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The Wilson Spring Expo returns to the Wilson County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Spring Expo to highlight Wilson businesses

By Brie Handgraaf
| May 19, 2021

After a pandemic-induced hiatus, organizers say the Wilson Spring Expo is back and better than ever....

Wilson Committee on Patriotism Chairman Ray Chambers, left, and Vice Chairwoman Debra G. Deaton share a hug before the 2020 Memorial Day ceremony. Like last year, organizers will hold the 2021 program in Wilson City Hall for a remote audience.

Wilson plans virtual Memorial Day ceremony

For the Times
| May 19, 2021

The Wilson Committee on Patriotism is planning a live program to be broadcast on Memorial Day. The p...

Wilson Community College announces president's, dean's lists

May 18, 2021

The following Wilson Community College students received the president’s list or dean’s list honor f...

Steven is The Wilson Times' adoptable pet of the week. He's described as a shy but sweet 4-month-old male kitten who likes to play and be rubbed. He is available for adoption by calling Purrfect Hearts Cat Rescue at 252-245-0903.

PET OF THE WEEK

'Shy but sweet' Steven seeks forever home

May 18, 2021

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Javan Harrell named AgYouth Leadership scholar

From staff reports
| May 18, 2021

Hunt High School senior Javan Harrell is one of 11 AgYouth Leadership Scholarship recipients from ac...

The Wilson County Public Library's main branch at 249 Nash St. N. is shown.

Wilson library adds new titles to the shelves

May 18, 2021

Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Adult fiction “Fugitive Telemetry” by M...

Spanish-speaking farmworkers take a class on pesticides Tuesday at the Wilson County Agricultural Center.

Wilson hosts pesticide class for Spanish speakers

By Drew C. Wilson
| May 18, 2021

Wilson’s N.C. Cooperative Extension office hosted a pesticide school for Spanish speakers Tuesday at...

Click the play button to listen to the Weathercast for the week of May 18.

WEATHERCAST

90-degree days on the horizon

By Al Thomas
| May 18, 2021

Warm, sunny afternoons are expected in the Wilson Times area Tuesday through Friday, with afternoon ...

Brie Handgraaf

MAIN STREET MINUTE

Downtown shop sells unique finds

By Brie Handgraaf
| May 17, 2021

The pandemic caused a Lucama pastor to put her entrepreneurial dreams on pause, but Ella Langston is...

President Donald J. Trump descends from Air Force One upon his arrival at the Pitt-Greenville Airport during an October 2020 campaign rally.

Trump to speak during state GOP convention

From staff reports
| May 17, 2021

GREENVILLE — Former President Donald Trump will address Republican Party leaders when the state GOP ...

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Man charged in convenience store robbery

By Olivia Neeley
| May 18, 2021

Officials say a Nash County man robbed a rural Wilson County convenience store at gunpoint Thursday....

Wilson Academy of Applied Technology students gather in the hall prior to graduation Saturday at Beddingfield High School.

81 graduate from Wilson's 2 early colleges

By Drew C. Wilson
| May 18, 2021

Wilson’s two early colleges held graduation ceremonies on Saturday. Wilson Early College Academy he...

Maj. Scott Biddle will become Wilson's police chief on June 1.

WILSON POLICE DEPARTMENT

New police chief: Outreach is key

By Olivia Neeley
| May 17, 2021

Incoming Wilson Police Chief Scott Biddle said he hopes to build upon his predecessors’ foundation i...

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

Humane Society's Puppy Bowl fundraiser planned Thursday

From staff reports
| May 17, 2021

State GOP chair to speak in Wilson N.C. Republican Party Chairman Michael Whatley will address Wilso...

This sketch depicting the tattoo of a Valkyrie and cobra found on the upper right arm of an unknown man's body found in a Chatham County mine pit is included in a 1986 autopsy report signed by Dr. Cheryl Thorne.

UNIDENTIFIED

Tattoo may hold key clue in unsolved homicide

By Lindell J. Kay
| May 17, 2021

SILER CITY — In Norse mythology, the Valkyrie were warrior women who plucked the souls of worthy dea...

Terry Newell and his wife Kay hold a Congressional Gold Medal and memorabilia recognizing Newell's deceased grandfather, 1st Lt. Jesse Coltrain, for his World War II service in the Civil Air Patrol.

World War II pilot posthumously awarded Congressional Gold Medal

By Lindell J. Kay
| May 17, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — The service of a local World War II veteran in the Civil Air Patrol has been posthumou...

Goldsboro resident Dallas Jordan samples a bacon bit-covered chicken wing from Gil Creecy and William Moore of Raleigh-based Carolina Moe's BBQ during Saturday's street party and wing cook-off in Bailey. Charlie Glover and Josh Thompson of Piggin' Out with Southern Backyard BBQ won first place in the cook-off, with Jason and Jackson Pipkin of the Poor Boys Grillin' Team taking second place and John Whitehurst, Darrell Crowder and Brad Thorne of the Thorne's Electric Cook Team finishing third. The Piggin' Out team of Glover and Thompson also received the cook-off's people's choice award.

Wing cook-off draws diners to Bailey

May 17, 2021

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Spring Expo to highlight Wilson businesses

Man charged in convenience store robbery

81 graduate from Wilson's 2 early colleges

New police chief: Outreach is key

Life

Aphids, lace bugs common in the garden

With the nice days and too little rain, most gardeners have been outside tending to their plants. It...

100th birthday: Hattie Rose Gaston-Pannell

Hattie Rose Gaston-Pannell of Washington, D.C., turned 100 this month. She was born May 4, 1921, in ...