A Wilson Times Co. publication · Serving Southern Nash County Since 1947
Sheriff's deputies and drug task force members say this cocaine, cash and .357-caliber revolver were seized during a Monday raid on a drug suspect's Middlesex home.

Drugs seized, man arrested in raid

MIDDLESEX — Authorities say they seized cocaine, a handgun and cash in a Monday afternoon raid on a Middlesex drug suspect’s home. Nash County sheriff’s deputies and Tar River Regional Drug …
Miasia Perry, a 7-year-old shooting victim being treated at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, is ready to return to class at Nashville Elementary School.

Students support classmate hit in drive-by

NASHVILLE — Classmates are helping to raise money and offering support for a young girl paralyzed in a drive-by shooting last month. Miasia Iana Perry stood on a hoverboard in her living room in …
Merle was lost in an Aug. 31 wreck on Interstate 95 near Toisnot Swamp. Family members and volunteers continue to search for him.

Family dog lost during rollover wreck

The search continues for a dog lost during a Labor Day weekend crash on the Nash-Wilson county line. Merle is a 3-year-old bluetick beagle. At the time of the Aug. 31 crash, Merle weighed 45 …
A plague doctor roams the grounds of the Country Doctor Museum in Bailey. For the first time, the museum will present Twilight at the Museum on Saturday, an evening filled with spooky yet educational exhibits.

Country Doctor Museum scares up learning fun

BAILEY — The Country Doctor Museum is offering a look at the morbid side of medicine for the Halloween season. Set for 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Twilight at the Museum pulls back the curtain on the …

State grant could bring dental office to Middlesex

MIDDLESEX — Residents expressed support for a new dentist office set to open in January during a public hearing Monday night. The Middlesex Board of Commissioners received comments on its …
A voter exits Middlesex Baptist Church after voting on Nov. 5, 2013.

One-stop voting opens in Nash County

NASHVILLE — Early voting in municipal elections for southern Nash County begins Wednesday. In contested races this year, Bailey and Middlesex each have five candidates seeking election to three …
Murder suspect Rexford Lynn Keel Jr., makes his first appearnace in a Nash County District Court in May.

Indictment handed down in nurse’s killing

NASHVILLE — A Nash County grand jury has indicted the husband of a Wilson nurse in her death earlier this year. Lynn Keel, 57, faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of 38-year-old …

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Overnight temps dip into the low 40s this week

After rainfall overnight Tuesday and during the day Wednesday, the area will see its chilliest temperatures of the season so far, Al Thomas explains in this week's installment of The Wilson Times …


Jan Mills

Balance growth with small-town charm

Finally, fall is here. I am so excited that I spent nearly the entire day on a recent Monday raking pine straw and putting it around my shrubbery. Only one problem — halfway through, I realized …

Ken Ripley

Trump trades favors, then abandons allies

I can’t say I was surprised that the Democrats finally began investigating Donald Trump for an impeachable offense, likely more than one, but I am surprised that American politicians are so far …

Wilson man burns hands in tractor fire

A Wilson man suffered burns on both hands when the tractor he was driving caught fire Tuesday morning. Chad Bundy of Precision Lawn Care and Landscaping was with a crew mowing the shoulder of U.S. …

WhirliDogs to serve opportunity: Workers with disabilities will learn, make hot dogs

‘Spider’ Webb served in World War II

Whirligigs receive maintenance check, cleaning

Animal shelter fails state inspection

DA: State trooper justified in shooting

SMITHFIELD — Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle on Friday cleared a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper of wrongdoing in an April 4 shooting. Doyle disclosed the results of a State …

Ashley Furniture distribution center bringing 161 jobs to Four Oaks

Prosecutor eyes low DWI conviction rate

DOT unveils revised Interstate 42 plans in Princeton

Driver named police chief in Micro

Top sports stories
NCHSAA regionals slated for next week
Representatives from Big East Conference champion Hunt, runner-up Southern Nash and third-place Fike, along with Franklinton sophomore … Read More
No change for Firebirds, Cougars in AP rankings
Southern Nash and SouthWest Edgecombe held firm in their respective positions following the release of the latest Associated Press … Read More
Wake-up call for Firebirds
Quinton Cooley has a distaste for errors. So when the Southern Nash High senior running back and Wake Forest commit was stripped of … Read More
Ladybirds’ long game on target
The game dramatically changed in Monday’s fifth — and final — 3-A Big East Conference girls golf match at Willow Springs Country … Read More
Cooley cruises for 307 in Firebirds’ win at Northside
JACKSONVILLE -— Northside High was the latest team to be introduced to the punishing Southern Nash ground attack and star senior … Read More
Don’t succumb to nastiness in politics

Until I was nearly 12 years old, I always hated when the clock struck 6 p.m. because that meant every single channel on television would be showing the exact same thing — the news. My sixth grade …

Dave DiFilippo cartoon



Justice tractor show scheduled

SPRING HOPE — Duke Memorial Baptist Church and the Justice Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor the 20th annual Justice Community Antique Tractor, Car and Engine Show Friday, Sept. 6, and …

From the pages of your Enterprise