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Called to serve

One coincidence and one mistake put Wilson Fire and Rescue Capt. Jourdon Pope in a position to help save a man’s life. Pope stopped at the Handy Mart convenience store across from the city of Wilson Operations Center on Herring Avenue after …

Italian Vogue article highlights Wilson's Eyes on Main Street

Wilson’s Eyes on Main Street is featured in the current print edition of Italian Vogue and is also translated in English on the magazine’s website. The writer, who didn’t visit Wilson, talks about the history of the outdoor photo festival as well as the 100 photographs that grace the facades of buildings on Nash Street through July 10. Eyes on Main Street, started by international photographer Jerome De Perlinghi of Wilson, is now in its second year. “Far from making any kind of political statement, the festival aims to bring art to everyone, attracting visitors from all over the region and bringing the photographs to ‘both sides of the tracks,’ De Perlinghi says.
LOCAL NEWS

Newton vows to defend HB2 from the feds

State Sen. Buck Newton says he’ll fight to defend House Bill 2 against U.S. Department of Justice officials who say the legislation runs afoul of federal nondiscrimination laws. In a Wednesday letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, Principal Deputy …

Pound of meth seized; 4 arrested

Four men face nearly a dozen felony charges combined including drug trafficking after police seized a pound of crystal meth in an undercover operation. Wilson police began an investigation into a large crystal meth distribution ring on April 25, …

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Expert: Alberta evacuation 1 of largest in recent memory

The wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta is driving one of the largest evacuations in North America in recent memory, said Bill Stewart, co-director of the University of California's Center for Fire Research and Outreach at the University of California, Berkeley.

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FOOD

MAKE YOUR OWN CREAMY TOMATO SOUP

My daughter and I were among the first customers at the Downtown Farmers Market opening last week. We enjoy the local farm markets and frequent them often for fresh produce. But it wasn’t the strawberries that inspired me last week; it was the …

ARTS

Cirque du Vol will perform on library lawn Saturday

If you have always wanted to join the circus, the time is now, and you won’t have to run away from home to do it! Just come to the Wilson County Public Library Saturday at 3 p.m. The library will be hosting four performers from the Cirque du …

NATIONAL NEWS
House Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to back Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the businessman must do more to unify the GOP.

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School sports
Beddingfield bats ignite in rout of Lady Jags

Beddingfield bats ignite in rout of Lady Jags FARMVILLE — The bats of the Beddingfield High varsity softball team sounded off relentlessly on the road Wednesday night as the Lady Bruins used a massive offensive output to put away 2-A Eastern …

CBA clinches outright ECC title by overwhelming Rose

Lady Rams march past SL 13-7

CBA girls finish 3rd at ECC championships; boys 4th

Hunt loses seeding game to NN 14-6

Community sports
Area Calendar May 6-7

Friday, May 6 High School Varsity Baseball 1-A Carolina Christian tournament at Lee Christian, semifinals — Community Christian vs. Wayne Christian, 2 p.m.; Wayne Country Day at Greenfield, 7 p.m.; Washington at North Johnston, 7 p.m.; SW …

Barracudas produce 9 top-10 showings at Goldsboro YMCA

Wilson Recreation Department glance

Area calendar, May 5-6

Area Calendar May 4-5

NEW LOOK

Times website has new look

Online readers will see an entirely different look at www.wilsontimes.com today. The new website launched officially with Tuesday’s edition. Publisher Morgan Dickerman said he is excited to offer the new site to subscribers and the community …
CHURCH NEWS
Wilson church plans to pack to pews

Wilson Chapel FWB Church will hold its Pack the Pew Sunday service April 17 at 10:45 a.m. In anticipation of the event, a workshop will be held, “Soul-Winning 101: How to Effectively Witness for Christ,” with Bishop Robert L. Gorham …

Anglicans sanction U.S. Episcopal Church over gay marriage

Concerts continue at First Christian Church

Church news

EDITORIALS
Burr’s blockade of Timmons-Goodson a partisan stunt

When Patricia Timmons-Goodson ran for a seat on the N.C. Supreme Court in 2006, she polled 58 percent of the vote. That was a strong endorsement, but she’d already proven her mettle on the state Court of Appeals and as a District Court judge …

Understanding the vital role our teachers play

Editorial: N.C. State censors silence students for sharing faith

Region relies on ECU leadership

Time to rethink broad use of opioids?

Body cam footage is public record

Summer camp guide

What are you kids up to this summer? This section is full of ideas, from sports camps to educational opportunities. Check it out!

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BUSINESS

Planet Fitness construction begins

Construction of a new Planet Fitness is under way on Airport Boulevard as owners prepare for a fall opening. “We’re looking to open during the beginning of the fourth quarter, so October,” said franchise owner C.J. Bouchard. …
Health

Hospital strives to offer comprehensive cardiac care

For more than 45 years, Wilson Medical Center has provided cardiovascular services to our community. We offer advance heart care with a full range of diagnostic and interventional cardiac services, as well as treatment and rehabilitation of the …
EDUCATION

Chicks help students learn life cycle lesson

Covey Denton’s hands-on science class eagerly awaited the arrival of their baby chicks. Currently, life cycles are being discussed in lower school and in life science and fifth grade science at Greenfield School. Classes discuss and learn the …

Cox receives scholarship

RALEIGH — Jasmine Cox of Wilson, received a $2,704 scholarship from Wells Fargo for the current academic year. The scholarship was one of 25 awarded to students enrolled at independent colleges and universities in North Carolina. The Wells …