Charges have been dropped against Charles Ray Finch, center. He is shown here with children Katherine Jones-Bailey, left, and Calvin Jones on the day of his release from prison. Finch was accused of a 1976 murder in Wilson. Drew C. Wilson| Times

Charges dismissed in 1976 murder case

The Wilson County District Attorney’s Office has formally dismissed the 1976 murder charge against 81-year-old Charles Ray Finch, whose conviction was overturned last month by a federal judge. …

Report: 6,379 in Wilson’s health gap

New research shows 6,379 more Wilsonians would be covered if the proposed Medicaid expansion was approved, but multiple efforts at the state level have stalled. “Right now, we’re sending …
Turtles compete for space with brown water snakes basking in the sun just below the dam at Wilson's Toisnot Reservoir on June 14. Drew C. Wilson | Times

Wildlife officials: Keep an eye out for snakes this summer

Raymond Worthy was cautious before he stepped down to the water’s edge to fish at Toisnot Reservoir. With a fishing pole, bait and hoe in his hand, Worthy beat the grass around him. He knows it’s …
Hunt High School salutatorian Emma Fatzaun is shown receiving her diploma on June 7. Fatzaun is headed to Harvard University with scholarships helping to pay her way. Drew C. Wilson | Times

Wilson County grads’ scholarships top $8.4 million

When high school graduates from Wilson County Schools head off to various institutions of higher learning this fall, collectively they will be carrying with them $8.4 million in …
Business reporter Brie Handgraaf's Main Street Minute column is published each Wednesday in The Wilson Times.

Ashley HomeStore furniture center coming to Wilson

Wilson’s newest furniture store is set to open in mid-July following a major renovation of the former Furniture Liquidators on Westwood Avenue. Broad River Retail COO Manny Rodrigues said the …

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Weathercast: Humidity to increase under sunny skies

Heat, increasing humidity and plenty of sunshine are in store for the greater Wilson area, Al Thomas says in this week's installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by …

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

Hand signals for modern motorists

Before blinking electronic turn signals were introduced into automobiles around 1940, hand signals were the primary method motorists used to signal to other drivers their intentions of turning left, …

Celebrate red, white and blue

Throughout my youth, my family always got together to eat hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, potato salad and baked beans on the Fourth of July. After dinner, the aunts, uncles and cousins would …

College Sports
Tobs lose, but cling to division lead

HAMPTON, VA. — After battling the Peninsula Pilots to a 3-3 tie through five innings, the Wilson Tobs allowed five runs in the bottom of the sixth and dropped a 12-6 Coastal Plain League …

Tobs foiled by lack of offense in 6-2 loss

Success at Barton opens doors for Chester

Tobs maintain control of North Division with comeback win at Peninsula

Tobs split doubleheader with Mustangs

Community sports
Area Calendar, June 26-27

Wednesday, June 26American Legion BaseballKinston Post 43 at Wilson Post 13, 7 p.m.Thursday, June 27No events scheduled.

Staying alive

Post 13’s five-game winning streak ends in 10-9 loss to Farmville Post 151

Area Calendar, June 25-26

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