Wilson City Council accelerates Whirligig Park project

Free The Wilson City Council recently untied the progress of the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park from the Hi Dollar warehouse redevelopment, and work on the park is expected soon. City crews have spent some time preparing the site at 301 Goldsboro St. S …

Hunter’s guitar joins D.C. display

Free Gerald Hunter’s blue and white Dean electric guitar is in good company at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The guitar is exhibited on the fourth floor with other music …

Volunteers band together in East Street cleanup

Free Students, senior citizens and city officials scoured the streets for litter during a community cleanup held Saturday in the East Street neighborhood. Wilson City Councilman Derick D. Creech organized the event in partnership with the Wilson …

Barton honors alumni during homecoming weekend

Free Barton College honored its distinguished alumni Saturday morning as more than 800 graduates converged on the Wilson campus for homecoming weekend. The Barton Alumni Association honored several Atlantic Christian College and Barton College alumni …

Wilson playwright’s show takes the stage in D.C.

Free The award-winning stage play “Spare the Rod; Spoil the Child” written by Wilson resident Mildred Summerville is being presented Nov. 5 at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. Pastor Shirley Caesar of Mount Calvary Word of Faith in …

Free copies of Tuesday's Times blanket Wilson

Free Today’s edition of The Wilson Times covers our city in the most literal sense of the word. Copies of today’s newspaper are being distributed to nearly every Wilson household free of charge in order to show off the many improvements …


Learning ways to stay safe

Free Smoke descended on a group of second-graders from Rock Ridge Elementary School Wednesday as they practiced escaping from a burning structure at the Fire and Life Safety Adventure House in Wilson. The simulated smoke was part of a practice drill to …

School sports
Area calendar, Oct. 25-26

Tuesday, October 25 College Men’s Soccer Barton at Mount Olive, 4 p.m. College Women’s Soccer Barton at Mount Olive, 7 p.m. College Women’s Volleyball Mount Olive at Barton, 7 p.m. High School Varsity …

Area calendar, October 24-25

Regional champs!

Bruins blank SWE 8-0

NCSsD bows to SCSD 50-36

Community sports
Thrills of climbing abound

Ever since I read the book “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer, I have been fascinated with mountain climbing. Not that I am a mountain climber. Age, ability and resources have limited that option. But I do feel like I have gained …

Area Briefs

Howell reaches quarterfinals of World Long Drive Championships

After Matthew, fate of Silver Lake Dam in air

Boys & Girls Club dominates Wilson Parks & Rec in ENCFL play

Church News for the week of Oct. 22

Unitarian — Rocky Mount Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have service 10 a.m. Sunday. Christian Life Christian Life Fellowship International Ministries will have service 10 a.m. Sunday at West Wilson Church of God Family Life …

Church news for the week of Oct. 15

Church news for the week of Oct. 8

Our Opinion: Not enough competition in local races

Free When the dust settles on Election Day, Velma Barnes, Henry Mercer and Gary Farmer will remain on the Wilson County Board of Education and state Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield will win her eighth term in the state House. These aren’t bold …

Storm response shows McCrory at his very best

Free Our Opinion: Wilson lobbies for Greenlight’s uncertain future

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New Hope students help Princeville peers

New Hope Elementary School teacher Amanda Evans said she was at a loss for words when she saw photos on Facebook of the damage at Edgecombe County’s Princeville Elementary School. “Water was up to the tops of desks, likely ruining any …

Classmates show kindness to families

Christine Gilmore’s fourth-graders at Jones Elementary School have recently completed a kindness project to help families at the Ronald McDonald House in Durham. The idea for the project originated after Noah Stroud, the son of …