James R. Baker Jr.

Man arrested in Saturday armed robbery

A Wilson man faces a charge after police say he robbed a convenience store at knife point early Saturday and was arrested a short time later at a nearby motel.  Wilson police responded to a …
Wilson police released suervillance images showing two men accused in a Thursday morning armed robbery at the Circle K convenience store on Raleigh Road Parkway.

Police seek 2 in Circle K robbery

Wilson police are investigating a Thursday morning armed robbery at a convenience store. Police responded to a 4:03 a.m. call to the Circle K at 4940 Raleigh Road Parkway. Officers spoke to the …
Charlene Wilkes, a kindergarten teacher at Hearne Elementary School, works with students on their beginning reading skills last week.

State reviews improvement plans: New law requires 4-year wait for flexibility reforms

The N.C. State Board of Education is reviewing a restart application for two Wilson County public schools identified as candidates for state takeover in its Innovative School District because of …
Riot Program Director Rachael Meleney speaks with Samora Naturals co-owners Shawna and Junior Moses Thursday at Brewmasters during an informational session on the Raleigh-based nonprofit's Wilson business accelerator program.

Businesses offered funding, support

Several dozen community leaders and business owners gathered at Brewmasters on Thursday to learn about a new business accelerator program and scholarship program planned for the Gig East …
Phone calls accusing Wilson County residents of missing jury duty and demanding a payment to avoid arrest are scams, court officials and sheriff's deputies say.

Residents fall victim to jury fine scam

Authorities say scammers are impersonating Wilson County sheriff’s deputies and trying to extort payments from area residents by claiming they’ve missed jury duty. Wanda Samuel, sheriff’s …

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Cold, windy Saturday, milder conditions Sunday

A cold, damp wind is likely to blow throughout The Wilson Times area Saturday and Saturday night. Coming from the north and northeast, gusts could reach 30 mph during the daytime with steady winds …

Kenly seeks permission to clean canals, curb flooding

KENLY — Town officials say they’re willing to clean canals and ditches on homeowners’ property to reduce residential flooding. But first, Kenly needs residents to sign on the dotted line by …

Neuse Charter School director steps down

Police seek suspect in Thursday killing

Driver wanted in deadly crash

Man faces murder charge in fatal shooting

K-9 Diesel retires from Smithfield police

Police: Teen stole BMW from mechanic’s lot

SPRING HOPE — A 16-year-old boy has been charged with stealing a car from Denton’s Garage early Thursday. A caller notified the Spring Hope Police Department of suspicious activity at the …

Pumpkin shatters size record

Communities fight hunger with mini-food pantries

Dinner planned to salute first responders

Spring Hope seeks repairs to reopen well

Universities can learn something from sweet potatoes

It was a strange group of visitors looking down on the sweet potato processing line at Scott Farms in Lucama earlier this month. As they listened to a plant manager talk about everything from …

First impressions key in job interviews

Students at Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education learned how to put their best foot forward when it comes to looking for a career. About 15 representatives from areas companies went …

College Sports
Barton rallies to first victory

MOUNT OLIVE — Trailing by seven at halftime, the Barton College men’s basketball team used a 54-point display in the second half to erase the margin and rally for an 87-83 victory over …

Lady Bulldogs’ season ends with 2-1 semifinals loss to Abbey

Barton’s Macdonald honored again as CC Women's Swimmer of the Week

Lack of experience glares in BC loss

Bulldogs fall to 0-3, lose at Elizabeth City State 87-82

School Sports
Bill would give tax breaks on donated meat

Earlier this year there was a bill proposed to the state legislature of North Carolina. As with most bills that don’t involve which bathroom you have to use, very few have heard about it. …

WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘06 Explosion finishes Piedmont Conference play with 2 wins

AREA GOLF BRIEFS: Wilkinson, Rhyne, McGuire lead WLL finals field

WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘03 Explosion earns spot in Kepner Cup

Deer can be deadly

Sallie B. Howard ensemble to perform in Raleigh
Sallie B. Howard School’s newly formed vocal ensemble will make its performance debut on Monday at “An Evening of Soul & … Read More
Wilson student a finalist in national scholarship contest
Lydia Denton, a drama major at Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education, is one of 10 national finalists in the Ellio’s … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
Monday Breakfast: Cinni minis, fruit juice and strawberry cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet sandwich, baked beans, … Read More
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