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Imagination Station Executive Director Jennifer Byrd watches as a new HVAC unit is hoisted onto the building Friday.

Imagination Station installs new air conditioning system

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 18, 2021

You know you’re in a small town when air conditioning installation makes the news. But it was good n...

Hunt's Ariyanna Carlton (15) attempts to back down Beddingfield's Shyma Dove during Friday's game at Hunt. The Lady Warriors lost 49-28.

Beddingfield sets trap for Hunt, rolls to 49-28 win

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 16, 2021

Intimidation turned into suffocation for the Beddingfield High varsity girls basketball team Friday ...

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Wilson Times adds QR codes to link print, online content

From staff reports
| January 14, 2021

Adapting a technology that’s seen increased relevance during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Wilson Times...

Daneesha Briggs of Beddingfield, driving against Hunt's Audrey Earp (30) during Wednesday's game at Beddingfield, had 37 points in her team's 59-54 overtime loss.

Lady Warriors work overtime to win in Creech’s debut

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 14, 2021

Hunt High athletic director Jon Smith had a simple tongue-in-cheek request for Lorraine Creech on We...

Hunt's Lucas Robinson takes the ball to the basket against Beddingfield's Taevon Edwards (24) during the third quarter of Wednesday's game at Beddingfield. The Warriors won 64-62.

Hunt survives Beddingfield for first win, 64-62

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 14, 2021

A win over a county rival on the road may have never met more scorn than what was handed down by Hun...

Raekwon Batts (23) of Beddingfield gets between Fike defenders Demari Daniels (11) and Jalen Williams (5) during Tuesday's game at Beddingfield. The Bruins lost 62-44.

Atkinson, Fike outrun Beddingfield 62-44

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 14, 2021

Mark Pittman has been around the Fike High varsity boys basketball program, in one capacity or anoth...

Breanna Sutton (2) of Beddingfield works her way around Rachel Thompson of Fike during Tuesday's game at Beddingfield. The Lady Bruins won 55-35.

Briggs scorches Fike as Lady Bruins win home opener

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 14, 2021

For the 2021 season, the Beddingfield High varsity girls basketball team will go as far as the scori...

Anthony Artis stands with sister Kanthony and mom Tenesha while Bishop Katie Farmer leads the closing prayer Saturday during the Wilson Area Habitat for Humanity dedication for the Artises' new home.


Habitat for Humanity dedicates latest home

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 13, 2021

Months of hard work and years of prayer culminated Saturday for Tenesha Artis as the Wilson Area Hab...

Greenfield's Serenity McNair (2) outpaces the defense of Community Christian on her way to a layup during Monday's game at Greenfield. McNair had 33 points, outscoring the Lady Cyclones on her own in a 56-18 victory.

McNair outscores Cyclones as Lady Knights roll

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 12, 2021

While the ball doesn’t always go in the basket for the Greenfield School varsity girls basketball te...

Juan Lopez of Wilson uses a blower to coax cotton bolls into the Silver Lake Growers Cotton Gin on Dec. 29 as the last of the area's cotton is ginned for 2020.

Cotton crop falls below previous year

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 6, 2021

ELM CITY — The Silver Lake Growers Cotton Gin ended the year with 14,000 bales of lint. That mark is...

Hampton Evans (35) of Greenfield pulls up behind the 3-point line as Luka Timoshenko of Fayetteville Freedom Christian extends during Tuesday's game at Greenfield. The Knights lost 74-63.

Greenfield handed first loss by Freedom, 74-63

By Jimmy Lewis
| December 30, 2020

It’s officially boot camp season for the Greenfield School varsity boys basketball team. Seeking to ...

Wilson police officers gather before fanning out across Wilson to deliver Christmas gives to needy families Tuesday.

Officers play Santa: Christmas in the South delivers joy

By Olivia Neeley
| December 29, 2020

Christmas came early for hundreds of children thanks to the Wilson Police Department. “It just brigh...

Greenfield's Matt Kirby (3) dribbles between Woodlawn School defenders Myles Williamson (21) and Hima Mohammed (1) during Tuesday's game at Greenfield. The Knights won 78-59.

Bench gives Greenfield a lift in win over Woodlawn

By Jimmy Lewis
| December 23, 2020

Perhaps a weekday afternoon start had something to do with it, but the starting five of the Greenfie...

Workers from D.H. Griffin Cos. examine the top of the BB&T towers Saturday after explosives brought the structure down. Drew C. Wilson | Times

Going, going, gone: Recording the BB&T implosion required creativity

By Drew C. Wilson
| December 29, 2020

Many have called the BB&T towers’ implosion one of the biggest events in Wilson’s history. As such, ...

Greenfield’s TyChaun Clay seeks an angle to the basket as Fayetteville Christian’s Brian Thompson closes during the first half of Saturday’s game at Greenfield. The Knights, playing their first game in 30 days, won 87-61. Jimmy Lewis | Times

Knights rev up second-half engines to rout Fayetteville Christian

By Jimmy Lewis
| December 21, 2020

A 30-day absence from the court left the Greenfield School varsity boys basketball team itching to r...

Greenfield’s Victoria Coleman (15) pulls up for a baseline jumper as Fayetteville Christian’s Lena Darnell approaches during Saturday’s game at Greenfield. Coleman, in her first Greenfield contest after missing the opener with a shoulder injury, poured in a game-high 17 points in leading the Lady Knights to a 40-32 win. Jimmy Lewis | Times

Lady Knights add muscle, top Fayetteville Christian in return

By Jimmy Lewis
| December 21, 2020

For a team that had been away from the floor for precisely a month due to a COVID-19 related shutdow...

The top of one of the BB&T towers didn't quite make it to the ground during the buildings' implosion Saturday morning.

BB&T implosion heard for miles

By Brie Handgraaf
| December 29, 2020

As a series of percussive booms rang out Saturday morning, the BB&T towers were reduced to rubble, a...

BB&T Implosion

December 19, 2020


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