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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been holding regular telephone town halls with hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians to hear their concerns and answer their questions. One question … more
Wade Harmon of Kenly purchased a single $300,000,000 Supreme Riches scratch-off ticket on his way home from work and won $10 million, the largest scratch-off prize in the state. Harmon said he … more
For years, small roadside produce markets depended on business from repeat customers and chance visits from passing motorists. The new Visit NC Farms app from the North Carolina Department of … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized U.S. leaders overseeing the nation's response to the coronavirus, telling college graduates in an online commencement … more
GREENVILLE (AP) — A federal judge in North Carolina on Saturday sided with conservative Christian leaders and blocked the enforcement of restrictions that Gov. Roy Cooper ordered affecting … more
An additional seven Wilson County residents have tested for COVID-19. That brings Wilson’s total to 236 cases as of Saturday Six patients are now hospitalized, 141 have recovered and 80 … more
The weekend weather in The Wilson Times’ area promises to be warm, with high temperatures in the mid- to upper 80s, and sunny. By late Sunday through Wednesday, the reliability of any … more
Wilson County reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Friday.  While there was an uptick, Wilson is still on track to have fewer new cases this week than it’s had in a weeklong span since … more
Organizers have added a second telephone number for residents to call during Monday’s public comment session as a part of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office accreditation … more
RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina health officials greatly expanded the scope of COVID-19 testing in the state Friday, encouraging doctors to order tests for higher-risk individuals even when they … more
A few months ago, we had some trouble here at the house and had to call a plumber.  Well, as renters, we actually called the emergency maintenance number and the tired woman at the other end … more
Rebecca Brown of Walstonburg is the Wilson top seller for the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines announced last week.  Brown sold 1,202 boxes of … more
Human beings need to find beauty and peace in creative ways during difficult times. Now that our lives are stressed and our habits and schedules have changed in ways that are uncomfortable and … more
NASHVILLE — The Nash County Republican Party is calling on its Democratic counterparts to seek the resignation of two Rocky Mount city councilmen in the aftermath of a critical state audit report … more
ROCKY MOUNT — A scathing state audit report released Friday paints a picture of officials who used City Hall as their personal ATM while bilking taxpayers of thousands of dollars. The report … more
Pastor Ray Wells of Marsh Swamp Free Will Baptist Church delivered Friday’s Prayer for Our City with an introduction by Wilson Mayor Carlton Stevens. The 9:15 a.m. prayer was streamed on … more
There is still some misinformation that is circulating. Remember, if you don’t find the information from a reliable source, don’t believe it. Wilson has many sources of reliable … more
ROCKY MOUNT — City officials tried to mislead the public with a press release about an investigation into City Hall’s finances, State Auditor Beth Wood said Thursday. “The actual … more
Fike High School senior Reece Nelson flashed a smile as a Herff-Jones representative handed her a cap and gown through her car window. Graduating seniors at two of Wilson County Schools’ … more
Christy Ruffin often catches herself listening to her sister’s voicemails. “I thank God for technology,” she said. “You really never know how important that stuff is until that’s all … more
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