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The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a unique challenge on housing the homeless, but a Wilson hotel has stepped up to protect everyone. “We’re here to help the community,” MTEL … more
State lawmakers on Wednesday confirmed Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield’s appointment to North Carolina’s appeals board for unemployment benefits, resulting in her resignation from the N.C. … more
I’ve started doing something each night that I haven’t done since I was a young girl — kneeling beside my bed to pray before climbing under the covers. I have a dedicated space … more
COVID-19 cases in counties won in 2016 by Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have converged in recent weeks. more
This video from the city of Wilson's Vimeo page shows Tuesday's virtual town hall on the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants in the event were Dr. David Kiragu of Wilson Medical … more
Wilson County 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 that … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Lisa Skinner has been recognized as Wilson Medical Center’s 2020 Mercy Award winner. The Mercy Award recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint Health’s hospitals who profoundly … more
SIMS — Mayor Miranda Boykin was among the local officials recently selected to lead the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments. Boykin will serve as secretary and treasurer, while Greg … more
Lost among the news from a busy Independence Day weekend was a Washington Post report that the National Football League would begin its first game of the 2020-21 season with the playing or … more
Reciprocity, the act of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit, is one of the laws of social psychology that we just cannot do without. We are taught as small children to do kind things for … more
Open up. Talk and listen.  Those words were the ending of my previous guest column.  Last weekend’s Fourth of July was special to us all for listening. Elizabeth and I celebrated … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
NASHVILLE — A Spring Hope man who opposes the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and champions unfettered gun rights on Monday tried to enlist the Nash County Board of … more
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