WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Wilson County families enjoyed the dusting of fresh powder that followed hours of rain and freezing rain late Friday and early Saturday. From sledding at the Wilson Recreation Center park to snowball fights and making snow angels in frosty front … more
SIMS — A memory burned in Bert Deans’ 4-year-old mind came to life nearly eight decades later in the pages of The Wilson Times. Deans opened the May 13 newspaper and immediately recognized a “Remember When?” photograph … more
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Chaz Wing was 12 when they cornered him in the school bathroom. The students who tormented him were children, too, entering the age of pimples and cracking voices. Eventually, he swore under oath, the boys raped him and … more
Sparks flew as Nicholas Wester scraped a flint strip across a magnesium bar. Below was a dry tinder bundle of stripped tree bark. “There it is,” Wester said. “It’s burning.” In a few seconds the … more
When Capt. Cynthia Mason Womble began her Navy career in 1989, Jodie Foster was awarded the Oscar for “The Accused,” Bette Midler, Anita Baker and Madonna’s songs were played on the radio and the first female bishop of the United … more
Earlier today I was thinking about Carolina Laundry and Dry Cleaners, the laundry that I remember from my hometown of Wilson. It was on the northeast corner of Tarboro and Kenan streets, on a lot that steeply sloped down in the rear. The lower level … more
Cultivating Change II is offering new evening gowns in various sizes to several girls who otherwise might not have the means to purchase a new prom dress for the upcoming high school event. Cultivating Change II is owned by author DuWanda Epps. … more
After last week’s visit to Coon High School, let’s move back to the dirty clothes situation. How about washing machines in individual homes? The country was still suffering from the effects of the Great Depression that occurred … more
Last week we moved away from talking about Carolina Laundry and went down Kenan Street to Charles L. Coon High School, from which I graduated in 1951. Resource officers in the school were totally unheard of. Any outsider could walk freely into … more
Easter has been my favorite holiday for as long as I can remember. When I was little, it was the time of year when my dad’s whole family would come to town. My grandma would cook for three days in preparation, and we had a pig pickin’ … more
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