Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity board member Phillip Cockrell hugs Christina McMillion Saturday following a dedication ceremony for the single mother's new home.

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

Fifteen months ago, the horizon of Christina McMillion’s life changed as Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity selected the Wilson native to receive the organization’s next house. “It is a long …
Jeramie Bailey, a line technician for Wilson Energy, works on an electric line Friday on Healthy Plains Church Road near Byrd Road. The department recently approved an  equipment upgrade at substations to improve worker safety.

New technology to improve worker safety

Wilson Energy will soon have new technology that will protect the city’s linemen. “Safety is Wilson Energy’s highest priority,” said Daniel Gillen, engineering and systems planning …
Rachel Thomason, an eighth grader at Elm City Middle School, center, led an effort to establish a food pantry at Elm City Missionary Baptist Church. She is shown with fellow volunteers Jacob Thomason, left, and Cayley Jones, right.

Student-led food pantry fulfills Elm City residents’ need

ELM CITY — As a third grader, Rachel Thomason remembers riding with her grandmother and seeing a church with a food pantry. “I was like ‘Well, why doesn’t our church have a food …
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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: Seasonable and dry; slight rain chances Monday and Wednesday

A very stable weather pattern is expected to keep The Wilson Times area mostly dry and with seasonable temperatures Saturday through Tuesday. Once a cold front, with accompanying showers, moves to …

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

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

Bloomberg blooms in North Carolina

While the other Democratic presidential candidates slug it out and slog through snowy Iowa, Mike Bloomberg is busy planting seeds across the country — and in North Carolina. His campaign is …

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 — …

College Sports
Mandilaris breaks brother’s kills mark in Barton win

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. —When Vasilis Mandilaris graduated from Barton College as the men’s volleyball program’s career leader in kills with 1,184, he knew that record wasn’t …

Barton rallies to down Queens in season opener

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

Bulldogs win from the line at Erskine

Lady Bulldogs batter Flying Fleet, 78-49

School Sports
Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Youth basketball RESULTS Ages 5-6   War Eagles – 43 Greyhounds – 14 Highlights: War Eagles – Nathan Wilson 17 points, Max Nichols 14 points; Greyhounds …

Pelicans on parade at banquet

Sunday hunting? Time to sound off

Hot Stove carries torch for summer game

Former Rocky Mount High, UNC star Talbott dies of cancer at 75

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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