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Wilson County reports COVID-19 death and 4th facility outbreak

County health officials reported a fourth COVID-19 outbreak at a congregate living facility Wednesday as well as a fifth death associated with another facility.  Four Wilson Rehabilitation …
Wilson County Schools Superintendent Lane Mills, left, presents Wilson Academy of Applied Technology teacher Tyler Brown his award as 2020-21 Teacher of the Year. Contributed photo

Wilson County Schools names top teacher, principal

Wilson County Schools named its 2020-21 Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year on Tuesday. Tyler Brown, a social studies teacher who teaches world history and civics and economics at the …
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Wilson man charged with murder in fatal Friday shooting

Wilson police have charged a man in the Friday afternoon shooting death of a 30-year-old Wilson resident.  Police say 48-year-old Larry D. King Jr. of Wilson is charged with an open count of …
Seniors from Greenfield School's Class of 2020 arrived in a parade of vehicles Monday evening for an outdoor commencement conducted in a drive-thru format. Drew C. Wilson | Times
CLASS OF 2020

Greenfield School graduates 18

Greenfield School’s class of 2020 did more rolling than walking. The 18 seniors in the 50th graduating class began their commencement exercise with a motorcade. “We have always …
This illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Wilson County reports 5 new COVID-19 patients; active cases continue to decline

While Wilson County reported five new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the number of active cases continues to decline.  Of the county’s 360 total positive cases, about 69% of people have …
Arts Council of Wilson Executive Director Cathy Hardison and Juan Carlos Duron-Martinez paint murals Tuesday on plywood. The wood is covering windows that were broken Sunday during a protest or removed as part of the renovation for the new Arts Council headquarters on Nash Street. Brie Handgraaf | Times

Artists lend talents to replace broken windows

In the shards of broken glass, the Arts Council of Wilson saw opportunity. “We had three windows broken here and another six broken at the Leder Building that we use for storage, and we got …
A worker from the city of Wilson moves a barrier from the corner of Nash and Tarboro streets on Tuesday morning at the beginning of the business day. The barriers will be put in place again before the curfew at 8 p.m. Drew C. Wilson | Times

Quiet night in Wilson; curfew starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday

There were no large-scale gatherings in Wilson on Monday night, according to Rebecca Agner, communications and marketing director for the city of Wilson. “The police department had a busy night …
Lataurus McAllister, widow of A.J. McAllister, stands Monday at the oak tree where her husband was shot by a DMV officer Nov. 13. Drew C.Wilson | Times

Family, friends march to remember A.J. McAllister

Family and friends of Roy “A.J.” McAllister marched from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles office on Monday afternoon to a large oak tree on the corner of Malpass Drive and Jordan …
Wilson police order protesters to back up during a Sunday night protest on Nash Street in Wilson's historic downtown district.

Leaders mourn Floyd, disavow violence: Vandalism struck businesses ‘just trying to survive’

Wilson city leaders imposed a curfew starting Monday night after a peaceful protest turned violent Sunday. In the midst of the late-night chaos, protesters damaged businesses by throwing bricks and …
Chance Maynard of Wilson, a volunteer, cleans up broken glass from windows that were broken out Sunday night during protests on Nash Street in wilson.

Unity arises from protest destruction

Even though Da Bayou has been closed for two months because of COVID-19, the restaurant and bar was among those initially targeted by protesters in a Sunday evening downtown disturbance. “A …
Maurice Barnes delivers an impassioned prayer in front of protesters on the Wilson County Courthouse steps Sunday afternoon.

Protesters hold nonviolent courthouse rally

Protesters demonstrating against George Floyd’s killing gathered with signs at the Wilson County Courthouse on Sunday afternoon before peacefully marching around two city blocks and along Nash …
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Thousands watch protest in downtown Wilson

Free Staff writer Drew Wilson reported live as thousands watched the protest in downtown Wilson. Now he's here again for the clean up

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Rosenstein says he wouldn't approve Russia warrant now

'One Wilson' stands in solidarity for George Floyd

Works of Yeats, Achebe come to mind during turbulent times

Peaceful protest unites residents, police in Spring Hope

Active COVID-19 cases continue to decline

Crews put out Burger King blaze

Testing sites listed on NCDHHS website

Stocks open higher as investors hope for economic recovery

9 states, DC vote amid coronavirus pandemic, social unrest

Retired troopers: Crash likely didn't cause man's disappearance

Middlesex grabs federal grant for town vehicles, equipment

Commissioner questions Spring Hope's policing of black residents

Who purchased property in Wilson County last month?

Protests turned violent as night fell

As protests continue, Wilson declares overnight curfew starting at 8 p.m. Monday

Free Victory Fitness owners ready for court battle with Cooper over gym closures

Downtown Wilson protests turn violent: Windows shattered, bricks thrown at police

Protesters, police avoid confrontation at Walmart

Wilson Academy of Applied Technology celebrates 1st graduating class

Early college holds graduation for 65 students

Fitch refutes fellow senator's harassment claim

Weathercast: Clear skies to return, followed by warmer temps

Red Cross: Hospitals have urgent need for blood donations

Free Forest Hills Baptist Church honors long-serving secretary

Free Wilson bugler honors the fallen on Memorial Day

Interested in health care careers? Wilson Community College has you covered

Police: Wilson man shot, killed outside his home

Wilson County Schools employee tests positive for COVID-19

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus

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This photo shows a 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix similar to the one Travis Lynch drove when he disappeared on Christmas Eve 2003. Retired state troopers believe the car would have been found by now if it had been wrecked on the roadside.
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Retired troopers: Crash likely didn't cause man's disappearance

A Wilson man who disappeared in southern Nash County more than a decade ago would more than likely have been found if he ran his car off the road as a suspect in the case contends, according to …
Michelle Brown, senior planner for the city of Wilson, hands out cards at the Wilson Farmers and Artisan Market earlier this month reminding residents to turn in their census information.

More than 4 in 10 Wilsonians haven't taken census: City, county urge participation

While Wilson’s 2020 census self-response rate continues to increase, local officials continue to push for residents in both the city and county to make themselves count.  The U.S. …
Joan B. Gibbs, director of music for the last 35 years at First Presbyterian Church in Wilson, is retiring.

Making music at church for 35 years: Joan Gibbs retiring from First Presbyterian

Joan Gibbs said her favorite moments as a music director have been when multigenerational choirs came together to sing as one. Gibbs is retiring as director of music ministries for First …
T. Sharp and his pig Hudson won the prize for grand champion market hog in a statewide virtual livestock show.

Wilson youths win virtual livestock show prizes

When it came time to watch results come in for the “Showing From Home” Virtual Livestock Show, the Sharp family about tore the house down hearing the winners. T. Sharp was among the top …
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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 …
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Weathercast: Clear skies to return, followed by warmer temps

Relief from the warm, very humid and occasionally rainy air mass is expected Sunday in the Wilson Times area.  It will probably be Wednesday before summertime weather returns. Saturday …

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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: Pastor Bobby Harrell, Wave Church
Pastor Bobby Harrell of Wave Church delivered this week’s Prayer for Our City on Wednesday with an introduction by Wilson Mayor … Read More
Prayer for Our City: Pastor Dameion L. Royal of Contending for the Faith Church Ministries
Pastor Dameion L. Royal of Contending for the Faith Church Ministries delivered Friday’s Prayer for Our City with an introduction by … 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
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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
Johnston schools name new superintendent

SMITHFIELD — Eric Bracy is moving next door. The superintendent of Sampson County schools will take the helm of Johnston County schools on July 1. The Johnston County Board of Education …

‘It doesn’t make any sense’: Governor allows restaurants with bars to reopen, but standalone bars must remain closed

COVID-19 packed a punch, first hospital patient says

Bowling alley owner sad, angry

For restaurants, quick return won’t be easy

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Americans must demand justice for people of color

As the looting continued in cities across the country, a reporter asked a protestor what he hoped would be accomplished by the protests. His reply was that we need to answer the question, “What …

LIFE
Fruit a good choice for this favorite salad

It’s salad season at my house. I can’t wait for the day this summer that I can walk in my backyard and pick a tomato, cucumber and bell pepper for my salad. That is, perhaps, my favorite part …

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Division II programs will play less games in 2020-21 season

Keith Gorman’s head coaching career at Barton College opened in grand style, using a four-hit shutout from freshman Gentry Fortuno to pull off a 1-0 win over in-state foe No. 5-ranked Catawba …

Tobs add 2 catchers to roster

Amid mounting debt, ECU eliminates 4 sports

Pandemic only exacerbates ECU financial woes

Tobs pick up Davidson mound trio

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Let them be

When I was young, like really young, I received a small duckling from a neighbor. Rats had killed several of the small ducks and the adult ducks were no longer around. Now, as any really young person …

Barton baseball camps dates pushed back

Fishing keeps us together while we’re apart

Me, MJ and dark-thirty golf

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Schools
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 … Read More
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