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Police search for suspect in convenience store shooting

Wilson police are searching for a man wanted in connection to a convenience store shooting. At 9:09 p.m. Friday, authorities were dispatched to a possible robbery call to S&S Mini Mart …
Emily Morton tries on a wedding band with her fiance Spencer Boykin Monday with Tripp Vaughan of Vaughan’s Jewelers. The Brentwood business closed at 5 p.m. Monday in accordance with the governor's executive order to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The shop is one of many small businesses shuttered until at least April 29.

Shops struggle with stay-at-home order

When Gov. Roy Cooper ordered the Monday closure of many stores across the state, The Nook owner Amy Wiggins admitted to feeling panic both personally and professionally. “Our shop is considered …
Barnes Elementary School counselor Octavia Oliver, left, and teacher assistant Megan Farmer, take packets of educational materials to Sherell Riley and granddaughter Shakyah Riley, a third grader at the school.

Remote learning plan begins: Material packets, computers distributed to students

Fifth grader Deisy Jimenez-Martinez went to Hearne Elementary School at 8 a.m. sharp Monday to pick up her remote learning packet and a Chromebook. Deisy is one of nearly 11,000 students from …
This illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Residents told to stay home to ‘save lives’: 3 more cases reported here

Staying at home will save lives. That was the message from state and local health officials as Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide stay-at-home order went into effect Monday. “When we don’t have …
Wes, Hank and Mandy Berry wave to the people participating in the "social distancing birthday parade" that drove by the Berry house for Hank's 13th birthday.

Country club neighborhood comes together: Online connection jumpstarts activities

Hank Berry’s 13th birthday was earlier this month, and he had big plans to celebrate. “We were going to go to Rocky Mount and do this American Ninja Warrior thing and play basketball with …
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Man arrested in Cricket Wireless break-in

A Wilson man faces charges after police say he broke into a cellphone business Monday morning and stole merchandise. Police responded to a 2:45 a.m. burglary alarm call at Cricket Wireless …
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Schools closed through May 15: Cooper extends closure amid coronavirus concerns

From left, Wilson County Schools teacher assistants Kesha Knight and Nyree Baines, Wilson County Sheriff's Deputy K. Pate and WCS teacher assistant Janet Corn hand out meals to families at Winstead Elementary School on Monday.
Gov. Roy Cooper on Monday ordered the state’s public schools to close through May 15. A previous order had kept the school closed through March 30. As of Monday morning, North Carolina had …
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Midweek rain will usher in milder daytime highs

A low-pressure system to our south and then east is forecast to bring the Wilson Times area over a half inch of rain late Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning.   It will likely also be …

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Cavalier neighborhood holds karaoke parade
Residents of the extended Cavalier neighborhood put together a karaoke parade of a few vehicles Sunday with neighbors, some in … Read More
Church makes huge food delivery
Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wilson delivered some 11,000 pounds of food to Hope Station, the … Read More
Hospital staff treated to meal: ‘It’s a wonderful thing’
Hospital employees didn’t have to worry about lunch or dinner Thursday. All they had to do was walk outside and stand in line … Read More
Prayer for Our City: Pastor Daylon Mooneyham
Pastor Daylon Mooneyham, lead pastor of Farmington Heights Church, delivered Monday's "Prayer for Our City" with an introduction from … Read More
Wilson County Schools opens 25 meal sites
It is “no small job” attempting to provide needed meals for schoolchildren in all corners of Wilson County. “Monumental is … Read More
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Man dies in wreck on Winters Road near Bailey

BAILEY — A southern Nash County father of four died Saturday in a single-car crash, authorities confirmed Tuesday. Hector Leonardo Garcia, 30, of Doughtie Road near Bailey, died in a wreck on Winters Road …

Nash County to fund $10.5M in jail fixes: New annex will add 94 beds

Nash County deputy prays with panhandler: Touching moment goes viral in Facebook post

Being kind more important than home turf advantage

Nash UNC Health Care implements coronavirus visitor restrictions

JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Clayton community remembers teen lost to gun violence

CLAYTON — Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday in the Clayton High School football stadium to celebrate the life of Trevor VanDyke. The CHS graduate had died the week before in a shooting in …

Johnston declares state of emergency

School board has failed Clayton High community, speaker says

Kenly alters some services, cancels others

Board hears bus driver complaints

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‘Shelter in place’ order isn’t sustainable

Over the past two weeks, Gov. Roy Cooper and local officials have imposed a regulatory regime of increasing severity on North Carolinians. Their stated goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19 so the …

LIFE
Pigs donated, cooked and served at The SPOT

The call for help went out from The SPOT; and community members answered it immediately. Custom Quality Packers of Sims donated 350 pounds of meat, the Wilson Police Department rolled out a half …

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College Sports
AREA ATHLETES IN COLLEGE: Wilson’s Harris in search of new hoops home

One more time, Jalen Harris is on the move. After concluding his second season with the University of Arkansas men’s basketball team, — and his second coaching staff in as many seasons …

Barton’s Hart among 5 hurlers back for Tobs

Gorman reflects on first year with Bulldogs

Pirates forced to adapt in wake of pandemic

All-American girl: Barton’s Peterkin named to elite Division II unit

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Memories make for sacred ground

On one of our recent daily walks that have become part of our routine during this time of coronavirus, my wife, Tabitha, and I cut behind Recreation Park Community Center from Lynch Circle. Walking …

You just never know

Could Jr. Golf tourney be near its end?

Virus, hunting share parallels

Golf courses still open as community hunkers down

Schools
Students enroll in kindergarten
A’zaria Durham paused as teacher Darnell Nelms assessed the 5-year-old’s abilities in reading, counting, colors and … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Breakfast: Cinni minis, fruit juice and peach cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet sandwich, baked beans, … Read More
Spelling bee finalists named
Wilson Times Editor Corey Friedman, left, congratulates finalists in Tuesday's Wilson County Spelling Bee. They include, from left, … Read More
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