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Wilson marks 3rd COVID-19 death; 42 positive cases

A Wilson County man has died from complications associated with COVID-19, marking the third death in less than a week.  Wilson County Health Director Teresa Ellen said the patient, who was in …
A customer leaves Lowe's Tuesday afternoon. The store has implemented a number of changes in the wake of the global pandemic.

Retailers take steps to stay open

Guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19 are ever-evolving as are the precautions businesses take. “Throughout this week’s developments, we’ve put extra safety measures and procedures in …
Bruno Luna Obiedo, who works at Deans Farm Market on N.C. 42, carries a flat of freshly picked strawberries to a farm truck.

A berry, berry good idea: Drive-thru offers strawberries direct to consumers

Cars were lined up by the half-dozen Wednesday morning as Deans Farm Market began drive-thru, curbside strawberry service. So many had been sold by early afternoon that workers had to stop and …
Larry Bynum gets off a bus in downtown Wilson in March.

Wilson Transit changes operations during COVID-19 outbreak

Wilson Transit will shift from fixed routes to passenger-scheduled rides in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Also, rides will be limited to essential trips to a job site, grocery store, pharmacy …

Readers’ Choice voting opens today

Readers of The Wilson Times can recognize their favorite restaurants, businesses and local professionals by voting in the popular Readers’ Choice Awards. More than 140,000 votes were cast in …

Police investigate Sunday shooting

Police are investigating a shooting after a fight involving teenagers led to a bullet striking a TV inside another person’s home Sunday afternoon. Authorities were dispatched to a 2:38 p.m. …
Wilson County Board of Education Chairwoman Christine Fitch conducts a Zoom videoconference with other board members Monday, complying with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

School board evaluates architects for tech school

Meeting by Zoom videoconference to comply with social distancing guidance, the Wilson County Board of Education heard from five prospective architects for the planned Wilson Academy of Applied …
Nash County farmer Marvin Winstead, an outspoken opponent of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, stands in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington during February oral arguments in a case between builders and environmental advocates on whether the pipeline should pass through the Appalachian Trail.

Pipeline opponent wants appraisers off his property

NASHVILLE — A farmer living along the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline route is asking Nash County officials to halt appraisers from entering his home during a statewide stay-at-home order meant to …
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THE GREAT PANDEMIC OF 1918
Doctors didn’t have tools to study influenza virus It can be difficult for us in the 21st century to understand the problems physicians and scientists were facing as the magnitude of the pandemic began to swell. No one knew for certain what was …
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‘Neighbors helping neighbors': Eatery donates lunch to ICU staff

Wilson Medical Center intensive care unit staff received lunch from Chick-N-Stix on Saturday.
Forty boxed lunches were prepared with love — and personal protective equipment — on Saturday before being delivered to pandemic front-line workers in Wilson Medical Center’s intensive care …
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Weathercast: Midweek highs to reach the mid-80s

The audio portion of the Weathercast continues to have technical problems, but hopefully by what should be a sunny, pleasant Saturday, the technical glitches will resolve. A stalled front is …

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Fire burns woods, barn, tractor
ELM CITY — A debris pile being burned Sunday behind a home on Bridgersville Road resulted in a larger fire Monday that destroyed … Read More
‘Neighbors helping neighbors': Eatery donates lunch to ICU staff
Forty boxed lunches were prepared with love — and personal protective equipment — on Saturday before being delivered to pandemic … Read More
Prayer for Our City: Elder Ida Hamilton, Tabernacle Temple of Jesus Christ
Elder Ida Hamilton of Tabernacle Temple of Jesus Christ delivered Monday's Prayer for Our City with an introduction by Wilson Mayor … Read More
Mayor Carlton Stevens delivers COVID-19 update
Wilson Mayor Carlton Stevens delivered an update on the spread of COVID-19 on Friday afternoon. Click the play button on the video … Read More
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
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THE ENTERPRISE
County board chairman defends jail plans

NASHVILLE — Nash County Board of Commissioners Chairman Robbie Davis has come out swinging against an architect firm that recently questioned plans for the aging county jail. Pennsylvania-based …

County hires architect for jail expansion

Spring Hope sets business social distancing rules

Curfew declared in Franklin County

Sheriff’s office open for gun permits

JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Johnston has 3 deaths, 40 coronavirus cases

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Public Health Department on Saturday reported a third coronavirus death. The number of cases, meanwhile, climbed to 40 on Monday, and nine of those patients were …

4 from nursing home test positive for COVID-19

Johnston school board narrows superintendent search to 7

Coronavirus — and its response — leave travel industry reeling

Police, sheriff say stay at home

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This is the time to unpack that hobby

Staying home during this pandemic is tough for retirees and for workers used to leaving the house before sunrise. It’s challenging for parents suddenly home with kids of all ages. The newspaper and …

LIFE
Use your time to bake some bread

I don’t make yeast bread as often as I’d like. I’m not sure why. I have so many yeast bread recipes that my family and I enjoy. But I seldom take the time to mix and knead the dough and let it …

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College Sports
Seven Bulldogs seniors named to All-Conference Carolinas baseball team

Seven Barton College baseball seniors, including shortstop JoJo Allen, were accorded All-Conference Carolinas status by the NCAA Division II league Friday, continuing its process of honoring only …

Bulldogs’ trio receives All-CC acclaim

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 

School Sports
AREA GOLF BRIEF: Council notches 1st career ace

Already a Wilson County Junior Golf Championship age-group winner, Wilson’s Bree Council added to her golf resume with a hole-in-one in a round at Willow Springs Country Club on …

Bored? Then set up camp

Vick sinks 7th career ace

Post 13 has Ballance for 2020

Memories make for sacred ground

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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