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10th COVID-19 case confirmed; 4 patients have recovered

Wilson County Health Department officials say there is a 10th positive case of COVID-19 in Wilson. The patient is isolated at home, according to Ron Hunt, assistant county manager. Four …
Parker's Barbecue employees take to-go orders Friday while chairs sit on tables in the restaurant's expansive, usually crowded dining room. State orders halted dine-in service to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but customers can still purchase takeout orders.

Stay home: Gov. Roy Cooper issues statewide order to limit COVID-19’s spread

Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday issued a statewide stay-at-home order in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. That order will go into effect at 5 p.m. Monday and will expire on April 29. …
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State trooper dies in Wayne County crash

PIKEVILLE — The N.C. Highway Patrol says a state trooper died Friday evening after his patrol car ran into a culvert along Interstate 795.  Trooper Nolan J. Sanders was traveling north …
Student remote learning packets and Chromebooks await pickup Friday. On Monday, Wilson County Schools students will begin a remote learning plan.

Wilson schools roll out plans for home education

On Monday morning, it will be school as usual — make that unusual — for Wilson County Schools students. Administrators will roll out new plans for instructing the district’s nearly 10,980 …
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission biologist Ben Ricks pulls fish out of a basin after they were caught on the Contentnea Creek during a fish survey earlier this month.

Species making a comeback: State biologist finds herring in Contentnea Creek

STANTONSBURG — A couple miles upstream from the N.C. 222 bridge, Ben Ricks begins an exploratory survey of fish on the Contentnea Creek. Ricks, the District 2 fisheries biologist for the N.C. …
Brigham Jensen, center, and his father, Bishop Dallas Jensen, right, both of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, help load donated food for the Veterans Residential Services of Wilson with Jack Schimick, bottom left, and Dennis Beichner, top left, chairman of the veterans organization.

Church makes huge food delivery

Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wilson delivered some 11,000 pounds of food to Hope Station, the Wesley Shelter, the Salvation Army and Veterans Residential …
Volunteers at the Community Soup Kitchen of Wilson serve Christmas meals for Wilson residents.

Boxed lunches coming to soup kitchen: Pigs donated for Monday meal

After a two-week hiatus, the Community Soup Kitchen of Wilson County plans to reopen Monday by offering box lunches. “We don’t want to do anything to violate the governor’s order or put …
Councilmen Michael Bell and Donald Evans sit next to Mayor Carlton Stevens, City Manager Grant Goings and city attorney Jim Cauley as Cauley readies to sit next to Councilman Logan Liles, Councilwoman Gillettia Morgan and Councilman James Johnson during a special meeting on Thursday. The spacing follows social distancing guidelines suggested during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lights will stay on for idled workers: Wilson City Council approves limited disconnection reprieve

The Wilson City Council voted Thursday afternoon to stop electric disconnections until April 17 for customers who have lost a job related to the global coronavirus pandemic. City Manager Grant …

17-year-old charged in Wilson shooting

A 17-year-old faces charges including attempted murder in connection to a shooting that left another teen injured last week. On March 20, police responded to a 3:15 p.m. call to the 500 block of …
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Schools closed through May 15: Cooper extends closure amid coronavirus concerns

From left, Wilson County Schools teacher assistants Kesha Knight and Nyree Baines, Wilson County Sheriff's Deputy K. Pate and WCS teacher assistant Janet Corn hand out meals to families at Winstead Elementary School on Monday.
Gov. Roy Cooper on Monday ordered the state’s public schools to close through May 15. A previous order had kept the school closed through March 30. As of Monday morning, North Carolina had …
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Weathercast: Warm, sunny weekend, then cold front brings mild temps

The Wilson Times area is forecast to enjoy a warm weekend with ample sunshine. High temperatures Saturday and Sunday are likely to reach the 82-85-degree range under partly cloudy skies. A slight …

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Hospital staff treated to meal: ‘It’s a wonderful thing’
Hospital employees didn’t have to worry about lunch or dinner Thursday. All they had to do was walk outside and stand in line … Read More
Prayer for Our City: Pastor Daylon Mooneyham
Pastor Daylon Mooneyham, lead pastor of Farmington Heights Church, delivered Monday's "Prayer for Our City" with an introduction from … Read More
Wilson County Schools opens 25 meal sites
It is “no small job” attempting to provide needed meals for schoolchildren in all corners of Wilson County. “Monumental is … Read More
Can this really be the end? As seasons suspended, some seniors’ careers hang in the balance
Tyson Bass wasn’t hearing any of it. His Hunt High varsity baseball team had just finished up an 11-1 win over Bunn in five … Read More
Youth center feeds hundreds: School closures could leave some children hungry
Tony Wellington slid a tray of chicken breasts onto a food prep table so more hot to-go lunches could be assembled at The SPOT. It … Read More
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Man dies in wreck on Winters Road near Bailey

BAILEY — A southern Nash County father of four died Saturday in a single-car crash, authorities confirmed Tuesday. Hector Leonardo Garcia, 30, of Doughtie Road near Bailey, died in a wreck on Winters Road …

Nash County to fund $10.5M in jail fixes: New annex will add 94 beds

Nash County deputy prays with panhandler: Touching moment goes viral in Facebook post

Being kind more important than home turf advantage

Nash UNC Health Care implements coronavirus visitor restrictions

JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Clayton community remembers teen lost to gun violence

CLAYTON — Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday in the Clayton High School football stadium to celebrate the life of Trevor VanDyke. The CHS graduate had died the week before in a shooting in …

Johnston declares state of emergency

School board has failed Clayton High community, speaker says

Kenly alters some services, cancels others

Board hears bus driver complaints

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Finding comfort in bleak times

Having experienced quarantine once before has not helped me through this pandemic we’re experiencing, but it has given me some perspective. I was 3 or 4 years old when my older sister, four …

LIFE
Pigs donated, cooked and served at The SPOT

The call for help went out from The SPOT; and community members answered it immediately. Custom Quality Packers of Sims donated 350 pounds of meat, the Wilson Police Department rolled out a half …

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Gorman reflects on first year with Bulldogs

Keith Gorman could not have predicted this would be the way his first season as the head coach of the Barton College baseball program would have ended. Just days after the Bulldogs (12-12) beat …

Pirates forced to adapt in wake of pandemic

All-American girl: Barton’s Peterkin named to elite Division II unit

Barton senior student-athletes will get chance to return

Markotay steps into Hill’s shoes as Tobs head coach

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Memories make for sacred ground

On one of our recent daily walks that have become part of our routine during this time of coronavirus, my wife, Tabitha, and I cut behind Recreation Park Community Center from Lynch Circle. Walking …

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Could Jr. Golf tourney be near its end?

Virus, hunting share parallels

Golf courses still open as community hunkers down

Schools
Students enroll in kindergarten
A’zaria Durham paused as teacher Darnell Nelms assessed the 5-year-old’s abilities in reading, counting, colors and … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Breakfast: Cinni minis, fruit juice and peach cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet sandwich, baked beans, … Read More
Spelling bee finalists named
Wilson Times Editor Corey Friedman, left, congratulates finalists in Tuesday's Wilson County Spelling Bee. They include, from left, … Read More
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