2023-01-24

Quadruple homicide unsolved after 6 years

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More than six years after a quadruple murder that took two of her family members’ lives, Lois Pearce still hopes authorities will solve the heinous crime. “I just don’t want people to forget,” Pearce said. “This was four people whose lives were taken. It hurts today just as hard as it did the first day.” It was Christmas Eve in […]

Tourism board approves visitors center construction contract

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The Wilson County Tourism Development Authority board approved a construction contract for the new Wilson visitors center on Goldsboro Street last week.  The board had previously cleared the way for construction to begin last month, approving a roughly $760,000 contract. A second vote was required after the price increased to $803,222 because of construction abatement changes. The original contract had […]

Area Calendar, Jan. 25-26, 2023

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Wednesday, January 25 High School Varsity Boys Basketball SW Edgecombe at Nash Central, 7:30 p.m. High School Varsity Girls Basketball SW Edgecombe at Nash Central, 6 p.m. High School Wrestling 2-A Eastern Plains Conference tournament at North Pitt, 4 p.m. High School Winter Track 2-A Neuse 6 Conference meet at Eastern Wayne, 4 p.m. High School Junior Varsity Boys Basketball […]

Driver faces felonies from fatal wreck

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Police are looking for a man who was the driver in a Jan. 4 crash that resulted in the death of a passenger. Brandon Lamor Collins, 36, of Wilson, has new arrest warrants on felony death by motor vehicle and involuntary manslaughter charges stemming from the crash. Sgt. Eric McInerny, public information officer with the Wilson Police Department, said Collins […]

Wilson council supports traffic flow change at Ward-Nash intersection

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In a 4-2 vote, the Wilson City Council approved a resolution of support for the N.C. Department of Transportation to change the traffic flow around the Nash Street and Ward Boulevard intersection. The proposed traffic pattern change, called a partial quadrant left turn, would have drivers traveling on Ward Boulevard from the Greater Wilson Rotary Park and toward the Shoppes […]

Biz Bits: Item9 offers picture-perfect pizza from the back of a truck

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Jonathan and Kellie Traylor are known for serving up specialty pizza from the back of their truck, but the story goes beyond the truck for Wilson’s favorite food truck and pizza, as decided by Wilson Times readers in the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards. Item9 Pizza got its start as a hobby before evolving into what Jonathan described as a pizza […]

City to remove flashing lights from 5 four-way stops

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The city of Wilson is preparing to remove flashing lights from five downtown intersections that were converted to four-way stops in 2021. Beginning on Saturday, flashing lights will be turned off at the intersections of Barnes and Tarboro, Barnes and Pine, Green and Tarboro, Green and Pine and Vance and Tarboro streets. The lights will be removed afterward. The intersections […]

State won’t seek death penalty in double murder case

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  A Superior Court judge informed a double murder defendant on Thursday that the state doesn’t intend to seek the death penalty in his case. Adrian Tynrell Horne, 44, of Wilson, is charged with two counts each of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, four counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied property resulting in serious bodily injury and […]