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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 into the building Friday.

Imagination Station installs new air conditioning system

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 16, 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...

SCHOOL PERSONNEL CHANGES

Wilson County Schools hires 7 employees

January 16, 2021

Each month, the Wilson County Board of Education releases its personnel list showing employees who h...

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Marriage licenses: Who tied the knot in Wilson County?

January 16, 2021

The Wilson County Register of Deeds issued the following marriage licenses in December. Alice Elizab...

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

January 16, 2021

The following deed transfers for the week of Jan. 4-8 have been recorded in the Wilson County Regist...

The Wilson County Public Library has a new website to match extensive renovations completed on its main branch over the last couple of years.

Wilson County Public Library adds new titles

For the Times
| January 16, 2021

Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library.  Make returns through the outside book ...

Rebel is The Wilson Times' pet of the week. He is described as a 7-month-old boy who likes to be called Lovebug and is OK with other cats. Rebel is available for adoption by calling Purrfect Hearts Cat Rescue at 252-245-0903. Each week, the Times will feature an adoptable pet from a local animal rescue group.

PET OF THE WEEK

Rebel, aka Lovebug, seeks loving home

January 16, 2021

Ginger Williams of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, left, presents a $1,500 check to Lynne White, executive director of the Wesley Shelter. The donation represents a portion of the proceeds from St. Timothy’s No Bake Sale Challenge. The Wesley Shelter is the domestic and sexual violence response agency in Wilson County.

WHO'S GIVING?

Church supports Wesley Shelter

January 16, 2021

Jessica Bailey

WCC CORNER

Earn college course credit while in high school

By Jessica Bailey
| January 16, 2021

Did you know that Wilson Community College serves hundreds of high school students every year?  WCC ...

Todd Carter and Amy Worley of Wilson watch Thursday afternoon as two radio-controlled sailboats catch the breeze on Lake Wilson.

Sailboats provide scenic view on Lake Wilson

January 16, 2021

STATE NEWS

Investigators: Man had toy gun when deputies killed him

The Associated Press
| January 15, 2021

LUMBERTON — A North Carolina man was holding a toy gun when sheriff’s deputies shot and killed him l...

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