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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
Now more than ever, agricultural leaders must be engaged in the conversation about trade and trade agreements that affect North Carolina farmers, according to Larry Wooten, president of the North Carolina Farm Bureau, speaking Tuesday at the annual Wilson County Farmers Appreciation Dinner. … more
Wilson County commissioners unanimously approved amendments to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance to include gaming centers in an effort to better define and regulate the businesses. A … more
State Sen. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, is currently seeking high school students to serve as Senate pages. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Bryant is a third-term … more
While they live among us, they often go unnoticed. But last week, Wilson officials and volunteers hit the streets as a part of a nationwide effort to count the homeless over a 24-hour-period. … more
Joe Marm’s natural reaction was to take his hat off as a show of gratitude. Marm, a quiet resident of Fremont since 1995, was one of 15 Medal of Honor recipients to be recognized at Sunday’s … more
St. Paul Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, at 4009 Lake Wilson Road will have a food giveaway beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Attendees are asked to bring appropriate ID. For more … more
The Wilson County Public Library is hosting several Wilson Reads events in February. This year, the community is reading “Hidden Figures.” Visit the library and check out the book in regular or … more
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