Melda Walston of Wilson eats roasted corn from Taqueria Guerrera at the Wilson County Fair on Wednesday.

Fair brings blue-ribbon fun: Attractions continue through Sunday

Frances Mitchell could not wait to get to the Wilson County Fair. “I couldn’t wait to get here today to see what my flower brought again,” Mitchell said. For the last two years, her Crown …
Siblings Lydia, Elijah and Bethany Denton speak Tuesday about their invention to prevent children from dying after being left unattended in hot vehicles. The trio kicked off the latest Gig East Meetup about entrepreneurs and resources.

Speakers encourage innovation, networking

Entrepreneurial resources was the crux of a Tuesday night Gig East Meetup that drew participants from throughout the region. “If I could give a piece of advice, it would be to find the beacon in …
Wilson-based GNAS Properties has purchased the former Wilson Times building on Downing Street and plans to renovate the facility, which sits on nearly 11 acres of land.

Times sells its former office on Downing Street

The Wilson Times Co. has sold its former office and production plant at 2001 Downing St. SW to a Wilson company. GNAS Properties purchased the 31,000 square-foot building and nearly 11-acre tract …
Children enjoy the playground at Vinson-Bynum Elementary School last week. Vinson-Bynum was among seven elementary schools to chart an increase in students in enrollment numbers released Monday.

School enrollment levels off

The steep decline in Wilson County Schools’ enrollment numbers appears to have ceased, according to enrollment figures presented Monday to the Wilson County Board of Education. “Looking at the …
A Nash County Detention Center inmate sleeps in a dorm hallway due to overcrowding.

Nash agrees to add 55 jail cameras

NASHVILLE — Wanting to keep a better eye on inmates at the Nash County Detention Center, county commissioners last week awarded a $182,500 contract to Johnson Controls Security Solutions to install …

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Weathercast: Cold front brings an early taste of fall

A cold front marching through the state will bring an early taste of fall, with high temperatures at or just below the 80-degree mark and lows in the mid-50s later this week, Al Thomas says in this …

Middlesex woman accused of breaking baby’s leg

KNIGHTDALE — A Middlesex woman awaiting trial stands accused of breaking a baby’s leg while working at a Wake County day care center. Authorities charged Kimberly Sugg Boykin, 51, with felony …

5 candidates vie for 3 Bailey board seats

Inmate sues over jail conditions

Nash County Board of Elections sets one-stop voting location in Nashville

Middlesex buys equipment, truck with grant

Will Cooper’s club beat Moore’s gavel?

Speaker Tim Moore used his gavel last week to give North Carolina Republicans a big legislative win. He also gave Gov. Roy Cooper a club to wield against Republicans. It was one of those rare …

‘Backbone of the family’: Grandparents treated to breakfast at school

LUCAMA — When third grader Aubrey Parrish came to school early Friday for Grandparents’ Day, three grandmothers came with her. Vickie Miller, Susie Jones and Gail Parrish were all there to …

College Sports
A home away from home

With junior Kaytlin Elkins her usual spectacular self and Kelsey Riquelme, the only senior, responding with one of the best performances of her career, the Barton College women’s volleyball …

Beal’s game-winner lifts Lady Bulldogs in CC opener

Barton’s Elkins player of the week for 5th time in career

Bulldogs dropped in conference opener

Lady Bulldogs, Newberry battle to 2-2 draw

Community sports
Barnes the only repeat winner at Wilson County Amateur Championship

Veteran Wilson County golfer Doug Barnes found himself the occupant of a lonesome category following the completion of the 41st annual H.W. Weatherford Memorial/Wilson County Amateur Championship …

Extra holes necessary

Wilson County Amateur wide open again

Pearson wins age-group title at Snow Hill Fall Jr.

O’Neal twins bow out of Drive Chip & Putt

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
School Menus monday Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice and applesauce cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet … Read More
Sotomayor encourages kids to ‘Just Ask’
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has said that the seed for what has become her latest children’s book was … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Breakfast: Strawberry bagel bar, fruit juice and peach cup. Lunch: Cheeseburger, corn dog nuggets, french fries, candied … Read More
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