In this March 22, 2018 photo, Dan McKown, the Orem High School resource officer, writes the license plate of a car that the K-9 dogs identified as potentially containing narcotics in the parking lot of the school in Orem, Utah.

Wilson County school crime sees slight increase

Discipline data gathered by Wilson County Schools show reportable offenses increased slightly in three years of analysis submitted to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Data from …
Deputy Steve Herron of the Wilson County Sheriff's Office shows 8-year-old Brittany Gomez-Hernandez how silicone casting works in lifting a fingerprint during the PATHS summer camp on Tuesday. Olivia Neeley | Times

Kids learn from the deputies: Weeklong day camp shows how sheriff’s office works

All eyes were on Wilson County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Herron as he showed area youth a particular technique used in law enforcement every day. “No fingerprint is exactly the same,” Herron, …
John McNeil of Wilson debuted his memoir, "Breathe Freedom," at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center. The book describes his court battles following his conviction for fatally shooting a knife-wielding man who attacked him.

John McNeil holding Q&A session at library Wednesday

John McNeil will answer questions about his book and experience during a question-and-answer session at the Wilson County Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m today. In April, the Wilson native debuted …

New face welcomes Wilson Chamber of Commerce members

In addition to the recent rebranding at the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, the business advocacy organization has a new employee who will be the main point of contact for many members. “I came out …
Becky Rose of Wilson found an old book at the 301 Endless Yard Sale in Four Oaks with her signature inside. The book had been hers while she was an 18-year-old student at the Hardbarger Business College in Raleigh 54 years ago. Drew C. Wilson | Times

Lost, forgotten book found at 301 Endless Yard Sale

It was the second day of the 301 Endless Yard Sale, where hundreds of neighbors from Dunn to Weldon and points in between clean out the closet to put thousands of items out for public sale along U.S. …
Prosecutors: Woman pleads guilty to swindling in-laws

A Rocky Mount woman accused of bilking her elderly in-laws out of nearly $100,000 has pleaded guilty to a pair of federal charges, U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon’s office announced Monday. …

Bailey moves forward with $2M grant request

BAILEY — Town commissioners approved a resolution Monday evening to move forward in the town’s efforts to secure $2 million in federal grant funding in hopes of beginning the work to lift its …


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Weathercast: High humidity arrives to greet summer solstice

Eastern North Carolina's weather will be in tune with the astronomical calendar as Friday's solstice marks the first official day of summer, Al Thomas says in this week's installment of The Wilson …

Selma man sentenced for 10 years in federal prision on gun charge

RALEIGH—A 29-year-old Selma man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after police say he fired a gun into a neighboring apartment. Darnell Thomas Brown pleaded guilty to possession …

Johnston register of deeds issues scam warning

2,600 Johnston grads turn tassels

Options limited for some residents seeking road repairs

Repaving project brings facelift to Kenly streets

Selma pool opens for summer swim season

Nash man charged in aunt’s murder

A Nash County man is accused of killing his aunt, a Raleigh resident reported missing whose body was found in a shallow grave last week. Cleavon Royster Williams, 44, of the 4200 block of Biltmore …

$95M Nash budget to keep tax rate flat

Family continues tradition of placing Memorial Day flags

48 earn degrees from Nash-Rocky Mount Early College

Lottery or none, gamblers start young

I recently heard a radio broadcaster say the North Carolina Education Lottery that’s been around since 2005 and raised $5.5 billion in education funds is responsible for teaching today’s …

Mix up your own brownies

Granddaughter Sora and I are back in the kitchen this summer. We’ve already made two recipes and plan more, so keep reading this summer and make some good food with the special kids in your …

College Sports
A Saturday fizzle

A five-game winning streak, an undefeated mark in Fleming Stadium and supremacy against a division opponent all crumbled for the Wilson Tobs in Fleming Stadium on Saturday night. First baseman Rob …

Tough turnaround for Bulldogs

College baseball not for the squeamish

Christopher’s RBI single lifts Tobs in 10th

Tobs win, while seeing rain once again versus SwampDogs

Community sports
Area Calendar, June 19-20

Wednesday, June 19American Legion BaseballPitt County Post 39 at Wilson Post 13, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20No events scheduled.

Post 13 sweeps Pitt County Post 39 Showcase

Speight, Bancroft claim titles at USA Wrestling SE Regional

Area Calendar, June 15-16

Creech’s regains Wilson City Little League throne

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