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Wilson Mayor Carlton Stevens is sworn in as son Carlton Stevens Jr., right, holds the Bible while retired Judge Albert Thomas Jr., left, administers the oath of office.

‘One Wilson’ applauds mayor: Stevens takes gavel, promises growth and unity

With his son at his side, Carlton Stevens was sworn in Thursday as Wilson’s first black mayor. “I, Carlton L. Stevens, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution and the …
Perry Morrison, right, receives the Preservation Spirit Award from Kathy Bethune, Preservation of Wilson executive director, in June 2018.

Preservation of Wilson names interim leader

More than five years ago, Brent Flowers helped put Wilson on the map through HGTV’s “House Hunters” show. His family’s move to a historical home here prompted him to get involved in …
Two new rewards were announced Tuesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Robert Hale's June 25 death. Hale was gunned down as he sat in the cab of his Barnes Transportation Services Inc. truck in the parking lot of the Hardee’s restaurant in Gaston.

Trucking company offers reward in Gaston homicide

GASTON — Barnes Transportation Services Inc. is doing its part to help solve the murder of one of its employees. Barnes Senior Director of Operational Support Chris Henry made the announcement …
Liam Talton sits on Santa's lap recently at Contentnea Volunteer Fire Department. The department has a nightly light show from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Fire department hosts light shows, Santa

The Contentnea Volunteer Fire Department has outdone itself with this year’s annual light show. This season, kids have the option to control some of the lights themselves. “The lights behind …
WEATHERCAST

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Cold front brings showers, chases away 70-degree high

A quick warmup to around 70 degrees Tuesday in The Wilson Times area is only a tease. A cold front is expected to bring an 80% chance of showers by Tuesday evening, followed by high pressure …

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JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Crash claims 2 lives; ICE detains suspect

SMITHFIELD — A 65-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy died from injuries sustained in a two-car crash on Nov. 10, police said last week. Smithfield Police Chief Keith Powell said the wreck …

Authorities seek convenience store murder suspects

Schools seek nearly $8.9M from county

No action taken on suspended South Johnston High teacher

Smithfield drops Ava Gardner Avenue

Airflow Products grows to 360 workers, 3 locations

THE ENTERPRISE
Suspect sought in fatal home invasion

NASHVILLE — Authorities are looking for a killer. Marquis Perry, 27, was shot dead in his apartment during a Thursday home invasion. His assailant remains at large. Investigators have a …

Vandalized park bathrooms to be repaired

Commissioners welcome new Nash Community College president

Youth reentry program expanding to Nash

Spring Hope disbands inactive tree board

FUN STUFF
COLUMN
Dear Santa, here’s what’s on our Christmas wish list

North Carolina’s unemployment rate has dropped from the 10.9% 2010 high we experienced following the Great Recession to 4% in October. But that’s not uniform across the state. The low was …

LIFE
Preschoolers learn in STEM lab

In a classroom at Land of Learning Child Care, kids are often heard saying, “Look at this!” and “See what I did?” Greyson Bryant stacked up a set of blocks into a mini …

SPORTS
College Sports
Senior trio sparks 82-57 Bulldogs win

The Barton College men’s basketball team’s three seniors (Isaiah Buck-Lowman, Michael Boykin and Jeff Gordon) emerged as more than leaders Tuesday night in Wilson Gymnasium. The trio …

Lady Bulldogs ward off Saints, 74-64

Barton falls at Augusta

Bulldogs’ win streak ends at Lander

Lady Bulldogs routed at Lander 87-61

School Sports
Awards, donations, emotion complete Inshore Trail year

The teams of Charles Wood-Jonathan Edwards-Derrell Roughton and Eric Braddy-Jeremy Braddy-Jason Baucom landed awards as not only the champion but for catching the biggest fish in their respective …

Boys & Girls Club 10U Cubs finish unbeaten season

Wilson Boys & Girls Club 8U team goes 16-0

The SPOT JV team wins IYFL title in unbeaten fashion

Tyson cards 5th career hole-in-one

Schools
School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties
monday Breakfast: Cinni minis, fruit juice and strawberry cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet sandwich, baked beans, … Read More
Wilson Christian salutes veterans
The Wilson Christian Academy Middle School Choir sings "An American Tribute" by Douglas Wagner during the school's assembly on … Read More
Greenfield initiates leadership program
The Greenfield School Leadership Development Program inducted its first class into membership last month. As members of the program, … Read More
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