Police investigating homicide

Evard Earl Artis, 63, was found dead in the front yard of his Stadium Street residence overnight. Officers and emergency responder were called to his home at 1:30 a.m. in reference to shots fired, …
Authorities seized these items during search warrants as a part of the Wilson County Sheriff's Office Operation Locomotive.

Drugs, guns seized in sheriff’s roundup

More than two-dozen people face criminal charges after the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office wrapped up a months-long probe with drug and gun arrests. During the course of Operation Locomotive, …
Eli Kicklighter, left, is showing in the Wilson County 4-H Livestock Show and Sale for the first time, while Andrew Jones, right, has been in the competition for nine years.

Veteran shares pig sense with newcomer

Eli Kicklighter is a good listener. For the last several months, Eli he has been working side-by-side with Andrew Jones on pig projects in preparation for the upcoming Wilson County 4-H Livestock Show and Sale. Eli, 9, is in his first year, while Andrew, 18, is in his ninth. Both are …
Windjam Properties plans to build roughly 250 houses and townhomes near the intersection of Raleigh Road Parkway and Airport Boulevard.

Wilson City Council approves new neighborhoods

Developers of a proposed neighborhood on Lamm Road yielded to nearby residents Thursday as they agreed to build fewer homes per acre in a rezoning request the Wilson City Council ultimately approved. “In GR6 or SR6 — which is six houses per acre — this whole subdivision will suffer unless they are only allowed …

Husband charged with murder in woman’s death

FREMONT — Sheriff’s deputies have charged a man with murder in his wife’s death a week after her body was found in the couple’s rural Wayne County home. Timmie Lee Batts, 56, of 105 R&M Circle outside Fremont, was arrested Friday on an open count of murder. Deputies were called to the home on March 15 and found wife Janet Batts dead …

Murder suspect returned from Arizona

A man accused of killing his wife is behind bars in Nash County after he was extradited from Arizona on Friday. Rexford Lynn Keel Jr. will make his first court appearance inside a Nashville courtroom Tuesday to face a charge of first-degree murder in the slaying of 38-year-old …
The Wilson Times staff poses with the multitude of awards received Thursday from the North Carolina Press Association and the Associated Press in Raleigh. Pictured, from left, are Paul Durham, Jimmy Lewis, Allison Pridgen, Valerie Register, Lisa Boykin Batts, Keven Zepezauer, Corey Friedman and Drew C. Wilson. Other winners not pictured included Olivia Neeley and Brie Handgraaf.

Times takes top honors in state journalism contest

RALEIGH — The Wilson Times is the state’s best newspaper of its size, according to judges in the North Carolina Press Association’s 2018 News, Editorial and Photojournalism Contest. The Times earned first-place honors in general excellence for newspapers and general excellence for newspaper websites …

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Weathercast: Mild, clear weekend, then rain likely on Tuesday

The pattern of swings in temperature and intermittent rain isn't expected to break this weekend or early in the workweek, with rain in the forecast for Monday and early Tuesday followed by a brief …

Clayton police cruisers get a fresh look

CLAYTON — Rain didn't stop the Clayton Police Department from rolling out redesigned patrol cars on Feb. 25. The first five cruisers in the freshly detailed fleet hit the streets during the …

Former Selma mayor Charles Hester dies at 83

Resident calls for police pay hikes

Active shooter response: ‘Run, hide, fight’

Princeton considers I-42 possibilities

Kenly seeks downtown growth plan

‘Education is the key’: School unlocked future for 3 decades of black children

Vashti Perry, the daughter of a former slave, went to school, completed high school and began a legacy of education in her family that now includes three generations of college graduates. Perry …

Spring Hope to consider electronic gaming center

Spring Hope museum celebrates local sports

Embers to headline 2019 pumpkin festival

Reliving history with home health patients

They say that youth is wasted on the young. I never understood that saying until I started working private-duty health care. The geriatric population was always something I tried to avoid, it just …

Opening up another world: Fourth-graders experience ballet

Wilson County fourth-graders were given a taste of big city culture when the New York Theatre Ballet performed at the Boykin Center in downtown Wilson. Some 950 students were bused in from area …

College Sports
Bulldogs sweep NGU to avenge only conference loss

The only loss in NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas play for the Barton College men’s volleyball team was no match for the Bulldogs’ rampaging win streak Friday night. The Bulldogs …

Lady Bulldogs can’t solve Embry-Riddle

Lady Bulldogs swept by Francis Marion

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs walked off by Queens on error

Amerson named BC interim track coach

Community sports
WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘03 Explosion boys unbeaten through six spring games

Goals by Carlos Chavez and Hayden Edwards gave the Wilson Youth Soccer Association ‘03 Explosion Boys U-16 team a 2-0 victory on Saturday over North Carolina FC Red South. The victory at …

We will miss you, ‘Mr. G’

Did PETA finally go too far?

New look on tap for 2019 Wilson Cup

When animals, humans clash

Community partners saluted
At its March meeting, the Wilson County Board of Education recognized the community partners and WCS staff who have made an … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties
monday Breakfast: Sweet potato swirl, apple juice, applesauce cup and milk Lunch: Hot dog on roll with chili or mac and cheese … Read More
It’s all circular on Pi Day
Pi Day is held on March 14 because the date represents the first three digits of pi, 3.14. For years, brainiacs have been stringing … Read More
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