WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

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State flags Lucama tap water
LUCAMA — In response to customer complaints and testing data, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water … Read More
Sweet potato harvest salvaged: Price increases may offset losses from Hurricane Florence
As workers gathered freshly dug sweet potatoes near Lucama, a tractor-trailer loaded with bins struggled to roll through a muddy part … Read More
A week after Florence, roads still swamped
STANTONSBURG — Closures continued on flooded rural roads near town Friday, more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall. … Read More
Fire torches stables, then relief gallops in
ELM CITY — Sonja Duke has lived her worst nightmare. The owner of Illustrious Morgan Manor awoke at 4 a.m. Tuesday when she heard … Read More
‘We are sticking together’: Schools organize tornado cleanup effort
ELM CITY — Armed with rakes, wheelbarrows and a will to work, a small army of students, parents, teachers, administrators and other … Read More
Video: Wilson's whirligigs dance with Florence
Aside from a few downed trees, Wilson saw little wind damage from Hurricane Florence on Friday. The strong breezes … Read More
Fire destroys county homeplace
LUCAMA — A century-old Wilson County home was destroyed by fire while the resident was away at a doctor appointment. The … Read More
Auction a throwback to tobacco’s heyday
It sounded like the old days in Wilson on Wednesday. Tobacco buyers called out bids as they walked along bales of tobacco with … Read More
High-tech summer learning: Wilson County Schools technology camps feature engineering, augmented reality
Kennedy Graves firmly held the point of a compass and etched a perfect circle on a Styrofoam plate. “You have to try to be … Read More
‘Not just a meeting, it’s a movement’: Teachers rally for higher pay, smaller classes and more resources
RALEIGH — As more than 15,000 teachers marched to the state legislature Wednesday, Diedra Kenely, a Vick Elementary School teacher … Read More
Jam-packed with Wilson memories
As Rufus Hawley swung open the door to the old tobacco packhouse, light glinted off hundreds of moments frozen in time, headlines from … Read More
Judges smile on young showmen
Ross Hinnant has raised the grand champion steer for the second year in a row at the 67th annual Wilson County 4-H Livestock Show and … Read More
Fighting fire with fire: Controlled burns reduce wildfire risk, improve wildlife habitat
As Ranger Dillon Howard laid a strip of burning fuel through the forest, it was only seconds before the path where he had just walked … Read More
Prepare before severe storms strike
Outside, the sun was shining and life was carrying on as normal, but inside the conference center at Haw River State Park recently, it … Read More
Fire tears through auto parts business
ELM CITY­— A used automotive parts business sustained major damage in a fire Thursday afternoon. The fire damaged a building and … Read More
Blue ribbon baked goods at the Wilson County Fair
Click the play button above to watch a video of the Wilson County Fair baked goods auction recorded and produced by Times journalist … Read More
Civil Air Patrol squadron takes flight
As a member of the Civil Air Patrol, Lt. Col. Dion Viventi has been called to serve in numerous disasters. He has responded in the … Read More