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Wilson apartments sprayed with gunfire

Police say several people awoke to damage to their apartments Tuesday after hearing gunfire a few hours prior. Officers responded to a 7:12 a.m. call to the 300 block of Park Avenue. When police …

Police: Phone, cash taken in Wilson robbery

Officials say a woman was robbed at gunpoint while sitting in her car early Wednesday morning. Wilson police officers responded to the 1:27 a.m. call to the 200 block of Garner Street. Officers …
Astrid Santamaria, a fifth-grader at the Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education, made a water filter to find out which type of charcoal was the best to filter out impurities in Lucama's water.

Science project focuses on cleaning Lucama’s water

Astrid Santamaria knows that part of being a scientist is learning how to solve problems. So this year, the fifth-grader from the Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Entertainment did her …
Wilson Preparatory Academy founder and executive director Daryl Woodard points to the Tigers’ future soccer field and track, part of a $750,000 complex, including a baseball/softball diamond, that will be fully operational by spring.

Wilson Prep to buy buildings with bond funding

Wilson Preparatory Academy made a move Thursday to buy the buildings the school currently leases. School officials asked the Wilson City Council to hold a public hearing about Wilson Prep getting …
Sen. Brent Jackson, R-Sampson, left, receives a memento from Norman Harrell, director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension office in Wilson County, after Jackson's speech at the Farmer Appreciation Dinner on Thursday.

Farmers could receive hurricane relief checks this month

A leading agriculture advocate in the North Carolina Senate told farmers and their families Thursday that farmers can expect to see checks from the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of …
WEATHERCAST

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Cold snap brings bitter cold, wind chill in single digits

"First comes the rain, then the wind, then probably our coldest temperatures of the season," Albert Thomas Jr. says in this weekend's installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by …

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JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Princeton board divided on endorsing U.S. 70 bypass

PRINCETON — After a lengthy debate, town commissioners voted 3-1 to table a resolution of support for the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s plan for the U.S. 70 bypass to Princeton. …

Kenly siblings finish 3rd in college cornhole championship

State honors retired publisher

Daniels steps down as Selma town manager

THE ENTERPRISE
Bailey town administrator resigns

After an impromptu closed session during Monday’s Bailey Board of Commissioners meeting, officials announced that Town Administrator Timothy Johnson would resign his post effective 5 p.m. …

Government shutdown stalls Middlesex grant application

Spring Hope ready to grow

Nash sheriff's office promotes first woman to major

FUN STUFF
COLUMN
Brave judge stood up for racial equality

“In Darkest South Carolina” by Brian Hicks tells the story of J. Waties Waring, a federal district judge in Charleston, S.C., and his largely overlooked efforts to have school segregation …

LIFE
817 students learn in the pool

Cindy Boring gathered her seven swimming students together to give them some extra pointers before allowing them to start a free swim. Boring is one of the volunteers teaching 817 Wilson County …

SPORTS
College Sports
Barton, South Atlantic Conference agree to football scheduling alliance

As a new NCAA Division II football program without conference affiliation, filling out initial schedules can be a challenge. Barton College received a substantial boost in that regard …

Surging Bulldogs triumph at Mount Olive

Neal matches career high to spark Barton past Mount Olive

BARTON ROUNDUP: BC swim teams win final tuneup before CC Championships

Wynn nabs CC women’s hoops weekly honor

Community sports
No excuse for bad behavior

I have defended, or at least argued, a case for more information many times when the public becomes outraged at a hunter or angler. Many times, it is due to the angle of the story where certain …

Still a boy of summer

WYSA steps up to the next level

Newsome double Big Fish winner for Fishers of Men in 2019

Listing those passions

Schools
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Holiday Tuesday Breakfast: Strawberry Pop-Tart, fruit punch, peach cup and milk Lunch: Corn dog nuggets or … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
Wilson County Monday Breakfast: Goody bun, fruit punch, strawberry cup and milk Lunch: Cheeseburger or pork chop sandwich, … Read More
Why I Teach: Teaching with ‘great joy and a servant’s heart’
Brian Trull is athletic director and teacher at Wilson Christian Academy. Total years teaching: 20 years, with 19 years at … Read More
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