Jennifer Wahneta Jones and Eric Alan Deans, both of Cary, were married July 10 at 5 p.m. at Forest Hills Baptist Church in Wilson. The Rev. Randy Maynard officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Thomas Ray Jones of Frankford, Ky., and Ellen …

Hunt leads parade of Willow Springs champs

The 2010 Men’s golf championship at Willow Springs Country Club on a sweltering Sunday afternoon hinged upon a pair of nerve-testing putts for par on the final green.

In the front group, Richie Hunt nailed his 6-foot putt to save par on the No. …

JobsNOW program opens doors

When North Carolina’s JobsNOW “12 in 6” initiative was developed, it was designed with people like Eugenia Wade of Old Sparta in mind. Wade had worked in the automobile dealership industry for 15 years when she was laid off.

“I looked for job …

Sometimes even friends have to be sacrificed for the greater good

Are the days of human sacrifice long gone?

Remember that story of Abraham’s near sacrifice of his son Isaac and how God put an end to that sort of thing?

But the tradition continued in a way, according to the Bible, as kings of Israel and …

Online comments

Readers of our Web site, www.wilsontimes.com, have been commenting on a variety of stories in recent days.

On the bond hearing for two accused in meth lab case:


people awaiting trial for murder do not get a pre-trial …

UNC offers garden events, art exhibits

Following is a sampling of August events at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Rain Gardening in the South: Aug. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the N.C. Botanical Garden Education Center

N.C. State horticulturists Helen Kraus and Anne …

Crime Watch, July 13

The Wilson Police Department handled the following calls recently:


* Common law robbery, Mercer Street Southwest, between 3:40-3:45 a.m., money worth $300

* Possession of stolen goods, Nash Street South, between 1-1:17 …

No jurors seated in A&J trial

Defense to start questioning

Jury selection began Monday afternoon in the murder trial of Herbert Marshall Pender Jr.

Pender, 35, of 709 Park Ave., is charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the Aug. 2008 shooting at A&J Food Mart on Ward …

Buy Carolina Mudcats tickets, support Y.O.U.T.H. of Wilson

Want a good way to support your community and have some fun at the same time?

Then make plans to attend Y.O.U.T.H. of Wilson night at the Carolina Mudcats Thursday.

You can go by the Y.O.U.T.H. of Wilson office on Tarboro Street and pick up …

Middlesex water project moves forward

The Nash County Board of Commissioners and the Middlesex Town Board are extending a water line to the Middlesex Corporate Center.

Both groups approved an initial memorandum of understanding back in June. However, Monday a new agreement was …

County ambulances breaking down

Commissioners approve repairing elevator

Three of Wilson County’s ambulances are in the repair shop.

One of the three, has a blown engine while the other two have air conditioning problems.

Three additional ambulances need to go in for repairs as soon as the three that are being …

Community Briefs, July 13

See giant shopping cart at Walmart

The Walmart in Wilson is hosting the N.C. Department of Agriculture and its Got to Be N.C. Big Cart today from to 4 to 6 p.m. The cart is more than 15 feet high and helps identify stores where locally produced …

Fidel Castro suddenly back in view on Cuban TV

HAVANA — Fidel Castro is striding back into the limelight after years behind the scenes and out of view.

Days after being photographed in public for the first time since he fell ill in 2006, the 83-year-old revolutionary leader was scheduled to …