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Our Opinion: A timely reminder that King’s dream is too long deferred

A Wilson Times editorial
| January 17, 2022

THUMBS UP to the Wilson MLK Commission for bringing Wilson residents together in spirit at a time wh...

Fire from a portable heater burns a couch in a live fire demonstration conducted by the N.C. Department of Insurance and Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Insurance commissioner: Exercise caution with portable heaters

For the Times
| January 13, 2022

With cold temperatures and potential wintry weather in the forecast, N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mik...

Detective Reggie Smith of the Wilson Police Department speaks during an anti-gang conference held at Farmington Heights Church in 2012.


Wilson honors Capt. Reggie Smith's life and legacy

By Olivia Neeley
| January 16, 2022

Wilson police Capt. Reggie Smith had a servant’s heart. He loved to help people, he respected others...

Wilson police officers and other onlookers line Goldsboro Street as a procession for the late Capt. Reggie Smith arrives at the Wilson Police Department on Saturday.

Procession ushers Wilson police captain’s body home

By Olivia Neeley
| January 9, 2022

Wilson Police Chief Scott Biddle gave a solemn salute as he rode by the police department Saturday a...

A Wilson firefighter prepares to extinguish a burning Honda in the parking lot of Food Lion’s Tarboro Street store on Tuesday.

Nearby vehicles moved as car burns

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 6, 2022

First responders were able to safely move adjacent vehicles away as a car burned in a grocery store ...

First responders escort a firetruck carrying the body of Wilson Fire/Rescue Services firefighter Jameel Holmes through the city on Wednesday afternoon. The 22-year-old Raleigh resident died at his home Saturday.

‘Exceptional’ Wilson firefighter remembered

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 9, 2022

Family, friends and colleagues are mourning the loss of Wilson Fire/Rescue Services firefighter Jame...

Rural routes on Yank Road south of Wilson and other roads near Black Creek have experienced recent delays in mail delivery.

Residents: Mail delayed by weeks

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 9, 2022

Randy A. Barnes hadn’t received any mail since the week before Christmas. But on Thursday, his mailb...

Motorist Jamie Allred, middle, hugs Stantonsburg Police Chief Orlando Rosario, right, as Officer Elijah Munoz places a 40-inch smart TV in the backseat of Allred's car Tuesday.

Police: Town motorists ‘caught being good’

By Drew C. Wilson
| December 22, 2021

STANTONSBURG — Jamie Allred pulled her Ford Taurus into the police checkpoint between two Stantonsbu...

Wilson police officers gather bicycles and gifts for their annual Christmas in the South giveaway on Tuesday at the Wilson Industrial Air Center.


Police play Santa for Wilson families

By Olivia Neeley
| December 22, 2021

Wilson police knocked on doors, delivered gifts and added a little Christmas cheer Tuesday for the a...

N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper J.M. Lamm looks at an overturned Toyota Camry near the CSX railroad tracks south of Black Creek on Monday.

Driver hospitalized, cited in wreck

By Drew C. Wilson
| December 21, 2021

A driver was taken to the hospital after running a stop sign and flipping his car onto a railroad ri...

Dante Turnage, a 14-year-old seventh grader at the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, meets a signing Santa Claus at the school on Friday.


Deaf students sign with Santa

By Drew C. Wilson
| December 20, 2021

Eyes widened and jaws dropped Friday as five elementary students got their first glance at Santa Cla...

Wilson Fire/Rescue Services personnel comb through B&S Wholesale Tire Center on Thursday morning after a Wednesday night fire destroyed the building.


Fire destroys Wilson tire shop

By Brie Handgraaf
| December 16, 2021

The flames have been extinguished and the smoke has dissipated, but the extent of damage to downtown...

Flames shoot through the B&S Wholesale Tire Center's roof Wednesday night in downtown Wilson.

Wilson tire shop’s future ‘in God’s hands’ after fire

By Brie Handgraaf
| December 16, 2021

A beloved family-owned business was devastated in a Wednesday night fire that sent smoke billowing o...

Acclaimed photographer Burk Uzzle photographs a subject in his Wilson studio on Dec. 5.

Burk Uzzle collection sent to UNC

By Drew C. Wilson
| December 29, 2021

The life’s work of world-renowned photographer Burk Uzzle left Wilson last week, bound for the Unive...

Morgan Nygard, Corbin Nygard and Cory Nygard pose for a selfie while riding the Train of Lights on Thursday evening.


‘A lot of smiles’ on Train of Lights

By Drew C. Wilson
| December 10, 2021

Attendance has been high for Wilson’s Train of Lights this year. “Through the first four nights, th...

Attendees wave from the Wilson County Courthouse steps during the Wilson Christmas Parade on Saturday.

Spectators cheer as Wilson Christmas Parade passes by

By Drew C. Wilson
| December 5, 2021

An eclectic range of celebrants marched, danced and rolled through the heart of downtown Saturday fo...

Olivia Osborne, Katelyn Barnes and Zach Osborne enjoy the Electric Light Fantasy Holiday Laser and Music Extravaganza at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park on Wednesday.


Laser show lights up Whirligig Park

By Drew C. Wilson
| December 2, 2021

Horns honked, headlights flashed and people cheered at the Electric Light Fantasy Holiday Laser and ...

Wilson firefighters work inside a 5008 Bear Trap Road mobile home where a fire displaced a family of six on Tuesday morning.

Electrical fire displaces 6

By Drew C. Wilson
| December 2, 2021

A family of six was displaced when a fire heavily damaged their Wilson home Tuesday morning. “Three ...

Sallie B. Howard School of Arts and Science chorus members listen with attendees as Santa Claus sits in front of Wilson's city Christmas tree to read from "The Night Before Christmas" for Saturday's Light Up Wilson event in front of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Light Up Wilson kicks off holiday season

By Drew C. Wilson
| November 29, 2021

Not a creature was stirring as Santa Claus sat down in front of the newly lit Wilson Christmas tree ...

Runners begin the fifth annual Gobble Wobble 5K race Thursday morning at Greater Wilson Rotary Park.

400 burn calories at Gobble Wobble

By Drew C. Wilson
| November 27, 2021

About 400 runners and walkers braved chilly temperatures to participate in the fifth annual Gobble W...

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