Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, center right, gets a hug from Linda Cooper-Suggs, chairman of the Wilson County Democratic Party, as other supporters gathered at the Wilson County Board of Elections to see Farmer-Butterfield file for reelection Monday.

Farmer-Butterfield seeks 10th term

Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, D-Wilson, filed to run for a 10th term as the N.C. General Assembly’s District 24 representative on Monday. A dozen supporters joined Farmer-Butterfield as she …
Longtime cancer patient advocate Helen Harwood, left, receives a hug from cancer patient Brenda Summerlin after the Summerlin family picked up a holiday meal in a food drive Harwood led. Some 225 families, all fighting cancer in some way, benefited.

Cancer advocate ‘truly an angel’

Helen Harwood knows that anyone confronted with cancer will need support in various ways. For the last 38 years, the 77-year-old Wilson woman has been a cancer patient advocate. At the end of …
Refresco, a worldwide beverage bottler, announced a $16.5 million expansion at the company's Wilson Corporate Park plant on Monday.

Bottler boosts local investment, adds jobs

Hiring is already underway for a $16.5 million expansion at a local beverage bottler. Refresco, which purchased Cott Beverage USA in 2018, spent the bulk of this year expanding within the …

Butterfield backs bill to restore Voting Rights Act provision

Rep. G.K. Butterfield was among the congressmen who voted in favor of the Voting Rights Advancement Act on Friday. The Wilson politician released a statement condemning the Supreme Court’s …
Chris Saunders of Wilson holds granddaughter Gracie Eason on his shoulder while watching the Christmas tree lighting at the Wilson County Courthouse Saturday night. Drew C. Wilson | Times

Candyland Christmas hits high note

It was perhaps the tiniest bundle Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus could have held when Ryan Fluet handed son Easton over to the jolly old couple at Saturday’s Candyland Christmas in Historic …

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Weathercast: Weekend, early week temps on roller coaster ride

This forecast period will likely require a wide array of wardrobe selections as temperatures go on a roller coaster ride. Highs will barely edge past 50 degrees Saturday afternoon but then soar …

Crash claims 2 lives; ICE detains suspect

SMITHFIELD — A 65-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy died from injuries sustained in a two-car crash on Nov. 10, police said last week. Smithfield Police Chief Keith Powell said the wreck …

Authorities seek convenience store murder suspects

Schools seek nearly $8.9M from county

No action taken on suspended South Johnston High teacher

Smithfield drops Ava Gardner Avenue

Airflow Products grows to 360 workers, 3 locations

Suspect sought in fatal home invasion

NASHVILLE — Authorities are looking for a killer. Marquis Perry, 27, was shot dead in his apartment during a Thursday home invasion. His assailant remains at large. Investigators have a …

Vandalized park bathrooms to be repaired

Commissioners welcome new Nash Community College president

Youth reentry program expanding to Nash

Spring Hope disbands inactive tree board

Court keeps Gov. Cooper in his lane

RALEIGH — After Democrat Roy Cooper narrowly defeated Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in 2016, the GOP-led General Assembly moved quickly to dispossess the incoming governor of some of the office’s …

Preschoolers learn in STEM lab

In a classroom at Land of Learning Child Care, kids are often heard saying, “Look at this!” and “See what I did?” Greyson Bryant stacked up a set of blocks into a mini …

College Sports
Senior trio sparks 82-57 Bulldogs win

The Barton College men’s basketball team’s three seniors (Isaiah Buck-Lowman, Michael Boykin and Jeff Gordon) emerged as more than leaders Tuesday night in Wilson Gymnasium. The trio …

Lady Bulldogs ward off Saints, 74-64

Barton falls at Augusta

Bulldogs’ win streak ends at Lander

Lady Bulldogs routed at Lander 87-61

School Sports
Tyson cards 5th career hole-in-one

Veteran Wilson golfer M.A. Tyson posted his fifth career hole-in-one in a round at Willow Springs Country Club on Monday. With a 9-iron his club of choice, Tyson aced the 115-yard, par-3, No. 18 …

Passing the hunt forward

Cubed: New sports app created by local entrepreneurs

Horrell stirs more excitement for Chargers in national HR derby

Bill would give tax breaks on donated meat

School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties
monday Breakfast: Cinni minis, fruit juice and strawberry cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet sandwich, baked beans, … Read More
Wilson Christian salutes veterans
The Wilson Christian Academy Middle School Choir sings "An American Tribute" by Douglas Wagner during the school's assembly on … Read More
Greenfield initiates leadership program
The Greenfield School Leadership Development Program inducted its first class into membership last month. As members of the program, … Read More
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