Melissa Gamez, a resident at a mobile home in Lucama, was bathing her daughter when the building caught fire Friday. She and her daughter escaped. Gamez had smoke inhalation.

Fire destroys home, displaces 6

LUCAMA — A mother and daughter escaped a fire that consumed a Lucama mobile home Friday morning. Brendon Dawson said his long-time girlfriend Melissa Gamez, 40, and their 4-year-old daughter, …
Bruno Guerrero, left, serves up chicken and ribs to Erika Baza, of Lucama, while Deidre Shaw, of Greenville shops at the 301 Endless Yard Sale Friday in Wilson on U.S. 301.

Finding treasures along U.S. 301

Brenda Massey said she wasn’t looking for anything Friday. “I just came out to browse,” she said. But she walked away with two large urns to go outside her home during this year’s 301 …
Ellen Hoj, a planner with the city of Wilson, discusses plans for wayfinding and welcome signs recently at the Wilson Visitors Center.

New tourism signs are in the works

In the next year, 47 signs are set to be installed to help visitors find popular destinations around Wilson. “When a visitor arrives to town, the signs will lead them on a straight route to the …
Authorities raise awareness of elder abuse In 2018, there were more than 30,128 reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable and older adults made to North Carolina’s 100 county departments of social services, according to …

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Pleasant weekend, return to average summer temps

After a near-perfect weekend in the greater Wilson area, expect a return to typical summer heat and humidity to start the workweek, Al Thomas Jr. advises in the latest installment of The Wilson Times …

Selma man sentenced for 10 years in federal prision on gun charge

RALEIGH—A 29-year-old Selma man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after police say he fired a gun into a neighboring apartment. Darnell Thomas Brown pleaded guilty to possession …

Johnston register of deeds issues scam warning

2,600 Johnston grads turn tassels

Options limited for some residents seeking road repairs

Repaving project brings facelift to Kenly streets

Selma pool opens for summer swim season

Nash man charged in aunt’s murder

A Nash County man is accused of killing his aunt, a Raleigh resident reported missing whose body was found in a shallow grave last week. Cleavon Royster Williams, 44, of the 4200 block of Biltmore …

$95M Nash budget to keep tax rate flat

Family continues tradition of placing Memorial Day flags

48 earn degrees from Nash-Rocky Mount Early College

A new transition for digital music

Baby Boomers are the musical generation, not because of the quality of their music (some of it is pretty worthless) but because of their capacity to have music all the time everywhere. It was this …

Taxidermy a labor of love for Elm City man

Pat Nicholson admits he is not going to get rich doing taxidermy, but then again, he’s not in it for the money. “The rewards are the smiles you see on the faces of the kids when they see their …

College Sports
Tobs win, while seeing rain once again versus SwampDogs

In recent days, Mother Nature hasn’t been kind to the Wilson Tobs. In a week’s time, four of the Tobs’ last five games have been canceled or called early due to rain — as …

Tobs resume winning streak after four-day layoff

Road to Omaha bogs down

Rain keeps Tobs off the field all weekend

Barton places 3rd in Joby Hawn Cup race

Community sports
Area Calendar, June 15-16

Saturday, June 15American Legion BaseballArea I vs. Area II Challenge (Pitt Community College) — Wilson Post 13 vs. Pleasure Island (S.C.) Post 129, NoonSunday, June 16American Legion …

Creech’s regains Wilson City Little League throne

31st annual NC Wiffle Ball tourney set for July 13-14 in Smithfield

Area Calendar, June 12-13

The ‘W’ finally comes

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