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Four Wilson City Council members on Monday voted against rezoning 12 acres on the 2800 block of Wooten Boulevard to allow for single-family residential development.

Wilson City Council rejects Wooten Boulevard rezoning

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 27, 2021

Four Wilson City Council members on Monday quashed a plan to build new single-family homes on Wooten...

Joe Calhoun of Calhoun Welding uses a torch to cut the undercarriage from a tractor-trailer that overturned Tuesday morning on Interstate 95. The rig was carrying jumbo rolls of toilet paper. Drew C. Wilson | Times

Jumbo rolls cascade after toilet paper truck flips

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 27, 2021

A tractor-trailer stuffed with parent rolls of toilet paper overturned on Interstate 95, closing the...

Bystanders and first responders examine a propane truck that overturned Tuesday afternoon on the 7000 block of Rock Ridge School Road south of Sims.

Propane truck overturns, driver cited

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 27, 2021

SIMS — A Bailey man was taken to the hospital after losing control of a propane delivery truck and f...

A health care worker prepares to administer COVID-19 vaccinations at the Fike High School vaccine clinic on Jan. 19.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Health care providers face vaccine shortages

By Olivia Neeley
| January 27, 2021

Wilson Medical Center has postponed its COVID-19 vaccination clinics until it receives further vacci...

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Jackson joins North Carolina's US Senate race

From staff reports
| January 26, 2021

State Sen. Jeff Jackson is throwing his hat in the ring for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate seat. ...

Josh Crumpler, Chris Lewis and Sammie Bearden of the city of Wilson streets department reset hexagon-shaped brick pavers to repair a dip in the sidewalk along Nash Street in front of the old Cherry Hotel on Thursday.

Wilson repairs downtown sidewalk

January 26, 2021

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Sheriff's office arrests 9 in catalytic converter thefts

By Olivia Neeley
| January 26, 2021

Wilson County sheriff’s deputies have arrested nine people in a rash of catalytic converter thefts...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Snow on Thursday? Don't rule it out yet

By Al Thomas
| January 26, 2021

Snow or no snow early Thursday morning? The weather models followed by the Weathercast are not in ac...

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Deputies: Fleeing driver crashes, killing unborn child

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 26, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — A driver accused of leading Nash County deputies on a high-speed chase ending in a cra...

The Blue Fairy is set to reopen this weekend after relocating to 3453 Airport Blvd. NW, Suite C. The staff is shown from left: sales associates Madisun McClung, Madison Hinnant, Ashyn Collier, owner Lisa Patterson, social media manager Mo Euker, manager McKenzie Hinnant and social media representative Caitlin Hill.

MAIN STREET MINUTE

Boutique relocates to Airport Boulevard

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 25, 2021

A popular Wilson boutique will soon have a new place to call home, and it should be more convenient ...

The Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum's dinosaur sculpture features prominently on this “Wilson Has My Word” poster reminding residents and visitors to follow the three Ws to fight COVID-19.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Wilson's vaccine clinic plan shared nationwide

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 25, 2021

Wilson County’s recent drive-thru vaccination clinic more than doubled other communities’ distributi...

The new Wilson Academy of Applied Technology building will be constructed at Wilson Community College's Lee Technology Center.

Gym boosts tech academy's budget to $24 million

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 25, 2021

Wilson County will finance a 20% increase in the Wilson Academy of Applied Technology building’s bud...

The Wilson County Public Library has a new website to match extensive renovations completed on its main branch over the last couple of years.

Wilson County Public Library announces new titles

For the Times
| January 25, 2021

Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Make returns through the outside book d...

An equipment operator separates rebar from masonry at the BB&T towers site last week.

Finesse of BB&T towers' cleanup called 'real art'

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 25, 2021

With dark, greasy eyes and an ominous set of jaws, the heavy metal shears loaded onto a flatbed truc...

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

Red Cross plans webinars for prospective volunteers

From staff reports
| January 25, 2021

The American Red Cross is recruiting volunteers in eastern North Carolina and has scheduled “Resolve...

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

January 25, 2021

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

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Midweek snow showers? Forecast models are split

By Al Thomas
| January 23, 2021

When it comes to snow in the Wilson Times’ area, so many factors have to be just right that the weat...

Jessica Bailey

WCC CORNER

Continuing education at Wilson Community College

By Jessica Bailey
| January 23, 2021

Did you know that Wilson Community College serves thousands of continuing education students every y...

Members of Scouts BSA Troop 789 canoe at Wiggins Mill last year. They welcome new members to the all-girl troop.

All-girl Scouts BSA troop stays busy

From staff reports
| January 23, 2021

Wilson’s only all-girl Scouts BSA Troop 789 has planned a busy year and just recently returned from ...

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

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

NC health officials: 1,280 vaccine doses wasted

By Bryan Anderson
| January 23, 2021

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services said on Friday that the state has...


Top news

Wilson City Council rejects Wooten Boulevard rezoning

Sheriff's office arrests 9 in catalytic converter thefts

Deputies: Fleeing driver crashes, killing unborn child

Wilson's vaccine clinic plan shared nationwide

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Quick bread packed with goodness

When Christmastime rolls around, I start making lists of goodies I want to make. Alas, the list gets...

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Trung and Denise Nguyen of the Rock Ridge community announce the engagement of their daughter, Aimee...