Wilson Mayor Bruce Rose, left, and challenger Carlton Stevens, right, participate in The Wilson Times' city candidate forum Monday evening at Wilson Community College's DelMastro Auditorium.

Tensions rise in candidate forum: Incumbents, newcomers trade jabs while making their case to voters

Sparks flew Monday between Wilson officials and political newcomers as well as residents at a Wilson Times candidate forum. The first flare-up happened shortly into the forum when a resident asked …
Steve Wagoner and Quintin Gilfus of the Wilson Luncheon Lions Club conduct an eye examination of New Hope Elementary School student Telayah Atkinson using the new Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener on Monday.

Students see the light: Lion eye exams quick, detailed

Taleyah Atkinson briefly glanced into the Spot Vision Screener. She saw colorful blinking lights. “It was purple and kind of pinkish red and little circles and dots,” Taleyah said. The …

Register to continue reading WilsonTimes.com

Beginning on Wednesday, WilsonTimes.com visitors will be asked to register for a free member account to continue reading stories on the website. The switch to a membership model is part of a …

Analyst: Tillis could lose seat to Democrat: Tucker says race close with Tillis

The North Carolina Democratic Party said Monday that a nonpartisan election analyst claims the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Thom Tillis could more easily be won by a Democrat, citing Tillis’ …

Students receive Golden Leaf Scholarships

The Golden Leaf Community College Scholarships for the fall 2019 semester have been awarded to 12 Wilson Community College students. Student receiving the scholarships are Erika Summerlin, …

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Cold fronts to bring showers, possible thunderstorms

After a couple weeks of dry cold fronts and mild temperatures, the greater Wilson area is in for some rain and a taste of more fall-like weather in the days ahead, Al Thomas explains in this weekend …

Health crisis or hype? Youth vaping concerns schools, prompts lawsuits

SMITHFIELD — A Johnston County respiratory therapist and educators have expressed concern about e-cigarettes’ health risks, while a local vape shop owner says he’s used the tobacco alternatives …

Sowell named Railroad Days parade marshal

Benson man faces child sex charges

Selma dedicates cemetery veterans monument

Charges dropped against 4 accused of concealing man’s death

Our Opinion: Can Causby help fix school board’s censorship rules?

5 Middlesex candidates seek 3 seats

MIDDLESEX — Five retirees are competing for three available seats on the Middlesex Board of Commissioners in November’s municipal election. Commissioners Cherrye High Davis, Danny Alford and …

NC Wesleyan wants to manage tech training center

Howell, Manning crowned 2019 pumpkin queens

Nash UNC Health Care opens new heart failure clinic

Politicians should accept urban realities

RALEIGH — In 2012, 92% of North Carolina workers commuted to their place of employment by automobile. By 2018, that share had dipped to 90%. But before mass-transit advocates get excited, I …

Toyota to partner with Wilson Community College

For the first time, Wilson Community College is partnering with a major manufacturer, gaining access to its technical education materials. “We are excited to bring the Toyota Technical Education …

College Sports
Barton men’s golf sits at 11th

MORGANTON — Through two rounds of play at the Donald Ross Intercollegiate on Monday, the Barton men’s golf team sits in 11th place with a 39-over team score. The Bulldogs, whose top …

Barton’s Allison Gambill named CC Player of the Week

Area Calendar, Oct. 12-13

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs swim teams start strong

Barton upends No. 7 Francis Marion 2-1

School Sports
WCC quartet wins Four-Lady Superball

The Wilson Country Club quartet of Patch Wilkinson, Priscilla Brewer, Beth Rhyne and Lisa Matthews continued to thrive in fall golf competition, winning low gross in Saturday’s Wedgewood Ladies …


Sweet 16 for Mulligans Fore Kids

Youth is served as Herring steals show at WCC

McKeels rally to win WSCC Member-Guest

School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties
monday Breakfast: Cinni minis, fruit juice and applesauce cup. Lunch: Cheese pizza or chicken fillet sandwich, green beans, … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice and applesauce cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet sandwich, baked … Read More
Students’ steps feed world’s children: UNICEF program pairs fitness with food aid
ELM CITY — Fourth grader Trestin Ruffin is a global citizen through his work with UNICEF. “It’s good because I get to be a … Read More
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