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Restraining order filed against state Senate hopeful

MIDDLESEX — A state Senate candidate says a restraining order his estranged wife filed against him means he’s just another unjustly accused male victim of the #MeToo movement. Retired Air …
The Wilson County Sheriff's Office continues Thursday morning with its investigation into shots fired along U.S. 264 on Wednesday. Drew C. Wilson | Times

Deputies probe shots fired on US 264

The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case where several vehicles were struck by bullets along U.S. 264 East on Wednesday.  No one has been injured.  “As …

6,000 days of prayer for missing man

BAILEY — The pastor of a man missing for 16 years has been praying every day for resolution in the case. Pastor Joseph Perry has prayed nearly 6,000 days straight for the family of Travis Lynch, …
Middlesex Mayor Lu Harvey Lewis and Nash County Emergency Services Director Brian Brantley converse after a Monday afternoon press conference announcing that the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department will now have EMTs available during weekday shifts.

Middlesex adds day-shift medics

MIDDLESEX — The town’s volunteer fire department is adding emergency medical technicians to its day shift. The lifesaving addition marks Middlesex as the only municipality in southern Nash …
DeAndrea Monique Hardesty, 28, pictured in this surveillance image from the Walmart in Zebulon on Dec. 13, is wanted in connection with passing fraudulent gaming tickets at a store in Bailey.

Police seek public’s help in 2 cases

BAILEY — Police are seeking the public’s help in two unrelated cases involving forged sweepstakes tickets and a hit-and-run wreck. DeAndrea Monique Hardesty and Rufus Montrell Sutton, both of …
Nash County sheriff's Lt. Dorine Deans received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine upon retiring last week after three decades of service.

Retiring deputy earns Order of the Long Leaf Pine

NASHVILLE — Recently retired Lt. Dorine Deans said she saw amazing changes during her three decades of service at the Nash County Sheriff’s Office. A Spring Hope native and resident, Deans …
AgCarolina Farm Credit employees pose with a record number of donated toys for local needy children as part of Toys for Tots.

AgCarolina collects record Toys for Tots donation

AgCarolina Farm Credit announced a record donation of toys from members and employees for local needy children. More than 1,300 toys were collected in the fifth year of AgCarolina’s …

County seeks poll workers for March primary

NASHVILLE — The Nash County Board of Elections is recruiting poll workers. The county will use around 200 workers, but 30 to 40 hires need to be computer-savvy, said Nash County Elections …

County recognizes workers for decades of service

NASHVILLE — County commissioners honored 27 Nash County employees who have served a combined 625 years with the county in a formal ceremony Jan. 6. Every January, the county honors employees who …

Spring Hope rezones property along Nash Street

SPRING HOPE — The Spring Hope Board of Commissioners recently approved a rezoning of property along Nash Street next to Dollar General to align it with the purpose for which adjacent lots have …
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Weathercast: Warmup begins Wednesday after chilly start to the week

Weathercast: Cold front brings chilly days, subfreezing nights

Deputies: Teen struck cars with pellet gun on US 264

Blankets, jackets collected

Americana Mill Music Series continues Feb. 1

Sharpsburg set to hire new town manager

Hospital names VP of nursing

NC could gain congressional seat next year

Morgan to retire as Southern Bank CEO

Crime prevention panels to meet

Weathercast: Cold temperatures coming back this weekend

Sara Lee expansion bringing 108 jobs to Tarboro

Weathercast: Warm spell brings highs in the 70s and cloudy skies

County tightens leash on dog tethering

County funds playground, approves children’s home rezoning

County offers citizens academy

22 graduate from Tar River Academy

Nash 4-H among AgCarolina grant recipients

Town considers combining 2 advisory boards

Chamber announces 2020 pumpkin fest entertainment

Dentist office plans to open next month

Community Calendar: Vocal ensemble auditions scheduled

County considers jail fixes

Family mourns man’s 2003 disappearance

Sheriff’s office raid finds drugs, guns

Weathercast: After cool, dry week, rain chances to increase

Weathercast: Cold fronts to bring temps near seasonal average

New police chiefs take reins in 2019

Middlesex sees big growth in 2019

Deputies: Man injured in Christmas Eve shooting

Word Tabernacle launches free tutoring program

Commissioners, sheriff at odds over jail woes

New license plate agency tops news for Spring Hope

Jail, school woes top county news in 2019

Search continues for missing man and his car

Bailey town board focused on moving forward in 2019

Weathercast: Mild, clear start to 2020

Weathercast: Jet stream keeps cold away for last week of 2019

Deputies: Man injured in Christmas Eve shooting

State demands changes at Nash jail

DOT offers drone safety, rules reminders

Gallery to display SN teacher’s photographs


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Weathercast: Warmup begins Wednesday after chilly start to the week

The Wilson Times' area is likely to continue with below average temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday. After that, arctic air is forecast to be blocked from getting here for quite a while. Daytime …


Cartoon by Dave DiFilippo

Virginia backlash shows gun control deeply unpopular

Eight North Carolina counties have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries in a preemptive strike against gun control measures like those making their way to the lawbooks in neighboring …

Ken Ripley

A hasty airstrike and impeachment kangaroo court

It’s beginning to look like one thing the upcoming impeachment trial of Donald Trump has in common with his drone attack on Iran’s second-highest leader is that they are both demonstrating the …

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
Southern Nash’s Cooley injured in NC’s Shrine Bowl loss
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Quinton Cooley’s Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas experience lasted exactly two plays from scrimmage Saturday at … Read More
Shrine Bowl pick Cooley signs with Wake Forest, to enroll early
Football has consumed much of Quinton Cooley’s life for the past four months, but it’s going to be a big part of the … Read More
Safety first: Firebirds' Walker-Warren picks NCCU
STANHOPE — Izaiah Walker-Warren’s collegiate destination was cemented well before the senior put on a display for the Southern … Read More
Southern Nash set to rely on guard play again this season
STANHOPE — Traditionally, height has been an attribute that has been in short supply for basketball teams from Southern Nash … Read More
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
Prudence needed on voter ID law

“Prudence,” wrote the British statesman Edmund Burke, “is not only the first in rank of the virtues political and moral, but she is the director, the regulator, the standard of them all.” …

Dave DiFilippo cartoon



Crime prevention panels to meet

Crime prevention panels to meet ROCKY MOUNT — The Edgecombe and Nash County Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at the East Carolina Ag and Education …

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