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Keel

Murder suspect returned from Arizona

A man accused of killing his wife is behind bars in Nash County after he was extradited from Arizona on Friday. Rexford Lynn Keel Jr. will make his first court appearance inside a Nashville …
Army veteran Thomas Purdie receives a replacement Silver Star from U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield on Friday with friends, from left, William Bullock, James Artis and Gwen Murrain. Purdie received the medal for actions in Vietnam, but it was lost in a Wilson house fire.  Viola Street.

Veteran receives new Silver Star

More than a half century after he was recognized for gallantry in Vietnam, Thomas Purdie was awarded a replacement Silver Star. Purdie, 75, a Wilson native, received the award for actions when his …
Foreman

Wilson man convicted in May 2018 shooting

A man who prosecutors say shot another man in the leg after a fight ensued at convenience store will spend several months in prison. This week, 32-year-old Julius C. Foreman pleaded guilty to a …
The Wilson Times staff poses with the multitude of awards received Thursday from the North Carolina Press Association and the Associated Press in Raleigh. Pictured, from left, are Paul Durham, Jimmy Lewis, Allison Pridgen, Valerie Register, Lisa Boykin Batts, Keven Zepezauer, Corey Friedman and Drew C. Wilson. Other winners not pictured included Olivia Neeley and Brie Handgraaf.

Times takes top honors in state journalism contest

RALEIGH — The Wilson Times is the state’s best newspaper of its size, according to judges in the North Carolina Press Association’s 2018 News, Editorial and Photojournalism Contest. The …
BB&T officials and Wilson Mayor Bruce Rose, obscured, break ground for the new BB&T building in Wilson on Thursday.

City celebrates new BB&T office with downtown groundbreaking

BB&T’s commitment to Wilson and belief in the downtown turnaround was on display Thursday as officials gathered to break ground on a new $35 million building. “By now, I’m sure all of …
Cpl. Scott Drew, of the Wilson County Sheriff's Office, has been the school resource officer at Fike High School for the last eight years. He and 18 other SROs in Wilson County are getting up-to-date certifications this summer through Wilson Community College.

College to train school resource officers

Two courses for school resource officers and fire and rescue personnel will further elevate Wilson Community College’s offerings in public safety and health and emergency services. Kim Gamlin, …
WEATHERCAST

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Mild, clear weekend, then rain likely on Tuesday

The pattern of swings in temperature and intermittent rain isn't expected to break this weekend or early in the workweek, with rain in the forecast for Monday and early Tuesday followed by a brief …

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JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Clayton police cruisers get a fresh look

CLAYTON — Rain didn't stop the Clayton Police Department from rolling out redesigned patrol cars on Feb. 25. The first five cruisers in the freshly detailed fleet hit the streets during the …

Former Selma mayor Charles Hester dies at 83

Resident calls for police pay hikes

Active shooter response: ‘Run, hide, fight’

Princeton considers I-42 possibilities

Kenly seeks downtown growth plan

THE ENTERPRISE
‘Education is the key’: School unlocked future for 3 decades of black children

Vashti Perry, the daughter of a former slave, went to school, completed high school and began a legacy of education in her family that now includes three generations of college graduates. Perry …

Spring Hope to consider electronic gaming center

Spring Hope museum celebrates local sports

Embers to headline 2019 pumpkin festival

FUN STUFF
COLUMN
Biography lays bare Grant’s successes and shortcomings

As a native North Carolinian with two great-great-grandfathers who served in the Confederate army and were killed in the Civil War, I never was a great fan of Ulysses S. Grant. But after reading Ron …

LIFE
Opening up another world: Fourth-graders experience ballet

Wilson County fourth-graders were given a taste of big city culture when the New York Theatre Ballet performed at the Boykin Center in downtown Wilson. Some 950 students were bused in from area …

SPORTS
College Sports
Lady Bulldogs swept by Francis Marion

FLORENCE, S.C. — The Barton College softball team dropped both ends of a nonconference doubleheader at Francis Marion University on Thursday, losing the first game 3-0 before succumbing 10-2 in …

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs walked off by Queens on error

Amerson named BC interim track coach

BC beats Harvard in 4

Right back at it: Bulldogs bounce back with doubleheader sweep to claim series from Abbey

Community sports
WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘03 Explosion boys unbeaten through six spring games

Goals by Carlos Chavez and Hayden Edwards gave the Wilson Youth Soccer Association ‘03 Explosion Boys U-16 team a 2-0 victory on Saturday over North Carolina FC Red South. The victory at …

We will miss you, ‘Mr. G’

Did PETA finally go too far?

New look on tap for 2019 Wilson Cup

When animals, humans clash

Schools
Community partners saluted
At its March meeting, the Wilson County Board of Education recognized the community partners and WCS staff who have made an … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties
monday Breakfast: Sweet potato swirl, apple juice, applesauce cup and milk Lunch: Hot dog on roll with chili or mac and cheese … Read More
It’s all circular on Pi Day
Pi Day is held on March 14 because the date represents the first three digits of pi, 3.14. For years, brainiacs have been stringing … Read More
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