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Members of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Zebulon Ward create a live Nativity scene during Christmas in Spring Hope in 2018.

Rain cancels Christmas in Spring Hope festival

SPRING HOPE — When it rains in southern Nash County, it pours. The annual Christmas is Spring Hope event set for Friday evening has been canceled. The event will not be rescheduled, said …
Helmets for Charlotte Catholic, left, and Southern Nash are displayed during Monday’s NCHSAA football championship media day at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Firebirds fans rally for state championship

Southern Nash High School alumni and prominent community members are proud of the school’s football team for making it to the 3-A state championship game this Saturday. “The town of Bailey and …
Josh Robbins, son of Batchelor's Toy Run co-founder James “Snooks” Robbins, rides his Harley-Davidson dressed as Santa Claus on Saturday.

Bikers collect toys for kids

SPRING HOPE — The gathering place has changed, but nothing could stop local bikers from collecting toys for children in need this Christmas. For the first time in more than two decades the …
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2 seek Nash’s state Senate, House seats

Most incumbents representing southern Nash County have sought reelection in the first week of filing for state and county offices in next year’s election. In N.C. House District 25, incumbent …

Middlesex presses ahead with parade plans

MIDDLESEX — The town board is marching ahead with plans to hold its annual Christmas parade Saturday despite a big game set for the same time and a forecast calling for rain. If the parade is …

Nash County woman dies in fire

ZEBULON — A southern Nash County woman died last week in a house fire ignited when she smoked a cigarette while using an oxygen tank. Belinda Coble, 61, died Dec. 3 at her home on Crowned …

Restaurant owner charged with health violation

NASHVILLE — A Nash County restaurant owner has been charged with a public health violation for catering a Wilson wedding with a suspended food permit. Steven Sauls, owner of Doug Sauls’ …
LOCAL HEADLINES

SBI probes officer-involved shooting in Johnston County

Broadband service expanding in rural Nash

All creation testifies to God’s glory

The original Christmas love story

‘Black Nativity’ gospel play runs Friday through Sunday

Bailey enjoys Christmas parade

Weathercast: Cold front brings showers, chases away 70-degree high

Weathercast: Weekend, early week temps on roller coaster ride

Public opinion sought on disaster plan

Living out our faith in a culture of confusion

Horner to step down from state Senate in 2020

Providing light in the darkness

Bailey adds meeting minutes to town website

Wilkins takes seat on Spring Hope town board

Nash County hires economic development director

Family traditions soothe the heart

Rocky Mount Mills tower lighting set for Saturday

Tree honors fallen officers

3 parades set for southern Nash

19 charged in drug crackdown

Bailey adds meeting minutes to town website

Weathercast: High pressure brings a cool, dry December week

Sen. Rick Horner won't seek reelection in 2020; Johnston commissioner announces candidacy

Weathercast: Rainy weekend, blustery start to the workweek

19 charged in 'Operation Harvest' drug roundup; heroin, cocaine, guns seized

Police investigate sweepstakes center robbery

What are we thankful for?

Salmonella outbreak closes restaurant

Spring Hope Chamber elects officers

Horner receives clean energy advocacy award

County to review jail expansion study

Nash official to lead emergency management group

New playground equipment coming this spring

Authorities: Slow down in heavy holiday traffic

Community college foundation awards $245K in scholarships

Dentist office to open

Community Calendar: Church plans ‘Hanging of the Greens’

Stores prep for Small Business Saturday crowds

Live as God intended with an attitude of gratitude

Weathercast: A sunny and mild Thanksgiving

20-year-old Nash inmate dies at the hospital after medical emergency

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WEATHERCAST

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Cold front brings showers, chases away 70-degree high

A quick warmup to around 70 degrees Tuesday in The Wilson Times area is only a tease. A cold front is expected to bring an 80% chance of showers by Tuesday evening, followed by high pressure …

COLUMNS

Mark Cone

We’re not New York’s dumping grounds

If you have not read or seen this yet, it appears our typically not-so-friendly distant neighbors to the north have been packing up their homeless problem and randomly sending people across the …

Ken Ripley

Online, in-store shopping both boast advantages

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially now that Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday are over. It’s hard to believe that it’s less than a month before …

WILSON TIMES NEWS
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

JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
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

SPORTS
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Firebirds headed to state 3-A championship
With the game still very much up for grabs and a dangerous Eastern Alamance offense just itching to get the ball back, Southern Nash … Read More
Foster’s collapse scary but has a happy ending
STANHOPE — For a few scary moments Friday at Firebird Stadium, one could have heard the proverbial pin drop. A hush fell over the … Read More
Firebirds’ light began to shine in ‘09 playoff run
As Southern Nash prepares for its first North Carolina High School Athletic Association football regional final in 10 years, the 2019 … Read More
Firebirds overcome mistakes, Knights, 42-27, to advance to 3rd round
STANHOPE — Brian Foster detests repeat games against 3-A Big East Conference opponents in the North Carolina High School Athletic … Read More
Firebirds’ D shuts down E.E. Smith in 1st round, 38-6
STANHOPE — Southern Nash showed that it’s more than just a big-play offensive football team as the Firebirds defense shut down … Read More
COLUMNS
Details change, but holidays at home remain

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes all those things that drive women crazy while the men in the family watch football, basketball, hockey and old Westerns — or just plain watch us …

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR
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 …

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