Gregory K. Parks shuffles through papers as evidence is presented to the jury during his trial for the killing of 20-year-old Isabel “Chaveli” Palacios on Oct. 26, 2017. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)

Court upholds Gregory Parks’ 2017 murder conviction

Gregory Parks, who was convicted in the kidnapping and killing of a 20-year-old Bailey woman, received a fair trial, one without legal errors, the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. A …

2 charged in killing after missing woman's body found in shallow grave

NASHVILLE  (AP) — Nash County's sheriff says a man and a woman have been charged after the body of a missing woman was found in a shallow grave. News sources report Nash County Sheriff …

Renovations start at health department

Patients will notice a few changes at the Wilson County Health Department as the agency undergoes renovations to its main lobby and front area. The building’s main entrance is closed as crews …
N.C. Rural Center Director of Advocacy John Coggin spoke Wednesday during a policy luncheon at N.C. Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount. Access to broadband, affordable healthcare and resources for small businesses in rural North Carolina was the crux of the event. Brie Handgraaf | Times

Leaders discuss needs in rural communities

ROCKY MOUNT — Government employees and leaders of community improvement associations from throughout the region gathered Wednesday to hear about legislative efforts to improve broadband, health …

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Weathercast: Heat returns with Sunday reaching mid-90s

After a brief respite from the heat Tuesday and Wednesday, 90-degree temperatures will come roaring back with a vengeance later this week, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's installment of The …

Ham & Yam Festival to celebrate 35 years

SMITHFIELD — Saturday’s 35th annual Ham & Yam Festival stands out among other community festivals because of its food. “When some of our food vendors started talking about the ham and …

Selma oil tanker crash under investigation

Selma museum seeks a new home

Livestock show, sale honors young and old

Corinth Holders High to see $5.8M expansion

Kenly native to present dental research

Workers’ memorial honors Middlesex’s Bachmann

Workers, labor and faith leaders and family members gathered Friday morning on the grounds of the Old State Capitol in Raleigh for an annual interfaith Workers’ Memorial Day service to ring a bell …

School board passes $147M budget

Bailey police hold first open house

Bailey’s Bland named top teacher

Inequality and future of education

We are all aware that cognitive dissonance is occurring. It’s impossible to overlook. But I believe, I hope, that it can be overcome. Divisiveness has long been a political ploy. A century ago, …

Pasta dish makes weeknight dinner special

Most nights now, I’m cooking for just Reggie and me. That means I’m not planning in advance as much as I used to; sometimes we are very happy to eat bacon and egg sandwiches for dinner. Easy to …

College Sports
BC’s Clemons earns all-region in three events

Barton College junior Micah Clemons, the 2019 Conference Carolinas Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year, parlayed a pair of conference championships in the hammer throw and discus into …

Barton’s Boyette tabbed Div. II PING All-Southeast Region

Wilkinson tops Barton Hall of Fame 2019 class

Barton basketball summer camps dates announced

Boyette pulls out of NCAA South-Southeast regional

Community sports
PHOTO GALLERY: 2019 North Carolina Baseball Museum Celebrity Golf Tournament

Free More than 40 invited guests participated in the North Carolina Baseball Museum's 17th annual Celebrity Golf Tournament on Wednesday, May 22, at Wedgewood Public Golf Course.

WYSA ‘01 Explosion melts in Kepner Cup semifinals

ENCAOA seeking volleyball officials

Hesmer, Whittenburg among the first-timers at NCBM Celebrity Golf tourney

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School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston Counties
monday Breakfast: Goody bun, fruit juice, strawberry cup and milk Lunch: Chicken fillet sandwich or pepperoni pizza, green peas, … Read More
Seniors explore Wilson job opportunities
For Perla Villarreal-Zapata, a Hunt High School senior, the Senior Job Fair organized by the Wilson Education Partnership was a chance … Read More
Schools announce teacher, principal of year finalists
The winners of this year’s teacher and principal of the year awards will be announced at a special dinner event from 6-8 p.m. … Read More
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