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Tropical Storm Isaias

High winds, flooding possible overnight

As Tropical Storm Isaias gets closer, Wilson County is now under a tropical storm warning. The National Weather Service says to expect heavy rain and tropical storm force winds in our area this …
Wilson's Truist employees will transition from the BB&T towers to the bank's new 95,000 square-foot building at the corner of Broad and Pine streets this week.

Workers transfer from BB&T towers

While many Truist employees continue to work from home, the bank’s transition from the BB&T towers to a new downtown Wilson office is underway. “We have begun moving into the new building, …
Christy Boykin, radiologic technologist, checks Mark Holyoak's temperature at Wilson Medical Center last week. Like other employees, Holoyoak, hospital CEO, gets a health screening when he arrives at work every day.

Wilson Medical Center adapts to COVID-19 pandemic: Community’s cooperation can help stop the spread

They’ve lined the hallways and celebrated when recovered COVID-19 patients were wheeled out of the hospital to go back home. They’ve mourned at the bedside of patients who have died from the …
This illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

New COVID-19 cases continue in Wilson County, but recoveries are increasing

Wilson County has reported nearly four dozen new COVID-19 cases since Friday, including an additional patient who’s a Wilson House Assisted Living and Memory Care resident. Wilson House is one …
Fat & Skinnys co-owner Angelo Carlone adds cheese to his take on a Monte Cristo sandwich Thursday. The food truck is serving customers from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday this week at Treat Yo' Self Bakery and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Wilson Farmers and Artisan Market for the remainder of the season.

Fat & Skinnys food truck gets creative

A new food truck has come to Wilson, with Angelo Carlone putting his own spin on everything from breakfast burritos to the “Top-Heavy Club” that incorporates a grilled cheese sandwich. “Fat …
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Police relations improved in town where man went missing

BAILEY — Community policing has made a difference in the small southern Nash County town where a Wilson man went missing more than a decade ago, according to law enforcement …
Lucama residents voice concerns about high electric bills Monday afternoon at Town Hall. Pictured from left are Gladys Martinez, Sylvia Carter, Vanessa Anderson, Dorothy Bunch and Brenda Carter.

Lucama residents protest electric bills

LUCAMA — Seven residents protested the town’s electric rates and called for the mayor and board members to step down Monday.  The demonstration in front of Town Hall was supposed …
Mahalia and Ryan Witter-Merithew celebrate Casita Brewing Co.'s future home at 217 South St. with a cake from Treat Yo' Self Bakery. The business plans to open at the end of August or early September. Two collaboration beers with the nearby bakery are already in the works.

Changes brewing near Whirligig Park: Casita to replace 217 Brew Works

Casita Brewing Co. owners Ryan and Mahalia Witter-Merithew plan to spend the next month transforming 217 South St. into the embodiment of their brand, and their first order of business once the doors …
Sunflowers are blooming in the sunflower maze Collin Blalock has opened at Collin's Produce, 5806 Blalock Road outside Wilson.

Sunflower maze blooms for Blalock

Collin Blalock is hoping Hurricane Isaias will leave his sunflowers alone. Blalock, who owns Collin’s Produce, planted 7 acres of sunflowers and cut a maze through the field. The maze opened …
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Welcome to the inaugural edition of "Chatting With Chip," a weekly video interview with Barton College football head coach Chip Hester, who will lead the Bulldogs into their first football season …

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Nash County commissioners adopt modified gun rights resolution

Free coronavirus tests available in Bailey; Nash County's death toll reaches 13

County board's Sunday split means state will choose Nash early voting days

Community supports Landon Davis with birthday parade

Nash County reports 13th coronavirus death

Pray for hope to fight pandemic fears

Free Weathercast: Isaias' eye may pass between Wilson and Greenville

Free North Carolina officials caution residents about Isaias

Weathercast: Will Isaias washout follow hot weekend?

Pet of the week: Nxyee

Veterans Residential Services of Wilson requests food donations

The SPOT to open remote learning lab

College offers free customized training for industries

Eastern NC School for the Deaf to open with remote learning

Darden Alumni Association awards scholarships

2 more coronavirus deaths bring Wilson County's death toll to 35

Cooper declares state of emergency for NC ahead of Hurricane Isaias

Nash County reports 12th coronavirus death, 1,000th confirmed case

Wilson County seeks state approval for 3 early voting sites

Deed transfers: Who bought, sold property in Wilson County?

Community briefs: Grant applications due Aug. 11

Report highlights hospital’s impact on Wilson

Firefighters receive safety initiative funding

Unemployment drops in Wilson, across state

4 COVID-19 patients die in 2 days

Wilson County Public Library announces new books

Barton announces president’s and dean’s lists for 2020 spring semester

Wilson County DSS earns award for opioid crisis response

Food giveaway raises awareness of census

Remote learning is virtually face-to-face: Students will be graded, checked for attendance

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Linda Cooper-Suggs waves at supporters Saturday after a Wilson County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting to replace Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield. Members voted to recommend Cooper-Suggs to fill the remainder of Farmer-Butterfield's unexpired term and to face Republican Mick Rankin for the House District 24 seat in November.

Dems send Cooper-Suggs to General Assembly

From an initial pool of nine candidates, Linda Cooper-Suggs was selected Saturday to represent District 24 in the N.C. House and to face off against Republican Mick Rankin to retain the …
Shown is an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident last month.

Wanted: Census responses for 4 in 10 Wilsonians

There’s still time to get counted for the 2020 census.  This week, the U.S. Census Bureau will send out postcards reminding households to fill out the 2020 census if they haven’t …
Wilson County joins a growing number of library systems going fine-free in response to American Library Association recommendations.

4,000 patrons pardoned as Wilson library system phases out fines

It’s official — the Wilson County Public Library system has gone fine-free.  Library patrons will no longer be issued fines if they miss a due date for material returns, and all …
Wilson Mayor Carlton Stevens holds the Bible as Former N.C. Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield is sworn into office as a member of the North Carolina Employment Security Board of Review Friday by North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley. Supporter Bill Myers is at right. Drew C. Wilson | Times

Officials applaud Farmer-Butterfield’s service: Longtime legislator joins state employment review board

Championed as a compassionate, caring professional by a parade of lawmakers, judges and fellow citizens, former state representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield raised her hand Friday and took the oath …
A sea of faces floods Goldsboro Street for the first day of the N.C. Whirligig Festival in 2019.

COVID-19 pandemic forces Wilson's NC Whirligig Festival to go virtual

The N.C. Whirligig Festival, which brings around 30,000 visitors to downtown Wilson each November, will not be held in person this year. Instead, the Nov. 7-8 event is going virtual, all because of …
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Weathercast: Isaias' eye may pass between Wilson and Greenville

Free Whether or not Isaias comes ashore near the North Carolina-South Carolina border as a strong tropical storm or marginal hurricane, the Wilson Times area appears set for high winds and very heavy …

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Nash County reports 11th coronavirus death as case count reaches 880

NASHVILLE — Public health officials have reported the 11th death associated with COVID-19 in Nash County. The patient, a man in his early 70s who also had other health problems, died on July …

Insurance company probing Bailey hog plant fire

Spring Hope board to weigh zoning change to allow new downtown auto shops

Bailey resident questions town board's ethics training

Virtual Academy available to all Nash students

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Confederate monuments spark conversation

BENTONVILLE — Monuments to the Confederacy and its soldiers are coming down across North Carolina. Frank Powell, a spokesman for the Sons of Confederate Veterans, thinks that’s wrong. …

Deputies should have body cameras, Johnston resident says

Board was insistent that K-5 students return

Selma storefronts collapse; no one hurt

Planet Fitness hopes to open by end of July

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We're governed by geezers: Time for gerontocracy to pass the torch

When Baby Boomers protested the ills of society in the 1960s, we didn’t trust anybody over 30. Now that we’re in our 60s and 70s, we don’t seem to trust anybody under …

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Sweet potato muffins will remind you of fall

It’s amazing how a muffin can give you all the feelings of fall. I could smell the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves as my sweet potato muffins baked last week, and later I could taste the flavors I …

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College Sports
ACC schedule includes Notre Dame, 10 conference games

The Atlantic Coast Conference reworked its football schedule Wednesday to allow each team to play 11 games and to incorporate Notre Dame, which is giving up its cherished independence in a year …

COVID and out: Tobs' season stops after players test positive

Wild things: Tobs sunk by 7 errors in extra-innings loss to Pilots

Tobs take one back from Pilots in Va.

English’s two-run single completes Tobs rally at Martinsville

School Sports
Lake Wilson 10U ties for Down East league title

Avenging its only loss of the United State Tennis Association Downeast Summer League season, the Lake Wilson 10U Tadpoles defeated River Birch Tennis Center of Greenville by a 22-14 games margin …

Team Elite thumped in playoff opener

Funding national parks a bipartisan win for all

Lake Wilson tennis breaks even in Down East League play

Former Greenfield star Hinton finds excitement as a business owner

Schools
2020 grads offered $13.9 million in scholarships
Graduating seniors in Wilson County Schools’ three traditional high schools and two early colleges were offered roughly $13.9 … Read More
New high school ready for students: Sallie B. Howard building called ‘fantastic’
Along with a new high school, Sallie B. Howard is getting a new name. Sallie B. Howard School of Arts and Science is scheduled to … Read More
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