Wilson to host national K-9 trials

2 new dogs train to replace retiring K-9s

The nation’s best police dogs will sniff out hidden drugs, sprint after fleeing suspects and bound over waist-high hurdles in Wilson in fall 2014.

About 100 dogs and handlers will compete in the U.S. Police Canine Association’s patrol …

School for the deaf finds new momentum

School has moved from threat of closure to new programs, support

A deaf student from Louisburg recently wanted to take a tour of Wilson’s Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf. When he arrived at the school, he wasn’t alone. The public school student was accompanied by eight girls who were …

A Sharpe ending

Greenfield senior is 43rd Times Athlete of the Year

Jordan Sharpe was shocked, disbelieving the 4-foot-tall, triple-deck trophy signifying the 2013 recipient of the Tom Ham Athlete of the Year as sponsored by The Wilson Times actually had his name on it.

“Wow! I’m very …

A deserving Knight to earn a seat at round table

When a somewhat stunned Jordan Sharpe rose out of his seat in First Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall on Monday evening, he was taking a journey of a few steps that very few Greenfield School athletes have ventured.

In fact, only one Knight …

Can you ID these faces from the past?

Each week in The Wilson Times, we will run a couple or three old photos of Wilson Recreation Department teams, players or events. Today’s photos are the 1952 Midget League softball team, with “Mayo” enscribed on the back of the …

Area Sports Calendar, May 22-23

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Five charged in Wilson prostitution sting

Police arrested five men during a Sunday prostitution sting targeting several Wilson hotspots.

Female officers dressed as prostitutes were approached on Pender Street, U.S. 301 and various other places where police have received prostitution …

Vehicle tax changes await residents

Paying your vehicle property taxes at the last minute could end up costing more and potentially lead to driving with an expired tag later this year.

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will start combining vehicle property taxes and license tag …

N.C. Supreme Court justice delivers message

Salvation Army honors retiring leaders

On Tuesday, The Salvation Army of Wilson celebrated its 86th anniversary of meeting the needs of those within the community at the Army’s annual spring banquet. Dozens attended the event titled “Giving to the Community!” held at …

Men charged with smuggling $25K of cocaine

Local authorities teamed up with federal agents to catch two Virginia men accused of smuggling $25,000 worth of cocaine into Wayne County.

Francisco Javier Ruiz Ruiz, 27, and Rafael Infante Camacho, age unknown, both of 205 Grants Hill Church …