An artist's rendering shows an interior view of Barton College's athletic stadium. BB&T gave the college $2 million to secure naming rights and the BB&T Charitable Fund added $500,000 for a strategic partnership to enhance workforce development.

Barton receives $2 million BB&T gift: Includes stadium naming rights; partnership adds $500K

BB&T has made a $2 million gift to Barton College securing the naming rights to a much-anticipated stadium at Electric Supply Co. Field. The college received an additional $500,000 from …
Wilson County competitors Annah Claire Sullivan, left, and Ross Hinnant show steers at the North Carolina State Fair on Friday.

Livestock competitors shine at state fair: Wilson youth show pigs, lambs and cattle

RALEIGH — Under the Kelley Building’s arched roof, Sarah Scott brushes her pigs one last time before entering the show ring. “I’m just kind of cleaning him off before he goes in the ring. …
Wilson Inspections Manager Kevin O’Brien posts a notice on a Swansboro building following widespread damage brought by Hurricane Florence. City of Wilson workers deployed to affected eastern North Carolina communities following the September 2018 storm.

Wilson improves insurance rating for building inspections

The Wilson City Council took time Thursday to honor various staff, including the inspections department that recently secured an improved insurance rating. “I think when Kevin O’Brien started …
NSV Development principal Andrew Holton speaks Thursday during a news conference announcing the Wilson Family YMCA's relocation and the construction of a mixed-use development once the BB&T towers are demolished. Brie Handgraaf | Times

‘Positive changes’ downtown: YMCA, retail, residential developments planned for Nash & Pine

A full-service YMCA, more than 200 residential units and up to 20,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space is slated for construction on the site of downtown Wilson’s iconic BB&T …
Michael Milliken sets up a tent Wednesday evening in the new Chick-fil-A's parking lot on U.S. 264 Alternate and Lamm Road. The popular eatery gave away vouchers for one meal a week for a year for the first 100 who camped out overnight and are there at 6 a.m. when it opens.

Chick-fil-A fans camp out for free meals

With a residual chill in the air from Wednesday storms, more than 100 Wilsonians assembled to camp out for 12 hours to receive a year of Chick-fil-A meals. “I wanted to do this mostly to show my …

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Tropical system brings Saturday evening storms

A tropical system forecast to sweep through eastern North Carolina should bring rain — very heavy in spots — to the greater Wilson area on Saturday evening, Al Thomas explains in this …

Ex-pastor faces more child sex offense charges

SMITHFIELD — A former Johnston County pastor faces additional sex charges and the possibility of life in prison if he’s convicted of statutory rape. Steve Morris, 61, was pastor of Oliver’s …

Johnston County Public Schools faces $10 million shortfall

Police: Pickup strikes, kills Selma woman

Parent criticizes Clayton High investigation

Scottie Brown is Princeton’s newest commissioner

Selma Civic Center resumes commemorative brick sales

Students support classmate hit in drive-by

NASHVILLE — Classmates are helping to raise money and offering support for a young girl paralyzed in a drive-by shooting last month. Miasia Iana Perry stood on a hoverboard in her living room in …

Drugs seized, man arrested in raid

One-stop voting opens in Nash County

Southern Nash FFA chapter hosts Argentinian teachers

Preserve, teach our American history

I recently received a letter that began, “Dear Fellow Student of History.” With a salutation like that, you know you are getting a fundraising appeal. The letter from Jim Lighthizer of the …

Playground at Deans Farm a hit

Whether it’s feeding the goats, making corn angels in the corn pit or picking out a pumpkin, an expanded back playground at Deans Farm Market is a popular destination for families and school …

College Sports
Hall of champions

Beyond their individual greatness as athletes or coaches, entering the Barton College Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday were seven individuals who were also champions. The five former athletes …

Barton loses first league road match

BC runs out of answers

Goals overflow in Barton’s 7-1 win

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs ‘B’ team takes 10th place at Donald Ross Intercollegiate tourney

School Sports
Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Youth Soccer RESULTS Matches from Oct. 7-12   Boys Ages 5-6 United 7 – Eagles 4:   United- Thomas Layton 1, Zander Williams 1, Luke Hutchens 1, Colby Wilson 1; …

Before ‘I ain’t’ turns into ‘I can’t’

Buildup of the symphony

County championship’s 40th anniversary was one for the ages

‘03 Explosion takes over first place in U17 Girls Second East

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Breakfast: Crunch mania, fruit juice and strawberry cup. Lunch: Fiestada pizza or cheesy baked potato, french fries, … Read More
Students inducted in National Honor Society
Wilson Christian Academy held its National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Oct. 4. Approximately 100 family and friends joined … Read More
Toyota to partner with Wilson Community College
For the first time, Wilson Community College is partnering with a major manufacturer, gaining access to its technical education … Read More
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