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Since 2013 when Judi Thurston took the helm of the United Way of Wilson County, the organization has done without a communications director. A recent hire from another nonprofit will fill that … more
Police are searching for a Wilson teenager accused of holding up a convenience store at gunpoint Tuesday night and trying to rob two of its customers. Officers were called to a 10:22 p.m. armed … more
N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore saw the need for a new Wilson County Animal Shelter firsthand. Moore met with fellow legislators and local leaders Thursday morning and … more
Retired Wilson City Councilman A.P. Coleman will be honored during Calvary Presbyterian Church’s 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 4. U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield will present Coleman with a copy of … more
While American Legion Post 13 might not celebrate Veterans Day in its new headquarters, the building at the Wilson County Fairgrounds is taking shape. “The building is actually going up right … more
When Freda Moore dropped Bella Moore off for her first day of school Thursday, the grandmother struggled to hold back the tears. The 5-year-old was attending kindergarten for the first time at … more
A Wilson teen faces a charge in connection to a December crash where a woman was struck and killed. Police charged 18-year-old Deandre Jakeel Carson with felony hit and run resulting in serious … more
As construction along the U.S. 301 corridor continues, officials are seeking input for development from the public with events on Monday and Tuesday. “We want to capitalize on the investment of … more
A rainy forecast has moved this week’s 1st Fridays on the Lawn indoors again. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Boykin Center, and the free concert with the Eagles tribute band Eaglewing is 6 to 9 … more
Keith Edwards has had a number of business ventures over the years. He had a small push cart for hot dogs and sausages in Yonkers, New York. Then there was the In God We Trust 24-hour convenience … more
Law enforcement patrol around the Wilson County Courthouse Wednesday, responding to a threat posted on Facebook. Officials said the post suggested a fight outside the courthouse that never occurred. … more
The Rock Ridge High School class of 1955 met for a reunion lunch July 20 at Parker's Barbecue. In the front row from left are Betty Jean R. Fulghum, Romaine B. Mitchell, Penny T. Parrish, Joyce K. … more
The Road to New York Open Call Auditions National Tour will be in Wilson this Saturday. The show is sponsored by Next Level Veterans. “It’s all about discovering new talent,” said Captain … more
For three decades, Trent Mayo’s culinary dishes brought diners from throughout the region to a historic home in Elm City. Now Mayo is back in the kitchen, offering his own take on brunch, lunch and dinner items at Carolina Cheese Co. “If you grew up in Rocky Mount or Wilson and went to weddings … more
A new state law aimed to reduce barriers in the fight against the opioid crisis will also influence local initiatives. Gov. Roy Cooper signed the Opioid Epidemic Response Act into law July 22. … more
BAILEY — Slow down! Bailey police officers are using lasers to catch speeders. “We’re not going to tolerate speeding, especially by the elementary school,” said Bailey Police Chief Steve … more
KENLY — Before new businesses will swoop in to help revitalize downtown Kenly, town officials say existing businesses and residents need to clean up their act. Kenly has blight in its … more
The Healthcare Foundation of Wilson awarded nearly $700,000 in grants to local organizations Tuesday. That money will help fund various community projects that focus on solutions to some of … more
When Collin Blalock’s half-acre of gladiolas, tube roses and sunflowers all began blooming at once, he didn’t want them to go to waste. Blalock is the owner of Collin’s Produce between … more
A cold front expected to stall out to our north could bring showers and thunderstorms late this week and into the weekend, Al Thomas explains in this week's installment of The Wilson Times … more
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