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From left to right, top to bottom are Operation Silent Night suspects Montrell Cooper, Frank Cooley, Tawanna Bullock, Paula Poland, Michael Beckmann, Krystel Crandell, Christopher Dunn and Leroy Joyner Jr.

Nash drug roundup nets 32 suspects

NASHVILLE — Authorities raided a home and fanned out across Nash County at dawn Wednesday, charging 32 suspects following a six-month investigation into the local drug trade. Nash County sheriff's deputies …
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3 sentenced in drug conspiracy

Three Wilson County men will spend several years in federal prison after prosecutors say they were a part of a drug trafficking ring that spanned three counties. Chief U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced …
The Wilson City Council approved a development deal Thursday for an $18.5 million investment in the renovation of the shuttered Cherry Hotel in downtown Wilson.

$18.5M Cherry Hotel project on track

The plan to restore the shuttered Cherry Hotel to its former glory is official thanks to action taken Thursday by the Wilson City Council. “When we came here two years ago and made a decision to participate in the (request for proposals), it was a huge …
Fike High School senior Jalen Atkinson, right, arranges children for a group photo during the Fike Chick-fil-A Leader Academy on Thursday. Some 35 high school students hosted 100 students from Stantonsburg and Lucama elementary schools for the event.

Students spread goodwill

Fike High School senior Jalen Atkinson was into the groove, and every move he made was matched by Alaura Warrick, a second-grader from Lucama Elementary School. The two were participating in a …
WEATHERCAST

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Gradual warmup, return to mild temps expected this workweek

Sub-freezing wind chill temperatures are expected to linger Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of a gradual warmup with mild conditions in the cards for Friday and the weekend, Albert Thomas Jr. says in …

Deputies: Man charged with attempted murder after stabbing wife in chest GOLDSBORO — A rural Wayne County man faces an attempted murder charge after sheriff's deputies say he stabbed his wife in the chest Saturday. Deputies were dispatched to an assault call on …
WILSON TIMES CO. NEWSPAPERS
JOHNSTONIAN NEWS
Adventist aviation group provides free medical flights

SMITHFIELD — Adventist Worldwide Aviation provides free flights for those who can’t afford transportation for medical treatment. AWA leases a hangar at the Johnston Regional Airport on Swift …

Mayor: Smithfield poised for smart growth

Community thanks firefighters, first responders

Tax incentive to reimburse Novo Nordisk’s $22M investment

Student redesigns North Johnston High stage

Johnston students repair used bikes for children in need

THE ENTERPRISE
Spring Hope's Old-Fashioned Christmas rescheduled for Monday

Organizers have rescheduled Spring Hope's Old-Fashioned Christmas due to the threat of heavy rain on Friday. The downtown Christmas celebration will be held …

Middlesex celebrates Christmas

Nash farm receives family business award

Schools honored for meeting, exceeding academic growth

FUN STUFF
COLUMN
Is there really a war on Christmas?

Memories of past childhood Christmases are warm, precious memories. In those long past times, life was a great deal simpler. My preacher dad, my younger brother and I would head for the Ozark forests …

LIFE
High-schoolers catch up on credits at Evening Academy

Wilson County Schools has started an Evening Academy at its three high schools as an effort to help students get ahead on coursework. The courses are given from 3-6 p.m. after the conclusion of …

SPORTS
College Sports
Area Calendar, Sept. 17-18

Monday, September 17College Men’s GolfBarton at Kiawah Island Invitational — Osprey Point Course, 8 a.m.Tuesday, September 18College Men’s GolfBarton at Kiawah Island Invitational …

Community sports
Wedgewood Ladies Golf Association holds Member-Guest tournament

Utilizing a Texas Scramble format, the Wedgewood Ladies Golf Association held its Member-Guest tournament Wednesday at Wedgewood Public Golf Course. Awards were handed out in low gross, first low …

Despite the heat, Kids Day on the Pond still a youth hit

Putting survival skills into motion

Moody excels at U.S. Open Breaking Championships

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Schools
Why I Teach: ‘Always strive to try again’
Elm City Middle School teacher Leigh Anne Orr is featured in today’s Why I Teach. Current Position: Eighth-grade math 1 and … Read More
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