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Veteran and American Legion Post 13 member Greg Francois photographs an oversized American flag that was among those destroyed in a Saturday flag retirement ceremony.

‘Respectful and honorable rites’: American Legion retires faded flags

By Drew C. Wilson
| May 3, 2021

American Legion Post 13 has a big box where its members keep all the tattered and unserviceable Amer...

New Mexico's Brynn Boeyink, left, and Navy's Carolyn Mang, right, go head to head in the teams' first-round NCAA Division I championship match Tuesday at the Gillette Athletic Complex.

NCAA soccer tournament showcases Wilson, Gillette fields

By Drew C. Wilson
| April 29, 2021

As a senior associate athletic director for the University of New Mexico, Ed Manzanares has seen his...

Adam Gardner of Garner Family Farms looks as the remaining banana peppers being raised for transplanting in the field.

Gardners diversify with pivot to peppers

By Drew C. Wilson
| April 29, 2021

There may be no better example of bringing farmer ingenuity to the retail marketplace than Gardner F...

Fike's Ethan Williams overslides the bag attempting to steal second base in the third inning and is tagged out by Corinth Holders shortstop Tate Mickey (5) during Tuesday's season opener at Gilbert Ferrell Field. The Demons won 1-0. Looking on is Corinth Holders second baseman Jett Music.

A Little opener for Fike: Demons outduel Pirates 1-0

By Jimmy Lewis
| April 28, 2021

The Fike High varsity baseball team had no fewer than three opportunities to provide additional run ...

Beddingfield right fielder Madilyn Diehl brings in this fly ball off the bat of North Johnston's Jessie Gross that led to a sacrifice fly in the first inning of Monday's game at Beddingfield. The Lady Bruins lost 19-1 in five innings.

Family style: Lady Panthers stamp out Beddingfield to clinch EPC title

By Jimmy Lewis
| April 27, 2021

A road trip through Wilson for the North Johnston High varsity softball team typically entails a pre...

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum Executive Director Jeff Bell stands near an exhibit in the newly opened museum and shop within Whirligig Station.


Museum highlights Vollis Simpson and his whirligigs

By Brie Handgraaf
| April 26, 2021

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park visitors have a new option to get out of the elements while learning m...

Jim Howard, Seeds of Hope Wilson's executive director, spreads soil in Tanishia Lucas' new backyard garden box Thursday.

Seeds of Hope launches garden project

By Drew C. Wilson
| April 24, 2021

Jim Howard leaned over Tanishia Lucas’ new garden box and spread out the dirt. Lucas is one of 10 re...

Avery Williams (20) of Greenfield attempts to generate a run into the DASH defensive third during Friday's game on Forbes Field. The Lady Knights lost 1-0.

Greenfield winning streak halted by DASH, 1-0

By Jimmy Lewis
| April 24, 2021

The nine-game surge of victories for the Greenfield School varsity girls soccer team is no more. But...

Beddingfield pitcher Neleh Bottoms (18) struck out 10 batters on her way to leading the Lady Bruins to their first win of the season Tuesday in a 14-4, five-inning win over SouthWest Edgecombe. Looking on is shortstop Brilyn Honeycutt.

Beddingfield gets down to defense for first victory

By Jimmy Lewis
| April 21, 2021

The routine play for the Beddingfield High varsity softball team has been anything but routine so fa...

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UNC’s Hubert Davis shares his Christian faith

April 18, 2021

I am a three-time N.C. State graduate and am not a Carolina fan. However, I have always admired the ...

Wilson Christian center fielder Will Mercer ranges in to put away a fly ball for the second out of the first inning during Friday's game against Kinston Bethel Christian. The Chargers won 9-0.

WCA’s spring cleaning effort carries it past Bethel, 9-0

By Jimmy Lewis
| April 19, 2021

After a losing seven-error performance Thursday night prompted the Wilson Christian varsity baseball...

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...

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...

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...

Grand champion and junior champion showman Sloane Hinnant, left, smiles at big brother Ross Hinnant, senior champion showman, during a Thursday photo shoot after the steer competition at the Wilson County 4-H Show and Sale.

Livestock show and sale breaks record, raising $318,000

By Drew C. Wilson
| March 30, 2021

In spite of restrictions that kept many from attending and caused some events’ cancellation, the 70t...

With Raekwon Batts (20) blocking Nash Central's Raequan Fernandez (3) in the hole, Beddingfield's Malik Woodard seeks running room during Friday's 2-A Eastern Plains Conference game against Nash Central. The Bruins won 54-0.

Beddingfield defense feasts on Nash Central in 54-0 rout

By Jimmy Lewis
| March 27, 2021

Double cheeseburgers for all! The defense of the Beddingfield High varsity football team made sure t...

Sidney Curtis took this picture of her parents, Cheryl and George Curtis, at the veterans park in Harrisburg near their Charlotte home.

Wilson native featured in Marine Corps video

By Drew C. Wilson
| March 25, 2021

A Wilson native and career educator plays a prominent role in a new U.S. Marine Corps promotional vi...

Paul Sherrod holds a February 1911 document reminding his great-grandfather Jack Sherrod to renew his Wilson Times subscription. Founding editor John D. Gold signed the renewal notice.

Family historian unearths 1911 subscription renewal notice

By Drew C. Wilson
| March 18, 2021

STANTONSBURG — For the last five years, Paul Sherrod has been digging through an old trunk of family...

Wilson Prep's Christian Ramos (7) sends a pass across the field as teammate Zachary Mobley (5) looks on during Monday's NCHSAA 1-A first-round game against Camden County. The Tigers lost 3-1. Also in the photo for Camden are Max Hosfeld (9) and Max Son (14).


Tigers spiral out of control in first-round loss to Camden

By Jimmy Lewis
| March 16, 2021

Any aspirations that the Wilson Preparatory Academy varsity boys soccer team had of an extended stay...

Wingate's Kevin Henderson Jr. (8) scores one of his three touchdowns in Saturday's game against Barton at Truist Stadium. Barton lost 55-14.

Bulldogs learn tough lessons from Wingate

From staff reports
| March 15, 2021

Chip Hester knew there would be days like Saturday when he agreed to lead the Barton College footbal...

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