2 million meals and counting: Governor arrives with milestone home-delivered meal

Free Ernest Kinney was sitting on his front porch Monday when Gov. Roy Cooper and his wife, Kristin, walked up with a pork chop lunch and a copy of The Wilson Times. It’s the same meal that was delivered to around 200 homes in Wilson County …

20/20 group eyes unemployment solutions

The focus of the upcoming Wilson 20/20 Community Vision annual meeting will center around workforce development, including a research project by the inaugural Impact Initiative class that included interviews with unemployed residents. “The …

Career fair planned Wednesday at ag center

The Wilson County Department of Social Services, Wilson Community College and NCWorks have joined together to host annual Greater Wilson Area Career Fair. The career fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Wilson County …

Wilson man charged in woman’s death

Free Jacobia Lorenzo Moore, 23, of Wilson has been charged with first-degree murder following a shooting Saturday night at 920 Carolina St. Wilson police responded to a shots fired call at 9 p.m. and found Ingrid C. Powell, 24, of Rocky Mount with a …

Special session challenge latest effort to block GOP laws

RALEIGH (AP) — Laws approved by the Republican-dominated legislature that reduced powers of North Carolina’s new Democratic governor are getting challenged again - this time on arguments that the December special session in which they …

N.C. women’s college addresses student concerns

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — A North Carolina women’s college is working to meet a series of demands made by students after protests that lasted for more than a week, the school’s president said. Salem College president Lorraine …


A bill that should make you take notice

RALEIGH — Friends and readers — lawmakers here in Raleigh are taking a swipe at your local newspaper. Last week, Sen. Trudy Wade, R-Guilford, won committee approval for a bill that would let cities and counties bypass the daily …


N.C.'s long summer vacations challenged

RALEIGH — Some folks can't get enough of summer. Others see it as a problem that needs fixing. For more than a dozen years, North Carolina has mandated the beginning and end of summer vacation for public schools. The law was designed to …

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WCA falls at Cape Fear

WILMINGTON — The visiting Wilson Christian Academy softball team yielded five runs in the bottom of the first inning en route to a 13-3 loss in five innings to Cape Fear Christian on Friday. The record for the Lady Chargers dropped to …

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Big innings lead to split for Ladybirds

Wilson native Neal signs with Chowan

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Backyard Wrestling Club wins Freestyle crown at Tar Heel Classic

CHAPEL HILL — Paced by seven champions in the division, the Backyard Wrestling Club claimed supremacy in the Freestyle Division at the recently head Tar Heel Classic. BWC, a club based out of both Wilson and Rocky Mount, scored 172.5 in the …

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Kuntaw Palace to host martial arts tournament today

The few, the proud

‘Kayak Kevin’ is on the move

Church news for the week of April 22

First Missionary — Lucama First Missionary Baptist Church will have Sunday school at 7:45 a.m. and morning worship 8:45 with the Rev. Jeffrey Simms as speaker and music by the male chorus. Ward Boulevard The Ward Boulevard Church of …

Church news for the week of April 15

Mormon leaders encourage more baptisms for the dead

Our Opinion: Barton’s student disciplinary rules need an overhaul

Free Barton College didn’t create the problem of campus kangaroo courts, but if its trustees are bold visionaries — leaders rather than followers — our community’s premier institution of higher learning can be part of the …

Free Our Opinion: Wilson wise to put Greenlight customers first

Free Our Opinion: Hard lessons to be learned in Barton students’ assault arrests

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Why I Teach: Kristen Boswell

Kristen Boswell is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Current position Fourth-grade teacher at Wells Elementary First teaching position Fourth-grade Teacher at Wells Elementary Total number of years teaching This is my 10th …