Lu-Ann Monson, Wilson's former historic preservation planner, bought this 509 Kenan St. home to save the historic bungalow from demolition in 2003. She's completed some projects on the house, but city officials say it isn't enough and voted to demolish the home.

City to demolish Kenan Street house: Former preservation planner loses appeal hearing

A Wilson City Council vote to uphold a staff decision means a historic house owned by a former city preservation planner will be demolished as a safety hazard. The council voted 5-1 to raze the …
Joni Daniels of Wilson looks at prize-winning potted plants on display in the Wilson County Fair exhibit hall.

Fair offers something for everyone: Festivities continue today and Sunday

Whether your thrill is going on a stomach-churning amusement ride, seeing an exotic furry critter, tasting a sweet treat or taking a relaxed stroll by exhibits of prize-winning produce, the Wilson …

Wilson considers bond for street repairs

The Wilson City Council is again considering a bond to pay for street repairs. The idea resurfaced at the tail end of a routine meeting Thursday when Councilman Donald Evans said it’s past time …

Wilson man sought on Wayne County charges

Authorities are searching for a Wilson man accused of failing to show up for court in Wayne County. Shaib Awni Zayyad, also known as Sam Zayyad, faces three outstanding orders for arrest on …

Murder trial ends in plea deal

In a surprise twist, the defendant on trial in the 2018 killing of a Wilson man took a plea deal Thursday afternoon right before the state rested its case. Kelvin Raynard Mangum Jr., 28, who …

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Weathercast: Cold front brings an early taste of fall

A cold front marching through the state will bring an early taste of fall, with high temperatures at or just below the 80-degree mark and lows in the mid-50s later this week, Al Thomas says in this …

Middlesex woman accused of breaking baby’s leg

KNIGHTDALE — A Middlesex woman awaiting trial stands accused of breaking a baby’s leg while working at a Wake County day care center. Authorities charged Kimberly Sugg Boykin, 51, with felony …

5 candidates vie for 3 Bailey board seats

Inmate sues over jail conditions

Nash County Board of Elections sets one-stop voting location in Nashville

Middlesex buys equipment, truck with grant

Helping parents to help students

Tuesday’s headline in The Wilson Times proclaimed, “Parents are key to student success.” A proper response to this news might be, “well, duh!” Recent studies have shown that it is not …

Farm life on display at county fair

Whip in one hand, brush in the other, Riley Ballance was the picture of complete confidence as she drove her black pig around the show ring at the Wilson County Fair. The 7-year-old second grader …

College Sports
Barton wins five-set thriller

Overcoming a 2-1 deficit after three sets, the Barton College volleyball team rallied to beat Shaw University on Wednesday after forcing a fifth set and completing the comeback at Hunt High. The …

Bulldogs salvage 1-1 tie against Bishops

A home away from home

Beal’s game-winner lifts Lady Bulldogs in CC opener

Barton’s Elkins player of the week for 5th time in career

Community sports
A rare sibling rivalry

Olivia Murray first found an outlet for her competitiveness in dance.  Only there’s a problem with the sport of choreography and calculated movement: Dancing has never pitted the …

Red flag laws need the red flag

WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘03 Explosion girls go 2-0 to start Fall Classic League

Wilson Recreation Department Scores

Barnes the only repeat winner at Wilson County Amateur Championship

School Menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston Counties
Monday Breakfast: Cinni minis, fruit juice and strawberry cup. Lunch: Chicken fillet sandwich or cheese pizza, green beans, … Read More
‘Backbone of the family’: Grandparents treated to breakfast at school
LUCAMA — When third grader Aubrey Parrish came to school early Friday for Grandparents’ Day, three grandmothers came with … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
School Menus monday Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice and applesauce cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet … Read More
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