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Police: Pedestrian killed in Wilson crash

Police say a pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle Friday on Nash Street. Officers responded around 8:40 p.m. to the intersection of Nash Street and Atlantic Christian College Drive …
Tobacco grows in Wilson County near Lucama in 2019.

Farmworkers receive $600K wage settlement: Scott Farms agrees to pay wages, fees and costs

Farmworkers in Wilson County will be paid $600,000 in back wages after settling a federal lawsuit against Scott Farms. Attorneys for the North Carolina Justice Center and private attorney Robert Willis represented nine workers who were allegedly paid wages lower than temporary foreign workers in the H-2A visa program. …
David Caudle, a volunteer in the second grade swimming safety program, helps Lucama Elementary School student Brogan Holley float on his back Thursday.

770 take second grade water course

Brogan Holley stretched his arms and legs out to float on the surface of the water. Brogan was one of 65 second graders from Lucama Elementary School to learn water safety skills Thursday. Some 770 second graders from 14 Wilson County elementary schools have gone through the program, which started Jan. 13 and ends on Tuesday. …
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Deputies: 2 caught with burglary tools

GOLDSBORO — Authorities say two Wilson County men were caught with burglary tools after running away from sheriff’s deputies who approached their car outside a Wayne County home …
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LOCAL HEADLINES

Weathercast: Chilly temps, but no snow chances yet

Community Briefs: Library to host Medicare Q&A

Equipping students with skills in applied engineering

Habitat for Humanity dedicates home: ‘We were able to give her a hand up’

Wilson library announces new books

Volunteers donate hygeine kits to elementary schools

New technology to improve worker safety

Student-led food pantry fulfills Elm City residents’ need

Grant funds will help combat underage drinking

20 states, including NC, sue over rules governing 3D-printed 'ghost guns'

NC sheriff: Man held woman in 'sexual servitude' for 5 years

Weathercast: Seasonable and dry; slight rain chances Monday and Wednesday

‘Steer straight off after something into space’

Stantonsburg council interviews 2 for open seat: Former councilman won’t be considered

For this couple, exercise less appealing than extra fries

New director knows Red Cross benefit firsthand

2 more teens charged in shooting

Police: Boy, 5, injured in accidental shooting

Keeping black youths in school, out of jail: Law professor: Bias, over-policing lead to racial disparities

God among the geeks: Christian comic-con is today

Jeep club installs officers

Cemetery, Civil War gravesite cleaned

Community briefs: Democratic women’s group to meet

City: US 301 project 95% complete

New space for learning opens at library: Events planned at grand opening

Chamber honors Chick-fil-A’s Proctor: ‘Generous and humble’ leader named Citizen of the Year

Students receive scholarships

Chamber honors Chick-fil-A’s Proctor: ‘Generous and humble’ leader named Citizen of the Year

Chick-fil-A owner and operator Christy Proctor speaks during the Wilson Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting on Thursday. Chamber leaders honored Proctor with the Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award.
Chicken and charity. Those are two words that often come to mind when thinking about Christy Proctor, the 2019 Distinguished Citizen of the Year. “Thank you for this evening. Thank you for this …
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Weathercast: Chilly temps, but no snow chances yet

Moderately cold temperatures with little day-to-day variation is expected in The Wilson Times area this week. There is a very slight chance of light rain overnight Wednesday with an increased …

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JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Hampton Inn, Sami’s Pizza, other projects coming along

SMITHFIELD — Across town, commercial projects are in various states of construction. At 160 Towne Center Plaza, on the cul-de-sac just down the street from Golden Corral, a Hampton Inn is on …

School board prays for unity

Restraining order filed against state Senate hopeful

Caterer has brought his barbecue to a sit-down restaurant

A pioneer in downtown Clayton has closed

Schools pull policy on board members’ handling of complaints

THE ENTERPRISE
Nash commissioners freeze funding for new elementary school

NASHVILLE — Nash County commissioners on Monday put a hard hold on all funding for a new elementary school in the Red Oak area until the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education demonstrates a …

Pickup strikes school bus; students uninjured

Little General Store opens in Spring Hope

State raises penalties for hitting emergency vehicles

6,000 days of prayer for missing man

Hospital names VP of nursing

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North Carolina’s economy flourished in 2019

I gather from my social media feeds and hate mail that North Carolinians are supposed to be infuriated at the way things are going in our state. I have my frustrations with certain politicians, to be …

LIFE
Students take crawly critters in stride: Bugs, crabs and frogs teach lesson on habitats

A point came in Carol Price’s fourth grade class when the willies, the creeps and the heebie-jeebies ceased to exist. Every student had 150 millipede feet crawling across his or her hands — …

SPORTS
College Sports
Bulldogs’ rally falls short in 87-79 defeat at Emmanuel

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. — Barton College’s furious rally from a 15-point deficit couldn’t quite make it all the way as the Bulldogs lost Saturday’s NCAA Division II Conference …

Mandilaris breaks brother’s kills mark in Barton win

Barton rallies to down Queens in season opener

No. 8 Duke runs roughshod over Miami, 89-59

Bulldogs win from the line at Erskine

School Sports
Gliarmis tribute in the works

Lee Gliarmis, a pillar of the Wilson community who died last March at the age of 91, was the driving force in 1975 behind the formation and growth of Wilson Hot Stove League, the local organization …

Peppers part of N.C. Sports Hall of Fame’s 2020 class

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Pelicans on parade at banquet

Sunday hunting? Time to sound off

Schools
School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash Counties
monday Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice and applesauce cup. Lunch: Fiestada pizza or cheesy baked potato, french fries, … Read More
Name-calling called out
Greenfield School took part in national No Name-Calling Week this week. There were activities planned each day. For instance, for … Read More
Honing knife skills
Junior Mikayla Billups practices her knife skills on a potato as part of the food and nutrition class at Wilson Christian Academy. … Read More
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