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This preliminary rendering was used by city of Wilson staff Thursday to give folks an idea of what the new development could look like, but no architectural designs have been approved.

Wilson City Council OKs $100 million Pine Street redevelopment project

Falling snow didn’t stop 10 residents from expressing their support for the Pine Street redevelopment project at Thursday’s Wilson City Council meeting. “(Wilson) has had vision for …
Jake Joyner, 9, of Wilson, sleds on a slope behind Fike High School on Friday morning.

Snow creates Wilson winter wonderland

For many folks around Wilson, a little bit of snow is just the right amount. Wilson collected enough snow overnight Thursday to cover the grass in most open areas and add a shiny silver and white …

Early voting sluggish in Wilson County; polls open through Feb. 29

More than a week into early voting in the presidential primary, turnout remains low. “I really thought they would come out in droves considering the number of candidates in the primary,” said …
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Maury Correctional inmate dies after prison fight

HOOKERTON — Authorities say a Maury Correctional Institution inmate died Friday in a fight with another inmate at the state prison in Greene County. Andre A. Young-Johnson, 23, was pronounced …
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Architect bids for tech school due next week Wilson County Schools will receive bids next week from architectural firms interested in designing the new Wilson Academy of Applied Technology high school building. Superintendent Lane Mills …

Downtown Wilson investment creates ‘powerful gateway’: Parking deck, property acquisitions

Looking across Broad Street from the porch of the Wilson Visitors Center, the site where a $15 million parking garage is planned can be seen.
With nearly $100 million of investment pledged between Truist, the YMCA and NSV Development along Nash and Pine streets, the Wilson City Council will consider a master development agreement today …
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Weathercast: Warmup will melt the snow, then cold front arrives

After a very cold start to Saturday, with temperatures landing near 20 degrees at daybreak, the Wilson Times area should see a quick warmup. High pressure over North Carolina ridging back to …

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THE ENTERPRISE
Bojangles' plans Spring Hope restaurant

SPRING HOPE — Get ready to get your tailgate on, southern Nash County — a major Bojangles’ franchisee in eastern North Carolina and Virginia has submitted plans for construction at …

Suspects sought in sweepstakes robbery

Probation officers seek drug convict

Middlesex seeking equipment grants

Internet provider researching rural broadband needs

JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
School board debates ‘unity agreement’

SMITHFIELD — As it did the month before, the Johnston County Board of Education last week discussed but did not adopt an agreement that would govern its behavior. No school leader has said so …

Harmony Playground clears last funding hurdle

Smithfield council targets blight

County keeping watch on coronavirus

Johnston commissioners defend gun rights

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Cellphones pose hangup for voter outreach

A political meeting last Saturday emphasized getting out the vote while avoiding any favoritism toward any individual candidate or issue. Much of the discussion focused on how to contact potential …

LIFE
Passing down a family favorite: Potato salad like Mama made

I gave my daughter a few suggestions for her birthday dinner this past weekend. I offered to cook several things, including chicken and gravy with homemade biscuits or maybe our favorite chicken pot …

SPORTS
College Sports
Wolfpack shows NCAA form with rout of No. 6 Duke

RALEIGH — Ah, this must have been what it was like in the older, smaller ACC days when N.C. State played on an NCAA Tournament level with neighboring Duke and North Carolina for bragging rights …

Balanced attack carries Bulldogs past Trojans

Surging Lady Bulldogs win 7th straight, defeat Mount Olive 80-67

Lady Bulldogs come up short on the road

Barton sweeps aside Mount Olive

School Sports
Taking action with a crisis

I wrote about the crisis currently going on in the United States with declining hunting and fishing license sales, despite a growth in population over the past couple of decades. The dollars …

Wilson Recreation Department Results

Taylor, Wiggs card aces at Wedgewood

264 Futsal teams seek help in reaching national championship tournament

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Schools
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice and applesauce cup. Lunch: Fiestada pizza or cheesy baked potato, fries, steamed … Read More
Students take robotics skills to Texas: ‘I am so proud of them’
Students on the middle school robotics team at the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf placed 12th out of 24 teams at a … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston Counties
monday Teacher Workday Tuesday Breakfast: Strawberry bagel bar, fruit juice and banana. Lunch: Chicken nuggets with roll … Read More
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