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Randy and Ginny Hall walk the survivors' lap during the 2019 American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Wilson Medical Center. The cancer charity fundraiser returns July 15 after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whirligig Park to host Relay for Life

By Drew C. Wilson
| June 15, 2021

Cancer patients, caregivers and supporters will walk to raise money for a cure next month as the Rel...

Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. This image from the State Archives of North Carolina shows an Aiken, S.C., community observing Emancipation Day in 1888.

Art, activities commemorate Juneteenth

By Brie Handgraaf
| June 14, 2021

Wilsonians will have a few opportunities to commemorate and celebrate Juneteenth this year, includin...

Matt and Beth Liles recently opened Liles Family Chiropractic at 2519-F Airport Blvd.

MAIN STREET MINUTE

Chiropractors open west Wilson office

By Brie Handgraaf
| June 14, 2021

A husband-wife duo is bringing a family approach to chiropractic care with their new business. Liles...

Demonstrators at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital in Baytown, Texas, wave at cars that honk at them to support their June 7 protest against a policy that says hospital employees must get vaccinated against COVID-19 or lose their jobs. A  federal judge dismissed their lawsuit, saying if workers don’t like the rule, they can go find another job.

CORONAVIRUS RECOVERY

Workers push back against hospitals requiring COVID-19 vaccines

By Juan A. Lozano and Brian Meeley
| June 14, 2021

HOUSTON (AP) — Jennifer Bridges, a registered nurse in Houston, is steadfast in her belief that it’s...

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Charge against appellate judge dismissed for lack of evidence

The Associated Press
| June 14, 2021

FAYETTEVILLE — A North Carolina appeals court judge accused of nearly striking Black Lives Matter pr...

State recruiting entrepreneurs for DOT contracts

By Brie Handgraaf
| June 14, 2021

State transportation officials will be in Wilson on Saturday to recruit small businesses for contrac...

James Flowers II recently received the William T. Hornaday Award for completing three environmental projects in Wilson and in the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge.

Eagle Scout honored for environmental projects

By Brie Handgraaf
| June 14, 2021

In the 105 years of the William T. Hornaday conservation award, fewer than 1,300 Boy Scouts have rec...

Wells Fargo employees Sarah Glover, regional banking district manager, left, and Wilson branch managers Dana Braswell and Albreena Fletcher at right present WhirliDogs volunteer project manager Wesley Trump with a $5,000 donation to help fund the WhirliDogs Café. The café will primarily serve hot dogs and ice cream while offering training and employment opportunities for teenagers and adults with disabilities, allowing them to gain essential work experience.

WHO'S GIVING?

Wells Fargo supports WhirliDogs

June 14, 2021

A historical marker for the Wilson Independent School will be dedicated on Tuesday, June 22.

4 Wilson County historical markers to be dedicated

From staff reports
| June 14, 2021

The Wilson County Historical Association will conduct dedications for four recently installed marker...

The Wilson County Sheriff's Office maintains a substation in Lucama, where a man's skeleton was found in 1974. The sheriff's office said the Lucama Police Department, which has since been disbanded, investigated the homicide. The victim's identity remains unknown.

UNIDENTIFIED

Skeleton with shotgun wounds all but forgotten

By Lindell J. Kay
| June 13, 2021

LUCAMA — A skeleton found buried beneath straw in a barn nearly 50 years ago has received little att...

Fike High School graduate Shawn Adams adjusts his gown as he and other seniors prepare for commencement on Saturday.

CLASS OF 2021

PHOTOS: Fike, Hunt and Beddingfield grads turn tassels

Times photo gallery
| June 14, 2021

Wilson County Schools celebrated commencement on Saturday with graduation ceremonies at Beddingfield...

Arrest made in Rocky Mount’s 2nd killing in 4 days

From staff reports
| June 14, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — City police are investigating a homicide from late last week. Around 10 p.m. Friday, o...

Study-abroad group seeks local host families

For the Times
| June 13, 2021

CHAPEL HILL — Allison Stalberg Siebens, a local coordinator for Foreign Links Around the Globe, is l...

Sisters Ti'mayah Edwards, left, and La'Kole Edwards, right, hold their tearful grandmother Joyce Dowdy after the two Fike High School seniors collected their diplomas Saturday.

WILSON COUNTY SCHOOLS

662 high school seniors receive their diploma Saturday

By Drew C. Wilson and Janelle Clevinger
| June 13, 2021

Wilson County Schools’ three traditional high schools gave diplomas to 662 seniors at three simultan...

Sheriffs question bill limiting mug shots’ release

By Lindell J. Kay
| June 12, 2021

North Carolina sheriffs are balking at state legislation that would ban them from releasing mug shot...

Deed transfers: Who bought, sold property in Wilson County?

June 12, 2021

The following deed transfers for the week of May 31 through June 4 have been recorded in the Wilson ...

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

Small Business Center plans self-publishing webinar

From staff reports
| June 12, 2021

The Small Business Center at Wilson Community College will present the free webinar “Self-Publishing...

Maj. Benny Boykin, left, and Maj. Kendra Howell are shown in Wilson Police Department portraits after adding the oak leaf cluster insignia to their lapels, connoting their new rank.

Wilson Police Department promotes Boykin, Howell to major

For the Times
| June 12, 2021

In his first full week as Wilson’s top cop, Police Chief Scott Biddle has announced the promotion of...

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