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Wilson City Council members and city officials sit socially distanced in the Charles Pittman Operations Center for Thursday's meeting due to the latest spike in COVID-19 cases.

WILSON CITY COUNCIL

COVID spike modifies Wilson council meeting

By Brie Handgraaf
| September 18, 2021

Wilson resumed in-person meetings in May, but an uptick in cases caused officials on Tuesday to tran...

Wilson County commissioners recognized the Wilson County Department of Social Services for a recent National Association of Counties achievement award during this month's meeting. In the front row from left are Lyderia Barnes, customer care team leader; Tina Dail, income maintenance caseworker; Rhonda Conti, economic services quality assurance specialist; Lori Winstead, business officer; and Candice Rountree, grants and community outreach program manager. In back are Deputy Director Annie Ward and Director Glenn Osborne.

Wilson County DSS earns award for COVID response

For the Times
| September 18, 2021

The Wilson County Department of Social Services has received an achievement award from the National ...

Emily Goss reviews schoolwork at the kitchen table with her 5-year-old son inside their Monroe home on Monday. The Gosses have decided to homeschool Berkeley after the Union County school district chose not to implement a mask mandate for children.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Outbreaks strand some students at home with minimal learning

By Bryan Anderson and Heather Hollingsworth
| September 16, 2021

RALEIGH — Within his first week back at school after a year and a half, 7-year-old Ben Medlin was ex...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Avoiding another failed school year

By Tom Campbell
| September 16, 2021

There’s no sugarcoating it: More that 50% of North Carolina’s schoolchildren failed to achieve grade...

John Hood

OPINION

Biden's mandate goes too far

By John Hood
| September 16, 2021

RALEIGH — I got the COVID-19 vaccine shortly after it became publicly available. I did so because I ...

Fike High School students walk through the hall on Monday.

WILSON COUNTY SCHOOLS

Test scores show declines in all areas

By Drew C. Wilson
| September 16, 2021

Superintendent Lane Mills said it could take five to seven years combined with a laser focus to rega...

Wilson County Health Department registered nurse Scarlett Neal, left, administers a COVID-19 vaccination to Frederick Douglass Elementary School second grade teacher Beth Wood at Fike High School on March 3.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

COVID cases grow, more kids getting sick

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| September 13, 2021

Cars are once again lining up at Wilson Immediate Care as residents seek a COVID-19 test. Physician ...

Dr. Matthew Ledoux

COMMENTARY

Vaccinations, masks create safe learning environments

By Dr. Matthew Ledoux
| September 10, 2021

As a pediatrician serving eastern North Carolina, as well as a father to school-aged children, I tru...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Biden's vaccine mandate isn't about COVID-19

By Thomas L. Knapp
| September 10, 2021

“We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin,” President Joe Biden said as he announced his...

OPINION

Lying leaders can’t be truth police

By Corey Friedman
| September 9, 2021

If you think the federal government should act swiftly to remove coronavirus fibs and falsehoods fro...

Southern Nash High School accounted for 14 of Nash County Public Schools' 93 coronavirus cases reported as of Friday, according to district officials.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Southern Nash High leads school district in virus cases

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 4, 2021

NASHVILLE — Southern Nash High School is leading its school district in new COVID-19 cases since the...

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Data: Majority of K-12 students failed state exams

The Associated Press
| September 3, 2021

RALEIGH — The majority of North Carolina public school students taking standardized state exams in r...

Wilson Preparatory Academy students wear masks during a class last week.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Private, charter schools track COVID-19 trends

By Drew C. Wilson
| September 2, 2021

While Wilson County Schools and other school districts provide regular updates on their COVID-19 fig...

First grade teacher Shay Coleman watches as students color worksheets at the Level Up Academy, a new private school in Wilson.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Pandemic produces new private school; preschools expand to offer kindergarten

By Drew C. Wilson
| September 2, 2021

Students at the new Level Up Academy did what most others do on the first day of school. They learne...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

COVID-19: Technocracy flowered, then failed

By Thomas L. Knapp
| September 2, 2021

History is littered with social and political movements which, while failing to survive as movements...

Patrick Woodie

COMMENTARY

Vaccinations are the path to normalcy

By Kelly Calabria and Patrick Woodie
| August 31, 2021

As we enter the final days of summer, our state is seeing a significant increase in COVID-19 cases, ...

Wilson County Schools Superintendent Lane Mills visits Vinson-Bynum Elementary School for the first day of class on Aug. 23.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

COVID-19 sends students back to remote learning

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| September 1, 2021

The entire sixth grade at Springfield Middle School has transitioned to remote learning because of C...

Gov. Roy Cooper talks with a Nash County resident receiving a COVID-19 vaccination at the Nash County Health Department on Aug. 31.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Cooper: Vaccinate to help state ‘turn final corner’ on pandemic

The Enterprise
| August 31, 2021

NASHVILLE — Gov. Roy Cooper encouraged North Carolinians to get a lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine while ...

Jesse Bennett

OPINION

To help end overdoses, NC must expand Medicaid

By Jesse Bennett
| August 30, 2021

Behind the headlines of COVID-19 deaths, the story of North Carolina’s drastic increase in fatal dru...

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

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

COVID cases still rising in Wilson County

By Olivia Neeley
| August 30, 2021

COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise in Wilson each week. The county is now averaging 31 newly conf...


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