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From left to right, top to bottom are Operation Silent Night suspects Montrell Cooper, Frank Cooley, Tawanna Bullock, Paula Poland, Michael Beckmann, Krystel Crandell, Christopher Dunn and Leroy Joyner Jr.

Nash drug roundup nets 32 suspects

NASHVILLE — Authorities raided a home and fanned out across Nash County at dawn Wednesday, charging 32 suspects following a six-month investigation into the local drug trade. Nash County sheriff's deputies …
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3 sentenced in drug conspiracy

Three Wilson County men will spend several years in federal prison after prosecutors say they were a part of a drug trafficking ring that spanned three counties. Chief U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced …
The Wilson City Council approved a development deal Thursday for an $18.5 million investment in the renovation of the shuttered Cherry Hotel in downtown Wilson.

$18.5M Cherry Hotel project on track

The plan to restore the shuttered Cherry Hotel to its former glory is official thanks to action taken Thursday by the Wilson City Council. “When we came here two years ago and made a decision to participate in the (request for proposals), it was a huge …
Fike High School senior Jalen Atkinson, right, arranges children for a group photo during the Fike Chick-fil-A Leader Academy on Thursday. Some 35 high school students hosted 100 students from Stantonsburg and Lucama elementary schools for the event.

Students spread goodwill: Chick-fil-A Leader Academy at Fike holds expo for elementary kids

Fike High School senior Jalen Atkinson was into the groove, and every move he made was matched by Alaura Warrick, a second-grader from Lucama Elementary School. The two were participating in a …
WEATHERCAST

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Gradual warmup, return to mild temps expected this workweek

Sub-freezing wind chill temperatures are expected to linger Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of a gradual warmup with mild conditions in the cards for Friday and the weekend, Albert Thomas Jr. says in …

Deputies: Man charged with attempted murder after stabbing wife in chest GOLDSBORO — A rural Wayne County man faces an attempted murder charge after sheriff's deputies say he stabbed his wife in the chest Saturday. Deputies were dispatched to an assault call on …
WILSON TIMES CO. NEWSPAPERS
JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Adventist aviation group provides free medical flights

SMITHFIELD — Adventist Worldwide Aviation provides free flights for those who can’t afford transportation for medical treatment. AWA leases a hangar at the Johnston Regional Airport on Swift …

Mayor: Smithfield poised for smart growth

Community thanks firefighters, first responders

Tax incentive to reimburse Novo Nordisk’s $22M investment

Student redesigns North Johnston High stage

Johnston students repair used bikes for children in need

THE ENTERPRISE
Spring Hope's Old-Fashioned Christmas rescheduled for Monday

Organizers have rescheduled Spring Hope's Old-Fashioned Christmas due to the threat of heavy rain on Friday. The downtown Christmas celebration will be held …

Middlesex celebrates Christmas

Nash farm receives family business award

Schools honored for meeting, exceeding academic growth

FUN STUFF
COLUMN
Flimsy fodder for a year in review

It’s beginning to be that time of the year when all the big news outlets parade out their flashy year-end reviews. You know, the one that fills up about five whole minutes of a half-hour news …

LIFE
Students sing with The Celts Saturday night

Students from Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education will join in a celebration of the holiday season tonight when Christmas With The Celts comes to the Boykin Center in downtown …

SPORTS
College Sports
Hines is FCS All-American

The legend of A.J. Hines at Duquesne University continues to grow as the junior running back, a 2016 Fike High graduate, was named to The Associated Press Football Championship Subdivision …

Lady Bulldogs squander 19-point lead, lose to Emmanuel

The dog days of winter

The last days of solitude

Bulldogs name Burnette defensive coordinator, first assistant coach

Community sports
You never know who is listening

About 16 or 17 years ago, I was asked by Greenfield School to fill in for Santa Claus at the White’s Lights Christmas Celebration. Since my oldest son, Hunter, was going to preschool at …

An idea for a day trip

WCYAA extends hoops sign-ups until Sunday

Golden memories of Wilson for first NC Amateur champion

Busy weekend looms as National League soccer returns for 10th straight year

Schools
Why I Teach: Teaching is ‘what I am called to do’
Annette Jones, who teaches first grade at Jones Elementary School, is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Total years teaching: … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties
monday Breakfast: Goody bun, fruit punch, strawberry cup and milk Lunch: Cheeseburger or pork chop sandwich, french fries, … Read More
Outreach essential for Lucama chorus
LUCAMA — When Kitty Barnes asked Lucama Elementary School music teacher Jana Winders if the Lucama Singing Cardinals could perform … Read More
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