Darden alumni return for 2018 reunion

When Wilson’s Charles H. Darden High School became a middle school in 1970, graduates immediately formed the Darden Alumni Association in order to maintain the school’s legacy, as well as provide …

Weathercast: Skies drying out, but what about Memorial Day weekend?

Afternoon showers should give way to clear skies later this week, but Memorial Day weekend’s forecast is still up in the air, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week’s installment of The Wilson Times …

Cougar legends

Pittman, Staton inducted into SWE Athletic Hall of Fame

PINETOPS — Mark Pittman and Jerome Staton, the latest inductees into the SouthWest Edgecombe High Athletic Hall of Fame, played starring roles when varsity football became a respected tradition at …

Bruins crew reaches pinnacle with state meet

They’ve worked some big meets over the past few high school track and field seasons but none has been bigger — yet — than the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2-A/4-A …

Vikings stage epic rally to win TAC championship

The Elm City Middle baseball team rallied from an 11-0 deficit in the bottom of the second inning of the Tricounties Athletic Conference championship game May 10 to pull out a 15-14 victory over Red Oak and finish the season 15-0. Team members are, front from left, Mandreas Joyner, Braeden Barnes, Jack Joyner, Jake Flowers, Anthony Grissom and Jackson Barnes. […]

State legislators should listen to devoted teachers

How many teachers does it take for a legislature to learn?

On Wednesday, as many as 20,000 North Carolina public school teachers delivered a simple math lesson to lawmakers: If you put less in, …

Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economy

WASHINGTON — Women in the United States gave birth last year at the lowest rate in 30 years, a trend that could weigh on economic growth in the coming decades.

The Center for Disease Control and …

Criminal probe closes Greene license plate agency

HOOKERTON — State officials say they’ve closed Greene County’s license plate agency after an investigation found “possible violations of state law.”

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles …

Republicans aren’t fated to fade

RALEIGH — For years, Democrats have consoled themselves after losing elections in North Carolina or elsewhere by insisting that demographic trends were still moving inexorably in their direction …

Reentry council streamlining process for ex-offenders

A state official told the NEW Reentry Council that it needed to streamline its processes to achieve its goal of helping people gain self-sufficiency upon reentering society after a period of …

Duck-Rabbit, Casita to debut collaboration beer

FARMVILLE — Craft brewery The Duck-Rabbit will celebrate its new collaboration beer with Casita Cerveceria during an unveiling party from 5-8 p.m. Saturday.

The new brew is called Coffee Talk, a …

OIC food distribution planned Wednesday

The Opportunities Industrialization Center of Wilson will hold its quarterly emergency food distribution at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The program will be held at the organization’s headquarters at 801 …

Wilson PD recognized for best practices

The Wilson Police Department has been an accredited agency since 1987, but officials took it a step further by attaining the gold standard.

“Gold standard is the highest we could apply for as a …

Feline 911: A parody in motion

There has been a lot of print in The Wilson Times regarding animal control and the animal shelter. By no means do I suggest that this is not serious, but I would like to note that even in the …

Top shot heads to nationals: 4-H’er trained for years with father

Cody Miller has been shooting competitively with his father Jim Miller for nearly nine years.

All that hard work has resulted in Cody qualifying to compete in the 4-H Shooting Sports National …

Edward A. Hooker

GOLDSBORO — Edward A. Hooker, 80, died Monday, May 14, 2018. Arrangements are by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory, Goldsboro.

Geraldine Langston

GOLDSBORO — Geraldine Langston, 62, died Monday, May 14, 2018. Arrangements are by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory, Goldsboro.

Retha H. Williams

GOLDSBORO — Retha H. Williams, 87, died Sunday, May 20, 2018. Arrangements are by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory, Goldsboro.

Helen Kittrell

LA GRANGE — Helen Kittrell died Sunday, May 20, 2018. Arrangements are by Britt Funeral Home, La Grange.