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School absences due to influenza and other illnesses have caused administrators to get creative in their coverage of classes. “We prepare for this every year, but this is the worst year I can remember in my administrative term,” said F.T. Franks, principal at Beddingfield High School. Franks has been doing school administrative work for 10 years and can’t remember having to cover this many groups of people for such a large amount of time. Student absences, Franks said, have been “astronomical." … more
FREMONT — St. James Church of Christ, 514 Memorial Church Road, will have a hats, gloves and socks giveaway for adults and youth from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 in the church parking … more
A couple of weeks ago, I was one of the leaders of a Creativity Conference held in Orlando, a bit of which I talked about in last week’s column. My main workshop was one that combined my … more
Crystal Darak is once again promoting the American Heart Association during Heart Month, and this year, her audience has grown a little wider. Darak and her family are featured in an emotional … more
Filing begins Monday for 13 local elected offices along with two seats each in Congress and the N.C. General Assembly. “We look forward to working with candidates during this important midterm … more
FRANCIS WILKES On June 29, 1744, William Hurst of Edgecombe County, by a power of attorney from Richard Grandon on Sept. 17, 1742, which empowered his to sell 640 acres patented by the said … more
Wilson County could receive more than $4 million of a nearly $58 million fund from developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Wilson is one of eight North Carolina counties where Dominion Energy … more
Efforts to relocate Winstead United Methodist Church to Airport Boulevard got a helping hand Tuesday when the Wilson Planning and Design Review Board agreed to lock in the design standards on the … more
A federal jury has convicted a Wilson man on gun charges stemming from a 2015 case. Maurice Montrae Parks was found guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after a three-day trial. … more
Nathan Dunham knew he wanted to do an Eagle Scout project that gave back to the community. That’s why he decided to construct two Little Free Library stands and strategically place them in Wilson neighborhoods. “It seemed like a pretty productive kind of project that would actually give something back,” said the 18-year-old Dunham, who is a part of Boy Scout Troop No. 89 at Winstead United Methodist Church. … more
RALEIGH — A former member of U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield’s congressional staff has been named Gov. Roy Cooper’s chief liaison to the General Assembly. Lee Lilley joined the governor’s … more
A former Barton College soccer player has recently been charged with raping a woman last August. Police say shortly before 10 p.m. on Aug. 11, officers responded to an Anderson Street home … more
The Wilson County Public Library was evacuated shortly before closing Wednesday to allow fire crews to investigate a suspicious odor. “It was about 20 minutes before closing when a staff person … more
Pastor Harvey L. Spencer Sr. will be signing copies of his book, “The Power of Forgiveness: The Who, What, When, Where, Why & How,” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Faith Christian Bookstore, … more
Attorney and former Wilson politician Mark Bibbs is accused of lying to state officials who were investigating claims that he broke the law by working as an unregistered lobbyist. A Wake County … more
NASHVILLE — Dozens of suspects face more than 100 combined charges after a Tar River Regional Task Force special operation. Authorities arrested 38 suspects based on outstanding … more
RALEIGH — Wilson County’s Scott Farms International has received an award from the N.C. Department of Labor for improving on-site housing for migrant farmworkers. The Lucama farm owned and … more
KENLY — A former mayoral candidate says a now-dismissed defamation lawsuit Kenly’s police chief and one of its officers filed against him was an attempt to sabotage his campaign, and he wants … more
When you’re purchasing cards for Valentine’s Day this week, consider buying an extra one for Harrison Barnett. The Wilson Times and Brewmasters are joining in a Hearts for Harrison effort over … more
Authorities on Tuesday captured the third suspect wanted in connection to a string of armed robberies in Wilson and surrounding counties. Sheriff’s deputies say Frenchie Willie Hooks Jr. of Four … more
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