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Jury foreman: Blood evidence convicted Gregory Parks of murder

Jurors in the first-degree murder trial of Gregory Parks sat through nearly four weeks of testimony from dozens of witnesses. They listened to 911 calls. They watched videos of police interviews. …
LOCAL NEWS

Wilson emergency manager pitches in for Puerto Rico

Armed with decades of experience, bug repellent and a Spanish dictionary, Wilson County Emergency Management Director Gordon Deno headed to Puerto Rico Sunday for a three-week deployment to help with …

7 charged in Wilson County meth lab bust

Sheriff’s deputies arrested seven people after shuttering a “shake and bake” meth lab operating out of a rural Wilson County home Tuesday. Authorities raided the home at 4651 Wiggins Mill …

Santa lights up Brentwood

Several hundred Wilsonians turned out Thursday night for the annual Christmas tree lighting at the Light Up Brentwood event held at The Shoppes at Brentwood. The Fike High School Choral Ensemble and …
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NORTH CAROLINA NEWS
Marine drill instructor gets 10 years for abusing recruits

RALEIGH (AP) — A Marine Corps drill instructor was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for choking, punching or otherwise tormenting recruits, especially three Muslims - one of whom …

Charges dropped against 3 of 12 in Confederate statue toppling

3 more charged in men's death after Super Bowl party

Coastal volunteer fire department suspends operations

NATION & WORLD NEWS
Trump pushes 'America first' in tough trade talk in Asia

DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump stood before a summit of Asian leaders keen on regional trade pacts and delivered a roaring "America first" message Friday, denouncing China for …

Moore denies sexual misconduct, but GOP fears election risk

Louis C.K. says he misused his power and 'brought pain'

Tax reform split between House, Senate poses big challenge

NYPD says it's building rape case against Harvey Weinstein

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Tax credits help children, advance liberty

Shutting down the U.S. Department of Education and returning control of the education dollar to the American people is the key to improving education. The best way to put the people in charge of …

LIFE
Gift the right coffee-table book

NEW YORK — Know a book lover with a coffee table and a passion? Then you’re good to go on a gift. Coffee-table books aren’t usually high on the self-purchase priority list but they can make …

SPORTS
College Sports
Bulldogs lose at ECSU

ELIZABETH CITY — The Barton men’s basketball team is still in search of its first 2017-18 victory after watching an 11-point lead dissipate on the road Tuesday night in an 86-82 loss at Elizabeth …

Lady Bulldogs survive Coker in OT, 81-71

Bulldogs stymied by Augusta, 80-72

BC women 2-0 after beating Catawba

Oops! They did it again

Community sports
WYSA '06 Explosion claims division title

The Wilson Youth Soccer Association '06 Explosion won the U11 Boys Second Division East title in the North Carolina Youth Soccer Fall Classic League, going 7-1-1. The Explosion tied with …

Fall is the peak season for area endurance athletes

A true soccer friendly for the Snyder family

Finally, the deer are moving

On which side of the fence do you live?

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EDITORIALS
Our Opinion: Red light cameras already a failed experiment

Before the first fine was issued, a controversial red light camera scheme had already begun causing legal headaches for the city of Greenville. Automated traffic enforcement cameras began …

Guest Editorial: Prison staffing puts guards’ life at risk

Our Opinion: Hunt’s critics miss the mark on mayoral pick

Our Opinion: Congress must restore teacher tax deduction

Guest Editorial: Keep politics out of NC judicial redistricting

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Corruption taints U.S. uranium sale

Re: “Setting the record straight on Uranium One” by Dave Hager, Wednesday: Mr. Hager, in his reply to my original letter condemning the sale of U.S. uranium reserves to a Canadian company …

Clinton complaints a smokescreen for Trump-Russia scandal

Schools
Warmer heads prevailed: Neighbor outfits Hearne students with toboggans
Wendy Moore saw a need and made a commitment to fill it. Moore, who is member services director at the Wilson Family YMCA, lives at … Read More
School menus for Wilson, Nash and Johnston counties
Wilson County Monday Breakfast: Sweet potato swirl, fruit juice, applesauce cup and milk Lunch: Beefaroni with garlic bread … Read More
Why I Teach: 'I'm passionate about my students'
Stacy Jones, a second-grade teacher at Winstead Elementary School, is featured in this week's Why I Teach. "I teach because I … Read More
Students want to ‘Be Bruin’
High school When a student is sent to the office at Beddingfield High School, it’s not always a bad thing. For the last two … Read More
Why I Teach: Pollard ‘part of something special’
Why I Teach Vickie Pollard, sixth-grade math teacher at Toisnot Middle School, is featured in this week’s Why I Teach. “Public … Read More
Fun week, serious effort for students to stay drug-free
Students wore pajamas to school this week, crazy clothes and lots of red. It was all part of Red Ribbon Week, emphasizing a … Read More
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