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Wilson House, located at 1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., is an assisted living and memory care facility.

Wilson County health officials report 8 new COVID-19 cases

Wilson County residents headed to barbershops and nail salons over the weekend as North Carolina entered a modified second phase of economic reopening. Diners ate their meals inside restaurants at …
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Witness speaking to detectives in missing person case

NASHVILLE — Detectives have been speaking with a person they say could be a key witness in the disappearance of a Wilson man 16 years ago. Travis Lamont Lynch, 21, vanished on Christmas Day …

Littering leads to police chase, crash

BAILEY — What started as a simple case of littering on Friday turned into a police chase, a crash and a lot of criminal charges for a Raleigh man. “I had a subject throw out trash in …
Wilson Mayor Carlton Stevens, a U.S. Army veteran, salutes at the conclusion of his remarks at a Memorial Day Program organized by the Wilson Committee on Patriotism. Drew C. Wilson | Times

Honoring military sacrifices: Memorial Day service held without traditional courthouse crowd

Fallen veterans, prisoners of war and service members missing in action were honored in the Wilson Committee on Patriotism’s annual Memorial Day program Monday at Wilson City Hall. The …
Adjacent to a ripening wheat field, brothers T Sharp and McLean Sharp place flags in the cemetery at Marsh Swamp Free Will Baptist Church in the Rock Ridge community Friday for the Memorial Day weekend. Drew C. Wilson | Times

Volunteers place flags at Wilson County veterans' graves to mark Memorial Day

Small groups of residents gathered at cemeteries across Wilson County over Memorial Day weekend to place American flags on veterans’ graves. “It’s to honor the veterans,” …
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State treasurer: Wilson better prepared to bounce back from COVID-19 than some other NC cities

Wilson is set to fare better than other North Carolina cities in the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic aftermath and the expected loss of tax revenues, according to State Treasurer Dale …

Wilson's $250 million proposed budget doesn't include tax increase

After several consecutive years of growing budgets, Wilson’s proposed $250,584,970 spending plan reflects a 1.1% decrease from the city’s current budget. “This proposed budget, as most …
Victory Fitness owners Ann and Neil Strother plan to open the Wilson and Rocky Mount locations at 5 p.m. Friday despite a state order barring gyms from reopening.

Victory Fitness reopens Wilson, Rocky Mount gyms despite Cooper's executive order

After a nearly two-month closure, Victory Fitness owners Neil and Ann Strother eagerly awaited Gov. Roy Cooper’s Wednesday business reopening announcement. But their mood changed when state …
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Weathercast: Sticky, cloudy and warm week ahead

Hospital strives to maintain patient health, ensure safety

Rocky Mount dealing with state audit's aftermath: Councilman rebuffs report in TV interview

More about ‘Safer At Home Phase 2’

Public hearing set for landfill expansion

Hospice helps patients, families

Weathercast: Memorial Day weekend should be seasonable

Wilson women elected to represent eastern NC Democrats nationally

Greenville car wash worker returns stimulus check discovered in trash

North Carolina jobless rate spikes to 12% amid COVID-19

Donor support makes a difference for Wilson Community College students

Assisted living facility reports 43 COVID-19 cases

Finding knowledge, amusement in YouTube binges

Nash County reports 4th coronavirus death

Upcoming events online for Wilson residents on COVID-19

Prayer for Our City: Paston Dameion L. Royal of Contending for the Faith Church Ministries

Please continue to be safe in Phase 2

Family marks 101st birthday with parade

Wilson County plans $1.19 million in outside agency, nonprofit funding

Police: Wilson man fired gun blast into car

15 principals, assistant principals sign contracts

Health department earns reaccreditation status with honors

Wilson’s COVID-19 case count edges up; data tallies infections by ZIP code

Community Briefs: Nutrition class signups due Friday

Wilson businesses readying to reopen: Cooper's ‘Phase 2’ order takes effect Friday

By Wilson, for Wilson: Donors sought for business pandemic grant program

The invitation for God

Retired Wilson County truck driver scores $100,000 scratch-off prize

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Certified nursing assistant Maria Nieto chats with Hospice of Wilson patient Patricia Everett while nurse Scottie Goodwin takes the woman's vital signs.

Hospice helps patients, families

Prior to being hired as an account executive for Hospice of Wilson, Allison Belcher shared the common misconception that hospice only provides care for the last few days of a person’s life. It …
Hunt High School counselor Amanda Hodges holds a sign for seniors picking up their caps and gowns Thursday.

Seniors pick up caps, gowns: Simultaneous graduations set for June 13

Fike High School senior Reece Nelson flashed a smile as a Herff-Jones representative handed her a cap and gown through her car window. Graduating seniors at two of Wilson County Schools’ …
Beddingfield High School senior Rebecca Kimbrell listens to directions for graduation from Principal Jonathan Tribula and Assistant Principal Kelly Carter as the senior stops by the school to pick up her cap and gown Wednesday.

COVID-19 breaks graduation traditions: Class of 2020 to get drive-by diplomas at most schools

For most Wilson County high school seniors, graduating will involve a drive-thru or drive-in commencement. While it might not be like any graduation day they’ve ever attended, ceremonies will …
Marty's BBQ employees take customers' drive-thru orders while cars circle the building on Tuesday.

Diners detoured: Wilson balancing public safety, restaurant business

Without dine-in service, drive-thru customers have become critical to survival for most restaurants, including Marty’s BBQ, where the line has often backed up onto Ward Boulevard during peak times. …
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Weathercast: Sticky, cloudy and warm week ahead

Sky-high humidity and plenty of showers and thunderstorms highlight this week’s weather in the Wilson Times area. An offshore trough and a low-pressure system over Florida are expected to …

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101 take drive-thru COVID-19 test
With health conditions that place Cynthia Lucas at high risk for COVID-19, the Wilson woman jumped at the chance to get tested … Read More
Prayer for Our City: Rev. Lamont Foster Sr., St. John AME Zion Church
Rev. Lamont Foster Sr. of St. John AME Zion Church delivered Wednesday’s Prayer for Our City with an introduction by Wilson Mayor … Read More
Prayer for Our City: Pastor Tyler Campbell, Raleigh Road Baptist Church
Pastor Tyler Campbell of Raleigh Road Baptist Church delivered Tuesday’s Prayer for Our City with an introduction by Wilson Mayor … Read More
Innovation hub nearly complete
From peeling paint and rotted steps, the Gig East Exchange’s future home has come a long way, and crews are hard at work to get the … Read More
Prayer for Our City: Apostle Charles Lewis, Kairos Church Ministries
Apostle Charles Lewis of Kairos Church Ministries delivered Monday’s Prayer for Our City with an introduction by Wilson Mayor … Read More
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Man sentenced to federal prison time in Nash County's biggest drug bust

A man captured during the biggest heroin bust in Nash County history has been sentenced to four years in federal prison. Luis Octavio Gonzalez-Gonzalez, 32, previously pleaded guilty to possession …

Spring Hope shooting tied to long federal prison term

Southern Nash restaurants reopen dining rooms: 'Phase 2' brings business boost

Nash County reports 4th coronavirus death

Murder suspect can bail out of jail

JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Protester says he’s misunderstood

SMITHFIELD — Rather than hate him, Stephen Wagner wants people to recognize he’s standing up for their rights. Wagner has drawn social media fire since a newspaper photographer captured him …

Crash in Smithfield kills Clayton man

COVID-19 isn’t as scary as a heart attack, doctor says

Theater owner has worries beyond lockdown

House in Bentonville survived Civil War battle

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COLUMN
The check is in the mail?

As Washington debates what to do next about the economic crisis, it should think about one thing Washington does well. I know what that is, because I see it every month. The second Wednesday of …

LIFE
Use cake mix to make these easy cookies

Who’s made cake mix cookies before? I know I have. Our favorites have included lemon crinkle and a chocolate with peanut butter chips. So good. For those of you who have never tried them, cake …

SPORTS
College Sports
Amid mounting debt, ECU eliminates 4 sports

ECU eliminates 4 sports in cost-cutting move From staff reports GREENVILLE — With lingering financial issues only amplified by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, East Carolina’s …

Pandemic only exacerbates ECU financial woes

Tobs pick up Davidson mound trio

Florence shuts down its CPL season after losing field

Staying in the game: Taybron goes from field to weight room with Longwood

School Sports
Fishing keeps us together while we’re apart

This mean, ol’ world got you down? Feel like letting go of all your anxiety? Put yourself on the end of a fishing rod for a few hours and forget about everything else. No, I’m not …

Me, MJ and dark-thirty golf

Staying ticked off

NC Baseball Museum’s Celebrity Golf Tournament moved to Aug. 12

The one-lure challenge

Schools
Student uses soap sales to feed children
Sixth grader Grace Gibson had time on her hands, but she put it to a good use. The 12-year-old Greenfield School student sold … Read More
Virtual art show features student work
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an animated “walk-through”video featuring Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education student … Read More
Students enroll in kindergarten
A’zaria Durham paused as teacher Darnell Nelms assessed the 5-year-old’s abilities in reading, counting, colors and … Read More