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Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson addresses more than 300 guests attending the Wilson County Republican Party's oyster roast fundraiser Saturday night at Scott Farms near Lucama.

Robinson counters critics, teases run for governor

By Corey Friedman
| October 24, 2021

LUCAMA — In a searing sendup of his critics, Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson rejected calls for his resignati...

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K-9 officer injured in hit-and-run wreck

By Drew C. Wilson
| October 24, 2021

A Wilson police officer was injured in a Friday night crash with a hit-and-run driver. Police identi...

A state House redistricting plan seeks to merge a swath of southern Nash County with Wilson County to form N.C. House District 15.

LEGISLATIVE REDISTRICTING

Wilson’s House district could add southern Nash

By Corey Friedman
| October 23, 2021

Wilson County could add a southern Nash County sliver to its N.C. House district under a plan state ...

Reginald Speight and Councilman Michael Bell discuss one of Wilson's proposed redistricting maps on Thursday.

WILSON CITY COUNCIL

Wilson considers 2 district maps

By Brie Handgraaf
| October 23, 2021

Two new Wilson City Council district maps are being considered following a population drop in the 20...

COVID-19 vaccine shots are distributed to nurses during a recent mass vaccination clinic for farmworkers at the Wilson County Agricultural Center.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Moderna, Johnson & Johnson booster shots now available

For the Times
| October 23, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are now available for more North Carolinians. The Food and Drug Admi...

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. The vaccine appear safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5-11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday as the U.S. considers opening vaccinations to that age group.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

FDA says Pfizer COVID vaccine looks effective for young kids

By Lauren Neergaard and Matthew Perrone
| October 23, 2021

Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear h...

President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talk in a basement hallway of the Capitol after meeting with House Democrats to rescue his his $3.5 trillion government overhaul and salvage a related public works bill on Friday.

Deal on $2 trillion Biden plan seems close, but elusive

By Lisa Mascaro, Darlene Superville and Alan Fram
| October 23, 2021

WASHINGTON — A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress’ top Democrats edged close to sea...

A help wanted sign is displayed at a gas station in Mount Prospect, Ill., on July 27.

NC unemployment sets 12-month streak of lower rates

The Associated Press
| October 23, 2021

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate has now declined every month for the past year, with Se...

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

NEW LIBRARY BOOKS

Library adds new John Grisham, JK Rowling releases

For the Times
| October 23, 2021

Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Adult fiction “Best in Snow: An Andy C...

The Wilson Breakfast Optimist Club donated $1,000 to the Arc of Wilson County in support of the Gobble Wobble 5K run scheduled for Thanksgiving. Race mascot Mr. Gobble Wobble is shown accepting a giant replica check from club President Dennis Medlin to commemorate the contribution.

WHO'S GIVING?

Optimists pitch in for Gobble Wobble

October 23, 2021

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Police: 2 charged in fight over handgun

From staff reports
| October 22, 2021

A tussle over a handgun led to two Wilson men’s arrests more than a month apart after the gun went o...

DEED TRANSFERS

Who bought, sold Wilson County property from Oct. 11-15?

For the Times
| October 22, 2021

The following deed transfers for the week of Oct. 11-15 have been recorded in the Wilson County Regi...

An Envirolink pickup truck is pictured at a Spring Hope job site in October 2019. The company handles public works for Spring Hope along with area towns including Bailey and Elm City.

Bailey ready to fire public works contractor

By Lindell J. Kay
| October 22, 2021

BAILEY — Envirolink’s contract with the town for water and sewer maintenance is circling the drain. ...

Attendees hold their candles aloft during a Wednesday vigil for Officer Ryan Hayworth of the Knightdale Police Department, who died when a motorist struck his stopped patrol vehicle.

Hundreds attend vigil for Knightdale police officer killed in crash

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| October 22, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — Hundreds of people attended a Wednesday candlelight vigil for Knightdale police Officer...

Buzzards settle in Bunn despite scare tactics

The Associated Press
| October 21, 2021

BUNN — A North Carolina town finds itself under siege by buzzards, and nothing the locals do to scar...

Hal Usher of Wilson Medical Center holds a vial of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

CDC panel discusses vaccine booster rollout

By Lauran Neergaard and Mike Stobbe
| October 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — Influential government advisers were deciding Thursday how best to expand the nation’s ...

House Speaker Tim Moore, left, talks with Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger on April 26. Republicans in the North Carolina legislature finally agreed on how much they want to spend on state government next year, loosening a fiscal knot that delayed House and Senate budget work for weeks.

NC House speaker: No Medicaid expansion in budget offer

The Associated Press
| October 21, 2021

RALEIGH — The latest budget offer that North Carolina Republicans sent to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper...

Volunteers clean up roadside litter in this N.C. Department of Transportation image.

NCDOT collects record amount of trash

The Associated Press
| October 21, 2021

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Transportation says it has set an annual record for the a...

Edgecombe County ranger Adam Green and Wilson County ranger Brandon Webb, both of the N.C. Forest Service, help five  Wilson Community College Fire & Rescue Academy cadets determine a fire's origin.

WILSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Cadets seek forest fires’ origin

By Drew C. Wilson
| October 21, 2021

Five fire cadets stood around a circle of burned undergrowth trying to determine the origin of a for...

Bidding on Wilson County's former animal shelter at 4001 Airport Drive has begun. The deadline for bids is 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Bidding for old animal shelter ends Wednesday

By Olivia Neeley
| October 21, 2021

Bidding for Wilson County’s former animal shelter building is underway. County commissioners last mo...


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