Lu-Ann Monson has owned this 301 Broad St. home since 1990. The former historic preservation planner for Wilson contends she has been working on fixing it for years, but city officials disagree.

City, former employee face off: Lu-Ann Monson wants to save her houses

For 30 years, Lu-Ann Monson spent her days advocating for historic preservation and planning efforts for the city of Wilson. Now, Monson and the city are at odds over the future of two historic …
Students in Wilson County Schools are again learning cursive in second and third grade. The form of writing wasn't included in Common Core standards adopted in 2010.

Cursive a foreign language for some: State requires lessons, but script’s popularity has waned

The Declaration of Independence is written in it, so is the Constitution and its first 10 amendments. But many young people can’t read it in its original form. Cursive, the swirly form of …
James Cooper, left, and Richard Roebuck of Wilson County Schools perform standard maintenance on a bus that will hit the roads Monday for the first day of school.

Authorities: Watch out for school traffic, don't pass stopped buses

Authorities will be out in full force Monday as motorists hit the roads on the first day of the public school year. Officials say it’s vital to slow down in school zones and look out for stopped …

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 …

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Cold front pushes weekend highs below 80 degrees

A major change in what had become a static summer pattern is forecast this weekend, knocking high temperatures down into the 70s, Al Thomas explains in this installment of The Wilson Times …

Clayton High principal appeals his transfer

SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Board of Education Chairman Mike Wooten said Friday the school board has instructed administrators to expedite former Clayton High School Principal Bennett Jones’ …

Group protests schools’ comment rules

Hemp to sprout in Smithfield

Johnston ranks 3rd for visitor spending growth

Johnston Community College’s ‘Chef Judy’ appears on Food Network

Pine Level honors McLean with sidewalk dedication

Former Wake superintendent named interim leader for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools

NASHVILLE — Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools named longtime educator and administrator Del Burns to fill the roll of interim superintendent while the school system searches for its next …

Mobile home survives Sunday cooking fire

Interstates could mean business: Main highways to become I-87, I-587

New road to ease Southern Nash Middle traffic

New dentist office may come to Middlesex

Animal issues continue to dog Wilson

What’s the most long-lasting, persistent local issue in Wilson County over the past 30 or 40 years? A lot has happened since I moved to Wilson in 1980. The city has grown, new businesses and …

Book club enriches summer for Elm City Middle students, teachers

Elm City Summer Book Club members sipped peppermint mochas, iced caramel macchiatos and mango dragonfruit as discussion over their latest novel got into the weeds about plot twists, character …

College Sports
Finding toughness

GREENVILLE — After a trio of 3-9 seasons that weren’t under his stewardship, Mike Houston isn’t about to sugarcoat anything when it comes to his East Carolina football team. The …

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

Tobs entertain, but get same Petitt Cup result

Wrecked at Big Rock again

Petitt Cup power ball

Community sports
Medal play creating a stir at Wilson Cup

In past Wilson Cup interclub men’s golf tournaments, players upon the verge of a horrendous number could concede the hole to their opponent, pick up their golf ball and head to the next …

Investing in the future

Drew O’Neal advances to Drive, Chip & Putt regional

Herring, Boyette among list of junior champions at WCC

WYSA ‘06 girls stand alone at Summer Explosion Cup

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
Wilson County Monday Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice and applesauce cup. Lunch: Hot dog with chili or macaroni and … Read More
Sister schools share cultural convergence
Students from Pinegrove School in India are spending three weeks in class at their sister school, Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts … Read More
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