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A Wilson man who federal prosecutors say held a child hostage while he was armed with a gun will spend a decade in prison. Senior U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced Kelly Shadrome … more
Federal agents have captured a Wilson man wanted on a murder charge following a fatal Aug. 26 shooting near the Nash-Wilson county line. Deputy U.S. marshals found 20-year-old Darius Nike Taylor … more
A new North Carolina-based industrial hemp processor is slated to invest $17.3 million in renovating a facility adjacent to Alliance One International to produce the new Korent line of THC-free … more
Sheriff Calvin L. Woodard’s campaign will hold a grilled barbecue pork chop dinner fundraser from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at campaign headquarters, 1435 Ward Blvd. … more
ELM CITY — Armed with rakes, wheelbarrows and a will to work, a small army of students, parents, teachers, administrators and other volunteers marched into Elm City. The mission was to help … more
BAILEY — Town commissioners voted unanimously Monday evening to create a citizen advisory board that will review and modify the Country Doctor Museum overlay to the town’s zoning … more
Bobbie Jo Abrams will be taking her family to the Wilson County Fair this week — the two-legged kind and the four-legged ones as well. The Abrams family owns It’s a Zoo Life, located on N.C. … more
A large rainbow filled the sky Tuesday evening while Wilson Youth Soccer Association players practiced at Gillette Athletic Complex. The rainbow follows several days of severe weather produced by … more
Jacob Thomason of the Elm City 4-H Club looks at his chicken being readied for today's auction and sale at the Wilson County Fair. Some 48 children ages 5 to 18 have raised chickens from 1 day old in … more
Cocoa is The Wilson Times' Jana Lake State Farm adoptable pet of the week. Cocoa is as sweet and happy as they come, writes Dawn Tucker, adoption coordinator at For the Love of Dogs. She's 12 years … more
After nearly a week of weather influenced by Hurricane Florence, Wilson County returns to normal Tuesday through Saturday, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by … more
MACCLESFIELD — Federal and state investigators combed through rubble Monday at the site where the Macclesfield Volunteer Fire Department’s fire station burned to the ground Sunday. A blaze … more
ELM CITY — When Tara Jones heard the tornado warning, she gathered her husband and their 10 children downstairs in their Elm City home. “We took all of the children, and we put them in the … more
Portions of the shoulder along Wheat Swamp Road in Lucama are flooded, but other sections are missing, along with the adjoining pavement, as floodwaters rise and wash out the road. The rural road was … more
SNOW HILL — Both land and a contractor have been acquired to construct a satellite county EMS station near Walstonburg. The 2,800 square-foot metal-frame facility will be located on the corner … more
Mayor Bruce Rose, center, reads a proclamation recognizing Monday as Constitution Day in the city of Wilson following the Daughters of the American Revolution Thomas Hadley Chapter's annual … more
Wilson County Sheriff’s Office officials are on the scene in Elm City, where a tornado apparently touched down this morning just after 7 a.m. Reporter Drew Wilson is in the town limits of Elm … more
State officials have little time to breathe a sigh of relief when a hurricane’s fierce wind and stinging rain subside, former Gov. Jim Hunt said this week. He knows better than most that a … more
Because of the wet, muddy conditions left by Hurricane Florence, the opening of this week’s Wilson County Fair has been delayed a day. The fair will now open on Wednesday at 4 p.m. “We think … more
WILMINGTON — Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles … more
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