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When Bettie Applewhite was about 9, she remembers discovering that it was awfully hard to find a Black kid on television. Her rural Wilson County family had just installed a black and white … more
In the highly secure, climate-controlled processing facilities at United Natural Hemp Extracts, workers in white lab coats, hairnets and safety glasses work among stainless steel vats and pipes … more
Gov. Roy Cooper cleared the way for North Carolina’s elementary schools to open full-time, but it’s up to each district to decide which option works best.  Cooper announced … more
Wilson County reported 19 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday. The patients include three Brian Center residents.  The Brian Center, which is currently experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak, … more
KENLY — The Tobacco Farm Life Museum will reopen Sept. 24. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. On its website, the museum has set up an online calendar where … more
Three Wilson men have been charged with first-degree murder in the July killing of a 24-year-old Tylyike A. Pigford.  Wilson police and U.S. Marshals Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force … more
After a few weeks of attempting to reach a compromise, Casita Brewing Co. owners have chopped the tops off the beer garden cabanas and are hiring workers to make the space accessible for … more
Friends, relatives and colleagues remember Grady “Bucky” Robbins as a statesman with a heart full of love who wanted to help Wilson achieve what was best for all its people. Robbins, … more
Before the 2020 pandemic helped close the economy, the risks for starting a business were poor leadership, team member communications or behavior, budget, expenses and the focus of the business … more
Two Brian Center residents have died from COVID-19-related causes, county health officials say.  Both patients were women in their early 70s who had other health problems, according to Wilson … more
Wilson County is seeking a $900,000 community grant that will rehabilitate the Wilson County Senior Activity Center on Goldsboro Street.  The funding is COVID-19 specific, and if the county … more
BLACK CREEK — A Rocky Mount man was taken to the hospital Tuesday after being thrown from his motorcycle on Interstate 795.  Wilson County EMS medics took 38-year-old Dereke T. Johnson … more
Wilson County reported more than a dozen new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, half of which were facility related.  The 17 new cases included eight Brian Center residents and one Brian Center … more
Wilson County commissioners disagreed with the county school board’s Monday morning decision to build six-lane tracks at Beddingfield and Hunt high schools. During their own meeting Monday … more
The Wilson Times area should enjoy mild temperatures and low humidity Tuesday and Wednesday as high pressure to the north pushes light northerly winds our way. High temperatures Tuesday, even with … more
A challenger for a Nash County legislative seat claims his opponent wants to “defund the police,” an accusation the incumbent calls laughable.  John Check, R-Nash, is running … more
MIDDLESEX — Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the 55th annual Firemen’s Day went better than the past several years, according to organizers. “It’s been good. Everything went … more
Two Wilson men face criminal charges after police seized drugs including PCP on Saturday. Police responded to a 10:11 a.m. disturbance call in the 3900 block of Nash Street. Officers spoke to … more
Wilson County Association of Educators members have endorsed state Rep. Linda Cooper-Suggs in her bid for a full term representing House District 24, the North Carolina Association of Educators … more
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