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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...

The Mt. Olive Pickle Co.’s mascot, Ollie, will be on hand for selfies and family snapshots during the New Year’s Pickle Drop at the University of Mount Olive.

New Year’s pickle drop returning to Mount Olive

For the Times
| November 30, 2021

MOUNT OLIVE — The New Year’s Eve Pickle in Mount Olive will make its official drop into 2022 on the ...

Artistic director Jerome De Perlinghi affixes an enlarged photograph to a downtown Wilson wall for the 2021 Eyes on Main Street Outdoor Photo Festival, which kicks off with a walking tour and reception on Saturday.

Eyes on Main Street returns

By Drew C. Wilson
| October 26, 2021

It’s a case of “bigger is better” for the Eyes on Main Street Outdoor Photo Festival’s seventh editi...

The Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site will be decked out with seasonal decor during its family-friendly Halloween event on Oct. 30.

Aycock Birthplace plans Halloween festivities

For the Times
| October 16, 2021

FREMONT — The Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site will host family-friendly Hallow...

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Mike Farris plays in Wilson fundraiser Oct. 1

For Wide Awake
| September 8, 2021

Grammy Award winning musician Mike Farris and The Fortunate Few will play a concert here Friday, Oct...

The town of Sharpsburg transformed this old bank at 3721 S. Hathaway Blvd. into the Sharpsburg Tri-County Senior Activity Center & Community Resource Center. A grand opening for the facility is planned at 10 a.m. on Sept. 1.

Sharpsburg senior center ready to open its doors

By Brie Handgraaf
| August 23, 2021

SHARPSBURG — Seniors in Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe counties will soon have a new place to socialize....

These employees and students from Wilson’s Sallie B. Howard School of Arts and Science will take center stage in “Our Town” Thursday through Saturday at Calvary Episcopal Church in Tarboro.

Barton, Sallie B. Howard students staging ‘Our Town’ in Tarboro

For the Times
| August 22, 2021

TARBORO — Eastern North Carolina performing arts institutions are joining forces this month to produ...

Widows’ brunch described as ‘self-care day’

For the Times
| August 7, 2021

A widows’ brunch and self-care spa day is planned for Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Omega Resource Cente...

Forest Hills Baptist Church will host the female trio Seraph from Trinity Baptist Church of Raleigh for a free concert Aug. 29.

Concerts planned at Forest Hills Baptist Church; new youth director named

For the Times
| August 7, 2021

Forest Hills Baptist Church, 1407 Forest Hills Road, will host Denver Bierman for a solo concert at ...

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...

The Wilson County Public Library's main branch at 249 Nash St. N. is shown.

Library plans August programs, events

For the Times
| July 20, 2021

The Wilson County Public Library’s summer reading program, “Tails and Tales,” continues through Aug....

Max LaMont's new album is "Another Love."

Local teen releases first album, ‘Flight’

For the Times
| July 15, 2021

Teen singer, songwriter and producer Max LaMont debuted his long-awaited first solo single, “Another...

Kiara Allen of hip-hop duo Group 7/27 is shown in front of Wilson's Rockstars & Flowers Gallery in a scene from the music video for “High Vibes,” released late last month on YouTube.

Music video features Wilson scenes

From staff reports
| July 15, 2021

Group 7/27, a hip-hop duo with eastern North Carolina ties, has released a music video featuring fam...

Alissa Korson, center, plays the evil stepmother in a community performance of “Cinderella,” sharing the stage with evil stepdaughters portrayed by Julie Wall, left, and Macaylee Wiggs.

‘Cinderella’ a pageantry of costumes and music

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 15, 2021

When the curtain parts on the Boykin Center stage this week, the audience will see that the Wilson A...

Oona Lewis' work will be featured in the “Small World” benefit art exhibit in Carrboro.

Exhibition benefits Nepali trafficking victims

For the Times
| July 6, 2021

Beauty, culture and spiritual connections spring to life in the benefit art exhibition “Small World,...

Sunday in the Rose Garden will include music, rose-pruning demonstrations, door prizes and light refreshments, plus contests for artists creating pieces inspired by the garden.

Sunday in the Rose Garden returns this weekend

From staff reports
| May 13, 2021

Wilson Rose Garden officials plan to bring back a nearly 20-year-old tradition. The garden’s ...

This Marion Postt Wolcott photograph was taken in Wendell and is part of the Eyes on Main Street show.

Vintage photos exhibited in downtown gallery

For the Times
| March 22, 2021

Eyes on Main Street is featuring “The Old North State” photographs from the Farm and Security Admini...

SPOTTED: 'Say their names' exhibit at Imagination Station

January 18, 2021

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