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Murder suspect returned from Arizona

A man accused of killing his wife is behind bars in Nash County after he was extradited from Arizona on Friday. Rexford Lynn Keel Jr. will make his first court appearance inside a Nashville …
Army veteran Thomas Purdie receives a replacement Silver Star from U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield on Friday with friends, from left, William Bullock, James Artis and Gwen Murrain. Purdie received the medal for actions in Vietnam, but it was lost in a Wilson house fire.  Viola Street.

Veteran receives new Silver Star

More than a half century after he was recognized for gallantry in Vietnam, Thomas Purdie was awarded a replacement Silver Star. Purdie, 75, a Wilson native, received the award for actions when his …
Foreman

Wilson man convicted in May 2018 shooting

A man who prosecutors say shot another man in the leg after a fight ensued at convenience store will spend several months in prison. This week, 32-year-old Julius C. Foreman pleaded guilty to a …
The Wilson Times staff poses with the multitude of awards received Thursday from the North Carolina Press Association and the Associated Press in Raleigh. Pictured, from left, are Paul Durham, Jimmy Lewis, Allison Pridgen, Valerie Register, Lisa Boykin Batts, Keven Zepezauer, Corey Friedman and Drew C. Wilson. Other winners not pictured included Olivia Neeley and Brie Handgraaf.

Times takes top honors in state journalism contest

RALEIGH — The Wilson Times is the state’s best newspaper of its size, according to judges in the North Carolina Press Association’s 2018 News, Editorial and Photojournalism Contest. The …
BB&T officials and Wilson Mayor Bruce Rose, obscured, break ground for the new BB&T building in Wilson on Thursday.

City celebrates new BB&T office with downtown groundbreaking

BB&T’s commitment to Wilson and belief in the downtown turnaround was on display Thursday as officials gathered to break ground on a new $35 million building. “By now, I’m sure all of …
Cpl. Scott Drew, of the Wilson County Sheriff's Office, has been the school resource officer at Fike High School for the last eight years. He and 18 other SROs in Wilson County are getting up-to-date certifications this summer through Wilson Community College.

College to train school resource officers

Two courses for school resource officers and fire and rescue personnel will further elevate Wilson Community College’s offerings in public safety and health and emergency services. Kim Gamlin, …
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Weathercast: Mild, clear weekend, then rain likely on Tuesday

The pattern of swings in temperature and intermittent rain isn't expected to break this weekend or early in the workweek, with rain in the forecast for Monday and early Tuesday followed by a brief …

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Clayton police cruisers get a fresh look

CLAYTON — Rain didn't stop the Clayton Police Department from rolling out redesigned patrol cars on Feb. 25. The first five cruisers in the freshly detailed fleet hit the streets during the …

Former Selma mayor Charles Hester dies at 83

Resident calls for police pay hikes

Active shooter response: ‘Run, hide, fight’

Princeton considers I-42 possibilities

Kenly seeks downtown growth plan

THE ENTERPRISE
‘Education is the key’: School unlocked future for 3 decades of black children

Vashti Perry, the daughter of a former slave, went to school, completed high school and began a legacy of education in her family that now includes three generations of college graduates. Perry …

Spring Hope to consider electronic gaming center

Spring Hope museum celebrates local sports

Embers to headline 2019 pumpkin festival

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Will we too just go our way?

In our last editorial, we talked about the seriousness of the grave threat of socialism from within. Anyone who has observed our nation’s track over the past 30 years or so has good reason to ask, …

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Tillis flip-flops on Trump stance

Remember those bold pronouncements from U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis about standing up to an abuse of power by President Trump? Never mind. He takes them back. Misspoke. Didn’t mean …

Secrecy law forces family to fight for body camera video

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