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Curtis Tyson, left, cuts Jayden Farmer's hair as others wait in line to get their haircuts at the Reid Street Community Center Sunday.

Hundreds of kids get free haircuts: Events held for first day of school

Boys and girls will be clean cut and fashionable for the first day of school today, thanks to the generosity of Wilson barbers and stylists. The “Back to School Giveaway” at the Reid Street …
Michelle Edwards, technology coordinator for Wilson County Schools, stands in the router room at Darden Middle School. Rooms like this in each Wilson County school provide internet connectivity for every classroom.

Internet, connectivity changed education

On Sept. 24, 1999, a Wilson Daily Times story detailed Wilson County Schools’ efforts to expand internet access. At the time, only the school libraries and a limited number of computer clusters …

Census workers hitting the streets to canvass homes

Wilson County residents could begin to notice U.S. Census Bureau workers in their neighborhoods over the next couple of months. Earlier this month, the agency launched its first major field …

Church helps with school chores

Dana Bizzell from Wave Church pulls weeds at Margaret Hearne Elementary School on Saturday.
Volunteers from a local church put on their work gloves Saturday morning to spruce up two schools ahead of Wilson County Schools’ first day of class. Wave Church organized the effort as part of …
WEATHERCAST

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Cold front pushes weekend highs below 80 degrees

A major change in what had become a static summer pattern is forecast this weekend, knocking high temperatures down into the 70s, Al Thomas explains in this installment of The Wilson Times …

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JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Clayton High principal appeals his transfer

SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Board of Education Chairman Mike Wooten said Friday the school board has instructed administrators to expedite former Clayton High School Principal Bennett Jones’ …

Group protests schools’ comment rules

Hemp to sprout in Smithfield

Johnston ranks 3rd for visitor spending growth

Johnston Community College’s ‘Chef Judy’ appears on Food Network

Pine Level honors McLean with sidewalk dedication

THE ENTERPRISE
Former Wake superintendent named interim leader for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools

NASHVILLE — Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools named longtime educator and administrator Del Burns to fill the roll of interim superintendent while the school system searches for its next …

Mobile home survives Sunday cooking fire

Interstates could mean business: Main highways to become I-87, I-587

New road to ease Southern Nash Middle traffic

New dentist office may come to Middlesex

FUN STUFF
COLUMN
Unleashing entrepreneurs is good for us all

Here’s some great news: The American entrepreneur is flourishing again. From 1980 until 2017, “the number of new startups formed each year ... plummeted by half — from almost 15% of all …

LIFE
Book club enriches summer for Elm City Middle students, teachers

Elm City Summer Book Club members sipped peppermint mochas, iced caramel macchiatos and mango dragonfruit as discussion over their latest novel got into the weeds about plot twists, character …

SPORTS
College Sports
Finding toughness

GREENVILLE — After a trio of 3-9 seasons that weren’t under his stewardship, Mike Houston isn’t about to sugarcoat anything when it comes to his East Carolina football team. The …

It’s surf over turf as the Marlins stop the Bacon in 3 games to repeat as Petitt Cup champs

Tobs entertain, but get same Petitt Cup result

Wrecked at Big Rock again

Petitt Cup power ball

Community sports
Medal play creating a stir at Wilson Cup

In past Wilson Cup interclub men’s golf tournaments, players upon the verge of a horrendous number could concede the hole to their opponent, pick up their golf ball and head to the next …

Investing in the future

Drew O’Neal advances to Drive, Chip & Putt regional

Herring, Boyette among list of junior champions at WCC

WYSA ‘06 girls stand alone at Summer Explosion Cup

Schools
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
Wilson County Monday Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice and applesauce cup. Lunch: Hot dog with chili or macaroni and … Read More
Sister schools share cultural convergence
Students from Pinegrove School in India are spending three weeks in class at their sister school, Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts … Read More
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