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375th Quartermaster Company commander Capt. Elizabeth Mamay, center right, hands the company guidon to 1st Sgt. Karen Strauss during a Saturday activation ceremony.

Army Reserve activates 1st field feeding company in Wilson

By Drew C. Wilson
| October 18, 2021

The country’s first U.S. Army Reserve field feeding company activated Saturday at the Army Reserve C...

Market turkey competitor Reagan Tew, left, controls her turkey on Thursday as Tuck Webb of Saratoga and Carson Walker, middle, wait for their gobblers to be judged at the N.C. State Fair.

Wilson County teens show turkeys at NC State Fair

By Drew C. Wilson
| October 10, 2021

RALEIGH — Madison Hudson and Alexis Gardner were still practicing their turkey technique Thursday as...

Farmhands with Vick Family Farms gather sweet potatoes from a field off Grimsley Store Road between Wilson and Stantonsburg.

‘Dirt candy’ outsells tobacco in Wilson

By Drew C. Wilson
| October 7, 2021

North Carolina is still No.1 when it comes to sweet potato production nationwide with nearly half of...

BULLDOGS HIGHLIGHTS - Barton vs. Carson-Newman, Oct. 2, 2021

October 4, 2021

Highlights from Barton College's 31-17 football win against Carson-Newman on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021,...

Elections judge Angie Royal hands Van Raper his voting paperwork in Lucama as voter Donna McMurray waits at the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department on Nov. 7, 2017.

2021 ELECTIONS

Voter registration deadline nears

From staff reports
| October 4, 2021

State elections officials are encouraging Wilson County residents to check their voter status and en...

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...

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