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Wilson man dies in Nash County crash

From staff reports
| April 18, 2021

A Wilson man died in a single-car wreck on Interstate 95 in southern Nash County’s Coopers community...

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College students earn academic honors

From staff reports
| April 18, 2021

Colleges, universities and honor societies have announced the following degrees, diplomas and academ...

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

April 18, 2021

The following deed transfers for the week of, April 5-9 have been recorded in the Wilson County Regi...

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WEATHERCAST

Seasonable temps, minimal rain chances

By Al Thomas
| April 18, 2021

Weather conditions in the Wilson Times area should be relatively benign Saturday through Tuesday, wi...

Jessica Griffin

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Wilson Community College launches apprenticeship programs

By Jessica Griffin
| April 17, 2021

Did you know that you can work full-time (with an excellent starting salary and full benefits!) and ...

Engineering supervisor Donald Richardson works in Greenlight Community Broadband's temperature-controlled network server and switching facility in 2014.

HIGH-SPEED INTERNET

Greenlight plans broadband expansion to 4 Wilson County towns

By Brie Handgraaf
| April 17, 2021

Wilson will receive $1.2 million in federal funds to extend its municipal broadband internet service...

Lucama Mayor Jeff Johnson told speakers the town is working hard to improve drinking water quality during commissioners' April 12 meeting.

Lucama water quality complaints continue

By Drew C. Wilson
| April 17, 2021

LUCAMA — Commissioner Michael Best said he’s “tired” of hearing complaints about the town’s water se...

Chick-fil-A employee Ashley Santillan, left, reacts Tuesday after Tracy Wellington, the Wilson restaurants' director of community, notified Santillan that she'll receive a college scholarship from the company.

Chick-fil-A awards 22 employee scholarships

By Drew C. Wilson
| April 17, 2021

Chick-fil-A is honoring 22 employees of its Wilson restaurants through the company’s Leadership Scho...

Graves

Millicent Graves scholarships available

By Drew C. Wilson
| April 17, 2021

Scholarships have been established in honor of Millicent Goins Graves, a Wilson attorney and communi...

WhirliDogs board member Dante Pittman accepts a $325 donation from Why Realty Group agent Bootsie Harris. Harris is supporting the WhirliDogs Cafe and its mission to offer employment opportunities for people with special needs by making a contribution for every home she sells through Dec. 31.

WHO'S GIVING?

Why Realty Group supports WhirliDogs

April 17, 2021

Seigh

Wilson police seek missing man

From staff reports
| April 16, 2021

Police are looking for a missing and endangered 34-year-old man. The N.C. Center for Missing Persons...

The first residents of Wilson's newest apartment complex, Evolve at Heritage, have begun moving in after developers received the certificate of occupancy Wednesday. The 24 units in the first building are among 67 already leased. The project's first phase includes 144 apartments. The second phase calls for 86 more units, with construction expected to begin in May.

Evolve at Heritage apartments welcome first residents

April 15, 2021

Tonya Burch looks down at a painting of her son, 22-year-old Tyrique Hudson, who was killed on April 15, 2019, in the stairwell of his Maryland apartment. Burch has since penned a book, “The Journey of a Mother’s Love: Love, Grief and Supernatural Healing.”

Book reflects mother’s grief

By Olivia Neeley
| April 15, 2021

Tonya Burch often feels like she’s living in a dream. But when she wakes up and looks at the picture...

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Traffic trouble: Data ranks Wilson's most dangerous roads

By Drew C. Wilson
| April 15, 2021

Wilson’s shopping center entrances have higher crash rates than intersections, according to N.C. Dep...

Bridgers

Defendant flees attempted murder trial during lunch break

By Olivia Neeley
| April 15, 2021

A felon on trial for attempted murder in a 2019 shooting left the Wilson County Courthouse during a ...

Butterfield

Butterfield seeks health care study on amputation, prosthetics

From staff reports
| April 15, 2021

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield wants federal researchers to compare Medicare, veterans’ benefits and pri...

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

'Bach to Gershwin and More' concert planned

From staff reports
| April 15, 2021

Food giveaway set for Saturday The nonprofit organization Love Is will hold a food giveaway from 11 ...

Holly, Cynthia and Harley Whitley and Cindy McEathron of Nashville sit on a blanket at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park during the 15th annual N.C. Whirligig Festival in November 2019.

Wilson tourism campaign reaches thousands

By Brie Handgraaf
| April 15, 2021

Wilson tourism is bouncing back as COVID-19 restrictions are loosened and folks eagerly seek out att...

Wilson Fire/Rescue Services employees carry Hunette Francois's belongings to a truck Wednesday after a fire badly damaged her Green Street home Tuesday night.

Electrical fire burns home, displacing Wilson woman

By Drew C. Wilson
| April 15, 2021

A Wilson woman and her dog escaped a fire at a Green Street home Tuesday night. Hunette Francois, 64...

Whitehurst

Providence Bank reports record 1st-quarter earnings

From staff reports
| April 15, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — Providence Bank’s holding company posted a nearly 42% year-over-year gain in first-qua...


Top news

Greenlight plans broadband expansion to 4 Wilson County towns

Lucama water quality complaints continue

Traffic trouble: Data ranks Wilson's most dangerous roads

Defendant flees attempted murder trial during lunch break

Life

Deadheading's not a rock group

Elizabeth and I are spending our weekends in the dirt and briars of our many rose plants. And those ...

Mr. and Mrs. Etheridge celebrate 50th anniversary

Terry and Carolyn Etheridge of Wilson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a cook...