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Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard, front right, and deputies walk Adrian Tynrell Horne to the sheriff's office on Wednesday afternoon. Horne is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Double murder suspect in custody

By Olivia Neeley and Lisa Boykin Batts
| September 2, 2021

Murder suspect Adrian Tynrell Horne was captured Wednesday afternoon, ending a full day on the lam a...

Tobacco buyers walk along rows of bales at American Tobacco Exchange during Wilson's first secondary market auctions on Wednesday.

‘It smells like tobacco in here’: Secondary market auctions open in Wilson

By Drew C. Wilson
| August 26, 2021

The first tobacco auctions on the secondary market Wednesday brought in varied prices. “It is sort ...

Hunt's Kayla Haley (12) watches as South Central's Jadyn Smith (1) is unable to dig up this kill during Monday's match at Hunt. The Lady Warriors won in three sets. Flanking Haley at the net for South Central are Kaci Turnage (4) and Mirian Hardy (10).

Hunt surges late to sweep aside South Central

By Jimmy Lewis
| August 24, 2021

Waging its own internal battle with body language in the first two sets, the Hunt High varsity volle...

Barry Geller strolls through the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park with his two monkeys Binx, bottom right, and Kenedy.

Monkeys are ‘part of the family’

By Drew C. Wilson
| August 20, 2021

STANTONSBURG — Navy veteran Barry Geller suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, but he says a...

Kate Hinnant, 12, holds bags of green peanuts weighed on an antique scale.

Boiled peanuts a late-summer delicacy

By Drew C. Wilson
| August 16, 2021

Six years ago, Clay and Jessie Hinnant wanted to teach their children about managing the family farm...

Emani Lucas of Wilson, center, is baptized by Apostle Telley Pender Lucas of A Heart For God International Ministry on Saturday as intercessor Eddie Ellis, left, assists.

Baptized residents claim ‘new beginning’

By Drew C. Wilson
| August 15, 2021

One by one, they came. Some had tears streaming down their faces. Others showed expressions of joy a...

Joseph Gardner, second from left, joins workers in sorting through tobacco from curing barns at Gardner Family Farms in Wilson County.

Wilson tobacco value could top $400 million

By Drew C. Wilson
| August 12, 2021

Tobacco markets opened this week with both enthusiasm and relief. The enthusiasm comes from higher m...

Lee Parker holds a lantern as Bonny Parker lights it while Bryson Hinnant watches at the Gillette Athletic Complex.

Vigil honors 5-year-old's memory

By Olivia Neeley
| August 11, 2021

Every morning when Bonny Parker woke up, her son’s face would be the first thing she saw.  “And...

Jayleen Bullock, a 2021 Fike High graduate and state champion wrestler, is the Tom Ham Athlete of the Year as presented by The Wilson Times. Bullock, an all-conference and all-area football player, won the NCHSAA 3-A title at 195 pounds with a 32-0 record.

What a year! Fike state champ Bullock is Athlete of the Year

By Paul Durham
| July 31, 2021

Jayleen Bullock literally saved the best for last in his Fike High wrestling career. Nearly two week...

Justin Flowe, a truck driver for Mangum's Heavy Hauling, unstraps 90-foot beams for the new YMCA pool's ceiling after they arrived from Charlotte on Tuesday afternoon.

Pool ceiling beams arrive at new YMCA site

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 28, 2021

A dozen 90-foot rafter beams for the ceiling of the new Wilson Family YMCA’s 25-meter swimming pool ...

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...

Teachers and students participate in a dance depicting all the animals of Africa during a St. John CDC Save-A-Youth summer camp.

Camp curriculum centers on animals

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 19, 2021

It was clear that Jah’Zyion Robertson-Cooper had done his research. The 8-year-old fourth grader fro...

Seven-year-old Ava Hinnant, the late Cannon Hinnant's sister, plays on the BB&T Noah's Arc All Children's Playground on Monday at the J. Burt Gillette Athletic Complex.

Park gets kid-friendly upgrade: Cannon Hinnant’s family contributed $276,500

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 13, 2021

Ava Hinnant dangled her 7-year-old frame from bar to bar, confidently crossing a span on the newly r...

First responders work at the scene of a fatal U.S. 301 wreck at Wilson's Interstate 795 overpass Sunday afternoon.

Driver dies after truck overturns

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 12, 2021

A Zebulon man died Sunday after the pickup truck he was driving ran off the road, slid sideways up a...

James Sharp of Fresh-Pik Produce tastes seedless personal watermelons being harvested in Wilson County on Tuesday.

Summer watermelons come succulent and sweet

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 7, 2021

James Sharp pulled four or five freshly picked, seedless watermelons out of a bin and cut them in ha...

Davison Metts (11) of the WCLL Ages 8-10 All-Stars scores on this sacrifice fly in the second inning of Thursday's NCLL District 6 championship game at Southern Bank Stadium. Wilson won 11-4.

NC LITTLE LEAGUE DISTRICT 6 TOURNAMENT

Potent bats help send WCLL 8-10s to District 6 crown

By Jimmy Lewis
| July 2, 2021

A small foray into the losers bracket did little to cool off the bats of the Wilson City Little Leag...

Scott Sullivan of Sullivan Farms near Lucama has been selling sweet corn since he was a little boy.

Sweet corn stand a Sullivan family tradition

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 1, 2021

LUCAMA — Scott Sullivan has been selling sweet corn on St. Mary’s Church Road for decades. It starte...

A large piece of metal debris blocks a portion of U.S. 301 South near Elm City after it struck the East Langley Road bridge crossing the highway Wednesday afternoon.

Metal debris strikes bridge, damages SUV

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 1, 2021

ELM CITY — A recycling truck driver was cited Wednesday after a large piece of metal debris struck a...

Gray skies and scattered showers didn't keep the crowds away from Wilson's fifth annual Juneteenth Street Festival held Saturday on East Nash Street between Pettigrew and Pender streets.

DOWNTOWN WILSON

Juneteenth fest celebrates freedom

By Janelle Clevinger
| June 29, 2021

The 500 block of East Nash Street was transformed into a celebration of freedom and community on Sat...

Ted Davis, Will Godley, Edgar Zarate and Nitch Godley harvest hybrid striped bass Monday in Wilson County.

Harvest time at the fish barn: Aquaculture project thrives in Wilson County

By Drew C. Wilson
| June 25, 2021

It’s been two hard years for Ted Davis trying to dial in all the variables on his indoor aquaculture...


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