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The deadline for Wilson County farmers and ranchers to vote in the Farm Service Agency county committee election is Monday. Ballots were distributed to eligible voters by mail and must be returned … more
GREENVILLE — The new Greenville Transportation Activity Center will be named for U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield in recognition of the congressman’s efforts to secure funding for the project, the city … more
The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for the state’s Low-Income Energy Assistance Program beginning today. Households including a person aged 60 or older, … more
ROCKY MOUNT — Spring Hope-based Hemp University LLC will hold an educational symposium “Hemp Money Event: Economics, Lessons & Planning for 2018” on Saturday. The event is Hemp … more
The Southern Coalition for Social Justice is helping a Sharpsburg mayoral candidate seek a new election after a polling place ran out of ballots for more than two hours, making it difficult for some … more
The Wilson County Department of Social Services is continuing its tradition in bringing Christmas smiles to adults by organizing a Guardian Angel Tree. And DSS officials hope the community will join … more
Sheriff Calvin Woodard believes there is more work to be done when it comes to making Wilson County a better and safer community for all. And he’s ready to continue to build upon what he says are … more
ELM CITY — A man faces several drug charges after deputies say they found more than two-dozen bindles of heroin and cash inside his vehicle. more
The Wilson Education Partnership handed out $20,217 in education grants to 25 Wilson County Schools teachers this week. Robin Williams, executive director of the WEP, was joined in handing out the … more
Oct. 12 started like any other for correctional officers at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution, but a botched escape attempt claimed the lives of three officers and injured many others. Carie … more
MIDDLESEX — A friend of Dale Allen Bachmann, who was killed Friday, has organized a candlelight vigil to remember the 64-year-old husband and father. “Dale was very loved. Dale was … more
Prosecutors have thrown out a felony theft charge against animal rescue co-owner Max Fitz-Gerald in a tug-of-war over the custody of a Nash County couple’s dog. Fitz-Gerald was charged with … more
Jeannie Baker describes her Christmas tree as old fashioned with big and small lights, handmade ornaments made by family members and tinsel. “It takes a few hours to decorate it,” she said. … more
Police are looking for two people who they say robbed a jewelry store at gunpoint Monday. Officers were dispatched to Saslow’s Jewelers on Raleigh Road in Heritage Crossing shortly before 11 … more
Southern Exposure Photography is accepting gift donations for its third annual Christmas Purse Project. Items needed are gloves, scarves, toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine products, socks, hand … more
Property owners in Wilson and Nash counties are part of a federal lawsuit claiming Federal Energy Regulatory Commission certificates issued to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley … more
A local culinary hotspot is getting new life and love breathed into it with R & R Oyster Bar at Silver Lake set to make its debut later this year. “We’ve been very busy,” said Richard Millinder, who has partnered with manager Rhonda Chance for the new restaurant. “You’ll do one thing and it snowballs from there, but it has snowballed into a … more
Howard Jones lived his life by a certain creed and championed others to do the same. “Never, ever underestimate the mind of a person or what he or she can bring to this world,” Jones would … more
Find out what's in store for your workweek with the latest installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast with Albert Thomas Jr. Thomas, a Wilson attorney and retired judge, will weigh in on Wilson's … more
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