigade, May 1, 2 and 3, 1863 2nd NC TROOPS—Col W R Cox, commanding Co B (Wilson County) Killed—Privates W G Flowers; Wm R Mears, Williamson Davis, Wiley J Todd, and Jno. Eatman. Wounded—Lieut G Fulgham, thigh; Sergt B … Continue reading Casualties in Ramseur’s Brigade

Fire in Greenville

Published by The Wilson Advance on Friday, 9 Jan 1880. THE FIRE IN GREENVILLE             Last week we gave a meagre account of the fire which occurred in our neighboring town, Greenville, about a week ago. This week we are able to publish the names of the losers, (thanks to the Express).             “Those who lost by the … Continue reading Fire in Greenville

Letter from Nash county Correspondent, Dec. 29, 1879

Published in The Wilson Advance, Friday, Jan. 2, 1880. NASH COUNTY ITEMS Hymeneal — Ox Stolen — A Grown Beet, &c. CASTALIA, N.C., Dec. 29th1879             Our hearts have been gladden once more and merry Christmas with all its joys and pleasures, is marked with the things that were, notwithstanding its pleasant memories and sweet recollections … Continue reading Letter from Nash county Correspondent, Dec. 29, 1879

Letter from the Edgecombe County Correspondent, Dec. 30, 1879

Published in The Wilson Advance on Friday, Jan. 2, 1880. LETTER FROM EDGECOMBE From our regular Correspondent. TARBORO, N.C., Dec. 30th, 1879 EDITOR ADVANCE: — With the spasmodic explosion of a few fire crackers by the irrepressible small boy, a few sore heads given and received by the small boy of a larger growth, caused by … Continue reading Letter from the Edgecombe County Correspondent, Dec. 30, 1879

Local News from The Wilson Advance for Friday, 19 Apr 1878

LOCAL DEPARTMENT             The Messrs. Westbrook are supplying our market with strawberries — price 30 cents per quart.             Mr. S.M. Warren has received his new stock of Spring Goods and is offering great bargains to his customers.             Mr. B.H. Tyson offers some buggies for sale cheap for cash or on time. Read his advertisement in to-day’s … Continue reading Local News from The Wilson Advance for Friday, 19 Apr 1878