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A proposed $20 million building proposed by the Wilson County Board of Education could be located between the two main buildings that have recently been renovated at the Lee Technology Center, part of Wilson Community College. Drew C. Wilson | Times

$20M building sought for Wilson Academy of Applied Technology

The Wilson County Board of Education voted unanimously to move forward with an application to seek state funding to construct a $20 million facility at the Wilson Community College Lee Technology Center campus.
Sandra Homes, executive director of the Wilson Visitors Center, represented Wilson and the Wilson Visitors Center at the N.C. Travel Industry Association legislative reception Tuesday in Raleigh at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. Homes is a board member of the association that provides industry professionals the opportunity to educate state legislators and elected officials on the importance of travel and tourism to North Carolina’s economy. The reception is the largest advocacy event of the year, Homes said, and a way to thank legislators for supporting public policy and give information needed to build a better tourism economy for every community across the state. Homes, left, is pictured with Wit Tuttle, executive director of Visit NC Economic Development Partnership.

Hotel tax revenues show Wilson County’s tourism growth

Wilson County’s occupancy tax revenues have increased by about 20 percent in the last six months compared to the same time last year.

School board approves 2019-20 calendars

After a survey of Wilson County students, teachers and parents, the Wilson County Board of Education approved the 2019-20 school year calendar for the 2019-20 for both traditional schools and early …

New owners seek shopping center tenants

A Triangle-based developer recently spent $6.5 million to purchase a shopping center in hopes of increasing occupancy and business traffic. New Falls Property owns a dozen properties in Raleigh …
Stantonsburg Police Chief Orlando Rosario walks outside a burned bedroom that belonged to the town's K-9 officer, who escaped a Saturday night house fire with his family. The home on Old Stantonsburg Road outside Wilson was destroyed and the fire is under investigation.

Fire destroys K-9 officer’s home

A Stantonsburg Police K-9 officer, his son and two K-9s escaped safely from a burning home Saturday night. Stantonsburg-Moyton Fire Chief William McMurray said the fire was at the home of …

DOT seeks feedback on transportation projects

Wilson residents will get the chance to learn more about the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s 10-year transportation plan during a weeklong open house to be held Feb. 25-March …
Barton to host Caregivers Education Conference The 16th annual Caregiver Education Conference will be held Wednesday, March 6 in the Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 …
WEATHERCAST

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Weathercast: Rainy February continues with cloudbursts this week

The pattern of cloudy skies and mostly chilly temperatures is expected to persist this week as each day holds a substantial chance of rain Tuesday through Saturday. Showers are expected Tuesday …

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JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Town board addresses police chief’s departure

MICRO — A standing-room-only crowd of more than 30 people attended the town board’s Feb. 12 meeting to express concern about former Police Chief Donna Greene’s resignation in a dispute over …

Selma annexes $287M Eastfield site

$287M development to create 3,100 jobs

Exhibit examines life after slavery

Smithfield addresses water plant concerns

North Johnston inducts 39 into National Honor Society

THE ENTERPRISE
Nash board tallies success, eyes 2019 challenges

Nash County had an outstanding year of accomplishments in 2018, but faces three major challenges in 2019, county board Chairman Robbie Davis said Monday in his annual “state of the county” …

Nash charts drop in jobless rate

Spring Hope commissioners take on adjustment board’s role

Gailliard co-sponsors Medicaid expansion bill

FUN STUFF
COLUMN
Envy drives class warfare

The accountant prepared my taxes last week. Usually, I get a refund, something I can use to buy myself a few extra lattes and my monthly SEPTA pass. This year, thanks to changes in the tax code, I …

LIFE
Mama’s cheese biscuits

This column was originally published in 2013. From time to time, I crave the cheese biscuits Mama used to make for us. The perfectly browned cheese biscuits she made from scratch were a little …

SPORTS
College Sports
Barton trio claims CC weekly honors

Coming off a week where the Barton College men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as the men’s volleyball team combined to go 7-0 against Conference Carolinas competition, the …

BARTON ROUNDUP: Russell wins 2 titles at CC Indoor Track Championship

Bulldogs sweep Lees-McRae to reclaim conference men's volleyball lead

Bulldogs top Bobcats to secure top-4 seed

Lady Bulldogs avenge loss to LMC

Community sports
Boyette to speak at Wilson Human Relations banquet

While he will always be a Wilsonian, Re’quan Boyette’s has found his home at Duke University. The former Fike High three-sport star played football for the Blue Devils for five seasons …

Thanks, Coach

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Reaching again for the bow

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Schools
School Menus for Wilson, Johnston, and Nash counties
monday Breakfast: Goody bun, fruit punch, strawberry cup and milk Lunch: Chicken fillet sandwich or pepperoni pizza, green peas, … Read More
100 ways to mark 100 school days
Counting to 100 by ones and by tens is an expectation for every kindergartner. So, when students in Shelia Bunch’s kindergarten … Read More
Accepted at UNC
Seven Wilson Early College students were accepted to the Univerity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is the most ever. … Read More
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