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Commercial laundry plant chooses Wilson; project to add 125-150 jobs

A Virginia-based company is bringing more than 125 jobs to Wilson by opening a laundry processing facility in 2020. State officials announced Thursday that HandCraft Healthcare Linen & Uniform …
Ray Finch, who served 43 years in prison, filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing former sheriff's officials of framing him in the 1976 killing that led to his wrongful murder conviction.

Murder exoneree Ray Finch sues Wilson County, former sheriff's officials for wrongful imprisonment

A lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday claims the Wilson County sheriff’s administration in the 1970s not only framed Ray Finch for the murder of a Black Creek store owner but that several …
Mayor Bruce Rose, who served as the Wilson fire chief from 1985 through 1991, took his turn behind the fire hose to christen the department's new ladder truck in May. On Thursday, the department's headquarters on Hines Street will be renamed in his honor.

Rose blooms where planted: Mayor reflects on 58 years of service to Wilson

At 84 years old, Bruce Rose has spent more than two-thirds of his life serving the city of Wilson. As of today, the Wilson Fire/Rescue Services’ headquarters on Hines Street will be renamed in his …
Amanda Taylor, associate vice president of operations for Merck in Wilson, and Tom McCubbins, senior vice president of global pharmaceutical operations, receive gifts Wednesday from Wilson County Commissioner Chairman Rob Boyette following the announcement of an expansion.

More jobs coming to Merck

One of Wilson’s largest employers announced a $57 million expansion Wednesday with hiring for 55 new jobs starting in mid-2020. “Merck is a valued employer in our region,” N.C. Sen. Milton …
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Police search for missing Wilson woman

Police are searching for a 34-year-old woman who was reported missing last week. Tammy Ann Grady was last seen at 3 p.m. on Nov. 26 between Pender Street and Black Creek Road, according to the …
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Weathercast: High pressure brings a cool, dry December week

Strong high-pressure systems are expected to limit chances of precipitation in The Wilson Times area this week. In addition, those systems will keep us at or below historical average …

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JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Crash claims 2 lives; ICE detains suspect

SMITHFIELD — A 65-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy died from injuries sustained in a two-car crash on Nov. 10, police said last week. Smithfield Police Chief Keith Powell said the wreck …

Authorities seek convenience store murder suspects

Schools seek nearly $8.9M from county

No action taken on suspended South Johnston High teacher

Smithfield drops Ava Gardner Avenue

Airflow Products grows to 360 workers, 3 locations

THE ENTERPRISE
Suspect sought in fatal home invasion

NASHVILLE — Authorities are looking for a killer. Marquis Perry, 27, was shot dead in his apartment during a Thursday home invasion. His assailant remains at large. Investigators have a …

Vandalized park bathrooms to be repaired

Commissioners welcome new Nash Community College president

Youth reentry program expanding to Nash

Spring Hope disbands inactive tree board

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COLUMN
Trump was right to support SEAL

Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher is a highly decorated combat veteran who made the mistake of posing for a photograph with a dead ISIS combatant. It was a breach of etiquette, to be sure. And …

LIFE
Students spend a day on the farm

A change of season has meant a vast improvement in the number of children reached at the Environmental Field Days this fall. For years, the week of farm field trips had been held in April, but …

SPORTS
College Sports
Senior trio sparks 82-57 Bulldogs win

The Barton College men’s basketball team’s three seniors (Isaiah Buck-Lowman, Michael Boykin and Jeff Gordon) emerged as more than leaders Tuesday night in Wilson Gymnasium. The trio …

Lady Bulldogs ward off Saints, 74-64

Barton falls at Augusta

Bulldogs’ win streak ends at Lander

Lady Bulldogs routed at Lander 87-61

School Sports
Passing the hunt forward

Many years ago, I carried my oldest son on his first waterfowl hunt. He had hunted dove just a few months before for the first time, and he was still getting comfortable with the shotgun. Even so, he …

Cubed: New sports app created by local entrepreneurs

Horrell stirs more excitement for Chargers in national HR derby

Bill would give tax breaks on donated meat

WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘06 Explosion finishes Piedmont Conference play with 2 wins

Schools
Wilson Christian salutes veterans
The Wilson Christian Academy Middle School Choir sings "An American Tribute" by Douglas Wagner during the school's assembly on … Read More
Greenfield initiates leadership program
The Greenfield School Leadership Development Program inducted its first class into membership last month. As members of the program, … Read More
School menus for Wilson and Nash counties
Monday Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice, applesauce cup Lunch: Fiestada pizza, cheesy baked potato, french fries, steamed … Read More
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