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The flu started last week as a cough, then a fever, for kindergartner Olivia Langley. Not only did Olivia have flu, but she had strep throat as well. Before long, her brothers and mom had the … 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
Wilson County is in store for a cool, rainy weekend, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in today's installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by Eastern NC Wheels. The region should see … more
PENDER’S BIRTHPLACE In 1834, Maj. Gen. William Dorsey Pender, C.S.A., was born in a house no longer standing on the right side of the road four-tenths of a mile north of Pender’s Crossroads, … more
Two Shoppes at Brentwood businesses have recently undergone changes in ownership and branding, and both say they’ve heard positive reactions from customers. Jon and Rhonda Anderson were loyal … more
Last Friday’s game, relationships and missed homework assignments are not the only things high school students talk about. Real-life problems like cancer are also catching students’ attention. … more
It’s a big weekend in Wilson as people from around the region make their way downtown for the N.C. Whirligig Festival. Crowd estimates from last year topped 50,000, according to the festival’s … more
Authorities arrested two suspects and are looking for another in connection to armed robberies in Wilson County and beyond. Shortly after 10 p.m. on Jan. 15, Wilson County sheriff’s deputies … 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
Steven E. Davis has released “Chasing Blackbeard,” a historical novel and the second book in his self-published Carolina Series. Davis describes the book as “the coming-of-age story of a … more
A Wilson man will spend a decade behind bars in connection to an April 2017 impaired-driving crash that killed his uncle. On Monday, the driver, 35-year-old Charles J. Varnell, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his uncle, 53-year-old Michael T. Varnell. He was sentenced to roughly … 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
ELM CITY — With its fair share of shuttered storefronts, it is hard to picture how different life was when Elm City was bustling, but supporters of a new museum have hope … more
“Daddy, I missed you,” Jordan Suggs Jr. said excitedly Thursday upon being surprised by his namesake, who is on leave from a deployment in Poland. “Daddy, I love you.” Four-year-old Jordan … more
Police have charged a 58-year-old Wilson man with raping a woman on Saturday. Officers arrested James Junior Applewhite of Fourth Street after investigating a sexual assault reported to Wilson … more
Clear skies should be ahead for Wilson County this week, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in the latest installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by ENCWheels.com. A static trough … more
Numerous employees and employers were recognized recently as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Wilson Committee for Persons with Disabilities usually has a formal lunch … more
St. Therese Catholic Church is planning Holy Week services Thursday through Sunday as the Lenten season concludes with the celebration of Easter. On Maundy Thursday, a Mass of the Last Supper with … more
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