WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

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Live auctions kick off tobacco sales
Buyers walked along bales of tobacco in the first live auction on the secondary market Wednesday at Horizon Ltd. in Wilson. “This … Read More
RELEASED: After 43 years, Charles Ray Finch a free man
Charles Ray Finch never gave up. Instead, he fought for more than 43 years to gain his freedom. On Thursday, a federal judge … Read More
252 Classic showcases local talents
Greene Central basketball star and UNCW signee Imajae Dodd added another honor to his illustrious career by winning MVP at the Team … Read More
Triple-double for Knights: Greenfield clinches third straight CPIC regular season, tourney titles
The Greenfield School varsity boys basketball team completed its three-year consecutive run of the 1-A/2-A Coastal Plain Independents … Read More
Field trip to Farmers School: Rural Wilson County education history unearthed
Shirley Pitt climbed up the steps of the old Farmers School and stepped into the past. “My mother went here,” Pitt said. … Read More
Cooper helps furnish feasts: Governor pitches in at church’s Thanksgiving food distribution
SARATOGA — Gov. Roy Cooper took a large frozen turkey off the pallet and placed it in Ruby Howell’s laundry basket. Howell … Read More
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
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