Rodger Lentz, Wilson's chief planning and development officer, discusses the Cherry Hotel redevelopment project with Wilson City Council members and other officials during an April tour.

Cherry Hotel to see $19 million renovation

Historic downtown Wilson is getting a hotel again thanks to a $19 million redevelopment project. “It is very exciting to get a development of this kind in our downtown, especially at this stage …
Wilson County Sheriff Lt. Adam Howell helps 6-year-old Billy Davis pick out a toy during the annual Shop with a Cop program Saturday at Walmart.

Kids’ Christmas wishes granted: 20 area students pick out gifts

Six-year-old Billy Davis was dressed and ready to go before his foster parent Saturday morning. He was that excited. When it came time to hit the toy aisle, Billy knew exactly what he wanted for …

Social offers vets coffee, conversation

For veterans, a monthly social at K&W Cafeteria offers more than just a cup of coffee. “It is a chance to tell some good stories,” said Neal Dieterle, a veteran who served in the U.S. …

Visitor restrictions start at Wilson Medical Center: Flu more widespread in state

Wilson Medical Center will begin restricting any children who are under the age of 12 from any patient care areas on Monday because of increased flu activity in the state. No persons exhibiting …

County man faces child sex charges

A Wilson County man faces several sex offense charges involving an 11-year-old alleged victim. On Tuesday, the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office arrested 33-year-old James Williams and charged him …
SBI probes officer-involved shooting

MIDDLESEX — State Bureau of Investigation agents are examining an officer-involved shooting at a rural Johnston County home. The N.C. Department of Public Safety requested the State Bureau of …


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Weathercast: Cold front brings showers, chases away 70-degree high

A quick warmup to around 70 degrees Tuesday in The Wilson Times area is only a tease. A cold front is expected to bring an 80% chance of showers by Tuesday evening, followed by high pressure …

Crash claims 2 lives; ICE detains suspect

SMITHFIELD — A 65-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy died from injuries sustained in a two-car crash on Nov. 10, police said last week. Smithfield Police Chief Keith Powell said the wreck …

Authorities seek convenience store murder suspects

Schools seek nearly $8.9M from county

No action taken on suspended South Johnston High teacher

Smithfield drops Ava Gardner Avenue

Airflow Products grows to 360 workers, 3 locations

Suspect sought in fatal home invasion

NASHVILLE — Authorities are looking for a killer. Marquis Perry, 27, was shot dead in his apartment during a Thursday home invasion. His assailant remains at large. Investigators have a …

Vandalized park bathrooms to be repaired

Commissioners welcome new Nash Community College president

Youth reentry program expanding to Nash

Spring Hope disbands inactive tree board

Impeachment process could churn a second ‘blue wave’

Most Americans, exhausted by Trump’s demagogic lying and relentless pillaging of the values we hold dear, are understandably skeptical that impeachment will cleanse the stench and quash the …

Duke visit inspires students to achieve

For 36 Wilson County Schools students, a visit to Duke University opened minds, widened perspectives and hatched dreams. Students from Wells and Winstead elementary schools, Toisnot Middle School …

College Sports
Barton denied near-miracle by Emmanuel, 91-85

Despite a first half that taxed the definition of “miserable,” the Barton College men’s basketball team flirted with a near-miracle in Wilson Gymnasium on Thursday evening. The …

Fourth-quarter failure sinks Lady Bulldogs

Senior trio sparks 82-57 Bulldogs win

Lady Bulldogs ward off Saints, 74-64

Barton falls at Augusta

School Sports
To ban or not to ban?

Big game hunting overseas is beginning to take a portion of the news cycle once again. In this constant barrage of media reports of corrupt governments, especially prominent with the current …

Awards, donations, emotion complete Inshore Trail year

Boys & Girls Club 10U Cubs finish unbeaten season

Wilson Boys & Girls Club 8U team goes 16-0

The SPOT JV team wins IYFL title in unbeaten fashion

School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
monday Breakfast: Crunch Mania, fruit juice and strawberry cup. Lunch: Manager’s choice. Tuesday Breakfast: Strawberry … Read More
Students design Christmas cards
For the past several years, Wilson County Schools Superintendent Lane Mills has held a contest for elementary students to design the … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Johnston and Nash counties
monday Breakfast: Cinni minis, fruit juice and strawberry cup. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza or chicken fillet sandwich, baked beans, … Read More
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