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N.C. Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Steven Dail speaks with witness Elijah Wright beside the ditch where a man overturned his car Wednesday morning. The driver, 31-year-old Rakim Jamar Shackleford, was fatally shot early Thursday at a Wilson home.


Man killed after crash, burglary

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 27, 2022

Police have released limited details in a Wilson man’s early Thursday shooting death. Rakim Jamar S...

N.C. Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Steven Dail speaks with witness Elijah Wright beside the ditch along U.S. 264 Alternate where a driver overturned his car Wednesday morning.

Troopers: Man flips car into ditch

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 27, 2022

A Wilson man escaped serious injury Wednesday morning after overturning his car into a watery ditch....

Lucas George slides down a slope at Fike High School in a disk Saturday.

Video: Snowfall sparks flurry of fun

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 24, 2022

Wilson County residents made snowmen, snow angels and snow cream, scouted the best slopes for sleddi...

Bella Skinner, 11, of Wilson, sleds at Fike High School on Saturday.

Wilson enjoys snowy weekend

By Drew C. Wilson and Lisa Boykin Batts
| January 24, 2022

Wilsonians awoke to a winter wonderland Saturday after at least 5 inches of snow fell overnight. Ki...

The Imagination Station Science & History Museum, housed in Wilson’s former federal courthouse and post office on Nash Street, is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Imagination Station celebrates 30 years

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 24, 2022

Next month marks 30 years since the Imagination Station Science & History Museum opened its doors an...


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...

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