Children enjoy the playground at Vinson-Bynum Elementary School last week. Vinson-Bynum was among seven elementary schools to chart an increase in students in enrollment numbers released Monday.

School enrollment levels off

The steep decline in Wilson County Schools’ enrollment numbers appears to have ceased, according to enrollment figures presented Monday to the Wilson County Board of Education. “Looking at the …
Dorothy Deans fishes Monday morning at Lake Wilson. Work was recently completed on the dam, but crews will spend the next few months making improvements to the park that will cause some closures.

Construction causes Lake Wilson closures

While work on the dam has concluded, a broader construction project is just starting at Lake Wilson. Officials initially sought Wilson City Council approval in March for a nearly $900,000 project. …
Horace and Thelma Goff ring bells Tuesday at the county courthouse in celebration of the 232nd anniversary of the U.S. Constitution's signing.

Wilson celebrates Constitution’s anniversary

While the bells’ tones varied, the message behind the ringing Tuesday did not as Wilsonians celebrated the 232nd anniversary of the United States Constitution’s signing. “Like the Fourth of …
Business reporter Brie Handgraaf's Main Street Minute column is published each Wednesday in The Wilson Times.

Community college programs target workforce skills

Wilson has had several economic development announcements that promise jobs on the horizon, yet recent statistics from the N.C. Department of Commerce indicate the county is currently saddled with …

Police: Cook Out fight under investigation

Wilson police are investigating a Friday night fight at the Cook Out restaurant on Raleigh Road Parkway. According to police reports, officers responded at 9:42 p.m. to a large fight at the …

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Cold front brings an early taste of fall

A cold front marching through the state will bring an early taste of fall, with high temperatures at or just below the 80-degree mark and lows in the mid-50s later this week, Al Thomas says in this …

Middlesex woman accused of breaking baby’s leg

KNIGHTDALE — A Middlesex woman awaiting trial stands accused of breaking a baby’s leg while working at a Wake County day care center. Authorities charged Kimberly Sugg Boykin, 51, with felony …

5 candidates vie for 3 Bailey board seats

Inmate sues over jail conditions

Nash County Board of Elections sets one-stop voting location in Nashville

Middlesex buys equipment, truck with grant

I-95 follows well-worn paths

If you watched any TV weather reports over the past couple of weeks — and who didn’t? — you no doubt heard the term “I-95 corridor” being used, abused and tossed about by every reporter and …

‘Backbone of the family’: Grandparents treated to breakfast at school

LUCAMA — When third grader Aubrey Parrish came to school early Friday for Grandparents’ Day, three grandmothers came with her. Vickie Miller, Susie Jones and Gail Parrish were all there to …

College Sports
Barton’s Elkins player of the week for 5th time in career

For the fifth time in her accomplished career but for the first time this season, Barton College’s Kaytlin Elkins has been proclaimed NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Women’s …

Bulldogs dropped in conference opener

Lady Bulldogs, Newberry battle to 2-2 draw

Barton outlasts Shorter for first win

Area Calendar, Sept. 14-15

Community sports
Extra holes necessary

After few poor decisions  and simply scintillating golf for two days or 36 holes, playoff mistakes were prominent in proclaiming the men’s champion for the 41st annaul H.W. Weatherford …

Wilson County Amateur wide open again

Pearson wins age-group title at Snow Hill Fall Jr.

O’Neal twins bow out of Drive Chip & Putt

Made to be broken

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
School Menus monday Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice and applesauce cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet … Read More
Sotomayor encourages kids to ‘Just Ask’
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has said that the seed for what has become her latest children’s book was … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Breakfast: Strawberry bagel bar, fruit juice and peach cup. Lunch: Cheeseburger, corn dog nuggets, french fries, candied … Read More
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