An investigator stands along U.S. 264 as a truck drives past Thursday. Sheriff's deputies on Friday charged a teenager with firing a pellet rifle at eastbound vehicles.

Car shootings lead to teen’s arrest: Deputies say suspect used pellet gun, hid in shrubs

Sheriff’s deputies say a 14-year-old camouflaged in shrubbery fired a pellet rifle at passing cars on U.S. 264 in Wilson County, shattering windows and scaring motorists who travel the busy …
Glenn Reaves, center, a veteran educator and administrator in Wilson County, is the new principal for grades 6 through 12 at Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education and will have an office in the new Sallie B. Howard High School for the Arts and Science.  He stands with Sandeep Aggarwal, assistant director of the school, right.

Veteran educator Glenn Reaves is new Sallie B. Howard principal

In preparation for the opening of a new high school in August, Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education has named a new principal for the upper grades, Glenn Reaves. A veteran Wilson …
Denise O'Hara, right, Healthcare Foundation of Wilson executive director, presents a $255,976 donation to the re-formed Pink Ladies of Wilson. The grant provides restricted funds for breast cancer services aimed to help people in need in Wilson County. Receiving the replica check, from left, are Pink Ladies of Wilson board members Pat Chesson, Jo Ann Poythress, Sandy Putman and Beth Rhyne.

Pink Ladies back in action: Group provides help to breast cancer patients

After a five-year hiatus, the Pink Ladies group is officially back. And its members are ready to pick up where they left off — providing hope, strength and support services for breast cancer …

Students, staff mourn beloved Barton professor: Mass and memorial service for Mike Fukuchi are Thursday

Barton College students and colleagues from 1981 until today will celebrate the life of a favorite professor Thursday and remember the man who guided them through freshman English classes, mentored …
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Restoration NewsMedia to manage 2 Illinois newspapers A media company formed by North Carolina’s last two independent daily newspapers has been hired to manage a pair of family-owned publications in eastern Illinois. Kathleen Lewis, publisher of …

Wilson County receives $174K for safe schools

Cpl. Scott Drew of the Wilson County Sheriff's Office has been Fike High's school resource officer for nine years. A part-time SRO will soon be shared between Barnes, Hearne and Vick elementary schools.
Wilson County Schools has received $174,066 in Safe Schools grants in from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Superintendent Lane Mills detailed the funding during Monday’s Wilson …

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Weathercast: Cold front brings chilly days, subfreezing nights

Winter hasn't bypassed The Wilson Times' area after all. A large dip in the jet stream well south and east of its recent pattern will push through a cold front late Saturday and bring much colder …

Police make arrest in rape

Smithfield police have charged an employee of an assisted-living center with sexually assaulting a female resident. Just before 3 a.m. on Dec. 19, police were called to Brookdale Senior Living at …

School board chairman responds to allegations

This cat was in a can, not a hat

2019 brought jobs, investment to Johnston

She waited two years for her first assignment. The result was ‘magic’

Johnston schools respond to racist posts

Commissioners, sheriff at odds over jail woes

NASHVILLE — Nash County commissioners have responded to the state’s depopulation of the Nash County Detention Center with a mixture of dismay, embarrassment and a strong vow to fix all the …

Deputies: Man injured in Christmas Eve shooting

New police chiefs take reins in 2019

Jail, school woes top county news in 2019

Middlesex sees big growth in 2019

Bailey town board focused on moving forward in 2019

Tobacco’s dominance went up in smoke

Recent news stories about a deadly vaping illness have reminded me of how much tobacco intertwined with my newspaper career. I edited newspapers in Wilson and Danville, Virginia, cities dependent …

Grant to fund schools' purchase of new kilns

Wilson County Schools has been awarded a $10,000 Wells Fargo Blue Bell Foundation grant to replace art kilns in district schools. “When I got the news that we were getting new kilns, I thought …

College Sports
Tham-Morrobel, Lady Bulldogs work past Converse for 4th straight win

The Barton College women’s basketball team counts upon Jami Tham-Morrobel, a 5-foot-11 sophomore, to play hard and to play steady. That’s her signature. Furthermore, Tham-Morrobel was …

Bulldogs return to win column, clip Crusaders 77-72

BC women put it all together in second half vs. NGU

Barton teams back at Wilson Gym to face NGU in twinbill

Bulldogs falter in OT versus Bobcats

School Sports
USA Baseball’s Gaski headlines 45th Hot Stove banquet

For more than 30 years, his involvement with USA Baseball has taken Mike Gaski to various places around the world. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, Gaski will visit Wilson as the featured speaker of the 45th …

An influx of bird visitors

ENCAOA seeking baseball, softball officials, to hold clinics

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

A year full of memories: Plenty of moments, people on area sports scene in 2019

Honing knife skills
Junior Mikayla Billups practices her knife skills on a potato as part of the food and nutrition class at Wilson Christian Academy. … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties
Monday Holiday Tuesday Breakfast: Strawberry bagel bar, fruit juice and peach cup. Lunch: Chicken nuggets with roll or mac … Read More
Breakfast essential to better learning: Schools begin free morning menu offerings
It was breakfast on wheels Wednesday at Hunt High School as child nutritionists Phyllis Horne and Stanley Best pushed a food-filled … Read More
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