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Clouds, rain arrive ahead of soggy weekend

Doppler - Central NCA large area of rainfall arrived in North Carolina early Friday, marking the beginning of a wet pattern that could produce up to 2 inches of rain across parts of the Triangle by the end of the weekend.

Strangers, family gather to remember slain Wilson 7-year-old

Memorial service for slain 7-year-oldDozens attended a memorial service Thursday night for Kamari Jones, 7, who was shot and killed July 23 after a bullet passed through his bedroom window and struck him in the head.

Coal ash bill delayed until November

Rep. Ruth Samuelson speaks about coal ashHouse and Senate negotiators failed to reach a deal on legislation that would require Duke Energy to clean up 33 coal ash ponds across the state. Senators say they will try to reach a deal in November.

Local sales tax cap comes back

North Carolina Sales TaxHouse and Senate leaders have agreed on a retooled bid to limit urban counties' ability to raise sales taxes. That could leave Wake County voters with a tough decision this fall.

US border poses no obstacle to repeat felon

Lorenzo Antonio Lopez-MejiaAlthough the thousands of children streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border has recently garnered nationwide headlines, people who treat the border like a revolving door make a moral and political debate over immigration reform more complicated, especially for local law enforcement.

Local news courtesy of WRAL.

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Events

1st Fridays on the Lawn

Date: 8/1/2014 - 8/1/2014
Time: 6pm-9pm
Calendar: Community Calendar
Location: Wilson County Public Library Lawn, 249 W. Nash

1st Fridays on the Lawn  - 2014 Community Concert Series

Country music night & National Night Out Celebration

Join your neighbors on the library lawn for a free concert, children's activities and more. Local food vendors will have your favorite summer meals on sale. Community Organizations will have interactive booth and door prizes. Sponsored by the Human Relations Office & Commission.

This concert features Darrell Harwood. Learn more about his music here: http://www.darrellharwood.com/

National Night Out is a community partnership celebration with the Wilson Police Department, neighborhoods, citizens and other community safety organizations. Many WPD departments will have special displays on the lawn.

To learn more: www.wilsonnc.org/departments/humanrelations/1stfridaysonthelawn/

Next concert dates: Sept. 5 and Oct. 3

Planning and Design Review Board-CANCELLED

Date: 8/5/2014 - 8/5/2014
Time: 7pm
Calendar: Government Calendar
Location: Council Chambers

Downtown Wilson Farmers Market

Date: 8/6/2014
Time: 8am-1pm
Calendar: Community Calendar
Location: 207 W. Green Street grass lot

The popular Downtown Wilson Farmers Market is held Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., April-September, at 207 W. Green St., which is behind the City of Wilson's Customer Service Center on Nash Street. The market includes vendors selling locally grown or produced fruits and vegetables, plants, foods and other items. There is also a farmers market at the Wilson County Fairgrounds on Saturday mornings, 7:30 a.m.-noon, from April through August.

Historic Preservation Commission

Date: 8/6/2014 - 8/6/2014
Time: 5:30pm
Calendar: Government Calendar
Location: Council Chambers

Downtown Wilson Farmers Market

Date: 8/13/2014
Time: 8am-1pm
Calendar: Community Calendar
Location: 207 W. Green Street grass lot

The popular Downtown Wilson Farmers Market is held Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., April-September, at 207 W. Green St., which is behind the City of Wilson's Customer Service Center on Nash Street. The market includes vendors selling locally grown or produced fruits and vegetables, plants, foods and other items. There is also a farmers market at the Wilson County Fairgrounds on Saturday mornings, 7:30 a.m.-noon, from April through August.

Local events courtesy of City of Wilson.