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State issues Silver Alert for missing Wilson woman

Authorities are seeking the public's help to find a 34-year-old Wilson woman described as missing and endangered. The N.C. Department of Public Safety issued a Silver Alert for Shaquanna Denise …
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Wilson County reports 2 more COVID-19-related deaths, bringing total to 26

Wilson County health officials reported two additional COVID-19-related deaths Monday, bringing the total to 26.  Health Director Teresa Ellen said a man in his mid-60s and a woman in her …

Police investigate fatal motorcycle crash

Wilson police are investigating a fatal motorcycle wreck that occurred on Saturday night.  Investigators were dispatched to the crash in the 3000 block of Tilghman Road at 11:55 p.m. No …
Medical staff with Carolina Family Health Centers prepare to test an individual Saturday during COVID-19 drive-thru testing held at Jackson Chapel First Missionary Baptist Church.
Coronavirus Crisis

More than 250 tested Saturday for COVID-19

When the nurse swabbed the inside of Rebekah Langley’s nose, she twitched briefly.  The process took less than a minute, and Langley didn’t even have to get out of the …
Wilson Energy line technicians Jon Bass and Ashley Whitley prepare transformers for installation as part of the new development at the intersection of Eagle Farm Drive and Redbay Lane.

Payment plans offered for deferred utility bills; shutoffs could resume July 30

State Treasurer Dale Folwell hoped to push Gov. Roy Cooper to exempt public-power cities from the state moratorium on utility nonpayment disconnections, but an abrupt end to this week’s Council …
Kyle Cashwell runs his portable sawmill as Wilson residents Dale Turner and Bucky Robbins watch in background Thursday. Drew C. Wilson | Times

With faith, double amputee Kyle Cashwell beats the odds

Faced with the severe injuries Kyle Cashwell had, many people would have lost their will to survive. But not Cashwell. The Garland man lost his right arm and his right leg in a farming accident …
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Police: Wilson man charged in teen's stabbing

Authorities say a Wilson man was arrested Thursday in connection to a stabbing that left a teenager seriously injured.  Police obtained an arrest warrant for 29-year Rakim Hikeem Cox in the …
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3 file for Wilson County school board seats

Two incumbents and one newcomer have filed for seats on the Wilson County Board of Education. Velma Hoskins Barnes, an incumbent in District 2, and Henry Ellis Mercer, an incumbent in District 4, …
Linwood Tyndall, Greenlight infrastructure engineer, browses the guide on the new Greenlight TV app.

Greenlight increases cable rate, launches new app

Greenlight cable TV customers will pay $6 more a month starting in August due to rising content costs. “Almost all of the rate increase comes from very few yet very popular channels that we …
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Cutcliffe, Smith among coaches in panel discussion on return to sports

Several collegiate and high school coaches and administrators in North Carolina — including Duke football coach David Cutcliffe and High Point men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith — …

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Samantha Edmundson of Wilson, a customer service representative at the Westview Lanes bowling alley, wipes a table after spraying sanitizer on Wednesday.

Lawsuit allows bowling alleys, including Wilson's, to reopen

A Tuesday court ruling is allowing Westview Lanes and 74 other bowling alleys across the state to defy the governor’s executive order and reopen this week. Bowling alleys were among the …
Wilson County commissioners denied a rezoning request that would have made way for a new Dollar General in the Buckhorn crommunity. The property is located at 8068 N.C. 42 W. outside Kenly, at the N.C. 581 intersection and across from Papa Jack's.

Commissioners reject rezoning request for Buckhorn-area Dollar General

Wilson County commissioners denied a rezoning request to make way for a new Dollar General store in the Buckhorn crossroads area.  Commissioners voted not to rezone the 2.84 acres of land …
The Creamery cashier Becky Cooper takes meal orders Thursday from Wilson residents Karen and Madalyn Barringer with their relatives from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jim and Kim Corya. The Ward Boulevard restaurant requires customers to wear masks unless they have a medical exemption from the executive order.

Businesses deal with mask mandate: ‘I don’t want to go overboard, but I don’t want to go under either’

Even before Gov. Roy Cooper mandated masks in restaurants, Kim Tutor bought them for her staff at The Creamery. “I had already purchased masks because I knew it was coming,” said Tutor, CEO …
The K&W Cafeteria sign was removed from the Wilson Mall location after officials failed to reach an agreement during lease negotiations.

K&W Cafeteria closes Wilson location

After four decades in Wilson, K&W Cafeteria will no longer be a part of the city’s restaurant options. “When we last spoke, there was an option on the table to negotiate a renewal …
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Weathercast: No relief from the summer heat in sight

The Wilson Times area is in the midst of typical summer heat, and there is no relief in sight. High temperatures Saturday through Tuesday, and probably at least a few days beyond, are forecast to …

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Tobs rally to top Pilots in 10
The Wilson Tobs gave the few fans that were allowed into Fleming Stadium a happy ending Sunday with a 7-6 walk-off victory over the … Read More
Despite bullpen, tumultuous first inning keeps Wilson sputtering
ROCKY MOUNT — Remove the top of the first inning, and Wilson Team Elite finds itself in a totally different position in Friday … Read More
Tobs’ rally not enough to avoid second straight loss to Pilots
Shaky defense and a dormant offense, at least until the last inning, proved to be the right formula for the first losing streak of the … Read More
No pen pals here: Tobs remain fiery at the plate, rout Fungo 18-6 in 7 innings
The disappointment in the voice of Wilson Tobs head coach Harry Markotay was palpable. His team had just turned in another … Read More
Fire destroys storage building behind rural Wilson County home
LUCAMA — Firefighters are investigating the cause of a Tuesday fire in an outbuilding behind a rural Wilson County … Read More
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Spring Hope residents, board grill Envirolink contractors over unfinished work

SPRING HOPE — Residents joined town commissioners during Monday’s meeting to chide Envirolink employees over Spring Hope’s appearance. Fan Whitley told the town board she’s …

Walking man bears cross for Jesus

Police chief: Virus prompted National Night Out cancellation in Middlesex

Nash policy reduces number of county-issued credit cards

Spring Hope considers rules for golf carts

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Rainbow Lanes can reopen, judge rules

CLAYTON — Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center and other North Carolina bowling alleys can reopen, a Wake County judge ruled on Tuesday.

Schools welcome new superintendent

Selma says it will treat everyone equally

Clayton budget includes water, sewer hikes

Selma budget raises water, sewer, tax rates

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The night I was almost killed

I was 16 years old, living in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. I was in the car with my mother on a dark road, on our way to pick up my father from his second-shift job. Two police officers pulled us over for a …

LIFE
New high school ready for students: Sallie B. Howard building called ‘fantastic’

Along with a new high school, Sallie B. Howard is getting a new name. Sallie B. Howard School of Arts and Science is scheduled to receive its first high school students on Aug. 3, pending a …

SPORTS
College Sports
Duke’s Cutcliffe pushes for uniformity in returning to workouts

Four months ago, at the start of the COVID-19 shut down, Duke coach David Cutcliffe cautioned his brethren to think about uniformity. He was concerned about schools and coaches seeking a competitive …

Pirates extend Godwin through 2025 season

Tobs handed first loss by Pilots, 11-9

Old Pirate McNeill returns to NC as Wolfpack assistant

Tobs’ Baker claims 1st CPL Hitter of the Week honor

School Sports
Peace in the desert

Gosh, it feels like I just wrote about this not too long ago. You know, the part about us being captive in our own dwellings, places closed, and the need for socialization and adventure. But as it …

Lake Wilson 18Us enjoy 2-1 week on courts

Team Elite scratches past Redbirds for first win

Creativity, gratitude keeps local baseball afloat

Bruins coach aces Wedgewood’s No. 5

Schools
Barton College announces 2020 graduates
The 239 Barton College students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December and May and baccalaureate candidates … Read More
Student tops national science contests
Lydia Denton is no average kid. The 11-year-old rising seventh-grader at Sallie B. Howard School recently won the $20,000 grand … Read More
COVID-19 breaks graduation traditions: Class of 2020 to get drive-by diplomas at most schools
For most Wilson County high school seniors, graduating will involve a drive-thru or drive-in commencement. While it might not be … Read More