2019-09-02

Political Notebook: Butterfield co-hosts immigration policy forum


U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-Wilson, along with Reps. David Price, D-N.C., and Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., hosted a forum in Durham on President Donald Trump’s policies and how they’ve affected …

Training program relaunches as Wilson Leadership Institute


Wilson’s leadership pipeline program has received a makeover and organizers are now searching for members of the next class.

The Wilson Leadership Institute debuted in …

Community briefs: Stevens to address NAACP

The NAACP’s Wilson branch will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 at Jackson Chapel Church, 571 Nash St. E. Wilson mayoral candidate Carlton Stevens will be the guest speaker.

Church to hold …

New library books this week

Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library.

Adult Nonfiction

“Are We There Yet?: the American Automobile, Past, Present, and Driverless” by Daniel M. …

Cooper: ‘The time to prepare is now’: Dorian could lash Carolina coastline


Wilson County could see torrential rain and tropical storm-force wind on Thursday if Hurricane Dorian brushes the North Carolina coastline.

The National Weather Service’s Raleigh forecast …

Tax rebates sound good, but they’d throw budget out of balance


This week, there was good news and bad news on the budget stalemate.

The good news is that we passed bills to provide pay raises to law enforcement and state employees. Both sides were in …

Stretchers help medics, patients: Power-load equipment new to Wilson


Wilson County Emergency Medical Services has a new piece of technology that not only eases the load for first responders, but makes transportation much smoother for patients.

The EMS agency …

Richard Harold Marshall

Dec. 26, 1942 — Aug. 24, 2019

ELM CITY — Richard Harold Marshall, 76, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. His memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Peace Church in the …

Progress is needed on rural road safety


RALEIGH — The latest ratings of highway systems are out — and for North Carolina, the news is mixed.

In general cost-effectiveness, our state’s roads and bridges rank a bit better than …

Ted A. Perry

Ted A. Perry, 80, of New Bern, quietly passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at his home. He was born in Wendell and grew up in Wilson and was a 1957 graduate of Charles L. Coon High School.

He …

Dennis Harold Glover

Aug. 16, 1950 — Aug. 29, 2019

Dennis Harold Glover, 69, of Wilson, passed away Thursday. His funeral service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Forest Hills Baptist Church, …

Trump opponents shouldn’t obstruct America’s growth

We are sick and tired of the continuous diatribes of bitter criticism launched against our president. Derogatory discourse is not helpful at all. I am reminded of the old homily, “If you can’t …

Times classifieds come through for customer

Yet another wonderful experience due to The Wilson Times. Over the years, I have placed many ads in the paper seeking to sell merchandise that we no longer needed and we were hopeful it would help …

Wilson girl crowned queen

The North Carolina Juvenile Department of the United Order of Tents held its annual one-day session on Aug. 17 in Rocky Mount. Karamas Simms of Clara’s Precious Jewels, Class No. 937, Wilson, was crowned queen.  

Area calendar, Sept. 2-3

Monday, September 2 No events scheduled.   Tuesday, September 3   High School Varsity Boys Soccer Wilson Christian at Epiphany, 4 p.m.; Hertford County at SW Edgecombe, 4:30 p.m.; Greene Central at North Pitt, 6 p.m.; Southern Nash at Beddingfield, 6 p.m.; Hunt at Smithfield-Selma, 6:30 p.m.   High School Varsity Volleyball Farmville Central at Hunt, 5 p.m.; Nash Central […]

Greenfield girls tennis blanks CCS 9-0


The Greenfield School varsity girls tennis team handed Community Christian a 9-0 loss Thursday in a matchup between the city rivals Thursday afternoon at Lake Wilson Tennis Club.

Ryann Jennings, …

Bam’s quick visit

SN’s Knight gets first college TD on initial touch in NC State win over ECU

RALEIGH — It took all of one collegiate carry for N.C. State freshman and Southern Nash High product Zonovan  “Bam” Knight to visit a place he was all too familiar with during …