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Teen charged with attempted murder in shooting

A Wilson teen faces multiple charges including attempted first-degree murder in connection to a Sunday night shooting, police say. Authorities arrested 19-year-old Phonta Ra’heem Watson Tuesday …
Rachel Chavez, a Hunt High School junior, cleans and stimulates a newborn baby "Hal" after Catherine Barnes, of the Wilson Community College nursing faculty, right, helped job shadow students assist with a simulated birth at the Virtual Medical Center at Wilson Medical Center Wednesday.

Things get real for job shadows

A serious expression swept across Jasmine Arias’ face as Noel Wilson was about ready to give “birth” to her son, Hal. “Have your hands ready. You are going to be guiding the baby out,” …
The Wilson Board of Adjustment approved a special use permit on Tuesday for a man wishing to turn a former gas station at 501 Raleigh Road Parkway into a used car business.

Used car lot planned near Rec Park

Neighbors near a defunct gas station showed up in force Tuesday to oppose a permit request to open a used car business at 501 Raleigh Road Parkway. “All I can foresee is disruption to the …
Vaughan's Jewelers was started in 1949 by Harvey and Edna Vaughan. While the couple has since passed away, two other generations — Bill, Kathy, Tripp and Anna Belle — carry on the family business. Tripp and Anna Belle's son William is 3, and the couple has a second son due in May. Brie Handgraaf | Times

Jewelers celebrate platinum anniversary

Some of Bill Vaughan’s earliest memories were in his parents’ downtown storefront, and now 70 years later, his grandson has similar experiences. Vaughan’s Jewelers has changed through the …
Christine Wright, left, and Amber Denning, with Wilson County Department of Social Services, plant pinwheels at Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park Monday. Wilson is included in a nationwide effort of bringing awareness about child abuse and neglect as a part of Prevent Child Abuse Month. Drew C. Wilson | Times

Pinwheels symbolize hope

More than 1,000 blue pinwheels are spinning around Wilson in an effort to bring attention to child abuse prevention. The pinwheels are a symbol of hope for families and for the community that …
WEATHERCAST

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Spring showers on Good Friday, mild temps on Easter Sunday

Temperatures could fluctuate from around 80 degrees to the upper 60s this week, but Easter Sunday is expected to be comfortable, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this installment of The Wilson Times …

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JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Clayton police cruisers get a fresh look

CLAYTON — Rain didn't stop the Clayton Police Department from rolling out redesigned patrol cars on Feb. 25. The first five cruisers in the freshly detailed fleet hit the streets during the …

Former Selma mayor Charles Hester dies at 83

Resident calls for police pay hikes

Active shooter response: ‘Run, hide, fight’

Princeton considers I-42 possibilities

Kenly seeks downtown growth plan

THE ENTERPRISE
‘Education is the key’: School unlocked future for 3 decades of black children

Vashti Perry, the daughter of a former slave, went to school, completed high school and began a legacy of education in her family that now includes three generations of college graduates. Perry …

Spring Hope to consider electronic gaming center

Spring Hope museum celebrates local sports

Embers to headline 2019 pumpkin festival

FUN STUFF
COLUMN
Jesus offered spiritual redemption, not political revolution

What was the political climate 2,000 years ago in Palestine? Short answer: pretty much just like it is today, except for the occupation of a foreign empire, namely the Romans. I find this …

LIFE
Sweet treat has a message

I hope to have some new recipes in a few weeks, but for now, enjoy this archived column from March 2013. I’ve made these rolls many times at Easter, including with the kids at children’s …

SPORTS
College Sports
Not special enough for Bulldogs

SNOW HILL — The Barton College men’s golf team approached Tuesday’s final round of the 2019 NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas tournament with the rallying cry: …

ACC Barnstorming Tour gives fans, players a night to remember

Bulldogs get revenge against Braves 8-7

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs 12 shots back entering final round of play at CC Championship

Home for the semifinals

Community sports
Wilson City Little League Glance

Results  Games from April 10-12 Single-A League Ages 5-6   Team R H Wilson Medical 4 13 AMA Landscaping Design 10 16   Team R H Langley’s …

Public key in limiting Chronic Wasting Disease

WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘03 Explosion gets 5th shutout of spring

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Time to play ball again for Wilson City Little League

Schools
It takes a village to raise a chick
ELM CITY — When a severe thunderstorm swept into Wilson County Monday evening with high winds, lightning and pelting rains, the … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Breakfast: Goody bun, fruit punch, strawberry cup and milk Lunch: Hot dog on roll with chili or mac and cheese with roll, … Read More
14 employees join Wilson County Schools; 7 retire
Each month, the Wilson County Board of Education releases its personnel list showing employees who have been hired and who retired and … Read More
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