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A Wilson man will see his prison sentence reduced after the N.C. Court of Appeals overturned eight of his nine felony larceny convictions stemming from a January 2015 home break-in. A three-judge … more
Kennedy Graves firmly held the point of a compass and etched a perfect circle on a Styrofoam plate. “You have to try to be accurate. If you’re not, then you can try again,” said the … more
Officials are one step closer to the sale of Wilson County’s nearly 50-year-old home health agency. On May 30, commissioners voted unanimously to draft a contract for sale to In-Home … more
GOLDSBORO — A Wayne County man was arrested Friday on charges of sexually assaulting two girls. Terry Douglas Brake, 59, of Wesley Drive northeast of Goldsboro, faces two counts of taking … more
LA GRANGE — Authorities say a woman drowned in her backyard swimming pool Friday night. Wayne County sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on the 1900 block of East New Hope Road at 9:53 … more
Wilson County should see a pleasant, sunny Saturday before the humidity and heat begin ratcheting up Sunday and into the workweek, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this installment of The Wilson Times … more
KENLY — Police say a 40-year-old woman died early Friday after a CSX freight train struck her motorized wheelchair, which had become stuck as she attempted to cross the railroad tracks. Police … more
Karyn Harwood walked into the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Health in Greenville on July 3. Harwood, of Black Creek, brought 48 Scentsy Buddies, scented stuffed animal … more
N.C. State University student Grayson Ferrell has received a $2,000 scholarship from the Southeast Produce Council. Ferrell is the granddaughter of Vick Family Farms founders Jerome and Diane Vick … more
SIMS — Dana Hewett, who has been town administrator for six years and mayor for the last five, stepped down during town commissioners’ Monday meeting. “I need full-time employment. I have a … more
Two Wilson Community College students have received Golden Leaf Foundation scholarships for the summer 2018 semester, college officials announced Wednesday. Kenethia Dixon and Kenya Williams have … more
U.S. Cellular has named Mary Kaitlyn Boykin sales manager for its Wilson store at 3401 Raleigh Road Parkway, the wireless carrier announced Thursday. Boykin has two years of experience in the … more
Wilson City Manager Grant Goings will lead the state organization for his peers this coming year after being elected president of the North Carolina City and County Management Association. The … more
Sections of several highways in Nash and Edgecombe counties will be resurfaced over the next year. The N.C. Department of Transportation last week approved a $4.6 million contract with Barnhill … more
Joel Jordan took a brief look at the soupy mix of water, vegetable oil and food coloring that lay in the roasting pan in front of him and splashed a quick drop of more green into it. He was trying … more
For two-thirds of Maj. Bobby Lancaster’s life, the 69-year-old has served others through the Salvation Army. Now he is putting his experience to work in Wilson County. Lancaster stepped up as … more
Having a child diagnosed with a life-threatening ailment is hard enough without the stress of trying to figure out how to balance daily life with hospitalization. That is where the Ronald McDonald … more
Police have arrested a Lucama man in connection to an April armed robbery in Wilson. Officials responded to the Jiffy Mart at 111 Hines St. on April 1 shortly before 9:30 p.m. When officers … more
ELM CITY — A man faces multiple charges after authorities seized more than 10 pounds of marijuana, Ecstasy, cocaine and various prescription pills from his northern Wilson County home. … more
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