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Samantha Edmundson of Wilson, a customer service representative at Westview Lanes bowling alley, wipes a table after spraying sanitizer Wednesday. Drew C. Wilson | Times

Lawsuit allows bowling alleys, including Wilson's, to reopen

A Tuesday court ruling is allowing Westview Lanes and 74 other bowling alleys across the state to defy the governor’s executive order and reopen this week. Bowling alleys were among the …
Local health officials serve as panelists Tuesday during a virtual town hall meeting about COVID-19. Contributed Photo

COVID forum addresses herd immunity, masks and testing

  Local officials joined health care professionals in a virtual town hall Tuesday to talk about COVID-19, the effectiveness of masks and herd immunity. “Herd immunity is something …
Wilson County commissioners denied a rezoning request that would have made way for a new Dollar General in the Buckhorn crommunity. The property is located at 8068 N.C. 42 W. outside Kenly, at the N.C. 581 intersection and across from Papa Jack's.

Commissioners reject rezoning request for Buckhorn-area Dollar General

Wilson County commissioners denied a rezoning request to make way for a new Dollar General store in the Buckhorn crossroads area.  Commissioners voted not to rezone the 2.84 acres of land …
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Wilson Energy honored with industry awards for electricity, natural gas

Wilson Energy recently earned national accolades for its electric and natural gas systems. The American Public Power Association announced that Wilson Energy received the Reliable Public Power …
This illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

State issues standing order for COVID-19 testing; 2 Longleaf patients test positive

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services issued a statewide standing order for COVID-19 testing. Officials also announced a temporary order on COVID-19 diagnostic test …
Firefighters spray water on a fire that destroyed an outbuilding behind a rural Wilson County home Tuesday afternoon.

Fire destroys storage building behind rural Wilson County home

LUCAMA — Firefighters are investigating the cause of a Tuesday fire in an outbuilding behind a rural Wilson County home.  Black Creek Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Collier said flames were …
Longleaf Neuro-Medical Treatment Center in Wilson provides nursing home services to patients with psychiatric, neurological and brain trauma.

Wilson reports 4 COVID-19-related deaths over holiday weekend

Wilson County reported four COVID-19-related deaths over the extended holiday weekend, marking two dozen deaths here since the pandemic began. Two of the four deaths were facility-related, …
Operators of the Hampton Inn & Suites Wilson I-95, shown here on Thursday, face a discrimination lawsuit in federal court.

Hampton Inn operator rebuffs discrimination claim: 'We handled the incident properly'

A company operating Wilson’s Hampton Inn & Suites I-95 says a racial discrimination lawsuit filed against the hotel “has no merit.” Delores and Alvin Corbett on Thursday …
A toppled sign for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline warns trespassers along the project's path in Nash County in this photo from January.

‘We fought Goliath, and we won': Atlantic Coast Pipeline project scrapped

Citing ongoing delays and increasing costs, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project on Sunday. The plan to install a 600-mile pipeline to pump …
A sign at Frederick Douglass Elementary School conveys how the staff members feel about their students. More than 3,000 survey responses were received by Wilson County Schools in recent days. The survey asked parents' opinions on the return to school in the fall.

Parents respond to school survey

A survey of Wilson County Schools families on what they think the fall school opening should look like had brought in 3,834 responses by Monday afternoon. The survey’s purpose was to help the …
Allen Proctor is opening Vendor Junction on Tuesday at the Walston Center on Nash Street. His mother is joining him in the venture that will bring together 29 vendors offering art, personal care items, clothing and antiques.

New shop offers decor, antiques, gifts

At the Walston Center’s newest tenant, Vendor Junction, shoppers can browse products from 29 vendors. “We’ve got pottery, antiques, vinyl creations, lots of art and home decor,” said …
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Dusty Baker (31) is greeted at home plate by Jared Carr (6) after Baker hit a solo home run in the first inning of Tuesday's exhibition game against the Wake Forest Fungo in Fleming Stadium. Carr, who was 3 for 3 with three RBIs, added a two-run homer in the seventh as the Tobs won 18-6 in seven innings.

No pen pals here: Tobs remain fiery at the plate, rout Fungo 18-6 in 7 innings

The disappointment in the voice of Wilson Tobs head coach Harry Markotay was palpable. His team had just turned in another comprehensive hitting display Tuesday night in Fleming Stadium with an …

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Fishers for Christ pray outside Wilson, Greene, Wayne courthouses

Wilson Medical Center names Mercy Award winner

Sims mayor appointed to regional board leadership

'Lift Every Voice and Sing' can lift America

2020: A good year to practice reciprocity

Listening, sharing brings families closer

Weathercast: Searing heat to follow storms this week

Nash board considers liberty activist's gun rights resolution

Cooking fire damages Wilson apartment

Bailey Chamber of Commerce leader steps down: Hawley helped update bylaws, launch popular events

Convict in Edgecombe cab driver's killing receives parole

Nash County reports 2 dozen new COVID-19 cases

Wilson panelists will answer COVID-19 questions

Hotel occupancy begins to rebound

Nash soldier encourages youths to enlist in Army

More testing opportunities on the way

You don't have to teach full-time to be a teacher

Pet of the week: Dottie would make a great addition to a family with teenagers

Asbestos leads First United Methodist Church to demolish outdated building

Duke Energy and Dominion cancel pipeline plans

Wilson panel will answer COVID-19 questions

Trump endorses Dan Forest in North Carolina governor's race

Wilson celebrates Independence Day with fairgrounds fireworks show

Churches with schools can't allow concealed carry after Cooper veto

Cooper vetoes string of reopening bills as COVID-19 cases rise

UNC-Wilmington pays controversial professor $504,000 to retire early

Wilson County deed transfers for June 22-26

Amid urgent need, Red Cross seeks Wilson County blood donors

Saluting our health care heroes in July

Police: Stray bullet strikes TV during teens' fight

Police charge man with attempted murder

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Anthony Artis, 16, works alongside Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity construction committee chairman Ken Jones and volunteer Rich Miller to construct a shed. The nonprofit is building a home for the Artis family on Grove Street with small crews of volunteers to comply with COVID-19 restrictions.

Pandemic puts crunch on next Habitat for Humanity house

Tenesha Artis has been dreaming of homeownership for years, and the mother of three couldn’t contain her smile at the Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity’s March 1 groundbreaking. Then COVID-19 …
The Creamery cashier Becky Cooper takes meal orders Thursday from Wilson residents Karen and Madalyn Barringer with their relatives from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jim and Kim Corya. The Ward Boulevard restaurant requires customers to wear masks unless they have a medical exemption from the executive order.

Businesses deal with mask mandate: ‘I don’t want to go overboard, but I don’t want to go under either’

Even before Gov. Roy Cooper mandated masks in restaurants, Kim Tutor bought them for her staff at The Creamery. “I had already purchased masks because I knew it was coming,” said Tutor, CEO …
The K&W Cafeteria sign was removed from the Wilson Mall location after officials failed to reach an agreement during lease negotiations.

K&W Cafeteria closes Wilson location

After four decades in Wilson, K&W Cafeteria will no longer be a part of the city’s restaurant options. “When we last spoke, there was an option on the table to negotiate a renewal …
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Wilson Chamber of Commerce offers affordable health care option

Wilson has a new option for small businesses to offer employees affordable health care. “Ever since the Affordable Care Act became law, the chamber has been exploring ways for our members to …
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Weathercast: Searing heat to follow storms this week

Stormy weather is expected to move into the Wilson Times area Tuesday afternoon, with searing heat due to arrive by Saturday. A trough and low pressure system to the south, eventually setting up …

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Team Elite scratches past Redbirds for first win
ROCKY MOUNT — Twenty innings at the plate have elapsed for Wilson Team Elite to date, and through three contests, the independent … Read More
Surprise parade honors longtime volunteer Jerney Minshew
Jerney Minshew figured he could quietly recede into the background when it came to his work with the Wilson County Master … Read More
Before you call 911, make sure it's not a controlled burn: Wheat fields on fire a common sight after harvest
Short-lived clouds of black smoke have been rising around Wilson County as farmers burn off straw from harvested wheat fields. “I … Read More
Baseball is back: Tobs mask River Bandits in exhibition opener
It was the seventh inning of Friday’s 2020 exhibition opener for the Wilson Tobs, and “Cotton Eye Joe” blared over the Fleming … Read More
Mayor Stevens' weekly video update
Wilson Mayor Carlton Stevens discusses the Executive Order 147 from Gov. Roy Cooper and the statewide mandatory mask requirement in … Read More
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'Defund' or reinvest? Don't let terminology define the movement

“Defunding the Police” has received mixed support throughout the nation. Though many people are against systemic racism and our current form of public safety, there is something about …

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Student tops national science contests

Lydia Denton is no average kid. The 11-year-old rising seventh-grader at Sallie B. Howard School recently won the $20,000 grand prize in the Citgo-Discovery Fueling Education competition for her …

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Tobs hammer Pilots for second straight night, 20-8

    HAMPTON, Va. — It’s almost as if the Wilson Tobs picked up a head start on the rest of the Coastal Plain League’s Mid-Atlantic Division. If not all three of …

Opening night bash: Tobs create own fireworks with 19-0 rout of Pilots

Former Duke star George Clark dies at 94

Tobs need fan support more than ever

Tobs turn back River Bandits, 4-1

School Sports
Creativity, gratitude keeps local baseball afloat

In pandemic-era baseball, it takes a village to keep some sense of normalcy afloat. That’s been put on display in the summer of 2020 by the Coastal Plain League and representatives of …

Bruins coach aces Wedgewood’s No. 5

Not yet Elite: Wilson sunk by Battleships in summer league opener

Combine camping, off-road for new experience

Hang on! Baseball, racing are around the corner

Schools
Barton College announces 2020 graduates
The 239 Barton College students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December and May and baccalaureate candidates … Read More
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