Wilson County Commissioner JoAnne Daniels, left, who is also the county's EMS committee chair, talks with Sid Tomlinson of the Black Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Black Creek Mayor Ralph "Mack" Smith Jr.

County explores sites for new EMS South Station

BLACK CREEK — County commissioners are exploring potential sites for an additional emergency medical services facility in southern Wilson County. On Monday, commissioners and officials toured …
Michele Handley, school director at the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, said new furniture and new computers have been installed in dormitories at the school over the summer.

School for the Deaf receives $703,000 facelift

When students and faculty arrive at the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf in the coming week, they will see more than $703,000 in capital improvements. “I cannot wait until the staff …

School board backs mobile dental clinic plan

The Wilson County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to support the Wilson County Health Department’s proposal to create a portable dental unit to serve county students. “My first …
Business reporter Brie Handgraaf's Main Street Minute column is published each Wednesday in The Wilson Times.

America’s Best Wings franchise coming to Wilson

Wilson wing lovers, unite — because the city will soon be home to America’s Best Wings. Manager Murad Hossan moved to Wilson about six months ago and hopes to have construction at the …
Officer Grace Kane of the Bailey Police Department prepares to conduct traffic enforcement on Deans Street in downtown Bailey.

To deter thieves, police stress ‘9 p.m. routine’

BAILEY — Police are reminding residents to lock their car doors at night after recent vehicle break-ins. A thief targeted vehicles on Elm Street at around 4 a.m. one morning last week, said …


Sheriff: Nash County man’s shooting death justified

Top law enforcement officials say they understand a rural Nash County family’s frustration after deputies shot and killed a man earlier this year, but still contend his own actions led to his shooting death. Jonathan Ramirez, 28, died at his home Feb. 9. Last week, six months to the day since the fatal shooting, family and friends gathered to mourn …

City council OKs Lake Wilson Park improvements

Dennis Artis of Wilson walks over the spillway for the Lake Wilson dam in April.
Wilson councilmen on Thursday approved a nearly $560,000 contract for improvements to Lake Wilson Park set to begin next month. Parks and Recreation …

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Weathercast: Clash of weather systems could bring rain, cooler temps

Eastern North Carolina could be the stage for a showdown between an approaching cold front and a stubborn Bermuda high-pressure system at week's end, Al Thomas explains in this installment of The …

Clayton High principal appeals his transfer

SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Board of Education Chairman Mike Wooten said Friday the school board has instructed administrators to expedite former Clayton High School Principal Bennett Jones’ …

Group protests schools’ comment rules

Hemp to sprout in Smithfield

Johnston ranks 3rd for visitor spending growth

Johnston Community College’s ‘Chef Judy’ appears on Food Network

Pine Level honors McLean with sidewalk dedication

Former Wake superintendent named interim leader for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools

NASHVILLE — Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools named longtime educator and administrator Del Burns to fill the roll of interim superintendent while the school system searches for its next …

Mobile home survives Sunday cooking fire

Interstates could mean business: Main highways to become I-87, I-587

New road to ease Southern Nash Middle traffic

New dentist office may come to Middlesex

Dale and Goliath: Treasurer tries to heal hospital costs

This is a modern-day retelling of the familiar Bible story of David and Goliath. In our version, David is played by State Treasurer Dale Folwell. The Philistine giant Goliath represents the large …

What's in your lunchbox?

Looking back today to a column that was first published in 2010. A lot of sandwiches will be packed up next week and sent to school alongside a bag of chips and a cookie or two. If you have …

College Sports
Finding toughness

GREENVILLE — After a trio of 3-9 seasons that weren’t under his stewardship, Mike Houston isn’t about to sugarcoat anything when it comes to his East Carolina football team. The …

It’s surf over turf as the Marlins stop the Bacon in 3 games to repeat as Petitt Cup champs

Tobs entertain, but get same Petitt Cup result

Wrecked at Big Rock again

Petitt Cup power ball

Community sports
WYSA ‘06 girls stand alone at Summer Explosion Cup

With a 3-0 record in pool play, the Wilson Youth Soccer Association’s ’06 Explosion 14U Girls Gold was the sole local team to procure a first-place finish at the 10th installment of the …

The 10th installment of WYSA’s Summer Explosion Cup’s will bring a crowd

Allegood brothers enjoy memorable day at ENCJG finals

Tales from a catfish

Being the best that he can be

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