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Rapper “Fleetwood” of Wilson performs on the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park stage at Saturday’s Juneteenth celebration.

Juneteenth Festival fills park

By Drew C. Wilson
| June 27, 2022

Shirley Marshall and grandson Jaise Futrell sipped cool shaved ice together as people swirled around...

VintageWest Furniture co-owners Megan and Jeremy Lott stand at their booth at the Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market, where customers can shop items that will be stocked in their Barnes Street store in the fall.


Vintage vibes coming to downtown Wilson

By Brie Handgraaf
| June 27, 2022

Megan Lott didn’t set out to start a business. She was just refinishing furniture for her home when ...

Speight Middle School seventh grader Adrianna Smith, right, explores the Wilson Country Club pool in a mask and scuba regulator as students ages 9-11 take part in the underwater investigation portion of the Providing Alternative Thinking Stragegies camp sponsored by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office last week. Drew C. Wilson | Times

Campers learn lessons from sheriff’s office

By Drew C. Wilson
| June 27, 2022

One after the other, children pulled scuba masks over their faces and placed air regulators in their...

WYSA’s Kate Conoley looks for a passing option during a game at the U16 Region 3 Championships in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

WYSA U16 girls advance to Southern Regional Championships elimination rounds

From staff reports
| June 27, 2022

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Wilson Youth Soccer Association U16 Girls team knew getting to the knock-o...

Rep. G.K. Butterfield, left, called Friday “a sad day in American jurisprudence,” while Republican congressional candidate Sandy Smith, right, hailed the Supreme Court’s ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade.


Sandy Smith, GK Butterfield react to abortion ruling

From staff reports
| June 26, 2022

While Wilson’s congressman decried a Supreme Court decision rejecting a constitutional right to abor...

Hunt's Davon Jones applies a stiff arm to a Raleigh Broughton defender during action at the Mojo Invitational at Warrior Stadium on Wednesday. The Warriors will again host the 7-on-7 tournament this year, alongside Cardinal Gibbons, New Hanover, Rolesville, Hillside, JH Rose, Northwest Halifax, Southeast Raleigh, Wakefield, New Bern, Overhills and Wake Forest.

Hunt to host second Mojo Invitational 7-on-7 football tournament

By Andrew Schnittker
| June 26, 2022

The start of the 2022 NCHSAA football season is still about two months away, but 12 high school team...

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Summer reading program sign-ups set for Monday

From staff reports
| June 26, 2022

ELM CITY — Registration for Genesis Church Ministries’ summer reading program is scheduled from 4-8 ...

The SPOT staff member Kathy Harris prepares for the lunchtime rush of campers at the organization Friday. The SPOT, a youth center whose name stands for Sharing Positive Outcomes Together, is one of 16 children’s summer meal pickup sites throughout Wilson County.


Free children’s meals available at 16 Wilson County sites

By Olivia Neeley
| June 25, 2022

Children who rely on cafeteria meals during the school year often face hunger during the summer mont...

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