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Julia Newton, community and teaching garden coordinator for Seeds of Hope Wilson, looks at a seedling that emerged from the soil.

Seeds of Hope garden gets early start with seeds

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 11, 2021

For Julia Newton, there is always something interesting to learn about seeds. Newton, community and ...

The Williams family of Wilson welcomes baby Nevaeh Gray Walker, who makes five generations of the Williams women. Family members call this a significant milestone in the Williams family history. From left are Tina Williams, Jasmine Allen holding baby Navaeh, Bernice Williams Webb and Edna Gray Williams, 84, who began the legacy. “The Williams family is thrilled to celebrate new life as well as the longevity and legacy of the whole family,” Allen told the Times.


Five generations of the Williams family

January 6, 2021

Lisa Boykin Batts

Rather be Cooking

2020: A year of new favorite recipes

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| January 4, 2021

I love my annual tradition of sharing the year’s favorite recipes from my food column. Last week, I...

Community Christian School announces first quarter honor roll

For the Times
| January 2, 2021

The following students were recognized for their academic excellence during the first quarter at Com...

Artist Ray Schmitz starts drawing a sketch as fellow artist Kim Joy and her dog, Fred, look on. Joy is donating time in her studio to Schmitz, an Air Force veteran, so he can teach free art classes to fellow veterans.

Veteran shares talent as art coach for fellow vets

By Janelle Clevinger
| January 2, 2021

Ray Schmitz knows the stress and frustration that sometimes come with serving in the military, and h...

Sanda Baucom Hight


Tennyson's 'Ring Out, Wild Bells' has New Year's message

By Sanda Baucom Hight
| January 1, 2021

Do you remember how hopeful we were at the beginning of 2020, how excited we were about a new near, ...

The BB&T towers came crashing down after a Dec. 19 implosion, forever changing downtown Wilson's skyline.


Wilson will remember 2020: Times journalist Drew C. Wilson captured serious, light moments

Photos by Drew C. Wilson
| December 30, 2020

Click the arrows to the left or right of each image to scroll through the photo gallery. 

LaMonique Hamilton


Try to let the 'normal' things go in 2021

By LaMonique Hamilton
| December 30, 2020

After a year like we just had, it feels a little forced to create a set of goals and resolutions for...

Cyndi Lauderdale


Get to know parsley, 2021's Herb of the Year

By Cyndi Lauderdale
| December 29, 2020

Parsley, Petrosilinum crispum, has been selected as the 2021 Herb of the Year. The International Her...

Cassidy Hall


Should you begin 2021 with a detox cleanse?

By Cassidy Hall
| December 29, 2020

One of the most common questions I receive at the beginning of each new year is, “Do I need to do a ...

Actors are shown portraying Mary and Joseph, angels and a shepherd during Elm City United Methodist Church's live Nativity presented Dec. 12-13. Church members held the drive-thru Nativity scene in honor of Mike Green, who died several months ago. Green distributed Bibles through the Gideons organization and he and wife Jo Green helped organize the annual Christmas tradition.

Live Nativity celebrates Christmas' meaning

December 15, 2020

The Power Plex Multi-Sport Center donated toys to the Wilson County Department of Social Services to spread some Christmas cheer. Marsha Coffman, foster care and adoption supervisor at the DSS agency, is pictured between Power Plex co-owners Jeremy Jeffers at left and Darian Cahill at right.

Gym donates Christmas toys

December 15, 2020

The Power Plex Multi-Sport Center recently donated $200 to the Imagination Station Science & History Museum to assist with educational programs. Jennifer Byrd, the museum's executive director, is pictured between Power Plex co-owners Jeremy Jeffers at left and Darian Cahill at right.

Power Plex supports Imagination Station

December 15, 2020

Check out David Poyer's "Violent  Peace" from the Wilson County  Public Library. Contributed photo

Library has new books to check out

December 14, 2020

Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library.  Adult Fiction “The Chicken Sisters: A ...

Easy dish features sweet potatoes

October 19, 2020

I love cooking with sweet potatoes, especially this time of year. At my house, I serve baked sweet potatoes with chicken pastry, make sweet potato biscuits, put diced sweet potatoes in soups and …

Rather be cooking

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Seeds of Hope garden gets early start with seeds

For Julia Newton, there is always something interesting to learn about seeds. Newton, community and ...

Five generations of the Williams family