Charges have been dropped against Charles Ray Finch, center. He is shown here with children Katherine Jones-Bailey, left, and Calvin Jones on the day of his release from prison. Finch was accused of a 1976 murder in Wilson. Drew C. Wilson| Times

Charges dismissed in 1976 murder case

The Wilson County District Attorney’s Office has formally dismissed the 1976 murder charge against 81-year-old Charles Ray Finch, whose conviction was overturned last month by a federal judge. …
Ezequiel Pintor Cantor reaches out to catch a large seedless watermelon tossed his way while harvesting a 40-acre patch of the sweet fruit for Patrick Owens Farms of Wilson on Tuesday.

Watermelons ripen into juicy fruit

Patrick Owens is a quality control kind of guy when it comes to his watermelons. While workers took a break from gathering seeded and seedless watermelons on a 40-acre field Tuesday, Owens pulled …
Paul Newby, senior associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, served as the keynote speaker for Tuesday evening's fundraiser for the Republican Museum of North Carolina. The museum is one of only two in the country and is located at 2000 Nash St., Suite B, in Wilson.

Fundraiser supports local Republican museum

  Education resulting in smarter voters is the purpose and goal of the Republican Museum of North Carolina, according to Christy Fyle, Wilson County GOP chairwoman and founder of the …

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Weathercast: Humidity to increase under sunny skies

Heat, increasing humidity and plenty of sunshine are in store for the greater Wilson area, Al Thomas says in this week's installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by …

Selma man sentenced for 10 years in federal prision on gun charge

RALEIGH—A 29-year-old Selma man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after police say he fired a gun into a neighboring apartment. Darnell Thomas Brown pleaded guilty to possession …

Johnston register of deeds issues scam warning

2,600 Johnston grads turn tassels

Options limited for some residents seeking road repairs

Repaving project brings facelift to Kenly streets

Selma pool opens for summer swim season

Nash man charged in aunt’s murder

A Nash County man is accused of killing his aunt, a Raleigh resident reported missing whose body was found in a shallow grave last week. Cleavon Royster Williams, 44, of the 4200 block of Biltmore …

$95M Nash budget to keep tax rate flat

Family continues tradition of placing Memorial Day flags

48 earn degrees from Nash-Rocky Mount Early College

Can you benefit from home health care?

As adults, it is hard to sometimes fit our health into our busy schedules, especially if we think it may require more time spent in a doctor’s office or an additional cost. At Home Health of …

Celebrate red, white and blue

Throughout my youth, my family always got together to eat hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, potato salad and baked beans on the Fourth of July. After dinner, the aunts, uncles and cousins would …

College Sports
Tobs lose, but cling to division lead

HAMPTON, VA. — After battling the Peninsula Pilots to a 3-3 tie through five innings, the Wilson Tobs allowed five runs in the bottom of the sixth and dropped a 12-6 Coastal Plain League …

Tobs foiled by lack of offense in 6-2 loss

Success at Barton opens doors for Chester

Tobs maintain control of North Division with comeback win at Peninsula

Tobs split doubleheader with Mustangs

Community sports
Area Calendar, June 26-27

Wednesday, June 26American Legion BaseballKinston Post 43 at Wilson Post 13, 7 p.m.Thursday, June 27No events scheduled.

Staying alive

Growing up quickly

Post 13’s five-game winning streak ends in 10-9 loss to Farmville Post 151

Area Calendar, June 25-26

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