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PRINCETON — A break-in suspect is charged with attempted murder after authorities say he fired gunshots at a Wayne County sheriff’s deputy early Saturday, striking his patrol car outside a rural … more
The fight to represent the 2nd Congressional District is heating up with the Republican incumbent George Holding facing Allen Chesser while Democrats Linda Coleman, Wendy Ella May and Ken Romley vie … more
A squad of volunteers trimmed bushes, raked leaves, spread mulch and planted flowers along the front of Vinson-Bynum Elementary School on Friday. They were all employees at BB&T working to … more
After a momentary mild spell, Wilson County should see "the extended forecast we've been waiting for," Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by … more
As Rufus Hawley swung open the door to the old tobacco packhouse, light glinted off hundreds of moments frozen in time, headlines from the past. “Hurricane Hazel hits Wilson with full force.” … more
Superior Court Judge Lamont Wiggins’ first time on the bench Friday was a celebratory occasion as he was sworn into office before a packed courtroom. “My family is at the forefront of my life … more
STANTONSBURG — Police say crack cocaine, marijuana and prescription pills were found in a man’s car during a Tuesday traffic stop. Jerress Moore, 39, of Wilson, was pulled over on N.C. 58 for … more
Eastpointe and the Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition will offer a free Opioid 101 class with training on administering the overdose antidote naloxone from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, April 30, … more
As long as there have been children, there have probably been playhouses, all of which allow children to act out being grown and practice working, solving problems and establishing … more
FINCH’S MILL Established on Bloomery Swamp in 1875 by Caswell F. Finch and covers 30 acres with a maximum depth of 10 feet. It is just north of the Route 264 bridge. The Finch Mill Post Office … more
The fight to represent the 2nd Congressional District is heating up with the Republican incumbent George Holding facing Allen Chesser while Democrats Linda Coleman, Wendy Ella May and Ken Romley vie … more
BAILEY — At noon today, the PNC Bank branch at 6374 Deans St. will close its doors forever. This is the second time PNC has closed a branch in the area. PNC closed its Spring Hope location in … more
The city of Wilson was honored earlier this month for its efforts to keep citizens aware during flooding last year. The city’s communications department won a first-place award for crisis … more
Officials have seen Wilson’s recycling load more than double since switching residents to a higher capacity collection cart, which has now rolled out to the entire city. Environmental Services … more
Mother Nature hasn’t cooperated with tobacco farmers this spring. “Ever since we got past the first of March, it has either been windy, cold or wet and what we have been battling lately has … more
Small Business Month is fast approaching and spaces are limited for a variety of Wilson Chamber of Commerce celebrations. “It’s an understatement to call small business an engine of our … more
Merry Simmons’ book “Song of the Nightpiper” has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Romance Writers of America Rita Award. The Rita, which recognizes excellence in published romance … more
ROCKY MOUNT — The Down East Radio Reading Service, which reads local news from newspapers including The Wilson Times for residents of Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe counties who are blind or … more
The city of Wilson’s overall crime rate fell by nearly 8 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to newly released figures. Wilson Police Sgt. Steve Stroud recently gave a presentation to city … more
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