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Wilson sees 1st COVID-19-related death

Wilson County reported its first COVID-19-related death, Wilson County Health Director Teresa Ellen announced Friday. The patient, a woman in her early 60s with underlying health conditions, died …
Marty's BBQ co-owner Robert Mullett and Dawson Construction superintendent Tony Winstead review work on Friday to get the restaurant's barbecue kitchen reopened after a March 27 fire.

Grease fire won’t stop Marty’s BBQ

Less than 12 hours after a grease fire caused heavy damage to Marty’s BBQ, the popular Ward Boulevard eatery was back to serving hundreds of drive-thru customers an hour, and in the week since, …
Four-year-old Elizabeth Jane Thomas, left, and dad Josh Thomas place eggplant plants in a raised bed at Great Gardens Nursery and Landscape on Wiggins Mill Road between Wilson and Lucama on Friday.

Stuck at home? Plant a garden: Mental health could use some positivity

Four-year-old Elizabeth Thomas leaned on the little blue shovel she’d just used to dig a hole for an eggplant. “We’re growing plants,” Elizabeth proclaimed. “We’ve got flowers, …
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#StayHome to keep yourself, your family and Wilson safe

If you have an opportunity, say a special prayer of comfort for the Wilson family who lost their loved earlier this week as a result of COVID-19.   In addition, say a special prayer of hope …
Wilson Police Capt. Eric Smith patrols downtown Wilson in this 2016 file photo.

Officials: Follow stay-at-home order

Local and state officials are urging the public to refrain from calling 911 to report those who aren’t following the rules regarding the governor’s stay-at-home order as well as asking questions …

Americans urged to wear masks as dramatic step to combat COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration urged Americans to cover their faces in public and limited exports of medical supplies Friday as New York’s governor took his own dramatic step to …
A UNC Hospitals employee screens visitors to the UNC Medical Center Emergency Department on March 30 in Chapel Hill. These screening procedures started about two weeks earlier in an effort to prevent patients with respiratory symptoms of the new coronavirus from coming in contact with other patients in the emergency department.

'Badass nurse' from NC becomes symbolic face of the coronavirus fight

CHAPEL HILL (AP) — In blue scrubs and a floral fanny pack, UNC nurse Grace Cindric has become the hero we need right now. On March 30, News & Observer photographer Robert Willett snapped …
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COMMUNITY LENDS A HAND

Viral video helps fight hunger in North Carolina

New Christian Food Pantry volunteers unload a truck of donations Thursday from the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Pantry director Candy Taylor said the next delivery from the food bank wasn't expected until April 14, but an increased need left making a call last week for an emergency donation.
A major Wilson employer recently teamed up with a Greenville-based YouTuber to donate a million servings of meat to food banks across the state. “Due to recent events, lots of people have people …
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Weathercast: Comfortable weekend, then upper 70s Monday and Tuesday

The audio portion of the Weathercast is on the blink, but otherwise it is difficult to have any complaint about the forecast, at least through Tuesday. Sunshine is expected to be abundant …

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Cavalier neighborhood holds karaoke parade
Residents of the extended Cavalier neighborhood put together a karaoke parade of a few vehicles Sunday with neighbors, some in … Read More
Church makes huge food delivery
Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wilson delivered some 11,000 pounds of food to Hope Station, the … Read More
Hospital staff treated to meal: ‘It’s a wonderful thing’
Hospital employees didn’t have to worry about lunch or dinner Thursday. All they had to do was walk outside and stand in line … Read More
Prayer for Our City: Pastor Daylon Mooneyham
Pastor Daylon Mooneyham, lead pastor of Farmington Heights Church, delivered Monday's "Prayer for Our City" with an introduction from … Read More
Wilson County Schools opens 25 meal sites
It is “no small job” attempting to provide needed meals for schoolchildren in all corners of Wilson County. “Monumental is … Read More
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THE ENTERPRISE
Victim charged in Walmart shooting

NASHVILLE — A Castalia man shot last month in the Nashville Walmart parking lot has been charged with pointing a gun at the man accused of shooting him. Jaishawn Freeman of Church Street in …

Nash charts 11th coronavirus case

Architects question Nash jail plan

Nash joins state in home isolation

Nash school district to receive $582,000 in coronavirus funds

JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Johnston reports coronavirus death

Johnston County has reported its first coronavirus death. In a news release Friday morning, the Johnston County Public Health Department said the individual died March 26 from complications of the …

Two dead in apparent domestic dispute near Clayton

Smithfield mayor: We will get through this

Child care centers adapting in wake of coronavirus

Superintendent search draws 31 applications

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How many coronavirus changes will stick?

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has changed our lives, our culture, our habits, our relationships and our economy more than any other event in my memory, and it’s not over yet. The threat is …

LIFE
Learning, being creative at home

Even though local kids are out of school, they are still getting lessons at home and finding ways to express themselves.

SPORTS
College Sports
Bulldogs’ trio receives All-CC acclaim

Three players from the Barton College men’s golf team have been named to the NCAA Division II All-Conference Carolinas senior men’s golf team for the abbreviated 2020 season. The …

Lady Bulldogs’ Norlin, McMahon named all-conference

Barton’s Hoscila named Conference Carolinas men's swimming Scholar Athlete of the Year

Duke’s Jones preparing for NBA draft 

AREA ATHLETES IN COLLEGE: Wilson’s Harris in search of new hoops home

School Sports
Vick sinks 7th career ace

Wilson’s Tommy Vick, a golfer for some 40 years, continues to rack up outstanding achievements at Willow Springs Country Club. During Thursday’s round, Vick, approaching his 75th …

Post 13 has Ballance for 2020

Memories make for sacred ground

You just never know

Could Jr. Golf tourney be near its end?

Schools
Students enroll in kindergarten
A’zaria Durham paused as teacher Darnell Nelms assessed the 5-year-old’s abilities in reading, counting, colors and … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Breakfast: Cinni minis, fruit juice and peach cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet sandwich, baked beans, … Read More
Spelling bee finalists named
Wilson Times Editor Corey Friedman, left, congratulates finalists in Tuesday's Wilson County Spelling Bee. They include, from left, … Read More
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