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MIDDLESEX — After a months-long process, the Middlesex Board of Commissioners voted Monday to approve new water and sewage system development fees. The fees are a result of a change in state law … more
The Salvation Army is offering area residents the opportunity to help families in the Wilson area during the Christmas season through its Angel Tree. A list of people who need food, clothing, … more
Christmas came early for hundreds of veterans and their families Wednesday. “It does a lot for my spirit,” said George Thomas, a U.S. Army veteran. “I’m glad they do it for the veterans. … more
SHARPSBURG — The town of Sharpsburg has hired a new police chief. Michael Thomas, a former assistant chief and lead investigator with the Youngsville Police Department in Franklin County, was … more
The co-owner of a local dog rescue organization and no-kill shelter has received approval from the county’s health director to become a certified rabies vaccinator. Max Fitz-Gerald of For the … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Wilson County resident Shinique Jenkins watched as Officer Bobby Knight of the Sharpsburg Police Department helped her children pull toys off the shelf and put them in the basket. The Jenkins kids were among the 12 children from six families who went to Walmart in Rocky Mount Tuesday evening to shop for Christmas gifts with members of the Sharpsburg Police Department and sheriff’s deputies from Nash and Edgecombe counties. … more
Authorities are seeking the public's help to find a 71-year-old Johnston County woman whose disappearance has been ruled suspicious. The Johnston County Sheriff's Office released additional … more
Wilson County commissioners unanimously approved more than $211,000 in local match funding for the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport improvement project on Tuesday. The airport recently secured … more
SHARPSBURG — The former police chief named in a discrimination lawsuit is supporting the lieutenant he fired and pointing fingers at town officials who he says orchestrated Lynette Clements’ … more
SPRING HOPE — A charter school with plans to be based in southern Nash County has lost the fight to keep its state charter. The North Carolina State Board of Education voted Dec. 6 to accept the … more
The Wilson AARP chapter will celebrate Christmas at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Something Different restaurant on Airport Boulevard. Each person attending is asked to bring a small gift to … more
The new year will come with a new look for Wilson’s main Walmart store on Forest Hills Road. “Walmart is focused on making the customer experience in our stores fast and friendly and providing … more
Alani Leach could barely contain her excitement Tuesday. She had just experienced something for the first time and wanted everybody to know it. “I rode the train!” the 9-year-old said. “It … more
Goldie is The Wilson Times' adoptable pet of the week. Goldie is more than 1 year old and was rescued from Nash County with three kittens. All her kittens were adopted and now she's ready for a home … more
Rick and Bette Newsome of the acoustic duo DryBread Road perform for the Country Doctor Museum's 50th anniversary celebration Saturday in Bailey.   more
Sub-freezing wind chill temperatures are expected to linger Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of a gradual warmup with mild conditions in the cards for Friday and the weekend, Albert Thomas Jr. says in … more
Wireless carrier U.S. Cellular will recognize children and teens making a difference in their communities and is accepting nominations from Wilson and throughout eastern North Carolina. The … more
The Wilson County Register of Deeds issued the following marriage licenses in October. Cathy Dolores Shepard of Wilson and Douglas Francis Philipps of Vanceboro; Rodolfo Castro Jr. and Hope … more
The N.C. Department of Commerce recently announced Wilson and Nash counties are among 14 economically distressed areas that will be prioritized for incentives in 2019. Wilson and Nash county each … more
Meeting other young professionals outside the workplace can be hit or miss, but a new group hopes to make it a breeze. “In the few informal planning meetings we’ve had so far, everyone is … more
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