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A slowing cold front is expected to dump rain on the greater Wilson area Friday night through Tuesday, but rain chances and amounts can fluctuate based on the system's movement, Albert Thomas Jr. … more
Two people face heroin trafficking charges in a multi-agency drug operation that started with a traffic stop near Middlesex.  Farlyn Andres Suarez De Jesus, 26, and Katherine Polanco, 27, … more
The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, among the most prestigious awards bestowed by the governor of North Carolina, was recently presented to Rick Stewart, assistant professor of communications in the … more
Gusty winds and moderate temperatures are in store for the greater Wilson area this week, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in the latest installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by … more
SMITHFIELD — The Triangle East Chamber of Commerce and the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office are hosting active shooter and self-defense training from 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the First … more
SMITHFIELD — A North Carolina Department of Transportation engineer updated the Johnston Board of Commissioners on current and future transportation projects during the county board’s Feb. 4 … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 4 approved tax incentives for Eastfield, a $287.5 million mixed-use 353 acre development that is projected to create 3,100 jobs. The … more
SMITHFIELD — State transportation officials have approved more than $3.8 million in state and federal funding to develop a site capable of hosting a fixed-base operator and maintenance facility at … more
SELMA — Selma Original Free Will Baptist Church, 604 N. Pollock St., will have the Powell family in concert at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. College trustees’ committee to meet SMITHFIELD — … more
PINE LEVEL — The town’s main post office will move from its current location at 121 W. Pine St. to 2180 U.S. 70 in the Park Plaza Shopping Center, according to U.S. Postal Service spokesman … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County commissioners approved an incentives package for Dollar General’s planned distribution center expansion Feb. 4. Dollar General plans to assume 320,000 square feet … more
KENLY — Friends and fans of Willie, the 10-year-old Australian cattle dog owned by Donnie and Ellen Boyette of Kenly, have been encouraged to learn that Willie is home and recuperating from serious … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Economic Development Director Chris Johnson said he’s passionate about recruiting industry to Johnston County and sharing what this region has to offer. “I have … more
PRINCETON — Town commissioners approved a fee proposal from Dunn & Dalton, the architectural firm designing the renovated Princeton Community Building, during the board’s Feb. 4 meeting. … more
CLAYTON — UNC Physicians Network is locating a medical facility in Flowers Crossroads at Flowers Plantation. The 10,000 square-foot facility will offer a full range of primary care and specialty … more
KENLY — Following a 19-year career as director of parks and recreation, Tim Narron will be retiring in early March. “I am a very fortunate man,” said Narron. “My wife Kelly and I have been … more
GREENVILLE — Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. of Farmville died Sunday after entering hospice care late last month, according to his congressional office. He died on his birthday and had just turned … more
BAILEY — Authorities say sheriff's deputies shot and killed a gun-wielding man early Saturday in rural Nash County. Deputies were called to the 1200 block … more
Cold and sunny weather this weekend will give way to mild and wet Monday, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in the Saturday, Feb. 9 installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by … more
While the local effects of a planned merger between BB&T and SunTrust are unknown, site work continued Thursday for a new bank building in historic downtown Wilson.  "We congratulate … more
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