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Poll workers at the Wilson County Board of Elections process a steady flow of voters during one-stop early voting on Tuesday.

Brisk early voting turnout

For the past few years, Dorothy and Jimmy Williams make it a point to not only vote early, but to do so together. “We just love it,” Dorothy Williams said Tuesday afternoon at the Wilson …
Varnell

Man pleads guilty in fatal DWI crash

A Wilson man will spend a decade behind bars in connection to an April 2017 impaired-driving crash that killed his uncle. On Monday, the driver, 35-year-old Charles J. Varnell, pleaded guilty to …
Business and community leaders share ideas about what Wilson's strengths are and what can be improved for a better tomorrow as part of the Economic Strategic Summit on Tuesday.

Leaders plan for Wilson’s future, technology changes

With the aroma of tobacco thick in the air Tuesday morning, Wilson business and community leaders gathered to discuss steps toward a brighter future. A United Tobacco Co. warehouse on Lamm Road …
Brie Handgraaf

Workers, bosses and teachers earn disability employment awards

Numerous employees and employers were recognized recently as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Wilson Committee for Persons with Disabilities usually has a formal lunch …
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FROM WILSON TO THE UN

Wilson Christian grad Cherith Chalet confirmed for United Nations ambassadorship

Cherith Norman Chalet, left, takes the oath of office from U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, right, as husband George Chalet, the couple's children Nickolai and Cara stand below and Haley holds Madeline Chalet at the U.S. State Department on Monday.
Cherith Norman Chalet, a 1994 graduate of Wilson Christian Academy, has been named representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform, with the full …
WEATHERCAST

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Wilson to flirt with near-freezing temperatures this week

After a brief warmup during the day, Wilson County can expect a return to below-average temperatures Tuesday night, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's installment of The Wilson Times …

MAIN STREET MINUTE
Massage therapist offers magic touch for stress relief

Pizza shop manager to massage therapist and business owner is quite the switch, but it is one Brandilyn Jobe never second-guessed. “Before I went to school for massage therapy, I managed the …

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE
NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
3 face charges over toppling of 'Silent Sam' Confederate statue at UNC

RALEIGH (AP) — Police filed charges Friday against three people accused of helping tear down a century-old Confederate statue during a protest this week at North Carolina's flagship …

Lawmakers return for second run on 2 constitutional amendments

GOP candidates say Trump is coming to North Carolina fundraiser

Errors cause state to suspend driver's license printing

NATION & WORLD NEWS
War hero, senator, GOP presidential candidate McCain dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain has discontinued medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, says his family. It's a likely indication that the war hero, …

Trump complains to Ohio GOP that Dems are 'negative, nasty'

Bull market: S&P 500, Nasdaq and Russell 2000 close at record highs

For-profit colleges have allies now, but complaints persist

AP: National Enquirer had safe with damaging Trump stories

FUN STUFF
COLUMN

Keith Barnes

Halloween evolves to include pets, parents

Ready or not, here comes another Halloween, that unusual holiday that does not carry the tradition of a Christmas, Easter or Fourth of July but is still a time to dress up in a costume and act like a …

LIFE
Seventh-graders learn to count calories

Seventh-grader Kamryn Thaby understands the relationship between the calories she takes in and calories she burns away. “I’m like overweight, and I want to eat healthier and do more cardio and …

SPORTS
College Sports
Working overtime finally pays off for Lady Bulldogs

This time, on homecoming, the Barton College women’s soccer team declined to tempt its fate deep into an overtime period. The close of regulation during Saturday’s regular-season home …

Barton women's volleyball loses 3-0 to Emmanuel

Barton dealt another OT league loss

Saintsing headlines Barton Hall of Fame five-member induction class Friday

Dahl leads Bulldogs in Donald Ross Intercollegiate

Community sports
Walston Martin part of USTA 18&Over 4.5 national champions

ARLINGTON, Texas — Mary Katherine Walston Martin, a 2004 graduate of Fike High and a two-time North Carolina High School Athletic Association doubles champion, was part of a Raleigh-based team …

Hagan seizes first club title in Willow Springs championship debut

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

In wake of ‘Flo,’ fish kills a big issue

Mulligans Fore Kids stays on course

Schools
Why I Teach: Teachers, students ‘work together as a team’
Janie Hall, a fifth-grade math and science teacher at New Hope Elementary School and the 2018-2019 New Hope Teacher of the Year, is … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
School menus monday Breakfast: Goody bun, fruit punch juice, peach cup and milk Lunch: Hot dog with chili or mac and cheese … Read More
Why I Teach: ‘My goal is to inspire my students ...’
Morgan Stephenson, a teacher at Hunt High School, is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. Current position: Social studies … Read More
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