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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...

Casea Bunn | Times infographic

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 ...

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...

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 says he’ll run for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina in hopes of succeeding the retiring Sen. Richard Burr. The one-term governor revealed his plans Wednesday on his Charlotte-area radio show.

McCrory enters US Senate race

By Gary D. Robertson
| April 14, 2021

RALEIGH — Former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday announced he’ll run for the U.S. Senate in...

Water and other utilities have been installed at the new Campus at 587 industrial park on N.C. 58 between Wilson and Stantonsburg.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Land sale paves way for 200-job industrial park project

By Olivia Neeley
| April 14, 2021

Wilson County commissioners have agreed to sell 42 acres within a new industrial park — the Campus a...

Wilson Community College automotive students reassemble automatic transmission clutches in the input housing during a continuing education course.

Wilson industries need workers

By Brie Handgraaf
| April 12, 2021

Temporary restaurant closures make the staffing shortage visible, but the problem of finding employe...

S.T. Wooten Corp. employee Patrick Fowler uses a lute to rake asphalt poured at the intersection of Nash and Goldsboro streets on Saturday.

Repaving disrupts downtown Wilson businesses

By Brie Handgraaf
| April 12, 2021

After nearly five hours of baking, the owners of Treat Yo’ Self Bakery were greeted Saturday morning...

A homeless man digging for food in a Rocky Mount dumpster in 2007 discovered the body of an unidentified baby boy covered by this plastic Cheetos bucket that investigators believe may be a clue in the case.

UNIDENTIFIED

‘John Nash’ baby’s killing remains unsolved

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 12, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — A baby boy found in a Food Lion dumpster 14 years ago had been strangled to death by s...

Vanise Hardee, center, is flanked by his daughter Megan Eichelburger and son Brandon Hardee at Hardee's Furniture Warehouse on U.S. 301 between Rocky Mount and Wilson. The family is celebrating 40 years in the furniture business.

Family marks 40 years in furniture business

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 12, 2021

A family-operated furniture store has been an anchor of commerce in Nash, Wilson and Edgecombe count...

Horace Grady, left, and Christy Ruffin stand in front of a banner featuring their missing sister, Tammy Grady, at Toisnot Park on Wednesday. Grady hasn't been seen or heard from since her disappearance on Nov. 24, 2019.

500 days after woman's disappearance, family still searching

By Olivia Neeley
| April 8, 2021

Christy Ruffin has pictures of her sister, Tammy Grady, throughout her home. It’s a daily reminder o...

Greenlight Community Broadband and Wilson utility customers have a new option besides waiting in line to make payments at the customer service center on Nash Street. A newly installed electronic kiosk accepts payments 24 hours a day.

Wilson working to improve utility payment options

By Brie Handgraaf
| April 8, 2021

While waiting to pay a utility bill is no one’s cup of tea, the city is working to make it less cumb...

Wilson Economic Development Director Jennifer Lantz discusses finishing touches for a shell building at the Wilson Corporate Park on Wednesday with job superintendent Jack Bradley and project manager David Babb.

Largest Wilson shell building nears completion

By Brie Handgraaf
| April 10, 2021

Months of wet weather has proved problematic for crews applying the finishing touches on Wilson’s ne...

Little Diversified Architectural Consulting prepared this rendering of the shared Wilson Family YMCA and Healthcare Foundation of Wilson facility. The main entrance is shown as viewed from Nash Street.

DOWNTOWN WILSON

YMCA plans 2 pools for new facility

By Brie Handgraaf
| April 8, 2021

City officials on Tuesday got the first glimpse of the new Wilson Family YMCA planned for downtown W...

Firefighters from the Black Creek Volunteer Fire Department pick up pieces of a Jeep that overturned in a field off U.S. 117 Alternate as state troopers investigate the Tuesday afternoon crash. The driver was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Troopers: Driver injured after flipping SUV

By Drew C. Wilson
| April 8, 2021

BLACK CREEK — A Wayne County man was hospitalized Tuesday after losing control of his SUV and overtu...

Police: Teen exposed himself to woman, girl

By Corey Friedman
| April 7, 2021

Wilson police are seeking juvenile charges against a 17-year-old accused of exposing himself to a wo...

Yvonne Gardner, left, and Karen Wingfield hold a card from UNC Hospital inside Gardner's home almost three weeks after Gardner received a kidney from Wingfield.

Friends recovering after kidney transplant

By Shannon Baker
| April 5, 2021

Karen Wingfield was sitting in a serive at Wilbanks Christian Church near Elm City when the preacher...

Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wis., speaks as the House Subcommitee on Elections' ranking member during a Thursday virtual meeting that Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-Wilson, led from the city of Wilson's operations center. Butterfield serves as subcommittee chairman.

Butterfield calls for federal election reform

By Brie Handgraaf
| April 5, 2021

With 47 states considering more than 360 election bills that critics say would restrict voting, cong...


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

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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...