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Gissel Renteria, left, a volunteer with the Wilson Youth Council and a rising senior at Fike High School, assists Lorena Baza with the backpack giveaway.

Families line up for free backpacks: Eighth year for Operation Backpack

The first family showed up before 4 a.m., eager to secure a place in line for Wilson County Schools’ eighth annual Operation Backpack giveaway held Saturday morning at Fike High School. By 6 a.m., …

Hope Alliance charts client increase

Nearly two years ago, community leaders united to combat the opioid crisis in Wilson and launched multiple initiatives. One of those initiatives was the Hope Alliance, housed at the Wilson Police …
Elizabeth Healey designed "Sugar," an 8-foot mosaic sculpture. The Cary-based artist will be creating these massive pieces in downtown Wilson after winning approval for a redevelopment project Thursday.

Artist bringing studio, sculpture park to downtown Wilson

More than a year ago, the Wilson City Council approved a plan to put a pizza shop in a city-owned property near Whirligig Park. That plan fell through, but officials gave the go-ahead for an art …
Malone-Bullock

Jury convicts man in killing

A Wilson man was convicted Friday evening in the April 2017 shooting death of 31-year-old Harry Beecher. A jury found 24-year-old Ramone Malone-Bullock guilty of first-degree murder following a …

City council OKs Lake Wilson Park improvements

Dennis Artis of Wilson walks over the spillway for the Lake Wilson dam in April.
Wilson councilmen on Thursday approved a nearly $560,000 contract for improvements to Lake Wilson Park set to begin next month. Parks and Recreation …
WEATHERCAST

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Rain chances climb heading into workweek

Temperatures should be stable this weekend, but cloud cover and rain chances could fluctuate wildly as the workweek begins, Al Thomas explains in this installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast …

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Third suspect sought in teen’s killing

CLAYTON — More than a week after a 15-year-old was fatally shot, sheriff’s deputies are still working to develop a third suspect in the case. Two teenagers face first-degree murder charges in …

Smithfield man drowns in river

Child porn convict receives 30-year sentence

Sheriff’s captain offers active shooter safety tips for workers

Kenly’s Tanner Bentley earns Eagle Scout rank

College student finds fulfillment in service, education

THE ENTERPRISE
Spring Hope board approves Spaulding Center move

The Spaulding Family Resource Center is getting a new home. The Spring Hope Board of Adjustment on Monday approved a conditional use request for the Spaulding Center to use a former day care …

Candidates seek southern Nash town board seats

Courthouse could host founding documents display

Marshburn reappointed to community college board

People You Know: Spring Hope teen earns credit union scholarship

FUN STUFF
COLUMN
Congress must cure issue of surprise medical billing

Debbie Moehnke’s heart attack took her by surprise. It happened in March 2018, while she and her husband were waiting for treatment at a Vancouver, Washington-area medical clinic. The medicos there …

LIFE
Summer camps gave kids diverse escapes

Whether it was playing tennis, basketball or soccer, dancing, singing or acting — or just plain splashing around in the water — Wilson youth had plenty of opportunities to spend their summer …

SPORTS
College Sports
It’s surf over turf as the Marlins stop the Bacon in 3 games to repeat as Petitt Cup champs

MOREHEAD CITY — The Morehead City Marlins steamrolled the hopes of the Macon Bacon unseating them as Coastal Plain League Petitt Cup champions with six straight runs over the fourth and fifth …

Tobs entertain, but get same Petitt Cup result

Wrecked at Big Rock again

Petitt Cup power ball

Rain pushes Tobs-Pilots finish to Monday evening

Community sports
Tales from a catfish

Maybe 35 years ago, my family took a short vacation toward the coast of North Carolina. I was allowed to take one of my friends, who happened to be one who accompanied me on many of these types of …

Being the best that he can be

Willow Springs finishes second in Eastern NC Junior Golf League finals

WCYAA announces 2019 fall volleyball league registrations

The sisters of swing

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