WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
TOP NEWS STORIES
Wilson police officers and detectives investigate a shooting in the Heritage Crossing shopping center parking lot outside Harris Teeter on Monday. A Garner man is in critical condition after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds.

Police ID Harris Teeter shooting victim

Wilson police have identified a shooting victim found in the Harris Teeter parking lot Monday evening. Twenty-year-old Izaya Izyme Zion Hinton of Garner is listed in critical condition at Vidant …
Federal regulators have approved a merger between BB&T, which was founded in Wilson and is now based in Winston-Salem, and Atlanta-based SunTrust to create Truist, the nation's sixth-largest bank.

Regulators approve BB&T-SunTrust merger to create Truist Bank

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Tuesday approved the $66 billion merger between BB&T and SunTrust, clearing the last hurdles in creating the …
Buyers walk along bales of tobacco during a live auction at Horizon Ltd., a tobacco buying station on the secondary market in Wilson.

Tobacco prices sink as season ends

Tobacco growers are ending their season with depressed prices. Prices on the secondary market began the season low and sank even lower through the fall. Growers dealt with low demand coupled …
Wesley Shelter Executive Director Lynne White hangs winter clothing items on tree branches outside the Wilson County Public Library as a part of the Operation Wrap-Up project on Tuesday.

Hats, gloves, scarves available for people in need

Sherlock Peele couldn’t stop smiling Tuesday morning. He was one of dozens who were blessed thanks to the annual project Operation Wrap-Up, where those in need can take items to keep warm as the …
Josh Nichols, an engineer with Wilson Fire/Rescue Services, holds open the door to a mobile burn unit while rookie firefighters in full gear get to experience flames and smoke firsthand during intense training in Bailey last week.

Rookie firefighters in the hot seat: Training forges bond between Nash, Wilson departments

BAILEY — Rookie volunteer firefighters from Nash and Wilson counties got a chance to learn about fire behavior up close and personal during ongoing training exercises last week. The three-week …
WEATHERCAST

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Slow rise in temperatures expected this week

The Wilson Times area is forecast to enjoy mostly seasonal temperatures and plenty of sunshine for several days this week. While a complex low pressure system is threatening the weekend, the weather …

WILSON TIMES CO. NEWSPAPERS
JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Crash claims 2 lives; ICE detains suspect

SMITHFIELD — A 65-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy died from injuries sustained in a two-car crash on Nov. 10, police said last week. Smithfield Police Chief Keith Powell said the wreck …

Authorities seek convenience store murder suspects

Schools seek nearly $8.9M from county

No action taken on suspended South Johnston High teacher

Smithfield drops Ava Gardner Avenue

Airflow Products grows to 360 workers, 3 locations

THE ENTERPRISE
Suspect sought in fatal home invasion

NASHVILLE — Authorities are looking for a killer. Marquis Perry, 27, was shot dead in his apartment during a Thursday home invasion. His assailant remains at large. Investigators have a …

Vandalized park bathrooms to be repaired

Commissioners welcome new Nash Community College president

Youth reentry program expanding to Nash

Spring Hope disbands inactive tree board

FUN STUFF
COLUMN
Iverson movie ranch is a natural star

If you’re old enough to remember watching “The Lone Ranger” on television during the 1950s, you probably also recall the show’s opening segment when The Lone Ranger rode his white horse named …

LIFE
First impressions key in job interviews

Students at Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education learned how to put their best foot forward when it comes to looking for a career. About 15 representatives from areas companies went …

SPORTS
College Sports
Barton’s Peterkin named conference player of the week

Coming off a double-double in a victory over Elizabeth City State and a 14-point, 16-rebound performance in a loss to Francis Marion, Barton College junior center Shanika Peterkin was named the NCAA …

Bulldogs top VSU to go 2-0 in Pickle Classic

BARTON ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs end regular season with sweep of Chowan

Barton rallies to first victory

Lady Bulldogs’ season ends with 2-1 semifinals loss to Abbey

School Sports
Bill would give tax breaks on donated meat

Earlier this year there was a bill proposed to the state legislature of North Carolina. As with most bills that don’t involve which bathroom you have to use, very few have heard about it. …

WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘06 Explosion finishes Piedmont Conference play with 2 wins

AREA GOLF BRIEFS: Wilkinson, Rhyne, McGuire lead WLL finals field

WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘03 Explosion earns spot in Kepner Cup

Deer can be deadly

Schools
Sallie B. Howard ensemble to perform in Raleigh
Sallie B. Howard School’s newly formed vocal ensemble will make its performance debut on Monday at “An Evening of Soul & … Read More
Wilson student a finalist in national scholarship contest
Lydia Denton, a drama major at Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education, is one of 10 national finalists in the Ellio’s … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
Monday Breakfast: Cinni minis, fruit juice and strawberry cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet sandwich, baked beans, … Read More
Shop Local
From the pages of your Wilson Times