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Stantonsburg Mayor Coley Rhodes shows one of the "Save Stantonsburg Elementary" signs being placed throughout the town. Council members and residents want the Wilson County school board to keep the facility open as the board studies consultants' school consolidation proposals.

WILSON COUNTY SCHOOLS

Stantonsburg: Save our school

By Olivia Neeley
| November 29, 2021

STANTONSBURG — Residents and elected officials have launched a fight to keep their elementary school...

Cecilia Williams is working to transform the shuttered Subs Plus at 901 Ward Blvd. to 4 Angel's Kitchen. The Wilson native plans to open for lunch and Sunday brunch around the holidays.

MAIN STREET MINUTE

‘Soul food with a twist’ coming to former Subs Plus

By Brie Handgraaf
| November 29, 2021

Cecilia Williams has operated her catering business throughout the region for five years, but when i...

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

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Conservative Ladies’ Lunch planned Wednesday

From staff reports
| November 29, 2021

The Wilson County Republican Party will hold a Conservative Ladies’ Lunch at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, D...

Police released a surveillance image Saturday showing a man accused of trying to rob United Bank at 1600 Tarboro St. W. on Friday. Investigators are seeking the public's help to identify the man.

Police: Man sought in United Bank robbery attempt

By Drew C. Wilson
| November 28, 2021

Wilson police say a lone robber used a pistol in an attempt to rob the United Bank on Friday, but he...

Wilson police officers investigate a Friday attempted robbery at United Bank on Tarboro Street.

Robbery attempt hits United Bank

By Drew C. Wilson
| November 27, 2021

As Wilson police investigated an attempted robbery at United Bank’s Tarboro Street branch, Jeanice B...

Police seek 2 suspects in carjacking

From staff reports
| November 27, 2021

Wilson police are looking for two men who used a handgun to steal a car from its driver Monday after...

Runners begin the fifth annual Gobble Wobble 5K race Thursday morning at Greater Wilson Rotary Park.

400 burn calories at Gobble Wobble

By Drew C. Wilson
| November 27, 2021

About 400 runners and walkers braved chilly temperatures to participate in the fifth annual Gobble W...

DEED TRANSFERS

Who bought, sold Wilson County property from Nov. 15-19?

For the Times
| November 27, 2021

The following deed transfers for the week of Nov. 15-19 have been recorded in the Wilson County Regi...

Easley Jr.

Easley sworn in as Eastern District’s US attorney

For the Times
| November 27, 2021

RALEIGH — Michael F. Easley Jr. has taken the oath of office to become the United States attorney fo...

Police: 3 shot in Streets at Southpoint mall fight

By Tom Foreman Jr. and Jonathan Drew
| November 27, 2021

DURHAM — Three people were shot and wounded Friday during an apparent fight between two groups at a ...

This undated image provided by Merck & Co. shows the company's new antiviral medication. The drugmaker said its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world to authorize its use.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

FDA: Merck’s COVID pill is effective, experts will review safety

By Matthew Perrone
| November 27, 2021

Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the viru...

Black Friday shoppers wearing face masks shop at a store in the Citadel Outlets in Commerce, Calif.

Black Friday is back, but it’s not what it used to be

By Tali Arbel and Anne D’Innocenzio
| November 27, 2021

NEW YORK — On this year’s Black Friday, things almost seem normal. Malls and stores report decent-si...

The New York Stock Exchange operates during normal business hours in the Financial District on Oct. 13.  Stocks opened sharply lower on Friday after South Africa found a fast-spreading coronavirus variant and the European Union proposed suspending air travel from southern Africa.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Stocks sink on new COVID variant; Dow loses 905 points

By Ken Sweet and Paul Wiseman
| November 27, 2021

NEW YORK — Stocks sank Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly falling more than 1,000...

Raylon and Kenneth Parker have been charged with first-degree murder in the Thanksgiving Day shooting death of 31-year-old Levaska Smith III in Rocky Mount.

Arrests made in Thanksgiving Day homicide

From staff reports
| November 27, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — Two men have been charged in a shooting death that occurred late on Thanksgiving Day. ...

Melda and Bill Lamm, Wilson County natives who met at age 6, left a bequest of more than $1 million to Wayne Community College.

Wilson natives leave $1 million to Wayne Community College

For the Times
| November 24, 2021

GOLDSBORO — The estate of Melda B. and William S. “Bill” Lamm has given Wayne Community College its ...

A Belk shopper places money in a Salvation Army kettle in November 2018.

Salvation Army seeks Red Kettle Challenge donors

For the Times
| November 24, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — The NEW Salvation Army of Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson counties is continuing an annual ...

This composite photo shows, from left, Travis McMichael, William "Roddie" Bryan and Gregory McMichael during their trial at at the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. Jurors on Wednesday convicted the three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, the Black man who was chased and fatally shot while running through their neighborhood in an attack that became part of the larger national reckoning on racial injustice.

All 3 men charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s death convicted of murder

By Russ Bynum
| November 24, 2021

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Jurors on Wednesday convicted the three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Ar...

Wilson Community College biotechnology instructor Stephanie Winstead and student Evan Barnes examine equipment in the lab. Barnes is the first WCC student to begin an apprenticeship program at pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline that pairs part-time work with his studies.

WILSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

GlaxoSmithKline apprentice earns while he learns

By Olivia Neeley
| November 24, 2021

Thanks to a partnership between Wilson Community College and GlaxoSmithKline, 20-year-old Evan Barne...

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