2024-03-05

Once enslaved, men fought for freedom

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James Herman Jones smiled proudly as he sat in the back of the room wearing a replica of a Civil War-era United States Army uniform. For Jones, the dark blue forage cap on his head, the leather cartridge box sling with a polished metal eagle breastplate slung across a dark blue coat, the powder blue pants, the oval U.S. belt […]

Creech elected to national Small Cities Council

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Wilson City Councilman Derrick Creech has been elected to a one-year term on the National League of Cities’ Small Cities Council, a working group that develops and guides programs for elected officials in communities similar to Wilson’s size.  City spokeswoman Rebecca Agner said Creech will play a key role among a diverse group of local leaders to encourage collaboration, networking […]

County to consider incentives for $381M project

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Wilson County commissioners are slated to vote on a more than $8 million economic development incentive package that could bring a multi-million-dollar manufacturing facility here, according to a public notice. The $381 million facility would bring 401 full-time jobs with an average salary of $55,769, according to the notice published in The Wilson Times’ Tuesday edition. The company hasn’t been […]

‘Make your vote count’ in Tuesday’s primary elections

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Don’t forget to head to the polls Tuesday to cast your ballot in the primary elections. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.  “Get out there and make your vote count,” said Rená Morris, director of the Wilson County Board of Elections. “There’s no excuse for you not to get out and vote.”  Voters will need to […]

Woman charged with firing gun in city limits

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A woman is charged with shooting a gun in the city limits after Wilson police say she fired a shot into the air in a shopping center parking lot. Latoya Devon Everette, 39, of the 200 block of Lillian Road in Wilson, faces the misdemeanor charge after officers were called to the 2800 block of Raleigh Road Parkway West at […]

WCS receives $30,000 grant for school breakfast

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Wilson County Schools will receive $30,000 thanks to a state grant aimed to help students gain access to healthy school breakfasts.  Wilson County Schools was one of 42 public school districts and public charter schools in North Carolina that received a slice of the $1.3 million in grant funding.  The grants went to school districts and charter schools that implement […]

Woman escapes car before train hits

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ELM CITY — The driver of a sedan stuck on the railroad tracks managed to safely get away from the vehicle before a CSX freight train made impact Saturday morning. Rodney Dancy, community preparedness coordinator for Wilson County Emergency Management, said the crash happened about 9:20 a.m.   “A car got stuck on the tracks back on North Street. According […]

Planning board sets public hearing on 2043 Comprehensive Plan

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Wilson’s Planning and Design Review Board will hold a public hearing to review the final draft of the city’s 2043 Comprehensive Plan during its regular monthly meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.  The plan is broken down into six chapters, each with a different policy focus and goal. Policies include intentional growth, connecting people and places, fostering […]

Tulips emerge prior to spring’s arrival

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Visitors will have three times the number of flowers to choose from at Collin’s Produce and Flower Farm this year. The farm opened its fields for a U-pick opportunity on Thursday.  “We have got a big year planned. We planted about 13,000 tulips this year,” said Collin Blalock, owner of the produce and flower farm at 5806 Blalock Road between […]