Liquor sales approved for 10 a.m. Sundays

Wilson city councilmen were thinking about the future when they approved several items Thursday, including authorizing businesses to sell liquor two hours earlier on Sundays. “We’ll see you at …
Farmers and potential buyers walk among farm equipment being auctioned off April 6 at the Batts Farm on London Church Road between Wilson and Elm City.

Family farm auction lures buyers

Farmers followed along as auctioneer Jason Aycock sold off more than 500 pieces of farm equipment, new and old, on the Batts Farm between Wilson and Elm City. Aycock began each sale with a high …
State and local leaders and NEW Reentry Council clients participate in a panel discussion following a debut of the documentary film "Come Home" in Rocky Mount. The film chronicles people returning to the community after a period of incarceration. The council provides resources to those clients to reduce recidivism rates.

Documentary helps spread message of hope

There is hope in second chances. That’s the message the Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson Reentry Council wants to convey when it comes to helping people return to the community following a period of …
Tyrique Hudson, a graduate of Wilson Early College Academy, was killed at his Maryland home Monday.

Parents stunned by son’s killing

Tyrique Hudson was known for his giving heart and humble spirit. “I always taught him about giving and being a blessing to others,” said his mother, Tonya Burch. “He was a remarkable …
Breanna Sutton, right, passes Jallen McConnie in the 100-yard dash at the Wilson County Special Olympics Thursday at Hunt High School. "I feel like I'm free and I can run as fast as I want to. It feels like girls can do anything better than boys," Breanna said.

Athletes shine at games

Breanna Sutton obliterated the competition. The 13-year-old Speight Middle School student stretched her legs and ran right by her closest challenger, classmate Jallen McConnie. Competing in the …

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Rain chances diminish, front brings cooler nights, mild days

A mild weekend with some clouds and a slight chance of a stray shower should follow Friday's storms, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this edition of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by …

Clayton police cruisers get a fresh look

CLAYTON — Rain didn't stop the Clayton Police Department from rolling out redesigned patrol cars on Feb. 25. The first five cruisers in the freshly detailed fleet hit the streets during the …

Former Selma mayor Charles Hester dies at 83

Resident calls for police pay hikes

Active shooter response: ‘Run, hide, fight’

Princeton considers I-42 possibilities

Kenly seeks downtown growth plan

‘Education is the key’: School unlocked future for 3 decades of black children

Vashti Perry, the daughter of a former slave, went to school, completed high school and began a legacy of education in her family that now includes three generations of college graduates. Perry …

Spring Hope to consider electronic gaming center

Spring Hope museum celebrates local sports

Embers to headline 2019 pumpkin festival

Stick shift reduces driver distraction

Last month, the New York Times published an article suggesting that maybe the newest technology isn’t in the best interest of motorists. Self-driving cars have been involved in serious accidents …

Gardners observes Earth Day every day

Gardners Elementary School second-grader Kamiyah Lofton scrunched her nose as she looked through a magnifying glass at a spoonful of earthworms. Some of her classmates said the ball of squirmy …

College Sports
Bulldogs get last bite

With the entire season on the line, the Barton College men’s volleyball team took down King University with a 17-15 fifth-set victory in the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas tournament …

Bulldogs vault into CC men's volleyball final

The big bite

Not special enough for Bulldogs

Bulldogs get revenge against Braves 8-7

Community sports
WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘06 Explosion girls finish second in National League Piedmont Conference

ROSWELL, Ga. — The Wilson Youth Soccer Association ‘06 Explosion 13U Girls team finished its first season in the U.S. Youth Soccer’s National League Piedmont Conference with a pair …

Wilson City Little League Glance

Public key in limiting Chronic Wasting Disease

WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘03 Explosion gets 5th shutout of spring

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Field day puts kids in the outdoors
Environmental Field Day is a chance for fourth-graders to tap into all their senses. “I think, overall, that kids don’t get to … Read More
It takes a village to raise a chick
ELM CITY — When a severe thunderstorm swept into Wilson County Monday evening with high winds, lightning and pelting rains, the … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Breakfast: Goody bun, fruit punch, strawberry cup and milk Lunch: Hot dog on roll with chili or mac and cheese with roll, … Read More
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