Be prepared for severe weather

Unfortunately, we know this drill.

In a single instant Tuesday afternoon, homes were destroyed and lives were disrupted when a tornado touched down in the Rock Ridge area of Wilson County.

Now it is left to the homeowners and the countless …

Help arrives when you need it

On March 30 I was at a Hardee’s Restaurant with my 2-year-old granddaughter.

Outside of the restaurant, I tripped and fell, hurting my chin, leg, and arm. Needless to say I was more concerned about my granddaughter as traffic was coming toward …

Weather changes concert location

Due to the chance of inclement weather, the Downtown Alive concert this evening has been moved to Torero’s Mexican Grill, 124 Barnes Street.

The series’ first concert, sponsored by the Wilson Times, will feature The Holiday Band. The free …

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Gallery Shows

WILSON ARTS CENTER: April 2-May 16. “Cher Cosper: Multifarious” opens with reception April 2-May 16 at the Wilson Arts Center. Featured Wilson Active Artist member is David Whaley in Lowe Gallery. Greenfield School will exhibit in …

One woman shows ’em

Actress Betsy Henderson has accepted a mighty challenge. Not only is she performing in a one-woman show, a feat for any performer, but she is taking the stage as Zelda Fitzgerald — one of the iconic figures of the 20th century.

Henderson, who …

Piano recital Friday night

Susan Currie will present her piano students in recital Friday night at 7:30 in the sanctuary of Forest Hills Baptist Church.

Hymns, folk songs, patriotic, classical and popular music will be presented.

Students scheduled to perform are …

Townsend releases book: ‘Leadership Beyond Reason’

Psychologist, author, speaker and consultant John Townsend has released his latest book, “Leadership Beyond Reason.”

Townsend, son of John and Rebecca Townsend of Wilson, has written or co-written 21 books, selling 5 million copies. His books …

Borders chain looks to ‘make’ hits

NEW YORK — The Borders Group chain, which has been struggling to stay in business, is seeking renewal through the timeless art of “hand-selling” books.

In January, soon after CEO Ron Marshall was hired, Borders began an independent-style …

Enjoy a Sunday at the rose festival

The 12th Annual Rose Garden Festival will have entertainment for everyone Sunday, May 17.

The 2 to 4:30 p.m. celebration will feature music, an art contest, tours of the garden and door prizes.

Door prizes will include a framed print of …

Johnston County residents dig out

One Johnston County home was destroyed Tuesday by the same tornado that ripped through the Rock Ridge area of Wilson County, leaving homes damaged, trees toppled on vehicles and emergency crews working to assess the damage today.

Johnston County …

Tornadoes damage homes in the Bailey and Middlesex areas

Officials said today that at least one home was severely damaged and several others were hit after tornadoes cut a northeastern path through southern Nash County last night, knocking down power lines and trees, and scattering debris.

Brian …

Red Cross provides storm help

In the wake of Tuesday afternoon’s tornadoes, the Wilson-Greene office of the American Red Cross office is assessing the damage caused in the Rock Ridge area and making plans to provide help to those who suffered damage from the storms.

“This is …

Wicked wind

Houses splintered, no serious injuries

Lynda Mew had a view too horrible to ignore Tuesday afternoon.

She was watching TV reports of tornadoes being sighted in the area when one touched down outside her rental house on Rock Ridge School Road.

“I heard that trademark roar, and I …

Right mix of weather produced tornado

A stationary warm front from southeast Virginia to the Piedmont brought together the prime weather conditions Tuesday that resulted in at least one confirmed tornado in the Wilson County area.

Darin Figurskey, a meteorologist with the National …

Arc break-ins got attention they deserved

I would like to thank Wilson Times and staff writers Gina Childress and Janelle Clevinger for bringing to the public’s attention the break-ins at the United Way Building that affected The Arc’s “Taste of Wilson” fundraiser. The public united and …

Thanks for picking up the check

There are still nice people in the world.

On April 25 was Southern Nash High School’s prom. We were at Jac’s Grill in Wilson having dinner before going to prom.

When it was time to pay for our meal, our waitress informed us that our meal had …

Public forum to focus on the family

If you’re interested in discussing ways to become closer to your family, go to the Agricultural Center today at 2 p.m.

A public forum will be held called “Creating Real Family Connections,” and it will feature Wilson native Susan Johnson. …

Adelman, Dail back with Tobs

From staff reports

With nine more signees, the Wilson Tobs’ roster continues to take shape as the Coastal Plain League’s summer collegiate season draws near.

Former Tobs pitchers Tim Adleman and B.J. Dail return for another season in Wilson, …

Barton tied for 9th at regional

Burke's 1-under 71 leads Bulldogs

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. — The first day of the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional men’s golf tournament went good — but not great — for Barton College.

The Bulldogs are tied with Newberry College for ninth place in the 20-team field after …

Middle School Results

Speight falls to South Edgecombe

The Speight middle school baseball team fell to South Edgecombe 13-6 on Monday. Trey Barnes went 3 for 4 for the Cougars who fell to 5-10. The Cougars host West Edgecombe on Thursday in their season finale.