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Novel coronavirus SARS-CoV2 virus particles are shown in a transmission electron micrograph isolated from a patient. The image was captured and color-enhanced at the  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Maryland.

STATE NEWS

2 NC lawmakers with COVID-19 were on same hunting trip

The Associated Press
| January 19, 2021

RALEIGH — Two North Carolina legislators who announced this week they had tested positive for COVID-...

Wilson County Board of Education Chairwoman Christine Fitch listens to a Wilson County Schools administrator during Tuesday's special meeting.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Wilson schools in remote learning until March

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 19, 2021

A divided Wilson County Board of Education voted Tuesday to extend remote learning for most Wilson C...

Wilson resident Larry Woodard receives his COVID-19 vaccine from Angela Peterson of Carolina Family Health Centers.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Drive-thru clinic vaccinates 2,200 people

By Olivia Neeley
| January 19, 2021

Larry Crawford went to bed early Monday night, but the 70-year-old couldn’t sleep.  At 2:30 a.m., he...

Cindy Boring of the Episcopal Church Women of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, left, presents a donation to the Rev. Linda Walling, Hope Station's executive director. The church group's two $1,500 checks will benefit Hope Station and Westview Home clients by helping to provide meals, housing and home delivery of food pantry items.

WHO'S GIVING?

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church distributes fundraiser proceeds

January 19, 2021

The Wilson County Office of Senior Citizen Affairs, Hope Station and Children's Hunger Elimination o...

STATE NEWS

4 charged with murder after body found in trunk

The Associated Press
| January 18, 2021

ROANOKE RAPIDS — Four North Carolina men are facing charges after a police officer who pulled their ...

Volunteer Raven Farmer works to clear an area of the Odd Fellows Cemetery where the Best family is laid to rest.

MLK DAY OF SERVICE

Wilson volunteers clean historic Black cemetery

By Olivia Neeley
| January 18, 2021

Dozens of volunteers pulled weeds, removed roots, raked leaves and cleared debris Monday as a part o...

The Woodard Building on Goldsboro Street houses several new businesses including McClain Insurance Agency, Compassionate Care Solutions and attorney Rhyan Breen.

MAIN STREET MINUTE

Downtown Wilson provides prime office space

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 18, 2021

Anitra McClain and Amy Pridgen were each looking for affordable, centrally located office space, and...

Community Briefs announcing Wilson-area events are published as a public service of The Wilson Times. Email submissions to Lori Parrish at lori@wilsontimes.com. Include the event's time, date and location, admission cost if applicable and organizers' contact information.

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Buffalo Wild Wings hosting fundraiser for COVID-19 patient

January 18, 2021

A fundraiser for the Greg Creech Fund is planned from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Buff...

Smithfield Foods administrative assistant Tracy Brill, left, and plant manager Andrea Tucker, right, present WhirliDogs project manager Wesley Trump with a certificate verifying the company's sponsorship of a commercial food warmer and 20 hours of paid training for the future WhirliDogs Cafe. The cafe will be a live training space for adults with disabilities who wish to work in the culinary or retail industries. Smithfield Foods chose these items from the wish list on the WhirliDogs website.

WHO'S GIVING?

Smithfield Foods supports WhirliDogs

January 18, 2021

Devoski Boyd and Jonathan Robinson recently launched Black Creek Outdoors. The clothing brand is named after the Wilson County town Boyd often visited while growing up in Alabama.

Black Creek inspires outdoors clothing brand

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 18, 2021

The road from Montgomery, Alabama, to Black Creek is one Devoski Boyd came to know well from an earl...

A student gets help bringing his belongings back to a Barton College dormitory on Saturday. Spring semester classes are scheduled to begin Tuesday.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Barton College adds new coronavirus measures

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 18, 2021

Barton College students are returning to campus for spring semester classes this week with additional mea...

Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport Director Dion Viventi said he expects aircraft growth to continue given current trends. The facility at 7265 Air Terminal Drive outside Elm City is 7 miles south of Rocky Mount in rural Nash County near the Wilson County line.

Rocky Mount-Wilson airport triples aircraft numbers

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 18, 2021

ELM CITY — The number of aircraft based at the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport has tripled in th...

Barbara Blackston, executive director of the Wilson Community Improvement Association, stands in the kitchen at the Mercy Hospital building that participants in a national construction certification course can help renovate.

College, nonprofit offer free construction course

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 16, 2021

The Wilson Community Improvement Association stands to benefit when participants complete a construc...

Imagination Station Executive Director Jennifer Byrd watches as a new HVAC unit is hoisted onto the building Friday.

Imagination Station installs new air conditioning system

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 18, 2021

You know you’re in a small town when air conditioning installation makes the news. But it was good n...

Roberto Rosales, left, Javier Rivera and Olivia Antonio are part of the N.C. Cooperative Extension's Farmworker Health and Safety Education program.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Farm safety program adds workers, counties

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 16, 2021

The N.C. Cooperative Extension office in Wilson County will be the home base for an expanded Farmwor...

Top news

Wilson schools in remote learning until March

Drive-thru clinic vaccinates 2,200 people

Wilson volunteers clean historic Black cemetery

Black Creek inspires outdoors clothing brand

Life

Baked French toast a morning treat

We had a special breakfast at my house recently, overnight French toast filled with fruit and pecans...

Via-Houghton

Kenneth and Leisa Houghton of Statesboro, Georgia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kendra...