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The Nash County Board of Elections is housed inside the Nash County Agricultural Center at 1006 Eastern Ave., Nashville.

Candidate files for Bailey town board seat

From staff reports
| July 24, 2021

NASHVILLE — Southern Nash County voters will see at least one candidate’s name for every office on t...

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

Bowling for Recovery fundraiser will benefit Flynn Home

From staff reports
| July 24, 2021

Insurance commissioner to speak in Wilson N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will speak during ...

Workers have begun construction on the new Nutrien Ag Solutions facility on U.S. 301 between Lucama and Kenly. The company is consolidating its Wilson and Princeton locations.

Fertilizer plant to merge 3 Nutrien offices

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 24, 2021

LUCAMA — Nutrien Ag Solutions is consolidating its Wilson and Princeton locations into a single 12-a...

David Farmerie of Nashville, Tenn., is the Eyes on Main Street Outdoor Photo Festival's artist in residence for the month of July.

EYES ON MAIN STREET

Lensman: Wilson can grow, prosper with art

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 24, 2021

Wilson has a healthy and vigorous arts community that can be a catalyst for growth and economic pros...

Alton Lucas delivers wrapped firewood to a convenience store near his home outside Raleigh on June 18. It's one of the many jobs he performs as part of his Sunflower Landscaping, a business he founded through the program Inmates to Entrepreneurs, a national nonprofit assisting people with criminal backgrounds by providing practical entrepreneurship education.

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

By Aaron Morrison
| July 24, 2021

Landscaping was hardly his lifelong dream. As a teenager, Alton Lucas believed basketball or music w...

New Hope Elementary School third grader Elaine Simons is pictured with her strawberry sketch, which is featured for the month of May in the 2021-22 N.C. Farm to School calendar.

Wilson student’s artwork featured in Farm to School calendar

For the Times
| July 23, 2021

Elaine Simons’ vibrant colored pencil sketch of ripe strawberries and still-developing fruit budding...

DEED TRANSFERS

Who bought, sold property in Wilson County from July 12-16?

July 23, 2021

The following deed transfers for the week of July 12-16 have been recorded in the Wilson County Regi...

A health care worker prepares a Pfizer vaccine dose at a large-scale vaccination site at UNC's Friday Center in Chapel Hill on Jan. 19 2021. Major hospital systems across North Carolina will soon require workers to get a COVID-19 shot if they want to keep working at the facilities. The decision comes as state health officials warn of a rise in cases fueled by the delta variant.

CORONAVIRUS RECOVERY

Major NC hospitals to order staff to get vaccinated

By Bryan Anderson
| July 22, 2021

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Healthcare Association announced on Thursday that several of the state’...

Former Gov. Pat McCrory participates in a University of North Carolina Institute of Politics forum in Chapel Hill in this Jan. 16, 2020, file photo. McCrory is running for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina in hopes of succeeding the retiring Sen. Richard Burr.

McCrory pushes for 3 GOP primary debates in Senate race

By Bryan Anderson
| July 22, 2021

RALEIGH — Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said on Thursday that he wants to participate in th...

Stephanie Allen, left, is pictured with sister Lisa Ball, who received one of Allen's kidneys in 2006. On Tuesday, she'll join an elite group of double donors by giving her brother part of her liver.

THE GIFT OF LIFE

Sister to be 2-time organ donor

By Brie Handgraaf
| July 23, 2021

A Wilson mother of four will soon join an elite group of fewer than 100 people in the last 27 years ...

A firefighter from the Rock Ridge Volunteer Fire Department gathers hose after extinguishing an excavator fire Thursday afternoon on Old Raleigh Road outside Sims.

Fire destroys new excavator

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 22, 2021

SIMS — A Wilson County man escaped injury when the excavator he was operating caught fire Thursday a...

Lucama Commissioner Patricia Uzzell walks among municipal records that were recovered this week after being buried on town-leased property.

More Lucama town records unearthed

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 23, 2021

LUCAMA — One year after officials retrieved town public records that were buried underground, anothe...

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Insurance commissioner to address Wilson County GOP

From staff reports
| July 22, 2021

N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will speak during the Wilson County Republican Party’s month...

Superintendent Lane Mills listens during Monday's Wilson County Board of Education meeting.

Virtual academy sees drastic drop in students

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 22, 2021

Less than 10% of students who participated in Wilson County Schools’ Virtual Academy last year have ...

Bynum

Man arrested in 2020 rape, kidnapping case

By Olivia Neeley
| July 22, 2021

Police have charged a Charlotte man in a minor’s 2020 sexual assault in Wilson. Officials say 32-ye...

Teacher assistant Marilyn Glover helps students in a Rock Ridge Elementary School kindergarten class during the last school year. All elementary and middle school students and employees should continue wearing masks when school resumes in August, Gov. Roy Cooper said in a Wednesday news conference.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Cooper: All K-8 students, staff should wear masks

By Olivia Neeley
| July 22, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that school districts should require masks indoors for all kindergart...

Wilson County team reviews 2020 child deaths

By Olivia Neeley
| July 24, 2021

Officials say Wilson County has experienced a significant reduction in child deaths since 2017. Eve...

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Woman charged in Wilson stabbing

By Olivia Neeley
| July 22, 2021

Police have arrested a Garner woman in connection to a stabbing last week that left a Wilson teen in...

Tranisha Anderson stands behind the new BC Bistro's counter on the Barton College campus. The bistro will include a Starbucks Coffee location.

BARTON COLLEGE

Starbucks coming to Barton bistro

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 22, 2021

Starbucks Coffee will be part of the new BC Bistro opening in August on Barton College’s campus. It’...

Participants can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus during Holly Jolly Holiday festivities Saturday in downtown Wilson.

Downtown Wilson readies for Christmas in July

By Brie Handgraaf
| July 22, 2021

Santa and Mrs. Claus are vacationing in Wilson for the historic downtown district’s first Holly Joll...


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