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UNC’s Hubert Davis shares his Christian faith

April 18, 2021

I am a three-time N.C. State graduate and am not a Carolina fan. However, I have always admired the ...

Wilson Fire/Rescue Services employees carry Hunette Francois's belongings to a truck Wednesday after a fire badly damaged her Green Street home Tuesday night.

Electrical fire burns home, displacing Wilson woman

By Drew C. Wilson
| April 15, 2021

A Wilson woman and her dog escaped a fire at a Green Street home Tuesday night. Hunette Francois, 64...

S.T. Wooten Corp. employee Patrick Fowler uses a lute to rake asphalt poured at the intersection of Nash and Goldsboro streets on Saturday.

Repaving disrupts downtown Wilson businesses

By Brie Handgraaf
| April 12, 2021

After nearly five hours of baking, the owners of Treat Yo’ Self Bakery were greeted Saturday morning...

Wilson Economic Development Director Jennifer Lantz discusses finishing touches for a shell building at the Wilson Corporate Park on Wednesday with job superintendent Jack Bradley and project manager David Babb.

Largest Wilson shell building nears completion

By Brie Handgraaf
| April 10, 2021

Months of wet weather has proved problematic for crews applying the finishing touches on Wilson’s ne...

Grand champion and junior champion showman Sloane Hinnant, left, smiles at big brother Ross Hinnant, senior champion showman, during a Thursday photo shoot after the steer competition at the Wilson County 4-H Show and Sale.

Livestock show and sale breaks record, raising $318,000

By Drew C. Wilson
| March 30, 2021

In spite of restrictions that kept many from attending and caused some events’ cancellation, the 70t...

With Raekwon Batts (20) blocking Nash Central's Raequan Fernandez (3) in the hole, Beddingfield's Malik Woodard seeks running room during Friday's 2-A Eastern Plains Conference game against Nash Central. The Bruins won 54-0.

Beddingfield defense feasts on Nash Central in 54-0 rout

By Jimmy Lewis
| March 27, 2021

Double cheeseburgers for all! The defense of the Beddingfield High varsity football team made sure t...

Sidney Curtis took this picture of her parents, Cheryl and George Curtis, at the veterans park in Harrisburg near their Charlotte home.

Wilson native featured in Marine Corps video

By Drew C. Wilson
| March 25, 2021

A Wilson native and career educator plays a prominent role in a new U.S. Marine Corps promotional vi...

Paul Sherrod holds a February 1911 document reminding his great-grandfather Jack Sherrod to renew his Wilson Times subscription. Founding editor John D. Gold signed the renewal notice.

Family historian unearths 1911 subscription renewal notice

By Drew C. Wilson
| March 18, 2021

STANTONSBURG — For the last five years, Paul Sherrod has been digging through an old trunk of family...

Wilson Prep's Christian Ramos (7) sends a pass across the field as teammate Zachary Mobley (5) looks on during Monday's NCHSAA 1-A first-round game against Camden County. The Tigers lost 3-1. Also in the photo for Camden are Max Hosfeld (9) and Max Son (14).

NCHSAA PLAYOFFS

Tigers spiral out of control in first-round loss to Camden

By Jimmy Lewis
| March 16, 2021

Any aspirations that the Wilson Preparatory Academy varsity boys soccer team had of an extended stay...

Wingate's Kevin Henderson Jr. (8) scores one of his three touchdowns in Saturday's game against Barton at Truist Stadium. Barton lost 55-14.

Bulldogs learn tough lessons from Wingate

From staff reports
| March 15, 2021

Chip Hester knew there would be days like Saturday when he agreed to lead the Barton College footbal...

Hunt's C.J. Joyner (22) attempts to gain the edge on Northern Nash defenders Brian Carter (16) and Carson Jenkins (48) during Friday's game at Warrior Stadium. Joyner had 114 yards on 25 carries with a TD as Hunt climbed to 3-0 with a 20-6 victory.

McKayhan, Hunt defense slam door on Northern Nash in Big East opener

By Jimmy Lewis
| March 13, 2021

When the going gets tough — as in behind the chains — simply throw the ball up for 6-foot-3 wide rec...

Timothy Messer, Fike High School assistant principal, gives blood Thursday during the school's annual Red Cross blood drive.

Donors turn out for Fike High School blood drive

By Drew C. Wilson
| March 11, 2021

For Timothy Messer, assistant principal at Fike High School, giving blood has a special meaning. Mes...

Hunt's Jorge Sanchez Chavez (3) keeps his dribble alive in front of Fike's Cole Peterson (10) during Thursday's match at Fike. The Demons won 6-0.

Fike completes unbeaten regular season with shutout of Hunt

By Jimmy Lewis
| March 11, 2021

This time, there was no need for the Fike High varsity boys soccer team to rescue itself in the fina...

Chloe Villaverde of Wilson Christian gets her foot into a corner kick in the first half of Tuesday’s NCCSA 2-A District 3 game at Fuquay-Varina Hilltop Christian. WCA won 3-0.

Aggressive Lady Chargers take down Hilltop, 3-0

By Jimmy Lewis
| March 10, 2021

FUQUAY-VARINA — While the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the space-time continuum of the sports world ...

About 300 feet of vinyl fencing melted during a Tuesday fire at Wilson Solar Farm 7 off Lamm Road.

Solar farm fire under investigation

By Drew C. Wilson
| March 10, 2021

The N.C. Forest Service’s Wilson County ranger said a Tuesday fire that burned more than an acre of ...

Rebekah Davis, 7, and brother Eli, 6, say goodbye to foster pup Tofu on Saturday morning. The Wilson County Humane Society transported 20 dogs to their forever homes.

Humane Society bus takes pups to new homes

By Brie Handgraaf
| March 8, 2021

Rescuing an average of 1,000 animals a year takes a dedicated group of volunteers, but the Wilson Co...

Hunt's offensive line, including Adam Strickland (65), Adisen Jones (51) and Malik Frails (40), escort quarterback A.J. Kovach into the end zone from a yard out in the fourth quarter of Friday's game against Beddingfield at Warrior Stadium. Kovach accounted for four total TDs as the Warriors won 27-14.

Hunt turns Beddingfield second-half mistakes into 27-14 victory

By Jimmy Lewis
| March 6, 2021

Seizing on the opportunities before it in the second half, the Hunt High varsity football team held ...

Fike’s N’Carrius Woodard (4) twists over for a first-quarter touchdown after a six-yard run in Friday’s home game against Greenville Rose. The Demons lost 40-20.

Demons can’t keep up with Rampants in 40-20 loss

From staff reports
| March 6, 2021

The high-powered offense of the J.H. Rose High varsity football team was a bit much for a youth-orie...

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Elizabeth and I are spending our weekends in the dirt and briars of our many rose plants. And those ...

Mr. and Mrs. Etheridge celebrate 50th anniversary

Terry and Carolyn Etheridge of Wilson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a cook...