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Police are investigating a Sunday robbery at a Wilson convenience store. Officers were dispatched to the Speedway at 1602 Martin Luther King Parkway shortly after 7 p.m. When police arrived, … more
A bald eagle found near Lake Wilson last week has died from extreme lead poisoning. “Everybody’s kind of in the dumps about this one,” said Randy Atkinson of Rocky Mount Animal … more
Whether watching TV or readying for bed, the chill of winter can easily be suppressed with the absentminded press of a button. And when Wilsonians experienced unusually cold temperatures earlier this … more
Lauryn Zhane Knight has a mission. The seventh-grader wants to be one of the first students at the Sallie B. Howard High School for the Arts and Science, which opens in the fall of 2019. “I … more
The Wilson County Department of Social Services is getting a nearly $1 million facelift in the upcoming months. The renovations, slated to begin in sometime in February, will bring the agency … more
Ezrosta Faison just wants to give thanks. Cathy Kent and the Wilson Housing Authority Family Self-Sufficiency Program turned her life around. “I am just very thankful to her and everything … more
When it came time to finesse a 1,330-pound steer onto a cow scale, Jessica Anderson didn’t hesitate to push. Giving a big animal a two-handed shove in the rump comes with the territory for … more
Rep. G.K. Butterfield is urging congressional Republicans to come to the bargaining table ready to compromise in order to end the government shutdown that took effect at midnight Saturday. The … more
Milder temperatures and mostly clear skies are in Wilson's forecast after a chilly Saturday morning, Albert Thomas Jr. explains during this weekend's edition of The Wilson Times Weathercast. ABOUT … more
The following students were recognized for academic excellence during the second quarter at Wilson Christian Academy. They are listed by grade and name. Principal’s List Sixth … more
The Wilson County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has donated $15,368 to area schools and the county 4-H program to support substance abuse prevention. “We have some very special children in … more
Authorities are investigating a carjacking that occurred at a local gas station on Jan. 14. Police were dispatched to 4935 Raleigh Road Parkway shortly after 4:15 a.m. regarding an armed robbery … more
Despite a full audience for the Brewmasters public hearing at Thursday’s Wilson City Council meeting, few residents stuck around for a public hearing about a more than $4.3 million incentive … more
Police are investigating a shots-fired call that happened shortly before 11:30 p.m. Monday. Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Tilghman Road regarding the incident. When police … more
Kaylie Williams of Wilson has been awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award by Girl Scouts of the North Carolina Coastal Pines. The Silver Award is the second-highest achievement in Girl Scouting. The … more
A Wilson man is accused in a Jan. 12 armed robbery at a local business. Police were dispatched to Boost Mobile on Herring Avenue at 7:39 p.m. When officers arrived, they spoke to store employees … more
Prosecutors have thrown out three fraud charges against a Wilson woman in a 2017 case. Sheila Draughn Carter, 53, of Seven Hills Annex West, had been charged with three counts of obtaining … more
An Elm City man faces multiple charges following a rash of car break-ins. On Tuesday at 1:15 a.m., police officers were conducting security checks at A Cheap Ride Auto Sales on U.S. 301 South due … more
A bald eagle found with lead poisoning near Lake Wilson has good prospects for recovery. “I think she will survive,” said Randy Atkinson of Nashville, a member of the Rocky Mount Wildlife … more
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