Man dies in shooting involving Nash County deputies

BAILEY — Authorities say sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a gun-wielding man early Saturday in rural Nash County.

Deputies were called to the 1200 block …

Weathercast: Rain to usher in milder temperatures

Cold and sunny weather this weekend will give way to mild and wet Monday, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in the Saturday, Feb. 9 installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by NCWheels.com. Saturday’s high should top out in the mid-40s with a 10-15 mph northern breeze, with overnight lows collapsing into the mid-20s.On Sunday, expect a high of […]

Lady Warriors are Big East queens again

Hunt girls beat Fike, 46-43, to clinch title

For the Hunt High varsity girls basketball team, archrival Fike was the gift that kept on giving this week.

It opened with the Lady Golden Demons’ thrilling one-point win over Northern Nash …

Fike rallies, fights off Hunt, 64-56

Not this time!

The Fike High varsity boys basketball team found itself in peril of a second 2018-19 last-second loss to archrival Hunt before a frenzied near-capacity crowd in the Hunt High gym …

Triple-double for Knights: Greenfield clinches third straight CPIC regular season, tourney titles

The Greenfield School varsity boys basketball team completed its three-year consecutive run of the 1-A/2-A Coastal Plain Independents Conference regular-season and tournament championships with a …

Lady Knights crushed in CPIC championship

The host Greenfield School girls varsity basketball team knew Friday’s assignment was a tough rock to push up the hill — facing the reigning three-time 1-A/2-A Coastal Plain Independents …

AREA ROUNDUP: Lady Bruins hustle by Nash Central, 39-33

ROCKY MOUNT — In a trying season for the Beddingfield High varsity girls basketball team, the Lady Bruins haven’t stopped doing the little things that add up.

That much was evident in …

Hunt’s Alston wins state 3-A long jump

WINSTON-SALEM — He didn’t know it until he did it but senior Dionte Alston became the first state indoor track and field individual champion in Hunt High history on Friday when he won the …

Maddrey sets Warriors mark in state 3-A meet

CARY — Hunt High junior Ethan Maddrey made school history not once, but twice, Friday at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-A swimming and diving championships.

Swimming …

Guess Who?

“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each Saturday in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, please leave a comment in the comments section below.

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Lady Chargers rally to nip Faith Christian

Host Wilson Christian rallied from an eight-point deficit after three quarters to pull out a 28-27 girls basketball win over Faith Christian of Goldsboro on Friday.

Gracie Farmer scored 11 points …

Brown named linebackers coach for Panthers

Nearly 10 years after he was drafted by the Carolina Panthers with their first pick in the 2009 NFL draft, Everette Brown is back on the payroll of the NFL team again.

The 2005 Beddingfield High …

Wilson’s Ronnie Barnes receives lifetime achievement award from NFL foundation

Wilson native Ronnie Barnes was given a lifetime achievement award at the Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation’s Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr.’s Salute to Excellence Awards.

The foundation, …

Accepted at UNC

Seven Wilson Early College students were accepted to the Univerity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is the most ever. Rejoicing, from left, are Caleb Sharpe, Rachel Watson, Elizabeth Pridgen, Aman Pooni, Katie Bailey, Chloe Leon and Romallus Dew.  

Field trip to Farmers School: Rural Wilson County education history unearthed

Shirley Pitt climbed up the steps of the old Farmers School and stepped into the past.

“My mother went here,” Pitt said. “This is our history.”

Farmers School was a two-room school …

Third suspect sought in 2015 gold heist

Federal authorities have indicted a third suspect in connection to the $4.8 million gold heist along Interstate 95 in Wilson nearly four years ago.

Pedro Santamaria, 56, is charged with …

Community Briefs: Wilson Dems plan precinct meeting Monday

The Wilson County Democratic Party will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 in the assembly room of the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash St.

Scholarship pageant scheduled

The Wilson …

Wilsonian to lead reworked Salvation Army

A familiar face will lead the newly reorganized Salvation Army of Wilson; a leader who has lived and worked in the community her entire life.

“Between my experience working at the Salvation …

Traffic stop leads to robbery arrest

A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Wilson man who authorities say robbed GameStop in Holly Springs last month.

A week ago, Wilson police stopped a vehicle after stop sign violation in …

A ‘Marvel-ous’ opportunity: Gospel affirmation through hero worship

I have spent a good bit of this past week in correspondence with my fellow clergy residents on “The Island of Misfit Toys,” that is, those who are equally twisted and inspired by the geeky …