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Puzzle contest comes down to the wire

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A team of out-of-town ringers took the top prize at Saturday’s jigsaw puzzle contest in downtown Wilson.  The Dissectologist Dames from surrounding towns swept into Wilson with a name, a plan and an attitude, and they were the only contestants to finish their puzzle in the allotted time.  Competitors were given 90 minutes to complete their puzzles, and the Dames, […]

Chatting With Chip, Sept. 20, 2022

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In the fourth installment of Chatting With Chip for the 2022 season, Barton College football head coach Chip Hester discusses with Wilson Times sports editor Paul Durham the Bulldogs’ 40-20 win Saturday at UVA-Wise and their upcoming home opener against Mars Hill. www.youtube.com/embed/dtIww9xzz0c

Pirate park comes together thanks to volunteers

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Four years ago, Andy Reyes was a third grader at Vick Elementary School and part of the after-school program at Seeds of Hope Wilson. Across Viola Street, the nonprofit had been given two lots. Andy, now 13, was one of the children who helped name the park Pirate Force Garden. The students created some drawings on what they hoped could […]

Teachers, staff impressed with tech school’s new building

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As workers poured concrete sidewalks, strung electrical wire and painted classrooms, students, administrators and school board members got the first look inside the new Wilson Academy of Applied Technology building on Friday.  The 85,000-square-foot, $24 million project is under construction on Wilson Community College’s Lee Technology Center campus. Project general contractor Barnhill Contracting Co. invited the group for a field […]

Lake Wilson water up after Silver Lake release

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Water levels have risen at Lake Wilson after the owners of Silver Lake discharged water for the downstream reservoir. Lake Wilson has been 5-6 feet below its normal water level most of the summer, due in large part to a pronounced lack of rainfall. For most of the summer, Wilson County has been in a moderate drought, according to the […]

Women find their niche on the farm

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A convoy of farm trucks and buses pulls down a dusty farm path to a freshly dug sweet potato field. About 120 farmworkers head out, baskets in hand, to gather the crop. In the middle of them, Grayson Ferrell jumps up onto a flatbed truck as it is loaded. Ferrell is in good company with Wilson women who have made […]

EB Sports & Embroidery Chatting With Chip, Sept. 13, 2022

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In the third installation of EB Sports & Embroidery Chatting With Chip for the 2022 season, Barton College football head coach Chip Hester talks with Times sports editor Paul Durham about the Bulldogs’ 37-17 loss Saturday evening, Sept. 10, at Davidson as well as their upcoming game this Saturday, Sept. 17, at UVA-Wise in Wise, Virginia. www.youtube.com/embed/BTXCg_8yk64

Wilson Times staffers conquer #OneChipChallenge

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Journalists sometimes place themselves in harm’s way to serve the public interest. Other times, they become human guinea pigs to help guide consumers to the best-performing products. And once in a while, they subject themselves to voluntary discomfort for sheer entertainment value.  It’s in the latter spirit that two members of The Wilson Times’ news staff successfully completed Paqui’s 2022 […]

EB Sports & Embroidery Chatting With Chip, Sept. 7, 2022

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Barton College football head coach Chip Hester joins Wilson Times sports editor Paul Durham to discuss the Bulldogs’ 17-3 season-opening win at Chowan and Saturday’s game at Davidson in this week’s episode of “Chatting With Chip.” www.youtube.com/embed/IzvLfioV2Eo

For the Love of Dogs owner vows to fight shelter’s closure

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For the Love of Dogs owner Max Fitz-Gerald said he’s digging in his heels to fight a state assessment that found numerous inadequacies in the 25-year-old private animal shelter. The N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services’ Animal Welfare Section sent Fitz-Gerald and his wife, Della Fitz-Gerald, an Aug. 25 notice that the nonprofit animal rescue group’s application to renew […]


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