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Ready for some holiday cheer? Saturday’s Historic Downtown Wilson Christmas Parade should get you in the Christmas spirit with floats, dancers, horses, marching bands and, of course, Santa … more
Audrey Day, 6, pets a baby wallaby named Willie Nelson, brought to the Shoppes at Brentwood Christmas tree lighting by Bobbie Jo Abrams, owner of It's a Zoo Life in Macclesfield, NC.   more
Beta Beta Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will hold its annual Founders and Achievement Awards Banquet on Friday at Darden Alumni Center. Music will be provided at the banquet by … more
Three students at Toisnot Middle School were charged Tuesday with possession of a weapon on school grounds. The three, all under 15, are in custody in Pitt Juvenile Detention Center. According to … more
The Wilson City Council will consider action tonight for the first of many steps in making BB&T’s $35 million investment in downtown a reality. During the 7 p.m. meeting at City Hall, … more
BAILEY — Eighteen-year-old Hailee Griffin said taking home the Miss Bailey crown Saturday evening was better than expected because her sister won a crown as well. “I was a little bit shocked, … more
The town of Lucama has been issued state violations for failing to send in drinking water samples in September. According to Rebecca Benfield, revised total coliform rule manager for community, … more
A man who prosecutors say killed his wife and father with an ax and then fled the state will spend the rest of his life in prison. On Wednesday, 40-year-old Michael Allen Joyner pleaded guilty to … more
A historical marker will be unveiled Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the former location of Alpheus Branch’s home at 303 W. Nash St. Thomas Drug is now at that site. The Wilson County Historical … more
A Wilson man will spend 2 1/2 years in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine in the Wilson area. U.S. District Court Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced Michael Eugene Blakeney, 29, to 30 … more
A local observance of the American Cancer Society’s 43rd annual Great American Smokeout tobacco cessation event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in the main lobby of Wilson … more
Eveline Sharpe couldn’t stop smiling. “The Lord has blessed me this morning,” the 92-year-old said. “It blesses my spirit good.” Sharpe was one of many who received a bountiful … more
A Wilson man who has fought for more than 40 years to have his 1976 murder conviction overturned will have his case heard in federal court Thursday. Charles Ray Finch, 80, is serving a life sentence in the killing of Richard “Shadow” Holloman, who was gunned down in a failed robbery attempt inside his Black Creek country store on Feb. 13. 1976. … more
DUNN — A 40-year-old man is in custody after being charged in a triple homicide in Johnston County. Armando Martinez is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted … more
The N.C. Whirligig Festival brought an estimated 50,000 people to historic downtown Wilson on Nov. 3 and 4, which had a big effect on local businesses’ bottom line. “We actually did really … more
Moose is The Wilson Times' adoptable pet of the week. Moose is a handsome Boxer mix who's described as 100 percent goofball inside. Moose is great with other dogs and never meets a stranger. Moose is … more
Rain will steak through the greater Wilson County area this week as a low-pressure system and cold front make their presence felt, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this installment of The Wilson Times … more
Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association. One out of three home fires begins in the kitchen — more than any other place … more
A tobacco company is laying off 565 employees as processing operations are moved from Farmville to Wilson. “We recognize the impact this decision will have on our employees, their families and … more
Three Wilson County churches are serving as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts this week, the international ministry Samaritan’s Purse announced. Operation Christmas … more
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