An artist's rendering shows an interior view of Barton College's athletic stadium. BB&T gave the college $2 million to secure naming rights and the BB&T Charitable Fund added $500,000 for a strategic partnership to enhance workforce development.

Barton receives $2 million BB&T gift: Includes stadium naming rights; partnership adds $500K

BB&T has made a $2 million gift to Barton College securing the naming rights to a much-anticipated stadium at Electric Supply Co. Field. The college received an additional $500,000 from …
Wilson County competitors Annah Claire Sullivan, left, and Ross Hinnant show steers at the North Carolina State Fair on Friday.

Livestock competitors shine at state fair: Wilson youth show pigs, lambs and cattle

RALEIGH — Under the Kelley Building’s arched roof, Sarah Scott brushes her pigs one last time before entering the show ring. “I’m just kind of cleaning him off before he goes in the ring. …

Wilson improves insurance rating for building inspections

The Wilson City Council took time Thursday to honor various staff, including the inspections department that recently secured an improved insurance rating. “I think when Kevin O’Brien started …

‘Skit Guys’ comedians coming to Peace Church

A duo of Christian comics known for their videos and podcasts will perform at Wilson’s Peace Church next month in the Choices Women’s Center’s Laughs 4 Life fundraiser. “The Skit Guys” …
NSV Development principal Andrew Holton speaks Thursday during a news conference announcing the Wilson Family YMCA's relocation and the construction of a mixed-use development once the BB&T towers are demolished. Brie Handgraaf | Times

‘Positive changes’ downtown: YMCA, retail, residential developments planned for Nash & Pine

A full-service YMCA, more than 200 residential units and up to 20,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space is slated for construction on the site of downtown Wilson’s iconic BB&T …

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Weathercast: Overnight temps dip into the low 40s this week

After rainfall overnight Tuesday and during the day Wednesday, the area will see its chilliest temperatures of the season so far, Al Thomas explains in this week's installment of The Wilson Times …

Ex-pastor faces more child sex offense charges

SMITHFIELD — A former Johnston County pastor faces additional sex charges and the possibility of life in prison if he’s convicted of statutory rape. Steve Morris, 61, was pastor of Oliver’s …

Johnston County Public Schools faces $10 million shortfall

Police: Pickup strikes, kills Selma woman

Parent criticizes Clayton High investigation

Scottie Brown is Princeton’s newest commissioner

Selma Civic Center resumes commemorative brick sales

Students support classmate hit in drive-by

NASHVILLE — Classmates are helping to raise money and offering support for a young girl paralyzed in a drive-by shooting last month. Miasia Iana Perry stood on a hoverboard in her living room in …

Drugs seized, man arrested in raid

One-stop voting opens in Nash County

Southern Nash FFA chapter hosts Argentinian teachers

Preserve, teach our American history

I recently received a letter that began, “Dear Fellow Student of History.” With a salutation like that, you know you are getting a fundraising appeal. The letter from Jim Lighthizer of the …

Playground at Deans Farm a hit

Whether it’s feeding the goats, making corn angels in the corn pit or picking out a pumpkin, an expanded back playground at Deans Farm Market is a popular destination for families and school …

College Sports
Hall of champions

Beyond their individual greatness as athletes or coaches, entering the Barton College Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday were seven individuals who were also champions. The five former athletes …

BC runs out of answers

Goals overflow in Barton’s 7-1 win

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs ‘B’ team takes 10th place at Donald Ross Intercollegiate tourney

Barton Athletic Hall of Fame to induct 7 on Friday

School Sports
Before ‘I ain’t’ turns into ‘I can’t’

Back in my high school days at Greenville Rose, I was fortunate to play on a golf team that had a lot of really good players. Tom Ham covered us when we came to Wilson to play. He can tell you how …

Buildup of the symphony

County championship’s 40th anniversary was one for the ages

‘03 Explosion takes over first place in U17 Girls Second East

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston Counties
monday Breakfast: Crunch mania, fruit juice and strawberry cup. Lunch: Fiestada pizza or cheesy baked potato, french fries, … Read More
Students inducted in National Honor Society
Wilson Christian Academy held its National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Oct. 4. Approximately 100 family and friends joined … Read More
Toyota to partner with Wilson Community College
For the first time, Wilson Community College is partnering with a major manufacturer, gaining access to its technical education … Read More
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